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.
With the help of many generous donations, Logan County Animal Rescue (LCAR) is very satisfied with the number of animals that we at LCAR were able to transport -- animals that would have probably been euthanized. However, we would still prefer everyone who has an animal to be a responsible pet owner and spay/neuter/fix their pet.
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
Heartworm (Dirofilaria immitis) is a parasitic roundworm infection most common in dogs, although infection of other species, such as cats and even humans, can occur. Heartworms are spread by the mosquito, which bites the dog, thus spreading the microscopic heartworm larvae. Once in the dog, the larvae will mature into adults (and up to 12 inches in length!) and will reside in the heart, lungs, and associated arteries. Adult heartworms will reproduce within the dog, producing microscopic larvae for a mosquito to transfer to other animals.
Symptoms of heartworm infection include coughing, weight loss, lethargy, and heart failure. Do not wait until symptoms occur, as your pet may be asymptomatic for several months. If your pet is exposed to mosquitoes, then you pet is certainly exposed to heartworm infection. Heartworm infection is quite common and detrimental to your pet's health.
Monthly preventative measures are the best way to stop heartworms in the first place. Preventative medicine will kill off the heartworm larvae before they can mature (in 51 days) and then start reproducing (in 7 months). Mature heartworms cannot be killed off with preventative measures, and instead must be addressed with other alternative treatments (usually arsenic-based medicines). The American Heartworm Society recommends year-round prevention, and not just treating your pet during the mosquito season. A side benefit of heartworm treatment is that it can be effective in controlling other internal and external parasites. Oral, topical, and injectable medicines are available; ask your veterinarian.
Sources -- aspca.org, heartwormsociety.org, and wikipedia.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 (since 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