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Our Mission:

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 provide other medical services until permanent placement is secured into a pre-screened home.  We depend on your donations to continue to save these helpless loving animals from being killed, as a faithful friend you can support our ongoing mission to save as many lives as we can.  We are grateful for our dedicated community of adopters, fosters, volunteers, sponsors and supporters, without you we could not achieve our life saving mission.

Our Background:

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 found homes for over 6,000 cats and dogs since December of 2008. Our Middle Mutts Program has saved over 14,000 cats and dogs since March of 2011.

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Hi I am Daisy is a gorgeous lab/hound mix of 35lbs and approx 3 1/2 yrs of age. Daisy is a sweetheart, friendly after the first few minutes more about DAISY 1
Cassie is loving and protective. She sits, shakes paws and walks well on a leash. She has been introduced to a cat and did well. She also is more about CASSIE
Hi my name is LUCKY.  I am a beautiful 2 yr old Lab mix girl, about 70 lbs, full grown.  I get along with other dogs but would do best in a more about LUCKY
Hi I am Lil Wayne a very, very sweet boy, who loves to play. I am about 55 lbs and have a short reddish/fawn coat, so soft - more about LIL WAYNE
My name is Whit and I am a gorgeous boy just looking for love and fun!  I love people (a LOT), I love other dogs and I even like more about WHIT
BRINDLE is a beautiful young Tortoiseshell cat, about 1 1/2 years old.  All she wants is LOVE! Won't you consider giving her a home? more about BRINDLE
FOSTER UPDATE:  Jon Boy has been with us for some time now.  He is with our son who is an ACTIVE 2.5 yr old.  JB is so tolerant with more about JON BOY
Hi my name is Arthur and I am a great dog!  I am playful, happy and a great companion.  I am more about ARTHUR
Hi my name is Gunther aka Wigglebutt and I am a gorgeous boy with a sweet face, about more about GUNTHER
LANCE, a gentle 1 yr old, 38 lbs. lab mix. This sweet boy is looking for a place to lay his head, good with other dogs. & more about LANCE
FOSTER UPDATE:  Izzy is a very sweet girl who loves belly rubs. Great with kids and gets along well with most other dogs. Loves to play in the more about IZZIE
Martha Stewart - Female Black Lab- Approx 4 years old and 65 lbs. Loves to be around people but not sure about little kids, likes to play, crates more about MARTHA STEWART
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. Underā€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

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PO Box 1661 •  Southampton, NY 11969  •  (631) 478-6844 •  applications [ at ]