Local Animal Rescue Organization Awarded National Relief Grant
Last Chance Ranch Received a Disaster Grant from GreaterGood.org
Last Chance Ranch Animal Rescue (LCR), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that rescues and rehabilitates horses and domestic companion animals, is the recipient of national relief grant courtesy of GreaterGood.org. The grant will help the organization continue to provide a safe and secure refuge for abused, unwanted or neglected animals, including animals rescued from a mass seizure in early 2016.
On January 26, 2016, LCR rescued nine horses, 20 sheep and three dogs that had been severely neglected by their caretaker in eastern Pennsylvania. All of the animals were malnourished and in poor health, and in fact two of the horses were so emaciated that they were unable to stand. Many of the animals are pregnant and in need of care, and all three dogs had frostbitten ears from being chained outside during the extreme cold.
“The cruel treatment these animals received at the hands of their caretaker is unfortunately something our organization bears witness to each and every day,” said Lori McCutcheon, who founded the nonprofit in 1999. “The support received from GreaterGood.org and other generous donors helps us to give these animals the life they deserve.”
The grant, totaling nearly $10,000, will ease the financial burden LCR faces due to the emergency and routine veterinary care required by the animals, as well as food and boarding until they are able to find them forever homes. It is part of a national grant program made possible by GreaterGood.org
“With the help of visitors to The Animal Rescue Site™, we are able to fund these grants to critically ill and neglected animals all over the world,” said Liz Baker, Executive Director of GreaterGood.org. “Last Chance Animal Ranch is a great example of compassionate and impactful candidates we look for to receive these grants.”
To learn more about the program, visit www.greatergood.org.
About Last Chance Ranch
Last Chance Ranch Animal Rescue (LCR) is a public volunteer, non-profit 501(c) (3) organization that rescues and rehabilitates horses and domestic companion animals. Last Chance Ranch Animal Rescue is dedicated to promoting and educating the public about 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. LCR is also partnered with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, ASPCA and the United States Humane Society throughout the USA.
GreaterGood.org is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that works to improve the health and well-being of people, pets, and the planet. It accomplishes this mission by partnering with charitable organizations and administering programs worldwide that address hunger and illness (particularly in women and children), promote education and literacy, feed and care for rescued animals in shelters and sanctuaries, and protect wildlife and restore the environment. Since 2006, GreaterGood.org has worked with more than 150 charitable partners worldwide and operates several of its own programs including Rescue Bank, Madrean Discovery Expeditions, One Picture Saves a Life, and GROW. You can learn more about GreaterGood.org on our website or by following us on Facebook.
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