Greetings, and welcome to the Logan County Animal Rescue (LCAR) website. This is our newly designed website, and more features are forthcoming. LCAR is a pet rescue organization that emphasizes pet adoption and animal care.
Upcoming LCAR Fundraisers - Mark Your Calendar!
Thank you for attending LCAR's Big R Bake Sales on April 11 and May 2.
LCAR thanks Big R in Lincoln for hosting our events.
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!
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:
Promote and engage in shelter transfer programs as a viable means of reducing the national euthanasia rate,
Provide food, shelter, and veterinary attention for any and all animals accepted into the care of this organization,
Promote responsible population control through support of spay/neuter programs,
Promote and provide educational programs for the public through the media, schools, and other organizations,
Any other actions which will facilitate the purpose of this organization, and
Raise, receive, and disburse funds for the carrying out of the business of this organization. This includes the acquisition of property, goods, grants, gifts, and bequeaths.
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.
In 2014, LCAR saved 119 animals.
In 2013, LCAR saved 144 animals.
In 2012, LCAR saved 155 animals.
In 2011, LCAR saved 147 animals.
In 2010, LCAR saved 231 animals.
In 2009, LCAR saved 239 animals.
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 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
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.