We’re excited to announce that Linn County Animal Rescue celebrated its 15th birthday on January 29, 2023! LCAR couldn’t have made it this far without the support of our donors and volunteers and we’re eternally grateful for their contributions. Here’s to many more years of fulfilling our mission and helping animals in need.
LCAR Featured in Willamette Living
Check out the LCAR spotlight in the January/February edition of Willamette Living!
Healing Hearts with Horses is a Wrap!
We had a blast at our last Healing Hearts with Horses event of 2022! It was a Halloween special with some great costumes worn by humans and horses alike!
Volunteer BBQ 2022 Service Awards
President’s Volunteer Service Award
The following individuals received the President’s Volunteer Service Award for hours volunteered:
(left to right) Joey Marchese and Dylan Smith – Silver Award; John Havercroft and Tawni Pfaff – Bronze Award; Sarah Kohls – Silver Award; Genevieve Gamma (not pictured) – Silver Award
Muddy Paw Award
John Havercroft received the Muddy Paw Award for going above and beyond routine volunteer duties.
LCAR has applied and received a very generous grant from Spirit Mountain Community Fund for the 2nd quarter of 2022. This grant will go toward an executive director position and operating capital for continued improvements. The board of LCAR and our volunteers would like to thank SMCF for continuing to support various nonprofit organizations!
We’re excited to share that our organization has earned a 2022 Platinum Seal of Transparency with Candid! Now, you can support our work with trust and confidence by viewing our NonprofitProfile: https://www.guidestar.org/profile/26-2147632
LCAR is in the midst of a barn renovation project! This project is essential to providing our horses with comfortable living conditions that allow them to get the most out of their rehab. We are in need of plywood, hinges and/or cash donations, so please contact us at 541-258-3422 if you can help!
LCAR was the top prize winner ($3000) for non profits organizations that belong to Points for Profit for 2020. We were so excited to be awarded and recognized for our efforts on #shoplocal #servelocal #sustainlocal, that is so important to our small local businesses. Please go to the Points for Profit tab, if you’d like more information on this organization and how we’ve been able to benefit from our involvement. This also gives info if you would like to help us out through this fundraiser.
Summer is upon us, and lots of projects being worked on and/or completed. Our road and parking area has been revamped with fresh gravel. Our handicapped accessible port-a-pot has been situated in a better spot. Work is finished on a mouse proof storage for our senior horse feed bought by the ton. Our indoor dog kennel/storage has a new floor covering and the hot water is installed along with washer/dryer!! Outside dog kennels are now covered. And below are future projects in the works or being completed. We also removed 400+ tree stumps in preparation to seed grass to be able to raise our own hay in the future. Steps in the right direction!
- Continuing to finish the outside walls on the arena.
- Working on revamping the outside dog run area and installing a hot water heater in the inside dog kennel area to help with washing dog bedding.
- Seeking funding for building a storage barn for hay; to rent an excavator to dig up stumps in pasture, allowing us to reseed fields for doing our own haying.
These projects are being done through grants, donations of $$$/material, and volunteers.