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 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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We heard a plea from Catawba Animal Shelter and couldn't turn it away. With the shelter crammed to the max with cats and kittens, they were g...read more about STEVIE (FEMALE)
Each is ready to find his/her forever home. Every cat or kitten is spayed/neutered, FIV/LEUK negative, UTD on vaccines for h...read more about OLIVE (cat)
Makayla is just around a year and 50lbs! She is a gorgeous tri color, boxer mix. Makayla will bounce her way into your yard and your heart! Energ...read more about MAKAYLA
Maybeline is about 5 years old and 47 pounds. She is sweet and timid at first, but quickly relaxes and is eager for affection.&nb...read more about MAYBELINE
Daisy is a 9 year old Lab mix and whoever is lucky enough to adopt her will be adored by her! Daisy is very playful & oh so cute! She is house broken...read more about DAISY
Fairfield County Animal Control and Adoption Center is an overcrowded facility packed to the max with cats. Tiny kittens have come to the shelter and ...read more about KOOPA
Looking for a family with at least one dog that’s willing to hang with him when his owners venture out as he likes to have a buddy close by. B...read more about STARSKY
Again in our effort to help Fairfield County with their cat overpopulation, we are bringing you a new crew of cats, ready to find forever homes a...read more about ADAM
Again in our effort to help Fairfield County with their cat overpopulation, we are bringing you a new crew of cats, ready to find forever homes a...read more about SABINO
Fairfield County Animal Control and Adoption Center is an overcrowded facility packed to the max with cats. Tiny kittens have come to the shelter and ...read more about LEIGH
We got a plea for help from Fairfield Animal Shelter which was in crisis mode. Overpacked and way over capacity, they had an urgent list of 15 cats th...read more about INGRID
Fairfield County Animal Control and Adoption Center is an overcrowded facility packed to the max with cats. Tiny kittens have come to the shelter and ...read more about DARLA
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