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Featured Adoptable Pet!

Candy - 2 year old Terrier Mix

Candy is a 2 year old Terrier mix that currently weighs about 40 pounds! She came to us underweight, under socialized, and in need of a LOT of TLC! She has taken some time to come out of her shell, and is doing well in her foster home (with another dog) and she is showing her bubbly and silly personality! She is still shy with new people and places, and will need a home that has worked with scared/shut down shelter dogs before- but she is a hoot and a half to the right person! She would be best with children 14 years old and up, and unfortunately a home without cats.

 

Our Mission

Last Chance Ranch (LCR) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization rescuing and rehabilitating equines, farm and domestic companion animals. LCR is dedicated to promoting and educating the public to humane and responsible treatment of equines, farm animals and other domestic companion animals including dogs and cats. LCR provides a safe and secure refuge for abused, unwanted or neglected animals. LCR rehabilitates the physical ailments of these rescued animals and places them into homes where they receive the love, attention and care they deserve. Our follow-up programs, educational seminars and clinics ensure their continued well-being.

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, and several meeting rooms that can be used for educational programs and events. The Community Center at Last Chance Ranch offers three different rooms that can accommodate events for up to 100 people. Perfect for Business Meetings, Parties, Celebrations, Professional/Clinical Presentations and much more!

How We Began

Last Chance Ranch was founded in 1999 as a 501c3 non-profit equine rescue, focusing on slaughter-bound equines. In 2005, after assisting with the recovery efforts of Hurricane Katrina, LCR reorganized as an companion and farm animal rescue. A few years later in 2007, LCR expanded to 25 additional acres which allowed for additional barnyard animal enclosures and plans for a future kennel. The kennel facility was completed in 2010. Currently, LCR’s 35-acre facility has the ability to house more than 150 animals of all types.

Last Chance Ranch Animal Rescue is not affiliated with any other organizations.

Our Staff

 

Jackie Burke- Executive Director

Jackie has been involved with LCR for over 20 years, has been our Executive Director since December 2017 and currently serves on the Board of Directors.  Jackie monitors the general operations of LCR, with a special emphasis on fundraising, donor development and the acquisition of grants. As a graduate of Delaware Valley University with a BS in Equine Science and minor in Business, Jackie brings many skills to help continue to grow LCR. Jackie is passionate about animal rescue and currently has one horse (Boomer) and two dogs (Harper and Aspen) adopted from LCR.

Email- [email protected]

 

 

Stephanie Lorenz - President, Barn/Projects Manager

Steph has been our Barn Manager since 2014 and the President of our Board since 2018. Prior to that, she had been volunteering with the horses at Last Chance Ranch. She has worked as a veterinary assistant in several veterinary practices and thoroughly enjoys attending continuing education seminars about horse topics. Steph works with our team of volunteers and staff to ensure that the animals are receiving the best care possible. Steph currently has two rescue pups from LCR (Dottie and Mimi) and frequently fosters dogs available for adoption!

Email- [email protected]

 

 

 

Arlene Brennan - Financial Manager

Arlene (pictured left) has been LCR’s Financial Manager since 2014. Arlene has a Bachelors of Business Administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with over 30 years of accounting experience. She has worked for various businesses and doctors prior to working at LCR. Arlene is passionate about LCR's mission and making sure every dollar counts! Arlene also serves on our Board of Directors as the treasurer. At home, Arlene has a mastiff mix (Lucky) who was adopted from LCR in 2013.

Email- [email protected]

Chris S. - Thrift Store Manager

Chris joined the LCR team in December 2020 as our Thrift Store Manager. Chris has done a great job promoting our store and working with the generous donors and customers! Her years of experience in customer service and her creative background make her the perfect fit! Chris enjoys creating unique displays and showcasing the amazing items that can be found at our thrift store. She also handles the day to day operations and manages the staff of the store. At home Chris has two rescued doggies and one cat!

Email- [email protected]

 

 

 

Marie K.- Riding Instructor/Equine Trainer

Marie went to Delaware Valley University where she was a member of the IHSA team. She has been riding and training horses at Last Chance Ranch since 2013.  Marie currently manages our lesson program, riding interns/volunteers and working students. She enjoys helping students create a solid English foundation and become confident in the saddle. Marie adopted an OTTB mare (Dixie) from LCR in 2017. They enjoy showing dressage together and going for trail rides.

