About Us


Our Mission Statement

Our Facility

How We Began

Board of Directors

Our Staff


About Our Founder

Disclaimer & Legal Info


Our Mission Statement

Last Chance Ranch Animal Rescue (LCR) is a public volunteer, non-profit (501c3) organization rescuing and rehabilitating horses and domestic companion animals. Last Chance Ranch Animal Rescue is dedicated to promoting and educating the public to humane and responsible treatment of horses, ponies, donkeys, and mules (equines) and other domestic companion animals including dogs and cats. LCR provides a safe and secure refuge for abused, unwanted or neglected animals and has a new facility that can be used for temporary housing for any species in the event of a disaster. LCR rehabilitates the physical and psychological issues of these rescued animals and places them into new homes where they receive the love, attention and care they deserve. Our follow-up programs, education seminars and clinics ensure their continued wellbeing. LCR is also partnered with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, ASPCA and the United States Humane Society throughout the USA.


Our Facility


Last Chance Ranch is located on 35 beautiful acres in Upper Bucks County. Our facility includes a nine stall barn, indoor riding arena, many pastures with run-in sheds, a fifteen run kennel, small animal room, grooming suite, surgical suite and several meeting rooms that can be used for educational programs and events. For more information about our Community Center, please click here.



How We Began...


"Sinner" (Show Name "Chancing It") started it all...from the first day I saw  him. He was sick and in need of TLC. Sinner was the first horse I saved ... he was a magnificent 16.2 hand black beauty! He had foundered and was not able to be ridden. After more than one year of ups and downs, his owner said he wasn't going to give him any more time to heal. Sinner was to leave that day on a truck headed for the auction and probably the meat market when my parents bought him for me. It took time, money and a lot of care, but he was worth it. In return, Sinner gave me almost 20 years of memories...showing, giving lessons, trail riding, teaching the handicapped…we even went to college together. We vacationed together...he was part of the family...but most of all, he was my best friend!


Sinner eventually developed Navicular. Through many different remedies and treatments we kept him comfortable for years. Sadly he could endure no more, his feet gave up on him, and we had to make the difficult decision to let him go. He rests in peace now with his memories and his good deeds to live on forever.

~ Lori McCutcheon


Board of Directors

The LCR Board of Directors meet periodically. The objectives of the meetings are to review the daily operations of LCR, to make recommendations, to prioritize expenditures, review financial records, and develop fundraisers. All Board members must be at least 18 years of age and possess the required knowledge and/or technical skills to meet the responsibilities of their positions.
The current Board of Directors includes the following people:

Steph Lorenz- President

Arlene Brennan- Treasurer

Jackie Burke- Secretary

Andrew Cordes

Harry Kostyk

Christina Walsh

Karen Wright

For discussion items that do not have a consensus agreement, there will be a general vote by the Board of Directors to decide relevant issues. Each Board member has one vote.

Advisory Board

The advisory board is a group of business and animal professionals who meet at least once a year. This group reviews big picture financials and major projects or capital campaigns.


Dr. Randy Bimes, DVM- Quakertown Veterinary Clinic

Dr. Barbara Harding, DVM- Quakertown Veterinary Clinic

Dr. Samuel Geller, VMD- Quakertown Veterinary Clinic

Dr. Guy DeNardo, DVM- Quakertown Veterinary Clinic

Patti DeCray- Quakertown Veterinary Clinic

Jay Glickman, Esquire- Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg & Gifford, P.C.

Dr. Guy Coby, DMD- Coby Orthodontics

Don Pierce, CPA- Maillie, LLP

Breena Holland- Equine Professional

Ken Keller, Senior Vice President- BB&T Bank


Our Staff

Last Chance Ranch has a dedicated staff to manage all areas of operation:

Jackie Burke - Executive Director, Equine Health & Fundraising Manager

Stephanie Lorenz - Barn/Projects Manager

Emily Monsen - Kennel Manager

Sam Malone- Thrift Store Manager

Arlene Brennan - Bookkeeper

Emily Cota- Assistant Barn Manager/ Adoption Counselor

Carly Nelson- Riding Instructor/Equine Trainer

Kim Chabak- Adoption/Office Coordinator



2014-2015 990 Form

2013-2014 990 Form

2012-2013 990 Form


 About Our Founder



Lori McCutcheon graduated from Delaware Valley College in 1988 with a BS degree in Animal Science/Husbandry. Working along the way in many aspects of animal care from veterinary clinics to rehab facilities, to stable hand and training of all types of horses.


LCR was formed as a for-profit in 1989 with lessons, boarding, rehabilitation, and training and changed to a not-for-profit in 1999. LCR would not be what it is today without the help of its dedicated volunteers and sponsors.





Disclaimer & Legal Info
Last Chance Ranch Animal Rescue (LCR) has rescued hundreds of animals and saved many from euthanasia or 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, dentistry, nourishing foods, rest, and most importantly, lots of love. Our animals have gone on to enjoy new and improved lives in loving Forever Homes with their adoptive owners. LCR is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of equine, companion, and small farm animals.


The information provided on this website is compiled from multiple sources and credit is given where available or necessary. LCR claims that any opinions, statements, advice, or recommendations contained in this website are of LCR's combined information and are not to be considered legal, medical, or veterinarian advice, only opinions.

The official registration and financial information of Last Chance Ranch may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.



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9 Beck Road • Quakertown, PA 18951 • 215-538-2510


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