THE SYD MILLER ANIMAL RESCUE AND ADOPTION CENTER

 
 

After many attempts over the years to partner with the city of Lander to build a shelter, the Lander Pet Connection decided to proceed with the building of a shelter on our own.  We felt confident that through the support and donations of Lander area residents and businesses, we could build a shelter.


When we originally announced our intention to construct our own facility, this is what we wrote:


“In the past, the Lander area has really come together to complete projects to enhance our town.  Building a shelter will, in the long run, drastically reduce LPC’s expenses, thereby increasing the number of animals we can help.  We will be able to assist with owner surrenders in the case of hardship.  We will be able to expand programs like spay/neuter assistance for those needing financial help.  We will be able to address other problems in our community like controlling the feral cat population.  In short, the building of a shelter will ensure that the Lander Pet Connection is financially able to function and, better yet, expand our services into the future.”


This was a huge undertaking that has only been dreamed about until now.  Many, many thanks to all the contractors, benefactors and volunteers who helped us build the Syd Miller Animal Rescue and Adoption Center.  We are very proud of what we have accomplished and hope folks will drop by to check out our facility, see what retail products we offer, meet our animals and, more importantly, see what can be accomplished when a community really pulls together!


Since opening our doors in October, 2011, we have been able to accomplish the goals we outlined above, and then some!


While the City of Lander was not impounding for nearly two years, LPC unofficially took on this duty, unpaid, and thanks to our own facility, we were able to bring in 45 dogs straight off the streets, and at least that many again that community members held at their homes for seven days to minimize the risk of bringing infection into our shelter.


Stop by any day during our noon - 2:00 shift and you will see our “free range” cats that have full run of our office facility.  Often there is a volunteer there socializing them and giving them the love so many of them have learned to cherish.  Our dogs have in/out access during the day so they can soak up the sun or cool off inside at their own choosing.  Or they can run in and out a million times a day!  The dogs get to run in a large area three times a day, often playing with a buddy or going on a walk with a volunteer instead. 

























 

An Idea Whose Time is Long Overdue

PHASE ONE:
SECURE THE LAND FOR THE SHELTER
PHASE 2: 
CISTERN, DIRT WORK, POWER, ELECTRIC, PLUMBING AND SEPTIC WILL BE COMPLETED
PHASE 3: 
MAIN BUILDING AND KENNELS WILL BE COMPLETED
PHASE 4: 
EQUIPMENT, FENCING AND MOVEABLE TUFF SHED WILL BE INSTALLED
TO LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR NEW FACILITY DESIGNED TO ISOLATE NEW DOGS, KEEPING OUR LPC BOARDERS SAFE, WHILE GIVING THEM A WONDERFUL QUALITY OF LIFE WHILE THEY ARE IN LIMBO, PLEASE VISIT THE PAGE FOR OUR EXPANSION PROJECT.LPC_Expansion_Project.htmlshapeimage_2_link_0



TO DONATE TO OUR ORGANIZATION, PLEASE USE THE BUTTON BELOW OR SEND CHECKS TO P.O. BOX 854, LANDER, WY  82520



















We are done and all moved in!  Please come visit us at 120 Chittim Road.  Hours are noon - 2:00 seven days a week.


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