Mission: Last Chance Ranch has been in operation for over ten years. In the Fall 2000 we asked the public for assistance and applied for our non-profit 501(c)3 status."LCR" rescues the old, the young, the injured, neglected, malnourished, abused, and forgotten. We accept all breeds: horses, ponies, drafts, donkeys, and mules.
Neglect, suffering, and death often occur through ignorance rather than outright cruelty. One of our goals is to provide the new or potential horse owner knowledge through seminars, clinics and a horsemanship program so they can properly care for their equine. "LCR" has rescued over 300 hundred horses and saved many from slaughter. Some have needed special care and veterinary help. Many need TLC, rehabilitation, and sometimes all they need is time - time to heal...more time than their former owners were willing to give. "LCR" provides vet care, farrier care, nourishing foods, rest and most importantly lots of love. Our horses have gone on to enjoy new and improved lives that include riding, driving, showing, and companionship.
Recently LCR has become involved in small Companion animals and is available for Humane Law Enforcement and Animal Cruelty Investigations.
Programs: Rescue and rehabilitation of equine, companion & small farm animals. The organization provides a safe and secure refuge for abused, unwanted and mistreated animals. We rehabilitate the physical and psychological issues of rescued animals and place them in new homes where they will receive the attention they deserve.
We adopted our dog, Nellie, from LCR. Nellie is a hound/collie mix and she came up from the south in a van full of other dogs that had been abandoned on the streets of Phildelphia. Nellie had heartworm when they took her out of the Phila. SPCA and advised us of the condition before we adopted. When we opted to have the treatments to kill the worms they supplied the vaccine to our vet for Nellie's treatments. One year later Nellie is fine and a wonderful companion. LCR will also give you any kind of training tips that you ask for and they continue to monitor you and your pet to make sure that everthing is working out.
LCR is a wonderful organization that is run by hundreds of volunteers. These people take in all kinds of animals - dogs, cats, ostriches, rabbits, horses - any animal that needs a home. Many animals are just dumped on the grounds and left. It doesn't matter, they take them in. They also give them all the medical attention they need. If it is more than they can afford they start campaigns for the needy animals. If an owner can't afford treatment for their pet they will see if they can find a vet who take a reduced rate and help in any way they can.
I really can't say enough about LCR. This a true haven for needy and abused animals. If you have the time drop in on them and see it for yourself or attend one of the many dogwalks or other activities they organize to raise funds for the animals. You will be amazed.