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Laps Pennsylvania

Laps Pennsylvania Non profit organization created to uphold the Pa large animal cruelty law. Relies on public donations and grants to rehabilitate seized animals.

About the Large Animal Protection Society

Established in 1988, the Large Animal Protection Society (LAPS) is a nonprofit, state chartered, humane agency that has state authority to investigate cruelty complaints and prosecute offenders in order to enforce Pennsylvania’s animal cruelty laws in Chester and Lancaster counties. LAPS’ state-trained, court-authorized and badged Humane Society Police Of

About the Large Animal Protection Society

Established in 1988, the Large Animal Protection Society (LAPS) is a nonprofit, state chartered, humane agency that has state authority to investigate cruelty complaints and prosecute offenders in order to enforce Pennsylvania’s animal cruelty laws in Chester and Lancaster counties. LAPS’ state-trained, court-authorized and badged Humane Society Police Of

Operating as usual

05/20/2022

Mark your calendar for the LAPS Trail Ride through Runny mede Sanctuary
Sunday May 29th
Volunteers needed to make it a success
DM if available

05/13/2022

SCENIC RIDE in
RUNNYMEDE SANCTUARY


Sunday May 29th 2022
9:00 am to 1:30 pm
$35.00 per rider

Runnymede & LAPS waivers are the only paper work you need - fill out day of ride

90 Greenlawn Rd, Cochranville, PA 19330

Benefiting
The Large Animal Protection Society

This marked trail ride will take you through one of the prettiest spots in Pennsylvania

The Runnymede Sanctuary, preserved with limited access and miles of beautiful views, optional jumps and creek crossings.
Trailer parking/ start site will be in the Green lawn Road Gate field.
ll Water not available

All proceeds go directly to
LAPS & the animals in their care
DM with any questions or
call 610-869-9880

HAPPY MOTHERS DAY
05/08/2022

HAPPY MOTHERS DAY

Emmie is available for adoption.A seizure from a neglect case and in foal, Emmie is need of a soft place to land. Easy k...
05/04/2022

Emmie is available for adoption.
A seizure from a neglect case and in foal, Emmie is need of a soft place to land.
Easy keeper, pasture sound and healthy, Emmie is an excellent babysitter- weanlings or adults.
DM LAPS for an introduction or leave message at 610-869-9880

05/04/2022

Our majestic horse friends experience the world quite differently from us humans. Here we highlight a few of the notable features of four of their senses.

Smell: Like many other non-primate animals, horses have large olfactory bulbs in their brains for processing scent. Horses’ nostrils are separated and pointed in opposite directions. This provides stereolfaction (multiple fields of scent) to better localize the source of a smell.

Touch: Touch plays a big role in creating bonds within mammal species (intraspecific) as well as between species (interspecific) – in this case, as the main form of communication between horses and their riders. Horses have exquisite tactile sensitivity; they can sense pressure too light for a human to feel.

Hearing: Humans can hear lower frequencies than horses, but horses are able to hear much higher frequencies than humans. However, unlike the large scent-processing area of the brain, the area of a horse’s brain that processes high-frequency localization is small. Horses can sometimes localize prolonged high-frequency sounds (like whinnies), but with sharp, brief high-frequency sounds (like twig snaps) horses cannot pinpoint the exact location. Those sharp sounds are likely to result in defensive behavior, like running away.

Vision: Horses have wider visual fields than we humans, but a lower quality of vision over most of that field. Horses’ vision, as prey animals, is more effective for detecting predator approach than for identifying non-moving objects.

Do you want to learn more? Check out THIS 2002 paper by Carol A. Saslow

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0168159102000928

04/26/2022
Happy Easter to ewe and yours !
04/17/2022

Happy Easter to ewe and yours !

"Tucked in with a pile of hay 🥰 she's settled right in like she's always been here! " ..from Belle's new home today 🙂
03/29/2022

"Tucked in with a pile of hay 🥰 she's settled right in like she's always been here! "
..from Belle's new home today 🙂

Who turned 1 year old today....this guy !! Sunday Surprise theFoal from seized mare Emmie who never left his "temporary ...
02/21/2022

Who turned 1 year old today....this guy !!

Sunday Surprise the
Foal from seized mare Emmie who never left his "temporary " foster farm ..

02/14/2022
02/14/2022
...no question about today
01/29/2022

...no question about today

01/07/2022
Words of advice for a Happy New Year !
01/01/2022

Words of advice for a Happy New Year !

12/25/2021
12/22/2021
12/13/2021
First week in her new home !!Rosebud has her new best bud
12/06/2021

First week in her new home !!
Rosebud has her new best bud

12/01/2021

Did you know that horses warm themselves during winter months via digestion?

“Heat is released when microbes in the gut digest food via fermentation. The process occurs in the cecum and large colon. Research shows high-fiber feeds like hay or beet pulp produce more heat than low-fiber grain, such as corn.

The Horse had these recommendations, “For each 10-degree change below 30′ Fahrenheit, horses require an additional intake of approximately 2 pounds of feed per day, assuming the feed has an energy density of 1 megacalorie per pound, which is typical for most hay. A 10- to 15- mph wind will require horses to consume an additional 4 to 8 pounds of hay … When a horse without shelter encounters both wind and wet snow at 32’F, the animal must consume an additional 10 to 14 pounds of hay.”

Hair is also composed mainly of proteins, so poor nutrition can have a significant effect on both the quantity and quality of hair growth.

