Paintings for Paws

By Melanie Townsend

LaMa Animal Rescue is shinning a light on a special donor, Debra Hamiter, this month’s featured artist at the Art League in Springhill.  Debra is using her talents to graciously donate the proceeds from the sales of her beautiful paintings to help support the animals in need at LaMa Animal Rescue.

Debra grew up in Greenwood, Louisiana and moved to the Lake Earling area after marrying her husband. She retired from International Paper after 34 years of dedication and has been enjoying her time with the art league for the past six years. She is a pet owner that started at a young age caring for animals from the example her family set. Debra has two dogs of her own and with her cooking skills, a following of several neighborhood dogs that like to follow her on her walks and assist with any table scraps she needs help with. 

You can see Debra’s beautiful paintings in the window of the Art League on Main Street this month. The 16×20 paintings are on sale for $25 and the smaller paintings are $10. The proceeds will go to help the 150 dogs and cats in Lama’s care right now. The enormous vet bill has put a huge stress on the rescue group and Debra’s kind heart and talents are helping to support this worthy cause in our community.  Her example to others of how everyone can do something to help make a big impact is an inspiration to others. If you would like to purchase one of her paintings and help support LaMa, come by the Art League on Main Street in Springhill. Thank you, Debra, for being an animal advocate in our community and for being an example that everyone can do something to give back. 

There are many ways you can be a part of or help support LaMa Animal Rescue group, whether you can foster, assist with fundraising, community events or give of your time and talents, please visit and become an impactful person in our community.