To provide permanent housing, food, care and rehabilitation for special needs, abandoned, hurt and needy horses, dogs, and cats who are unadoptable and have nowhere else to go.
Our founder Annie has had a deep love for animals her entire life. All animals, but especially those that were injured or ill and had nowhere else to go, on death’s door, discarded and unwanted. We are not an animal shelter that temporarily houses animals until they are reclaimed or euthanized, nor do we work like other groups that rescue, foster, and place animals – we know there are groups and humane societies that do an excellent job. We accept only those animals where all other options have been exhausted. Once an animal is accepted into our program, he or she is a resident for life. What do they get? Love, care, hope.
She purchased the land that became today’s Sanctuary in 1996, and was soon taking in animals. The cat with no eyes. The horse that only weighed 360 pounds at nearly 3 years of age. The dog who was so severely beaten that his leg had to be amputated. Caring for these animals is Annie’s passion. What was the best way to be able to provide adequately for the animals (food, medical care, habitats), be an ongoing and eventually self-sustainable operation, and be able to accept tax-deductible donations? Annie pulled together a small group of dedicated volunteers and began the process of association and qualifying for non-profit charity status, which was successfully completed in April 2009.
We are truly the last chance for these animals, and so the Last Chance Ranch Sanctuary was established.