How many animals find homes?

On average, Lincoln County Animal Shelter (LCAS) adopts or reunites over 1,100 animals per year (100% of healthy/treatable and 88% overall). LCAS provides lost-cost owner request euthanasias and accepts all animals in need, regardless of their behavior or medical condition.

LCAS is a "managed admissions" shelter, which means we accept surrendered pets from Lincoln County as space allows. All lost dogs and injured animals are immediately accepted. Animals are thoroughly evaluated for both health and temperament for our adoption program. Animals receive extensive medical treatment thanks to our medical trust fund, and are cared for by trained staff in partnership with volunteers. We have no breed discrimination rules. We do not euthanize any adoptable animals. All adoptable animals are with us until they find a home, or are transferred to a partner shelter-there is no time limit to their stay.

We do euthanize animals who are a danger to the public, who are suffering mentally and/or physically, or who have communicable diseases that will easily spread throughout the shelter population. The decision to euthanize an animal is never taken lightly, and each case is thoroughly assessed on an individual basis. If an animal must be euthanized, he or she is treated humanely and with respect, and all applicable laws and regulations are followed. Euthanized animals are cremated offsite.

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1. Can Lincoln County Animal Shelter (LCAS) help with providing food for my pets?
2. How do I find assistance with spay/neuter?
3. How do I find assistance with veterinary bills?
4. How is the Lincoln County Animal Shelter funded?
5. How many animals find homes?
6. What are the adoption fees?
7. What if the adoption isn’t working out? Can I return the pet?
8. What is included with adoptions?
9. Why do so many people surrender their animals? Is there something wrong with the animals?
10. Do you accept and adopt other animals?
11. Can I bring in a feral cat?
12. What do I need to do if my pet bites someone?
13. What should I do if I've been bitten by an animal?
14. What should I do if my dog or cat is exposed to an animal with rabies?
15. If I witness animal abuse or neglect, what should I do?
16. How do I report a barking dog or other nuisance?