We are located in the scenic Arizona desert on the outskirts of Kingman, Arizona.
To provide permanent housing, food, care, and rehabilitation for special needs, abandoned, injured and needy dogs, cats, and horses who are un-adoptable and have nowhere else to go.
Our founder, Annie, has had a deep love for animals her entire life; all animals, 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 realize 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, and hope.
Annie 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. The best way to be able to provide adequately for these animals is to provide food, medical care, habitats, and be an ongoing, and eventually, self-sustainable operation, able to accept tax-deductible donations. Annie pulled together a small group of dedicated volunteers and began the process of qualifying for a 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.,
We invite you to view the development of the Sanctuary’s physical site from then (1996) ’til now! See the buildings going up and enjoy the plants and wildlife.
We look forward to the day when we can realize even more of our dream for special needs animals – offering more programs and services, helping more animals, and adding more buildings, 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
- Barbara Gale
- Susan Lang
- Janette King
- Susan Lang
- Kim Tegano