LAPAW desperately needs foster families and donations – American Press
LAPAW urgently needs foster families, donations
Posted 5:30 a.m. Monday, August 15, 2022
Special for the American press
DEQUINCY — Dana Frye, the solo show behind LAPAW Rescue, said the organization is in desperate need of donations and support.
Frye said that over the summer she had taken in nearly 50 kittens and numerous dogs that needed foster homes or adoption.
With the cost of pet food and supplies rising, as well as an influx of stray animals this summer, Frye said she needs help now more than ever.
LAPAW Rescue was founded in 2003 to provide medical care and treatment to homeless, abandoned and/or abused pets.
Although based in Sulfur, LAPAW also rescues cats and dogs from Lake Charles, Vinton, DeQuincy and other areas.
After Hurricane Laura in 2020, Frye had no food, water or power, but still managed to save any cat or dog in need that crossed his path.
With the few fans and gas she had for her generator, Frye made sure they were used to keep her animals cool in the house.
“Rarely have we seen a person work harder to help animals in her community than Dana Frye,” said Humane Society of Louisiana director Jeff Dorson. “She’s a 77-year-old dynamo, who can outlast people much younger than her. She’s a pleasure to be around and she rarely says no, if asked.
Dorson said it was the community’s collective chance to return the favor and help Frye as she struggled to cope with an ever-increasing workload and expense.
“We would appreciate any support community leaders, residents or business owners can share with Dana,” Dorson said.
Frye is not only looking for donations for food, formula, bedding, vet bills, flea medicine and more, but also anyone who wants to foster a cat or dog for a period of time until so that he can be adopted.
If anyone is interested in volunteering their time to help LAPAW Rescue, email Frye at [email protected] Visit www.facebook.com/LAPAWRescue for more information.
LAPAW Rescue depends solely on donations and receives no government funding.