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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 10,000 cats and dogs since December of 2008. Our Middle Mutts Program has saved over 15,000 cats and dogs since March of 2011. 

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Hi my name is Ruger and I am a great dog!  I am playful, happy and a great more about RUGER
This beautiful brindle is Bertha!  At approx eight years old, Bertha is a loving girl that lives for attention and affection, and has more about BERTHA
 Poor LeRoy comes from a very neglectful past, but is still the sweetest, most gentle boy you'll ever meet. LeRoy was dumped down the more about LEROY
  This adorable pup is Juniper!  She is a Labrador Retriever mix that is estimated to be three years old and weighs forty-five pounds.& more about JUNIPER
Meet Petey, an intelligent ~3 year old mix breed that weighs 40 pounds.  He is a house trained, friendly, happy boy that enjoys spending time more about PETEY
This sweet senior came to us when his owner wanted to have him PTS, after what appears to have been a neglectful life and untreated cushings more about COCO
This gorgeous boy is Duncan! Estimated to be between 2-3 years old and 65 lbs,  Duncan is a  very sweet, affectionate boy that more about DUNCAN (aka HENDO)
Meet Amanda!  Amanda is a 9 month old, 5lb tabby that is acclimating to life in foster but she is on the lookout for her new forever family! more about AMANDA
  BARRON (Doberman Pinscher mix)
This handsome Doberman Pinscher mix is Baron.  He is approximately 2 years old. He was left to survive on his own at a construction site, being more about BARRON (Doberman Pinscher mix)
meet our darling girlies CLAUDIA and CORDOVA, arriving to us from Fairfield Animal Shelter deep in the Carolina’s! Rescued from a home more about CLAUDIA
Kane is a shy pup but is very sweet when he warms up.  He would do well in a patient home with structured  training to help him overcome more about KANE
Meet BIG D! He's got his name for a reason, but don't let it stop you from taking a good look at him! He's got so much potential and so more about BIG D

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 ]