Lake Norman & Mooresville

Donations needed for Lincoln animal rescue

Donations are needed to help care for 375 animals and birds rescued from a Denver residence during “Operation Noah's Ark,” Lincoln County authorities said today.

Emergency Management Director Susan Spake said there is a need for towels to help with washing, bathing and bedding for the animals at the rescue shelter.

Lincoln County Animal Services said the final total of animals is almost twice what they expected to find at a residence on Petite Lane Tuesday.

Rescuers found 160 large and small dogs, 40 cats, 100 rodents, 65 fowl and exotic birds and 10 livestock, including horses, ponies, a llama and goats.

County employees, firefighters, rescue personnel and volunteers are caring for the animals at a large warehouse in the Denver area.

Today, volunteers continued to bathe and feed the animals and get them checked in the mobile veterinarian lab out of Raleigh.

No charges have been filed.

Towels can be dropped off at the Denver Fire Department on N.C. 16. Donations can be made to an account at First Federal Savings Bank in the name of “Operation Noah's Ark” or to any First Federal Savings Bank in Lincoln County.