Hairs “puff” to keep a horse warm.

Piloerection is the ability for hairs to stand, or “puff,” up. This process aids thermoregulation and is controlled by a small muscle associated with every hair follicle. Piloerection increases the insulating factor of the hair coat by increasing the air content within the hair coat and therefore the skin and the environment. It’s like putting on a down vest.

This is one of the major points in the argument against blanketing. If the horse has a normal full winter hair coat, blankets that fit too tightly could prevent piloerection.”

~from www.horsenation.com

#HayKeepsThemWarm #JackFrost #FunFacts

11/22/2021

A HUGE THANK YOU for your support in the Extra Give Fund Raiser.
$3600 going directly into our Feed & Hay Fund !

11/19/2021
11/17/2021
11/12/2021

Last weeks Barn and Blankets was great success !!
THANK YOU for the donations AND purchases.

Thanks to all those that have given blankets new homes so far...still good blankets available
11/06/2021

Thanks to all those that have given blankets new homes so far...
still good blankets available

11/05/2021

more stuff ...

OVER 30 CLEANED BLANKETS JUST RECEIVED FROM RADNOR AREA BARN !!!
Quality brands in great condition!

29 Keller Rd .
Cochranville
9 am to 1 pm
Saturday Nov 6th

11/05/2021

Lotsa stuff needs new homes ...

LAPS BARN SALE Saturday November 6 th 20219 am - 1pmBlankets- Sheets- Tack -Buckets and more!!Clean & gentley used and u...
11/05/2021

LAPS BARN SALE
Saturday
November 6 th 2021
9 am - 1pm
Blankets- Sheets- Tack -Buckets and more!!
Clean & gentley used and useful donated items
Blow out pricing or make an offer !!

29 Keller Road
Cochranville
( mile and a half south if Rt 10 & 41 intersection on left )

10/31/2021

Blanket & Barn Sale this Saturday 9 am to 1 pm
Donations still being taken
DM if you have donations

10/25/2021

Taking donations of buckets, blankets, sheets, feeders, tack ---anything use-able and sell-able for the LAPS Annual Blanket &
Barnyard Sale Fund Raiser
November 6th 2021
9 am to 1 pm
Direct Message LAPS for pick up or items delivery.

Babysitting homes still needed for these ladies of LAPS ...Low maintenance and easy keepersThese mares were slaughter bo...
10/14/2021

Babysitting homes still needed for these ladies of LAPS ...
Low maintenance and easy keepers
These mares were slaughter bound but luckily put into LAPS Adoption Program
Emmie
Rosebud
&
Belle
Please DM for additional information

At Stoltzfus Feed & Supply Furry Friends Day !!
09/18/2021

At Stoltzfus Feed & Supply Furry Friends Day !!

These ladies are still in need of meadow decoration or babysitting positions Surely bound for the sales barn before save...
09/17/2021

These ladies are still in need of meadow decoration or babysitting positions
Surely bound for the sales barn before saved by LAPS, each in need of a soft place to land .
Belke , Rosebud and Emmie, low maintenance, easy to keep, teenage mares, vetted and ready for adoption.
Please DM LAPS for more information

09/16/2021

Address

PO Box 243
West Grove, PA
19390

General information

To report abuse/neglect with farm animals in the Chester, Delaware, or Lancaster County region please call 610-869-9880 or email [email protected] All calls are confidential but a name and phone are required before an agent will be dispatched. Thank you.

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(610) 869-9880

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It's time for the #ExtraGive Morning Coffee Break prize, presented by Atlee Hall! During this time, we will randomly select 5 donations to win an EXTRA $500 onto their gifts! #IGiveEXTRA now at ExtraGive.org! Congratulations to Kathleen O & Lancaster Downtowners, Anon & Central Pennsylvania Blood Bank, Cindy W. & Venture Lititz (Downtown Lititz), Michael C. & Laps Pennsylvania, and Patrick M. & Catholic Charities of Harrisburg!
Luna and Soleil went to a paperchase/scenic ride put on by Laps Pennsylvania today. The commotion of these is sometimes too much for Soleil, but she did great once we got started, and Luna was an angel as always. Soleil tackled some pretty sizeable (for her) solid jumps and Luna followed behind for most of them (and even led over one!)
Not sure if this could be looked into...
A SPECTACULAR day spent with the West Chester University of PA Special Olympics Pennsylvania Rammies here at the farm! This accomplished group of athletes and their families chartered new territory of building relationships with horses and learning how they communicate. They finished their day by putting together treat bags for the horses up for adoption at Laps Pennsylvania Truly a wonderful day! Thank you Rammies! #specialolympics #westchesteruniversity #chestercounty #equineassistedlearning #learnbydoing #handsonlearning #largeanimalprotectionsociety #givingbacktothecommunity
Thought you guys might like to see a pic of Eddie (Mr. Ed/Buddy) last month while we were doing photo day. He's doing great! Loves the other mules and donkeys and is very receptive to training and learning.
A happy memory to show how far our boy, Timmy, has come! 💞💞💞
Clyde, saying hello to our tiny youngster, Piper :) He thinks she is cute!
Anyone who can not attend tomorrows horse show but still wishes to give a charitable donation you can drop off at Vince's tomorrow or at the LAPS office. All donations accepted, monetary, feed, hay, straw etc. Please help care for these amazing animals this winter!!