Email- [email protected]

 

 

 

Kim C.- Adoption/Office Coordinator

Kim has been involved with LCR since 2017. Kim has worked at various veterinary offices as a vet assistant, learning valuable skills. Kim oversees adoption application processing and manages the front office at Last Chance Ranch. She also plays a vital role in the health of the animals in our kennel and making sure their records are up to par! At home, Kim has an adopted hamster (Lil Kim) and a dog (Yahtzee) that can often be found hanging out at work!

Email- [email protected]

 

 

 

 

Elise Y.- Programs Coordinator/ Assist Kennel Manager

Elise joined our team full-time in 2020 as our Programs Coordinator and Assistant Kennel Manager. Prior to that she served as an intern with LCR and as a part-time kennel tech. Elise has a BA Degree in Corporate Communications from Penn State Lehigh. Elise enjoys developing new programs and reinventing current programs at LCR. Elise also works directly with Jackie to apply for grants throughout the year. 2020 has been a difficult year to get programs going, but we hope to have school visit programs and various educational programs beginning soon! At home. Elise has a senior pitbull (Roxie) and a foster fail (Eddie)!

Email- [email protected]

 

 

 

Susan B. - Assistant Barn Manager

Suz joined our team of staff in July 2020. Previously, she volunteered with us for over two years. Suz manages all aspects of the farm, including maintenance, horse diets/health care, oversees medical treatments, works with the veterinarians, farriers and equine dentists! She helps manage the daily shifts to ensure all of the horse and farm animals are being well cared for. At home, she has two rescued pitbulls and a beautiful flock of chickens! She is an avid outdoorswoman and dreams of becoming a homesteader in her retirement!

 

 

 

 

Julia F.- Kennel Health Tech/Adoption Counselor

Julia has been part of the LCR team since 2015, becoming a staff member in 2020. Julia graduated from Delaware Valley University with a BS in Business Management with a focus in Small Animal Care. Julia oversees the kennel health of the dogs and small animals, working along side Dr. Jesse Collins to ensure all of our companion animals are receiving the best care! Julia often can be found snuggling all of the pitbulls at the ranch! She loves working with dogs that require some behavioral rehabilitation. At home, Julia has a foster fail cat adopted from LCR (Moe) and two yellow labs (Josie and Jorgie).

Email- [email protected]

 

 

 

Sam T.- Adoption Counselor/Financial Assistant

Sam has been involved with LCR since 2011. She became an adoption counselor in 2018 and most recently started working along with Arlene as our financial assistant. She has a passion for rescuing animals and can be found helping in all aspects of the rescue! While she is typically found snuggling pitbulls in the kennel, she can also be found lending a hand on the equine side of things! She is currently attending college for business management. At home, she has two pitbull mixes adopted from LCR (Bowen and Bullet).

Email- [email protected]

 

 

 

Becca D.- Assistant Equine Trainer/Lesson Instructor

Becca joined the LCR team in 2020 as our part-time riding instructor and trainer. Becca rode on the IHSA Team for Delaware Valley University and graduated with a degree in Equine Instruction and Training. Becca previously taught lessons at Delval to students. Here at LCR, Becca’s favorite lesson horse is Cinnamon, since she loves mares. She enjoys working with the horses and students at Last Chance Ranch.

 

 

 

 

Thrift Store Staff

We have a dedicated team of staff who successfully operate our thrift store in Quakertown. Barb M. (left) has been involved with LCR  since 2008, starting with the kennel side of the operation. She started the thrift store in 2014 in Coopersburg, retired in 2017 and returned as a part-time employee in 2020. Loreen A. (center) was hired in January 2021 and she loves her new job! Her experience at other thrift stores makes her a perfect fit! Lauren B. (right) has been at the store since 2017, you can often find her smiling face behind the front counter!  These ladies do a fabulous job creating displays, handling donations and working with our donors and customers. Stop into the store today to visit them! 93 S. West End Blvd. Quakertown, PA.

Our Mission

Last Chance Ranch (LCR) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization rescuing and rehabilitating equines, farm and domestic companion animals. LCR is dedicated to promoting and educating the public to humane and responsible treatment of equines, farm animals and other domestic companion animals including dogs and cats. LCR provides a safe and secure refuge for abused, unwanted or neglected animals. LCR rehabilitates the physical ailments of these rescued animals and places them into homes where they receive the love, attention and care they deserve. Our follow-up programs, educational seminars and clinics ensure their continued well-being.

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