About

We are located in the scenic Arizona desert on the outskirts of Kingman, Arizona.

Our mission:

To provide permanent housing, food, care and rehabilitation for special needs, abandoned, hurt and needy dogs, cats, and horses who are unadoptable and have nowhere else to go.

Our history:

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.


View the development of physical site of the Sanctuary from Then (1996) til Now! See the buildings going up, and also enjoy the plants and wildlife.

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We look forward to the day when we can realize more of our dream for special needs animals – offering more programs and services, helping more animals, and adding more buildings and corrals and habitats.

What we hope to accomplish in the future:

  • Be able to accept more animals
  • Provide additional services such as more extensive rehabilitation options
  • Provide training for people living with a disabled animal
  • Hire staff to provide round-the-clock care
  • Develop our volunteer program
  • Build additional habitats, corrals, housing

Our Board of Directors:

  • Annie Burson
  • Nancy Jones
  • Debby Ruffo
Special Advisors to the Board:
  • Barbara Gale
  • Susan Lang
Donor Advisory Committee:
  • Janette King
  • Susan Lang
  • Kim Tegano


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Financial Information

As a small tax-exempt organizations whose annual gross receipts are normally $50,000 or less, we are required to electronically submit Form 990-N, also known as the e-Postcard.

2012 990-N LCRS

2011 990-N LCRS

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