Last Chance at Life All Breed Animal Rescue and Adoptions

Oceanside, CA   |  http://www.lastchanceatlife.org

Mission

Last Chance at Life is an organization dedicated to saving the lives of shelter animals in San Diego and surrounding communities. The organization provides medical attention and training for animals with medical, behavioral and emotional needs. The organization also hosts adoption and fundraising events for pets ready to be a part of a permanent home.

Ruling year info

2014

President and Founder

Lisa Hamilton

Main address

3308 Mission Ave

Oceanside, CA 92058 USA

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EIN

45-4931153

NTEE code info

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Our focus is medical and local. We take animals of all ages, including seniors. We help the animals that are overlooked — the older, the broken, the not-so-popular — we fix them medically, we nurture for behaviors, and we seek out and find their forever homes. Most often these animals are facing euthanasia because of medical or behavioral needs. Because of this, we are truly their Last Chance at Life.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Volunteer

We are only successful in our mission to save animals when we have a dedicated team of volunteers, sharing the same goals, visions, and immense love for these beautiful creatures. We rely on the support of our volunteers across the organization, including: department heads, home checks, fosters, dog handlers, adoption center shifts, advocates, transportation, events, fundraising, and thrift store.

Population(s) Served

Not every pet will fit every lifestyle. Our adoption counselors ask potential adopters many questions to determine which pet will do well in their home and which might not.

Many of our animals come from unknown backgrounds through local shelters. Most have medical or behavioral concerns that we have addressed as well as providing their well care. The adoption process may seem time-consuming, but we wish to maximize an animal’s chance for a successful, permanent adoption. Adopting a companion pet is a major consideration and responsible pet ownership demands a considerable commitment. All we ask in return is that the adopter love and care for this pet for its lifetime

Population(s) Served

Our rescue also takes in dogs who are not able to be adopted out due to medical issues. We provide our Hospice Foster dogs with the care they need to live out the remainder of their lives with as much comfort as possible. We pay for their food, medical, etc., and our amazing foster families provide the love.

Population(s) Served

Because of our commitment to animals in need of medical care, our fosters play a critical role in our ability to fulfill that mission.

Sharing a home with an animal, even temporarily, is a responsibility to be treated with care and respect. Many of our animals require extra loving care as they recover from illness or learn correct behavior. Our fosters are commitment to the care, nurture and rehabilitation often required for a successful recovery and adoption.

Population(s) Served

The Last Chance at Life Thrift Store provides critical funding to LCAL and an additional way for donors to help fund our mission.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of animals rehomed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Adoptions

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Dogs and birds with medical or behavioral needs adopted each year.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our goal is to reduce the number of adoptable dogs euthanized in local shelters for medical needs or behavioral needs. Additionally, we also strive to be an option for shelters that are not able to accept birds.

We establish relationships with local shelters and communicate with them about dogs in need beyond their capacity to offer medical care. We also communicate with general public and offer assistance to those families who may not be able to provide medical care for sick pets and are considering relinquishing to a shelter.

We have a private shelter where we house animals while we seek foster care during their recovery or rehabilitation. We also have a network of fosters families for birds and dogs.

LCAL has rescued over 1400 animals. Our goal is to continue to expand our resources so that we can increase our intake of animals.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Suggestion box/email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Expanded leadership team to help organize, create and train staff and volunteers on canine and avian behavior.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Last Chance at Life All Breed Animal Rescue and Adoptions

Board of directors
as of 2/5/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Lisa Hamilton


Board co-chair

Jen Stahl

Ray Corvan

Karen Corvan

Robbin Muller

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Not applicable
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/5/2021,

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data