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LINCOLN - Plans are moving ahead for a new organization named "For Pets' Sake" that will work with Logan County Animal Control to provide extra assistance to animals in need.

The newly formed group of volunteers met again this week at the Lincoln VFW in hopes of getting more people involved with their fight to help stray animals and place them up for adoption.

The organization now has an eight-member board, 50 local volunteers, and the backing of animal control warden Julie Parker and the Logan County Board. At the meeting, 40 interested Logan County residents showed up to brainstorm ideas for the new group, which is still waiting for its not-for-profit status.

"At our meeting we outlined our direction and our vision and I think everyone really took to it," said group spokesperson Brandi Patterson. "The coordination of our efforts with the Logan County Animal Control is going to benefit everyone in the community."

The group now hopes to do various fund-raisers, including adopt-a-thons, and recruit as many volunteers as possible to help work and care for the animals. The group also may hold a sponsor-a-thon for people to donate money into a fund to be used for the $100 cost of adopting an animal or the initial costs of caring for a newly adopted pet.

For Pets' Sake will have its next meeting with the Logan County Animal Control Board at 7 p.m. Feb. 14 at the Logan County Courthouse.

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