LAPS thanks DogTerra supporters |

LAPS thanks DogTerra supporters

Sally Beerup, president League for Animals and People of the Summit

The League for Animals and People of the Summit (LAPS) would like to raise a biscuit to the generous businesses and caring people who made this year’s DogTerra an event to remember.Forty-six dogs and their owners competed in the ski jouring, snowshoe race, dogstacle course and Frisbee events with prizes going out to the top 4 levels of winners and plenty of door prizes for all. Cathy Taubman won the grand door prize of telescoping poles while Brandon Mannheimer and his mixed-breed Alaska won top overall in the dogstacle course with a time of 1 hour, 9 minutes. Rick Cole with dog Tucker won the Frisbee contest. Fritz Howard was top overall ski jouring champ, zooming around the course in a time of 1:18. A dog named Sydney and owner won the snowshoe course race in 3:32. The 3rd annual DogTerra was hosted by the Gold Run Nordic Center, sponsored by the town of Breckenridge, KSMT radio, Krystal 93 radio, The Barnyard,, the Breckenridge BARKery, Mountain Outfitters, Wholesome Pet Supplies, Abbey’s Coffee, PURE outlet, and Summit Feed.The grand prize telescoping poles were donated by AMR Sports and Larry and Pam Willhite for the sixth year running. Special people (volunteers) included: Jim Sanders, Scott Yule, Kirsten Gilb, Susie Brown, Linda Aichinger, Suzie and Dave VerSchure, Sally and Bruce Beerup, Barb Cole, Sherrie Caldwell, Susan O’Brien, Gay Gangel-Fayhee, Linda Kay Peterson, Doug Cote, Bonnie McCoy, Paul Schiff, Jean Nichols, Carolyn Russo and Maggie Cox.Fritz Howard of the Leadville Classic Dog Skijouring event did a mini clinic on ski jouring with extra harnessess so beginners could try out this great sport.The $800 raised for LAPS from DogTerra will go toward helping the county’s low-income families deal with unexpected vet bills, whether it is for spaying/neutering, emergencies or surgeries. Discount spaying/neutering vouchers are available at the Frisco Animal Shelter for any income level because the primary function of LAPS is to work toward reducing pet overpopulation and the needless loss of healthy and loving animals through euthanasia. LAPS is a volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit with no paid employees. All monies raised through our memberships, donations, grants and fundraisers goes directly toward helping our local community’s needs. Visit our website at for information on LAPS and LAPS events, membership forms and registration forms. Everyone socialized in the warm sun, like only mutts can do and not get arrested, and enjoyed being part of a really spectacular event for a great cause This event is growing each year and we will keep trying new things to make it even better for the next round.

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