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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals, Protection of Endangered Species

Mission: Last Chance for Animals (LCA) recognizes that animals have the ability to experience pain, and as such they deserve certain basic rights protecting them from pain caused by humans. LCA believes that non-human animals should not be subjected to suffering and exploitation by humans because alternatives exist for nearly every traditional "usage" of animals.LCA opposes the use of animals for scientific curiosity, entertainment, clothing, and food. LCA recognizes the use of non-human animals in medical experimentation as both immoral and of questionable scientific validity due to the tremendous biological difference between species. LCA''s work advocates conscious and informed lifestyle decisions, and the organization is committed to disseminating truthful information about societal animal abuse to improve the treatment of animals.

Target demographics: put an end to animal abuse.

Geographic areas served: all parts of the world

Programs: investigations, education and public outreach, and advocacy and media outreach. LCA's undercover investigations that expose and document animal cruelty form the basis for camapaigns geared toward education and media outreach.

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445 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Donor

Rating: 5

I researched this charity, Last Chance for Animals, before I donated. They have the highest charity ratings on give.org and charity navigator. I called their office and spoke to their campaigns director who gave me information on their current investigations and campaigns. I was really impressed with the quality of work they are doing and on a lower budget than most animal advocacy organizations. Their work is impressive and the organization is led by one of the pioneers of the animal rights movement, Chris DeRose. I recommend everyone to support this organization if you love animals. They are doing great work! I signed up for monthly donations.

Karina H.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Such a great organization helping animals all over the world with their passion, perseverance, and total dedication. Despite being based in the U.S., it doesn't stop this group from exposing animal cruelty everywhere with their very visual educational campaigns and programmes.

Kristin Leigh W.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This charity inspires me to keep fighting for the animals. They cover all of the animal cruelty in all areas. They have petitions. They have always been nice.

drjodirowe

Donor

Rating: 5

AMAZING WORK!! I DONATE BECAUSE OF THEIR TOP RATING AND THE CAUSES THEY PURSUE. THEIR LEGAL WORK WILL CHANGE THE WORLD FOR ANIMALS.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

In the late 80s or early 90s, I began to be interested in the plight of animals, and decided I wanted to get more actively involved with trying to alleviate it. I started with a protest at Cedars Sinai organized by Last Chance for Animals. As I listened to their charismatic and eloquent leader, Chris DeRose, speak so passionately, I was rooted to the spot and mesmerized. That moment determined the entire future direction of my life in activism, and I immediately got involved with LCA and their subsequent offshoot organization, Sunset Greens. I donated, leafleted, attended every protest near and far, and became a voice for the voiceless and defenseless animals, something that has endured through the decades. At the time, LCA was a rag-tag bunch of young people with no office and no money, only a passionate conviction that this is what we had to do. It has been awe-inspiring to me to follow its rise to a position where it now holds sold-out fundraisers at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, and has expanded into diverse missions where it can now afford to make a vast difference, such as purchasing a state-of-the-art helicopter for the rangers in Virunga National Park in Congo, who protect the imperiled gorillas. I am so proud of LCA and all that it has accomplished over the years, and so very proud to have been affiliated with them for nearly its entire existence. Thank you to LCA and Chris, who still continues with his passionate defense of the defenseless and voiceless innocent animals. You are an extraordinary and unique organization. Despite now having star spokespeople such as Priscilla Presley, Mena Suvari, Pam Anderson and many more, you remain true to your activist roots and having your boots on the ground for what this is all really about: saving them all.

snewman1

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been an LCA donor for several years and am always impressed by their hard work, courage and dedication to ending animal cruelty all over the world. They have fighting tirelessly to end the horrific, senseless dog and cat meat trade in South Korea, and I believe they are making a real difference there. LCA has been instrumental in the campaigns to end whale and dolphin captivity, elephant captivity, puppy mills, and animals in entertainment. They have fought tirelessly to advocate for credible animal sanctuaries and to end the torture of live export. I don't donate to just any cause, but I do support LCA and will continue to do so.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I'm very pleased with Last Chance for Animals' commitment to the difficult, heroic work of ending the horrific dog and cat meat trade in South Korea, and their rescue efforts for the dogs and cats trapped on those disgusting farms.

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Emma G.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Last Chance for Animals is a wonderful non profit that helps animals in need all around the world. I have been signing their petitions for a while now and feel I have a done a little for the suffering of animals while doing so. They care deeply and are dedicated to those who do not have a voice. The animals are lucky to have Last Chance working for them and on their side.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

LCA has many current campaigns against animal cruelty. This is an exceptional nonprofit animal organization. A few of their campaigns include the following Exposing the Cruelty of Animal Testing, Stopping the Dog Meat Trade and Bringing an End to Circus Cruelty. LCA has done a lot for animals in need and I will continue to support their efforts.

