Andrea Mamaux is a volunteer with Leavenworth Animal Welfare Society. In this Q5, she talks about the upcoming fundraiser for LAWS.

Andrea Mamaux is a volunteer with Leavenworth Animal Welfare Society. In this Q5, she talks about the upcoming fundraiser for LAWS.

1. What is the Putt for Paws Golf Tournament Fundraiser, how long has it been going? When and where will it be and how much will it be per player?
The Putt for Paws is a fun golf tournament  that will take place on the Trails West Golf Course on Fort Leavenworth. This is the fifth year that the Putt for Paws will happen. The date is set for June 30, shotgun start at 9 a.m.
The cost is $65 per person for nonmembers or $60 for members of the golf club.

2. What will be included in the cost per player and where will the proceeds go? How can people find out more about the event and register to participate?
Range balls,golf with cart, flight prizes, hole prizes, drinks,buffet after round. Before the start we will have complimentary pastry and coffee breakfast.
The proceeds will go towards the LAWS free spay/neuter fund and animal medical care fund.
Best way to get more information or to register is by calling 913-651-7176 or stopping by the Trails West Golf Shop, or by calling LAWS at 913-651-5297.
The more teams we have the more fun it will be.

3. In past years did participants show a lot of enthusiasm for not only competing in the golf tournament, but also knowing that they were helping one of Leavenworth's most valued animal welfare organizations?
It is always great to watch the different teams,when they golf. And yes, the golfers enjoy the fact, that they are truly helping animals in need and that they are helping a local non-for-profit charity, which is staffed by volunteers only.
This is our fifth tournament and it is really nice to see so many loyal supporters.

4. What are some of the many services that Leavenworth Animal Welfare Society offers to local residents and how has the organization helped community members and animals over the years?
Our most needed and used program is the free spay/neuter service of course.
Since we started that program in the spring of 2010, LAWS fully paid for close to 12,000 dogs and cats residing in Leavenworth County to get sterilized.
We are thrilled to see a decline in "accidental" litters of puppies, and knock on wood, this year seems to be the first year that we see a decrease in homeless kittens being brought to Animal Control.
LAWS also quite often helps with veterinary care for dogs and cats, whose owners are just not able to provide that care.
Many lives have been saved through that service.
The pet food pantry offers free dog and cat food twice a month for pets in need.
It's usually on the first and third Saturday of the month,in the back side of the building where the store Every Era is located on Broadway and Shawnee Street.
About 200 pets are helped through that program.
These are just a few examples how LAWS helps the animals, there is a lot more LAWS does, please call 913-651-5297 if you would like more info about the services LAWS provides.

5. Why is it important for community members to support the Leavenworth Animal Welfare Society event?
Since LAWS does not receive any financial help from the government, we totally rely on donations and fundraisers so we will be able to continue to offer all of these much-needed programs.
We hope that our community members in the city, county and Fort Leavenworth will be as generous and helpful as they have been in the past and stay loyal members of the Leavenworth Animal Welfare Society.
We thank the community.

— Rimsie McConiga