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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals, Veterinary Services

Mission: Last Chance Animal Rescue, Inc. (LCAR) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to end the pet overpopulation crisis in the Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia area. We provide high-volume low-cost spay/neuter services to the public, rescue and relief services for pets in disaster-affected areas, and help homeless pets find permanent, loving homes. Since we began in 1999, LCAR has rescued and rehomed over 100,000 homeless pets to adoptive families in our area. We rescue animals from high-kill shelters in a five-state area and partner with 25 PetSmarts in the Washington/Baltimore area to adopt animals out through their multi-day adoption center program. We also operate an affiliated animal hospital, the Waldorf Well Pet Clinic. It provides full-service veterinary care to animal patients throughout our area as well as extensive medical care for each pet we rescue, including spay/neuter services, vaccinations appropriate to age and weight, and any other medical care and attention each pet needs to give it the very best chance at having a long and happy life in its new home. Last Chance Animal Rescue envisions a world where no adoptable animal is euthanized in a shelter simply because it has no home.

Geographic areas served: Washington, DC-MD-VA

Programs: Rescuing/Rehoming Homeless Shelter Pets Through a Partnership with PetSmart Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic

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Rating: 5

I love Last Chance. We got our kity from them and while it's true they do not do any screening I beleive it's because their main goal is to get animals out of high kill shelters, get them spayed/neutered and medical care. they just don't have the time or resources to background check everyone that adopts a pet. If they did it would totally slow down the whole process. many of their workers are volunteers. In addition, doing a background check on someone doesn't always mean that person isn't going to neglect or abuse the animal. They DO require that once you adopt a pet, that you contact them "within a certain timeframe" with proof of your first vet visit. They also DO ask that you periodically post photos or an update on their facebook page or email. I feel they are doing the very best that they can and rescue a LOT of animals each year. Without Last Chance, our Missy would have been euthanized :( Can they do things better? Of course, there is ALWAYS room for improvement with everything and maybe one day if & when we don't have SO many unwanted pets, there will be more time and resources to properly screen adopters but for now I'm forever grateful to them for all the hard work they do.

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