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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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SMOKEY lost everything when her family moved and they decided to not take her with them. She lost the only family she's known and being in limbo h...read more about SMOKEY
Emmie is 100% a goofball. She loves to roll over and show her belly for pets, and forgets she is almost 60 lbs and 9 yrs old when she lays on to...read more about EMMIE
We spotted Holly on Tinder. "Introverted home-body seeking the same. The outside world can be scary. I prefer the comfort of home where I can ...read more about HOLLY
From his foster: Loki is happiest with his teenage friends! So much so he is tuckered out! This pup would do so well in a home with older kids or...read more about LOKI
Goji is an incredibly smart dog. He knows many commands including: sit, down, up, stay, wait, paw & more. He loves to learn and waits for you to t...read more about GOJI
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
This handsome fella is Sulli who is an approx 6yr old 55lbs hound mix! Sulli is housebroken and crate trained. He loves his people and his puppy pals ...read more about SULLI
Meet Milo! Milo is an extremely affectionate pup who loves to be with his people, play outside, and absolutely loves going on walks! When he is inside...read more about MILO
WAYLON (~38lbs, ~2 1/2 years old, hound mix, gorgeous blue eyes) is settling in nicely with his new best friends Ralphie & Zoey! Clearly great wit...read more about WAYLON
Aria is approx 3yrs and 70lbs walks nicely on a leash, eager to please. She loves toys (especially balls,) entertains herself, medium energy. May be a...read more about ARIA
Oreo is looking for her forever home. She's a playful 6 year old lab mix, approx 50 pounds., Spayed, utd on shots,chipped, house/crate trained. ...read more about OREO
Mercury is a gorgeous 2 1/2 year old shepherd mix. She is 100% adorable, loves people, kids, dogs. Is crate-trained, housebroken and can be a total s...read more about MERCURY

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 info@LCARescue.org

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44 Woodbury Road •  Woodbury, NY 11797  •  (631) 478-6844 •  applications [ at ] lcarescue.org