LAPS Mourns the Passing of Marilyn Duer.

Marilyn Carol Duer passed away on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital.  She was 76 years old.Born in New York City, she was the daughter of the late Elwood Rose and the late Marie Bucchi Rose.

She was the beloved mother of Matthew Ludwig Duer and his wife Joanne Duer, Stephen Charles Duer and his wife Anna Christina Duer and Pamela Marie Thomas and her husband Wayne David Thomas; grandmother of Katyn Thomas, Jakob Wayne Thomas, Laurel Ann Thomas, Emily Rose Duer, Stephen Charles Duer, II, Andrew Michael Duer, Samantha Lee Duer and Matthew Elwood Duer; sister of Charles Elwood Rose.

Per her wishes, services will be private.

Memorial donations in Marilyn’s memory would be appreciated to: Large Animal Protection Society,http://largeanimalprotectionsociety.org/_LAPS/ – P.O. Box 243 ~ West Grove, Pennsylvania 19390.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Duer Family during this difficult time.  


Animals for Adoption

LAPS has many wonderful animals waiting for adoption!  Please visit our website often to see new animals available for adoption and see updates on animals in training.  A few animals are shown below, and more can be found by clicking here.  Please consider giving a forever home to these once forgotten treasurers!








LAPS Wishlist

To give animals who were abandoned, seized, or surrendered to LAPS a new start, LAPS is always in need of items to keep our small farm running.  LAPS has been fortunate to have great supporter, like you, come forward and help these animals who have been forgotten.  If you are able to help with any items on our wishlist, it is greatly appreciated by LAPS and large animals!  If you have any questions, comments, or would like to schedule a drop off, please contact LapsPA@hotmail.  Thank you!

  • Veterinary, farrier and dental servicesNew Barn Oct 2012
  • Quality hay and straw
  • Dewormers
  • SMZ’s, Bute, Banamine
  • Waterproof Turnout Blankets (size 50 through 70)
  • Plug in water heater for tubs (no floating ones, please)
  • Small pony and pony leather halters or breakaway halters
  • 8″ Auger
  • 2 Extension Cords (outdoor, heavy duty)
  • Gift certificate to a feed store, Lowes, or Home Depot
  • Heavy duty hoses
  • Fencing and lumber
  • Bridles (1 pony sized, 1 cob sized)
  • Girths, with buckle rollers