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VIDEO: Record turnout for Aldergrove animal shelter open house

Third annual Easter event at Patti Dale

It was a record turnout.

Cars filled the parking lot, an overflow lot next door, and the rest ended up parking along the road that runs past the Patti Dale Animal Shelter operated by the Langley Animal Protection Society at 26220 56 Ave. in Aldergrove on Saturday, March 30

More than 1,000 attended the Easter open house and fundraiser, LAPS Executive Director Sarah Jones estimated.

All funds raised from the by-donation event went to the animal shelter.

“I know that we made probably around $1,000, but that wasn’t ultimately the goal,” Jones remarked.

“It was the engagement with the community.”

Running from noon till 3 p.m., LAPS third annual Easter event, in partnership with Caprice & Kylene Real Estate Team, allowed kids to participate in an egg hunt, meet the Easter bunny, have their faces painted, and eat lunch at one of the food trucks on site.

Cotton candy and popcorn was also being sold on site.

LAPS volunteers will be on site accepting cash, food, collar, and leash donations for the animal.

“We’re so grateful to have everybody come out and learn about LAPS, and see the community support,” Jones said.

“[We’re] super grateful for Caprese and Kylene to help host this event for us.”

It was also an opportunity for visitors to meet some of the dogs and cats in search of forever homes.

“We’re looking forward to seeing a few people come back to do proper adoptions in the next couple of days,” Jones said.

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Founded in 2003, LAPS is a non-profit dedicated to enhancing animal welfare and fostering the human-animal bond that serves as the animal control service provider for the Township and City of Langley.

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