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.
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 14,000 cats and dogs since December of 2008. Our Middle Mutts Program has saved over 15,000 cats and dogs since March of 2011.
See all the Dogs!
Luna is ADORABLE - she is 8 yrs old on the smaller side at 46lbs good with all, crate and house trained, playful.
What a face! Holly is a sweet, affectionate 6 y/o 45 lbs. easy, low maintenance boxer mix who loves people and would prefer to be left alone whe...read more about HOLLY
Stowe is on the lookout for his forever family! From his foster: He just fits in so well and is so low maintenance that I forget to market him o...read more about STOWE
Introducing Maggie, the delightful 5-year-old Boston Terrier Mix with a heart full of joy! Maggie's vibrant spirit and boundless energy make her a...read more about MAGGIE (SHIRLEY - Boston Terrier mix)
Loki is a name that means "God of Air". It is also associated with the Norse god who was considered to be a trickster. Our Loki ...read more about LOKI
FERGAL is a happy 3 year old, 117lb goofball of a pup wants to know why he's not adopted yet?! This big ole mush of a boy loves humans. He may tak...read more about FERGAL aka RAMBO
Aria is a 3-1/2yr old, 70lb boxer/terrier mix. She is a total sweetheart who walks nicely on a leash, is playful and eager to please her humans ...read more about ARIA
Miss Oreo is a playful 7 year old lab mix, who is approx 65 pounds. Oreo loves to play with her toys! Tug, fetch, catch…Her foster ...read more about OREO
Topaz is a lively girl who loves people. She's confident, fun and loves a good game. Her size and enthusiasm makes her more suitable for fam...read more about TOPAZ (aka STELLA)
Winnie is a sweet and loving 1 1/2 year old girl who is looking for a family who can give her the love and attention she deserves. Winnie is a smar...read more about WINNIE
Meet Blake, the magnificent almost 3-year-old, 74lb Great Pyrenees at St. Frances Farm sanctuary in SC. With her striking beauty and typical breed t...read more about BLAKE
Meet Kimbo, the charming 7-year-old boxer mix with a heart of gold! This lovable fella is all about spreading those warm and fuzzy vibes. With his sup...read more about KIMBO
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