Friday, February 24, 2017


Lancaster Animal Shelter is in desperate need of new cage banks for the cats.  The cats are intermingled where we cannot separate sick cats, with possibility of spreading illness.  We need to raise money for proper cage banks for these animals to thrive in, and we can keep them healthy until they can find their forever homes!  Please help us purchase new cages for this abandoned animals.             

Wednesday, February 22, 2017


LASS to provide shelter with 7 portable kennels
IL group close to reaching $17,500 goal.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 10:43 am  

<div class="source">photo supplied</div><div class="image-desc">LASS plans to buy a portable kennel like this one that will provide living space for seven more adoptable dogs at the county animal shelter.</div><div class="buy-pic"></div>Article by Mandy Catoe/reporter

An Indian Land-based animal-rescue group has raised more than three-fourths of the money it needs to expand the county animal shelter’s capacity for dogs by 30 percent.

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Monday, February 20, 2017


We now have enough donations to purchase the 7-kennel addition for the Lancaster County Animal Shelter!

Thanks to the generosity of dog lovers throughout the local area, we have raised the $ 17,500 needed to purchase the addition. LASS is now working with Lancaster County to arrange the installation of the concrete pad and services which need to occur before we can take delivery on the kennel addition. We will announce a ribbon cutting event once the kennel addition is ready to open. Thank you everyone – be proud that your generosity will result in saving many more dogs each year by providing additional space.

- Janine Gross

Friday, February 17, 2017


We're very excited about the great coverage we got from CN2 News today!  Here's the link:   SENIORS HELPING SHELTER


Susan White

Sunday, February 5, 2017


Source:  The Lancaster News
Article by Mandy Catoe
Sunday, February 5, 2017

An Indian Land-based animal-rescue group has raised more than three-fourths of the money it needs to expand the county animal shelter’s capacity for dogs by 30 percent.

Lancaster Area Shelter Supporters are just $3,000 short of their goal of $17,500 for a portable, climate-controlled kennel that will be placed on a county-laid concrete pad at the shelter at 118 Kennel Lane.

“Since the building is self-contained, it can be moved when – not if – Lancaster County builds a new animal shelter,” said LASS member Diane Rashall.

LASS and other animal-support groups have been a constant presence at county council meetings over the past year urging members to address the overcrowded shelter.

“As a county, we have to do better than we have done,” said county council member Larry Honeycutt.

He expressed admiration for LASS’s dedication and energy and believes the county is moving in a positive direction to make improvements. He hopes the county will soon build a new shelter.

he 12- by 26-foot unit will have seven dog kennels. Currently, the county has 24 kennels, but often six of those are occupied by dogs being held in court-related cases, reducing the number of available kennels for adoptable dogs.
The kennel expansion, which should save an additional 100 dogs each year, is a joint effort between LASS, county council, shelter staff and volunteers.

The county will pour the concrete pad and provide the utilities.

“These are living creatures and we need to put them at the top of the priority list,” Honeycutt said. “I will do my very best with my remaining time on council to improve the housing for these animals.

“LASS does a wonderful job and the current council is dedicated to helping them out,” Honeycutt said.

More information can be found on the Facebook page Maddie’s LC Dogs. LASS is a certified nonprofit, so all contributions are tax-deductible. Donations can be sent to LASS, 51037 Arrieta Court, Indian Land, SC 29707. Call Diane Rashall at (704) 576-5674 with any questions.


15 cats/kittens were adopted at PetSense in January.  They all came from the Shelter.

Thanks yesterday to Patti Sinclair and Jean Walmsley for doing the pet adoption at PetSense on Saturday afternoon. No one got adopted during the activity but we got a nice donation of food, litter, and promise of additional money.

Thanks also to Valerie Budzeyko who helped Nadine Day clean at the shelter. Nadine's crew also paid for JoJo's neutering and meds.  They fell in love with him after treating him at the shelter for several months for a skin condition.

LASS has paid for 5 neuterings so far in February but are scheduling many more since Charlotte Spay Neuter has a reduced price special going this month for females. Is it in honor of Valentine's Day??
- Lynn Kotula