Susan and Max Austgen decided to settle in Panaca, Nevada, and, as they began their new life there, one thing was disturbing—they kept finding homeless dogs and cats. They just had to assist these pets in need, as there were just so many. Susan and Max rolled up their sleeves and started finding these helpless dogs and cats loving homes, after which many needed medical care as well. For the cats (especially the outdoor free-roaming feral cats), the goal was to get them spayed and neutered. As these two met more neighbors, they found this problem was occurring all over the area. Lincoln County didn’t have an “animal control” or “animal shelter”, so, after careful consideration, the couple realized that the right thing to do was to create Loving Care Animal Society. They started this 501(c)(3) nonprofit in the spring of 2012.
Travelers are welcome to visit and rest at the Loving Care Dog Park! Take a relaxing break at our cute, comfortable, and fenced-in park, while letting your dogs run free. One important goal of Loving Care is to provide a safe environment for people and pets who either reside in Lincoln County, or those wonderful visitors who stop by and say hello. Visit our thrift store while in the area too. Enjoy!