The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has given $10,000 to the Lincoln County Animal Shelter to help pay for feeding and medical care for neglected animals while charges against their owners are pending in court.
Some animal cruelty cases can drag on for months yet their animals still require medical care and food. And it get expensive. Animal Shelter Manager Laura Ireland says receiving the ASPCA grant was a blessing but recent costs related to animal cruelty cases has reached $25,000.
Ireland says that the Lincoln County Animal Shelter cares for more than one thousand animals every year. The said the shelter relies on donations and caring volunteers to keep the operation going. Many private donors also do their part to keep the doors open and programs running for many needy animals.