Corinne R.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Last Chance for Animals is one of the many nonprofit organizations who go out of their way to protect animals. With all the deregulation with animals having no rights we need Last Chance for Animals. Please think of the animals and what LCFA does for animals.

Donor

Rating: 5

Last chance for animals says it all in the name. They cover such a vast range of the horrific animal cruelty, neglect and abuse that goes on not only in our country BUT in the world. Hidden horrors that must be brought into the public light and public knowledge. I support this organization every chance I can, they are invaluable to all of our animals and sentient beings and to our environment!

Karen N.2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

LCA is doing life-saving work to make real positive change for animals!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

I love animals,all animals, and I know many non-profit organisations.
I have particularly the conditions of dogs and cats in the Far East at heart.
LCA does a great job for animals.it is a reliable and effective organisation.You can trust LCA.

Jim R.4

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is a great group of individuals doing amazing work to help the most vulnerable. Everyday their work helps to protect innocent and defenseless animals. They are a voice for the voiceless.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

What a wonderful organization!!! Doing great work for animal's around the world.

Patricia C.6

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I only know about the amazing work Last Chance for Animals does from reading about it & have been supporting this lifesaving work for years.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Last Chance for Animals tackles some of the most challenging practices and cases- and doesn't let up.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

LCA keeps me up to date on what is happening in the area of fighting inhumane actions towards animals...and what I can do to help. If we didn't have organizations like this the cruelty would simply escalate.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Last Chance For Animals tackles the toughest and most egregious animal rights abuses head-on and with endless determination to never give up until all animals are treated with respect. I admire their resilience and dedication because I myself would have crumbled in despair a long time ago. Thank you LCA for keeping up the fight and the hope for a better future.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The most effective, no-nonsense, campaign-based organization fighting animal cruelty. Chris DeRose is a fearless legend who stands against every cruelty.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

THIS IS AN INCREDIBLE CHARITY THAT TRULY "WALKS THE TALK" & HELPS ANIMALS EVERY OPPORTUNITY THEY GET!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

LCA is one of the top non-profit organizations dedicated to fighting animal cruelty. Through working with committed volunteers, veterinarians and trainers, they are able to rescue many animals every year and provide them with necessary care. They also serve as a key resource to the community by providing crucial education and information.

Tammy C F.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

LCA is a wonderful non profit!! They are so compassionate and loving fir the Animals! It is nice to see an organization like this in this crazy world!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

great organisation helping as many animals as they can and all different types of animals, exposing cruelty with secret investigations, petitions and so much more, they deserve to be noticed

lisaleah

Donor

Rating: 5

A wonderful organisation that stands up for the rights of all animals. I give whenever possible.

Holly W.1

Donor

Rating: 5

Last Chance for animals is a wonderful organization that had saved the lives of thousands of animals. I have been working with them for over 10 yrs and I am amazed at all they have been able to accomplish no matter what kind of animal is involved. Please donate to help them save the lives of thousands more animals in the future. I donate and will always continue to do so. Thank you LCA!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Awesome experience with the wonderful staff doing various projects locally.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The fight, the compromise as well as the absolute honesty they have shown since their beginning, make this nonprofit become the real example many other organizations, even the bigger and more famous ones, should follow.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have Discover thanks to this nonprofit a reliable and effective way yo help animals In places where they wouldn't have been noticed if It wasn't because of It. The achievements they have won, the lifes they have saved... I don't have words...
In a world where people like me don't have money or resources to act, we at least can give our time.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Last Chance for Animals does amazing and wonderful work that is essential!
Here are just a few of dozens of examples:

Exposing Animal Cruelty: LCA's undercover investigation into Sheik Halal Farms Inc.—a provincially licensed meat plant in Grand Valley, Ontario—exposed apparent instances of animal abuse, disturbing practices, and possible violations of food handling safety procedures.
Saving Mountain Gorillas: LCA continues to support Virunga National Park's AirWing program in the Democratic Republic of the Congo—the best line of defense Virunga and the Rangers have at protecting the park and its inhabitants, including the endangered mountain gorillas.
Working to Stop the Dog Meat Trade: LCA is hard at work in S. Korea working to stop the brutal dog and cat meat trade. With an active campaign and a Boknal protest set for July 12, 2019, LCA will stop at nothing to end this barbaric industry

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I love the work they do for animals in peril all around the world!

Claudia De S.

