Woman starts nonprofit to help animals | PostIndependent.com

Woman starts nonprofit to help animals

Pete Fowler
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

ROARING FORK VALLEY, Colorado ” Animals have been Lynne Fry’s passion ever since she was a kid.

That’s a big reason why she recently formed the nonprofit Perfect Unions Animal Rescue Foundation, Inc. The foundation is aimed at raising funds and supplies to support animal rescue groups and wildlife sanctuaries in and around the Roaring Fork Valley. But Fry also hopes to build the foundation to where it has its own animal rescue capabilities.

Fry had been in contact with Valley Dog Rescue of Carbondale for years. About eight months ago when her kids moved out of her house she had the opportunity to volunteer more and her interest flourished. She met other animal rescue groups while doing adopt-a-thons at Petco.

“That’s when I started to see the needs of these rescue groups and what I could do from this end,” Fry said. “I started meeting all the other groups and started seeing all the needs and what it takes for these people to do this. It’s a tremendous amount of time, money, devotion, funds ” a tremendous amount of hard heart work.”

She said her first goal after recently obtaining nonprofit status is to raise funds for animal medical expenses and for a much-needed new transport vehicle for Valley Dog Rescue.

Fry, an accountant who lives in New Castle, said Petco has been extremely helpful.

“The second I submitted the nonprofit paperwork they started giving me all kinds of things,” she said. “All of it has been distributed to groups within the valley.”

Fry said the name of the foundation was inspired by the “perfect unions” that animal rescue groups find between pets and new owners.

She said anyone interested in making a much-needed tax-exempt donation can call 948-3123 or send mail to Perfect Unions Animal Rescue Foundation, Inc. P.O. Box 167, New Castle, CO, 81647.

Contact Pete Fowler: 384-9121


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