St. Francis Farm, established by Last Chance Animal Rescue in 2013, is a sanctuary situated on 50 acres in Carlisle, SC. There are many circumstances that may call on us to provide a safe haven when a traditional home cannot meet an animal’s needs; whether medical or behavioral, we believe that every animal has a right to life. St. Francis Farm enables us to keep our lifelong commitment to those that we have rescued.

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Kennel

Caring for more than 100 dogs every day certainly comes with many challenges. Our outdoor kennels have proven to be one of our most effective tools, and we are in dire need of replacing all of them. Our current kennels have lasted for nearly 5 years– but after being sanitized daily with bleach, they have begun to rust significantly. 
 
None of our residents are housed permanently in them. They are used strictly for temporary housing throughout the day. They serve many purposes here at the farm, including:
 
Intake Safe Haven: When a new dog arrives at the farm, we use the kennel as a short-term quarantine space. It allows us a space to house the new dog while we observe his behavior and health status, keeping him and other residents safe while he decompresses. Inside the kennel is an insulated dog house, fresh water and a raised dog bed for lounging.
 
Beautiful Weather: We use these kennels on beautiful days to make sure all the dogs get to be outside as much as they would like to be. All of the dogs are rotated into large fenced in yards for exercise, and these kennels are used intermittently. Along with diet and exercise, change of scenery is imperative to mental stimulation.

Training: As many of you know, Saint Francis Farm is home to a large number of feral (wild) dogs. When they come to the farm, we are typically the first people to have ever handled them. The process for acclimating feral dogs takes many months, but the first step is to ALWAYS house them in one of these kennels. It provides the dog with security, and allows us to feed them and begin bonding with them safely. All feral dogs eventually learn to come inside, but until then, the kennels are a safe alternative.
 
Evacuation Center: Saint Francis Farm has acted as a coastal evacuation center for over 6 years, having assisted in saving hundreds of lives from the perils of mother nature.
 
Our kennels make our daily operation run smoothly, while also providing quality of life to each dog. We are in desperate need of 26 replacement kennels. We use these specific kennels due to their structure. They are climb-proof, chew proof, and are unable to be breached. They are 10 feet in length by 5 feet wide and 6 feet tall, providing adequate, short term housing for each dog. Please consider donating towards a kennel to help our residents live their best lives at the farm.

Food Sponsor

 

BECOME A MONTHLY FOOD SPONSOR

With over 170 animals who call the farm on a daily basis, we go through A TON of food.

Literally!
We go through:

- Over 2,000 pounds of dry dog food every month. 
- Over 70 cases of can dog food (840 cans) a month.
- Over 360 pounds of dry cat food a month.
- And over 36 cases of can cat food (432 cans) a month!

We average spending AT LEAST $5,000 a month on just food at the farm, with this number growing every week.

With every bag or case of food donated, that lets the money we spend on food out of pocket go towards saving more lives or towards other needed areas at the farm.

YOU CAN HELP!

Become a Monthly Food Sponsor to help feed a resident in need at the farm by clicking the button below!