Donor

Rating: 5

i love this charity , hard working and moving forward to a better life for all these animals , the story are amazing and results are promising

Debbie W.6

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

While I am a Canadian grrl and, therefore, unable to participate in any of their rallies and protests directly, I love getting email reports from Last Chance for Animals. They keep me informed about animal issues globally and often have action alerts which I sign and share so I can be part of the solution.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Last Chance for Animals is a wonderful organization fighting hard for the rights of animals everywhere.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This group works so hard to save as many animals as possible. Because of LCA, animals have a voice. I am so grateful charities like this. LCA is hard at work in S. Korea working to stop the brutal dog and cat meat trade. They are dedicated and devoted to making life better for all living beings. They keep us up to date with their activities via email on a regular basis, and, best of all they are a non profit organisation! Non-profits are the backbone organizations who will fight for animal rights, environmental protection, and so much more. Their interest is solely for their cause and nothing else. We must keep supporting them!

Celestina Kimberley B.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Because of LCA, animals have a voice. I am so grateful charities like this exist. So many campaigns and protests lead by this charity have lead to wonderful and great results. SO MANY animals have been saved. Thank you LCA.

Nicole L.5

Donor

Rating: 5

LCA is hard at work in S. Korea working to stop the brutal dog and cat meat trade. With an active campaign and a Boknal protest set for July 12, 2019, LCA will stop at nothing to end this barbaric industry.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

A big thank you to all the people involved in LCA. They are the voice of the animals. Trying to stop the barbaric practises humans use on animals.
I wholeheartedly support this wonderful group of people trying to preserve the lives of vulnerable animals.
Keep up the good work

Richard39

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Awesome work done by this charity. They do so much for animals.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

LCA is wonferful. Good job guys continue you are the best

Donor

Rating: 5

Always helping animals. Last chance are the perfect non profit group.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Chris Derose, The founder and president of Last Chance for Animals is all and I mean all about the animals and ending the many forms of animal abuse. You know exactly where your money is going because of the many varied investigations that are underway at any given time. They are visible via the newsletters. LCA already has already won numerous battles, from shutting down puppy mills and stores that sell the same to ending animals in the circus to the dog meat festival ...it is currently feeling their push back! This despicable practice of killing dogs to eat and believing the meat tastes better if the dog has been tortured to death will end with this dedicated group spearheaded the end!
Give all you can to this investigative group..not just a group the saves a kitty or dog —- they are changing the entire world attitudes as to how animals should be treated and respected.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

When I see the horror of human action toward our fellow creatures on this earth I feel like my heart is breaking, when we all stand by and allow atrocities to happen through inaction, Last Chance for Animals, is there, in the midst of unspeakable cruelty, they are there. We must support them to continue their outstanding work. Thank you LCA.

Janine M.1

Donor

Rating: 5

I love this organization that helps save all our fur babies!!! We must save them all!

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Donor

Rating: 5

I LOVE LCA!!! I have been donating to them for years and I try to get as many friends and family to donate as well. They do they work of Angels helping to save all the animals.

Janet131

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

LCA fights for animals who do not have a voice, all over the world, especially in places like South Korea, i.e. the Yulin dog festival. They keep people like me and other animal lovers in touch with their activities via email on a regular basis and best of all they are a non profit organisation!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

LCA are a non profit animal charity who work tirelessly on behalf of animals who do not have a voice!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This charity takes incredible initiative to protect animals. Their dedicated efforts have resulted in positive change in the private and public sectors for all sorts of animals. Excellent work!

Cristy M.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This group works so hard to save as many animals as possible. I worked with them many years ago and we rescued a whole bunch of dogs who were being collected from "free to good home" ads and sold to laboratories. With the evidence collected by LCA, all three people involved were convicted and served time in jail. And we saved dozens of dogs from torture and death. LCA rules!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Chris DeRose is the most dedicated man I've ever had the honor to know. I've been a member of LCA for over 30 years and I'm so glad to know they are out there doing the work of saving animals.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Watching this organization over the years I see them caring for animals sincerely. They have saved thousands and will continue as long as there are animals to be saved from evil people and situations.

Patsfan01

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Excellent animal welfare organization. Just a couple of their many importantly missions are working to end the dog meat trade and exposing animal cruelty through undercover investigations. Dedicated and devoted to making life better for all living creatures- I've supported them for years.

Linda A.2

Donor

Rating: 5

They are very very honest repeatable .org. Working very hard. I had the privilege of meeting Chris several years ago.
He has devoted his life to saving animals. He is a wonderful human being.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Great honest unbelievable .
They really are real I have had the opportunity to meet Chris and people involved.

