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.
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.
Last Chance Ranch was founded by Lori McCutcheon. Lori's passion of animal rescue began with her first horse, Sinner.
"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."
LCR formed in1989 as a for-profit farm with lessons, boarding, rehabilitation and training. In 1999, LCR reorganized as a 501c3 non-profit equine rescue. Graduating from Delaware Valley University, Lori has worked along side many animal industry professionals to grow LCR into the rescue it is today. After assisting with the rescue efforts of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, LCR joined the ranks of small animal rescue by incorporating dogs and companion animals. In December 2017, Lori left LCR to pursue other animal rescue opportunities.
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
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
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
Disclaimer & Legal Info
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.
Last Chance Ranch
9 Beck Road • Quakertown, PA 18951 • 215-538-2510
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