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Logan County Animal Rescue

Lincoln, Illinois

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Welcome to Logan County Animal Rescue


Greetings, and welcome to the Logan County Animal Rescue (LCAR) website. LCAR thanks all who visited us at Big R, Lincoln, at our bake sale on April 11. LCAR will be holding another bake sale at Big R on May 2.

Upcoming LCAR Fundraisers - Mark Your Calendar!


Big R

LCAR's Big R Bake Sale #1 - Saturday, April 11, 9am-12noon

at Big R, 1501 Woodlawn Road, Lincoln


Big R

LCAR's Big R Bake Sale #2 - Saturday, May 2, 9am-12noon

at Big R, 1501 Woodlawn Road, Lincoln


IGA

LCAR's IGA Cookout - Saturday, July 11, 10:30am-2:00pm

at IGA, 713 Pulaski Street, Lincoln

Featuring grilled pork chop and ribeye sandwiches, and a bake sale will be going on, too!

About LCAR


Logan County Animal Rescue (LCAR) has been organized and is operating as a charitable rescue and adoption organization to promote the placement of adoptable animals in suitable homes. Animals accepted into the care of this organization shall originate, except in rare circumstances, from open-admission shelters or municipal animal control facilities. Consideration for acceptance of any animal shall not be limited by geographic location. Furthermore, an emphasis shall be placed upon the acceptance of adoptable animals currently residing in rural locales or other locales in which euthanasia rates are especially high. To promote this goal, LCAR will:




Logan County Animal Rescue (LCAR) partners with no-kill animal shelters throughout the state in finding appropriate homes for dogs and cats. LCAR works most closely with Logan County Animal Control. Although similar in name to Logan County Animal Rescue, Logan County Animal Control is the county's "dog pound", which is a kill shelter (euthanasia) and is funded and operated solely by the county. LCAR is an animal rescue service that is completely separate from the municipal dog pound. LCAR is funded by donations and staffed by dedicated volunteers.




Logan County Animal Rescue (LCAR) is very satisfied with the number of animals that we were able to transport due to generous donations, but we would still prefer everyone who has an animal to be a responsible pet owner and spay or neuter their pets. Thank you for caring for those who cannot care for themselves!

Let LCAR Help!


If you can no longer care for your pet, let Logan County Animal Rescue (LCAR) help you out. Logan County Animal Rescue cannot guarantee placement, but if you find yourself having to give up your furry friend, we will help look for a suitable new home while you hold onto your pet. This keeps animals out of the pound a little longer, and if and when a visit to the pound is necessary, we will already have the information we need to get your pet into a rescue. This has been very successful, and the more we know, the better the chance of finding a loving home.


For more information, contact Cherie Preston directly at: cappie4dogs (at) gmail.com

Feline Distemper


Feline distemper (feline panleukopenia virus, FPV) is a viral infection that is highly contagious. Kittens and older cats are especially vulnerable to this virus. Symptoms include dehydration, malnutrition, and even death. Also, the immune system can be compromised, which then predisposes the cat to secondary infections. No cat is immune nor can be isolated from this disease.


Your veterinarian can diagnose and treat feline distemper, but vaccination is the best route to follow in preventing this disease in the first place. This disease is spread from other infected cats, infected fleas, and infected materials such as bedding. Feline distemper is related to canine distemper, but is distinct and cannot be spread between these species. Feline distemper is not transmissible to humans.


Sources -- Petmd.com and Wikipedia.com

Canine Flu

H3N2 and H3N8


Canine flu is a contagious respiratory disease and has affected many dogs in the midwest recently (April 2015). Canine flu is easily spread in confined spaces, e.g. kennels and shelters. Symptoms, if present, include persistent cough, runny nose, and fever. Severe symptoms include pneumonia and death, although mortality is low with this type of virus. Dogs that are coughing or showing other signs of respiratory disease should not be exposed to other dogs.


No vaccine is yet proven to treat the H3N2 strain, but general treatment includes antibotics. A vaccine is available for the older H3N8 strain. Neither strain is contagious to humans, however the H3N2 strain could sicken cats.


Sources -- cdc.gov, Wikipedia.com, and Yahoo.com


CONTACT INFORMATION


LCAR mailing address:

Logan County Animal Rescue

750 Prairie Street

Lincoln IL 62656


Kelly Cale, LCAR President/Treasurer:

217-735-2105

blacklabbuster (at) gmail.com


Cherie Preston:

702-982-9598

cappie4dogs (at) gmail.com


LCAR webmaster:

admin (at) logancountyanimalrescue.com