Lincoln Animal Ambassadors is addressing the root causes of animal homelessness in Lincoln and the surrounding area.
Lincoln Animal Ambassadors was founded by a group of people who wanted to reduce the number of animals that went to shelters and were euthanized. Founded in June of 2008, our first mission was improving the lives of animals and alleviating cruelty in Lincoln and the surrounding area. We promote enriching our community through progressive thinking, education, awareness and public support.
Our first major initiative was the establishment of a Pet Food Bank to help individuals who were struggling to feed their pets. Our first Pet Food Bank was established at St Matthew's Episcopal Church, which served as a drop-off and pickup location for individuals to Donate and pick-up food. The program has steadily grown and changed over the years. We are now distributing several thousand pounds of food every month from space generously donated by Superior Veterinary Clinic. In the future, Lincoln Animal Ambassadors hopes to acquire our own space for the Pet Food Bank, which has sufficient space for our food warehouse and distribution.
Shortly after establishing the Pet Food Bank, it became clear that our community was also in need of an low-cost spay/neuter program. We recognized that the best way to reduce the number of homeless animals was to prevent them in the first place. In partnership with several area veterinary clinics, we were able to offer spay/neuter procedures for whatever the guardian could afford. Since its inception, we have altered about 400 animals annually - a number we hope to see keep going up!
We have continued to grow with the help of our donors and volunteers!