Welcome to the Laredo Animal Protective Society web pages!

Our Pet List highlights just a few of the many pets looking for a home!
Please come by and look at our many adorable animals waiting for your love.





Please spay or neuter your pet! Unfortunately, about 80% of the animals that come into our care must be put down. Preventing unwanted animals is much more humane than destroying them later.


Please click on the following links to get more information:

Upcoming events, Frequently Asked Questions about the shelter, Fees and Forms, A success story!, our wonderful friends


Donate a Bed
Our dogs love to sleep on Kuranda Dog beds, but we don't have enough for everyone. If you would like to donate a bed at a special wholesale price for a shelter dog to sleep in comfort, please click here.


Who We Are

The Laredo Animal Protective Society (LAPS) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and the only animal shelter in Laredo, Texas. We are funded through private donations and contracts with the City of Laredo and Webb County for impoundment.

LAPS is dedicated to saving as many breeds, mixes, and species of animals that are fit for adoption as our facilities can support in a healthy and sanitary environment. Although we would like to be able to save every animal that comes here, unfortunately, the pet overpopulation is too high in Laredo and we do not have the money to treat sick animals. The sad consequence is that each animal has a limited amount of time at our shelter to be adopted--so bring a new friend into your home today!


  • We adopt animals only locally, so you must actually come to Laredo to adopt. We unfortunately do not have the manpower at this time to ship animals around the country. The planes flying from Laredo do not have pressurized cargo bays and so animals can only be flown with passengers as carry-ons. (If you want to fly me out with your pet, we can talk!)

  • We strongly encourage 501(c)(3) non-profit animal rescue groups from all over the state to inquire about our animals. We will often even waive the adoption fees!! If you are a 501(c)(3) non-profit rescue group and would like to help save some of our pets, please contact the shelter director, Isabel Mendez.

    Come Visit Us!


    Laredo Animal Protective Society
    2500 Gonzales St.
    Laredo, TX 78040
    Phone: (956) 724-8364

    Email: imendez1940@hotmail.com to reach the shelter director

    Email to webmaster: fissiks@stx.rr.com if you find a problem with these web pages

    Click here for a list of pets at this shelter








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