Read his story. He is the real deal

Arielle Condoret S.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been following Last Chance for Animals for several decades. They are the most dedicated and effective group. LCA is tireless in their efforts to fight the most horrific animal abuse on the planet, including the vile Yulin Dog Meat Festival.
LCA gives me hope for humanity and the planet.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Mr. DeRose and his staff are life savers for animals as well as supporting the well being of all animals. His work and efforts are legendary in the wellness and saving countless animal lives as a non-profit. That is why so many regular people as well as celebrities are backing him. So much cruelty exists towards animals in this country alone. He and his group go on dangerous missions to stop the brutality such as in China for the Yulin. Dogs and cats are cooked alive and its a massacre of sick depraved people. If that isn't enough, they are beaten, sliced open and burnt with blowtorches. I have nothing but praises for him and his organization. They risk their lives for animals!

Michelle H.7

Donor

Rating: 5

LCA is a wonderful charity fighting for the welfare of all animals from gorillas to chickens. A combination of undercover investigations; such as
the one carried out at Sheik Halal Farms Inc; and partnerships with the likes of Virunga National Park's AirWing program ensures that animal welfare violations continue to be exposed and improvements fought for, ensuring positive progress is made.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

LCA a "non profit", organization does amazing, much valued, important and informative work, to create a better world and prevent suffering, for animals around the world.

La Vaughn S.

Donor

Rating: 5

LCA does great work saving animals and educating people about animal welfare. They are dedicated and compassionate!
La Vaughn Standridge
Aurora, Co
animalsoul1@gmail.com

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Donor

Rating: 5

I LOVE Last Chance for Animals. They do so much to help abused animals everywhere!

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Lida Kim B.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

They do the absolutely necessary work that you and I don’t

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

First time I've heard from LCA was getting this email asking me to tell you they're great. Looks like all they do is take our money and give it out as grants to orgs actually doing work to help animals.

Cathy M.9

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

Last Chance for Animals deals with situations many would rather ignore. Whether it is trying to end the dog meat festival in Korea or dealing with inhumane practices in Canada, they keep the public well informed and up-to-date on sometimes appalling animal rights issues. I have donated money in the past and have always felt it was money well spent.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

LCA is one of the best animal charities for their size. They also give names and sometime address of animal abusers or corrupt law enforcement that let them off.
That allows the more potent among us to 'visit' such people and do what is necessary....

Donor

Rating: 5

If you believe in animal rights and that you want your money to go directly towards actions that protect those rights, I strongly encourage you to donate to LCA. You won't find a founder with more passion and dedication. Rest assured, every dollar you donate counts.

Lisa H.11

Donor

Rating: 5

I first found out about LCA on Facebook where I could read about awesome rescue stories as well as horrifying yet sadly true stories describing the reasons for why they do what they do so-and do so well!!

Writer

Donor

Rating: 5

The unbelievable determination of Chris DeRose and Last Chance for Animals to save animals worldwide. He is my hero and I pray for him everyday.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Beautiful man with a beautiful soul - Chris DeRose - His dedication, love and compassion towards animals is an inspiration!!

Jessica F.7

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Lca is amazing and helps so many animals! We need to give recognition to these amazing folks! Thank you for all you do!!!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been a long-time supporter of this organization because it works miracles in saving the lives of animals.

Chris DeRose should receive the Nobel Prize for his bravery in fighting against heinous medical experiments on animals, against factory farming (for fur and food), and against all types of cruelty to animals. I have read his book "In Your Face," which documents in a very understated way some of his attempts to draw the public's attention to the pitiful state of animals in our society. His work has grown to target animal abuse internationally and the organization is amazingly successful in its efforts. Note that very little money is spent on publicity and salaries.

I hope that this organization never loses courage and will fight on until our unfeeling human natures change for the better and we realize that animals are our better brethren and are our hope for making us more conscious of what we should aspire to be in this world.

Jackie M.3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The work that Last chance for Animals does is powerful and endless. There is no question as to the passion and commitment this organization does on a daily basis. As an animal advocate I am so grateful to them.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

LCA is a great organization constantly working so hard to save animals all over the world from pain, suffering etc. We need soooooooo many more people like Chris DeRose and his team to finally get all animals in this world to be free!!!!!

Donor

Rating: 5

THANK GOD FOR LCA, TRULY THE LAST CHANCE FOR SO MANY INNOCENT ANIMAL!!!!

Donor

Rating: 5

A great organization that works tirelessly to promote animal welfare

George S.4

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This group work tirelessly for all animals in need or under threat. They put a clear concise case when they want our help so we can easily see some of the terrible situations that exist out there away from what most of us would normally be aware of. I thoroughly recommend this organisation.
Sincerely
George Sanderson

Kirsten K.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Thjey are very important and have done alot to help animals