Last Chance Animal Rescue is a charitable, not-for profit 501(c)(3)organization, created to save the lives of animals. We rescue animals that are locate in "KILL" facilities and underwrite the costs of relocating them to "NO KILL" facilities and foster homes in hopes of finding them a forever family. We work with veterinarians for spay-neuter and other medical services until permanent placement is secured into a pre-screened loving home. We depend on donations to continue to save these helpless loving animals from being killed and hope that you will consider supporting our cause...saving as many lives as we can.
Founded by Whitney Knowlton in 2008, Last Chance Animal Rescue is a volunteer based nonprofit and our focus is to rescue animals located in "KILL" facilities trapped on death row in rural shelters still using inhumane methods of killing such as gas chambers or heart stick. Our Adoption Program has successfully adopted out over 5,000 cats and dogs since December of 2008. Our Middle Mutts Program has saved over 8,000 cats and dogs since March of 2011.
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Hi my name is Nikki and I am a wonderful Lab/Jindu mix. I am medium sized and weigh about 35/40lbs. Can you offer me a little love and a p...read more about NIKKI
Hi I am Zaxby and I am a sweet boy with a gorgeous face just one look at me and you know we could be friends forever. I am a fabulous swimming p...read more about ZAXBY
Hi my name is Darth and I am sweet boy with sporty good looks and a quick smile. I weight about 65 lbs, perfect size for any family. I am en...read more about DARTH
Hi my name is Penny Lane and I am sweet girl with sporty good looks and a quick smile. I will grow to be a medium sized dog about 50lbs, perfect siz...read more about PENNY LANE
Hi my name is Riley and I am very loving and caring pup! I love all people, young and old, cats and dogs, love them all. I weigh 46 lbs. Won't yo...read more about RILEY
Hi my name is Penny and I am sweet girl with sporty good looks and a quick smile and a wag of my tail. Rescued from a high kill shelter I am loo...read more about PENNY
Hi my name is Piggy and I'm a handsome boy who loves to play. I am loving and get along well with other dogs, just need a little ...read more about PIGGY
My name is Silvie, I'm a really sweet little girl you just have to help me get beyond my fear of humans. I have a whole lotta love to give...read more about SILVIE
Peaches and Perry are a bonded pair, Peaches is a beautiful young Tortoiseshell kitten. All she wants is LOVE! Won't you consider giving her a r...read more about PEACHES
Perry and Peaches are a bonded pair, Perry is a handsome young Tuxedo. All he wants is LOVE! Won't you consider giving him a real home? He...read more about PERRY
My name is Ramona, I'm a gorgeous girl just looking for her perfect new family! I'm a collie mix which means I am a great herder, and...read more about RAMONA
Hi my name is Miss Daisy I am a sweet girl with sporty good looks who loves EVERYONE!! I am considered a large dog at 80 lbs but would love...read more about DAISY
Did you know that millions of pets are unnecessarily euthanized each year in the United States. LCAR is working to change the way shelters treat these precious animals so that this senseless loss and incredible cruelty can one day end. These animals are highly adoptable and die each day because of legislative deficits, lack of resources and limited chances of local adoption. We rescue these animals regardless of age, breed or general health, trying to save as many as we can from death by underwriting the cost of relocating to "NO KILL" facilities and foster homes while finding the adoptive furever families that they all deserve. We network with other rescue organizations to transfer animals from our shelter partners into adoption programs and to educate shelters on reform and assist them in achieving “NO KILL” regardless of current legislation. To date, LCAR has rescued thousands of animals and is growing everyday thanks to the support of our volunteers, fosters, adopters, donors and sponsors.
The Problem: In poor rural areas, spaying & neutering animals is not a priority. Under‐funded by local jurisdictions, KILL shelters are cruel depositories for healthy animals who are exposed to disease, unsanitary conditions and outside elements before their brutal and untimely demise. Many shelters are still using gas chambers for this purpose, pumping Carbon Monoxide into a chamber killing groups of dogs, puppies, cats and kittens. It takes approximately 25 minutes for an animal to suffocate to death…provided the chamber is maintained properly.
What We Do: Our volunteers work with rural shelters to rescue as many animals as possible. The decision on who gets to live and who is left behind to die is based on two factors: available funds and available foster homes! The animals we help to make it out alive are then sequestered in our quarantine facility, where their journey begins. Once the rigorous vetting process of vaccinating, worming, and altering is completed, we transport them to the Northeast for adoption. Upon arrival, animals are placed into foster homes and given as much exposure as possible at weekly adoption events and online to help find them a furever home! The demand for these animals is very high and adoptions generally happen very quickly!
PLEASE browse our list of available animals and fill out an Adoption Application if you are interested. Please be sure to check our Events Calendar and come meet your new pet. If you have trouble finding the information you need, or if you have any questions, feel free to contact us
For more Information please call 631.478.6844 or email us info@LCARescue.org
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