Ellen Burbage who serves as president for the HSLC says the grassroots effort started about four years ago.
"We are reaping the benefit that so many people helped us with.
It's really been a community effort," said Burbage
The group's purpose is to provide ethical treatment of stray, homeless, abused and unwanted animals in Logan County.
The group provides a network of people who help animals by offering up their homes as foster homes.
"We had 50 adoptions last year that came from our foster home," said Burbage
Many people looking for the companionship of an animal can visit the group's website or also find them on petfinder.com under the Logan County link.
said major funding for the project came through a sizeable donation made by two families in the community.
"We were blessed with a $200,000 gift we received from Ethel D. Hoelscher as well as the donation of the property gifted by the Gene Burwell family," said Burbage
said there are 120 members involved with the Humane Society of Logan County
and is proud of all of the hard work that's been done.
"I have about 50 to 75 people who provide items for our bake sale and I can't forget those people who have been so generous with their time and space that they've provided," said Burbage
is referencing The Blue Dog restaurant that currently provides the HSLC
a storefront location on Sangamon Street in Lincoln.
says the group would not have gotten to this place without the help of past HSLC leaders.
"I want to recognize Kay Moos, Jerry Bauersachs and Larry Pech because they played an integral part in this," said Burbage
We don't belong to a national group, and we are in charge of the donations that are received," said Burbage