"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 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.
In 1989, with the help of her parents, Lori moved to 9 Beck Road, Quakertown, PA, where she runs LCR full time (24/7) and raises three children as a single parent.
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.
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. LCR provides a safe and secure refuge for abused, unwanted or neglected animals. LCR rehabilitates the physical and psychological issues of these rescued animals and places them into new homes where they receive the love they deserve. Our follow-up program ensures their continued well being. LCR is also affiliated with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture and the United States Humane Society and has educated and appointed two Humane Society Police Officers.
Board of Directors
The LCR Board of Directors meet once a month. 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 Board members, must vote (majority rules) on new Board members or members who wish to renew their positions to office. Term of office will be for one year.
Maria Visser - Assistant Director
Claire Dorna - Equine Director/Barn Manager
AnnMarie Petitto-Thomas - Kennel Manager
Arlene Brennan - Bookkeeper
Disclaimer & Legal Info
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9 Beck Road - Quakertown, PA 18951