LAST CHANCE ANIMAL RESCUE INC

WHITE PLAINS, MD   |  www.lastchanceanimalrescue.org

Mission

LCAR, founded in 1999, is a non profit organization dedicated to reducing the number of animals needlessly euthanized in the shelters every year due simply to overpopulation. We promote and provide low cost, high quality spay/neuter of companion animals and provide educational material to retain these animals in the home.

Ruling year info

2001

Executive Director

Cynthia Sharpley

Main address

PO BOX 1670

WHITE PLAINS, MD 20695 USA

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EIN

52-2328626

NTEE code info

Veterinary Services (D40)

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

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

High euthanasia rates in shelters, due to overcrowding, are a heartbreaking and manageable problem.

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?

Low Cost, Quality Veterinary Care

Affordable, quality veterinary care is available through our Paw Prints Animal Hospital.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Last Chance Animal Rescue saves 10,000 animals from high-kill shelters, annually. Once in our program, these animals are vetted, spayed/neutered and made available for adoption.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Awards

Humane Animal Care/Special Award 2004

Queen Anne's County Animal Control

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 animal adoptions

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

Rescue and Adoptions

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

For several years, Last Chance Animal Rescue has adopted out nearly 10,000 cats, dogs and small animals.

Number of animals rescued

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

Rescue and Adoptions

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Each year, we rescue more than 10,000 animals from high kill shelter, hoarding situations, abuse cases and more. Each of these animals would otherwise face euthanasia due to over crowding in shelters.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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.

Last Chance Animal Rescue partners with high kill shelters and other rescue organizations to bring animals into our program, freeing up space in the open-intake facilities. Additionally, we offer low cost spay/neuter services to help prevent unplanned litters from being born, therefore, helping to reduce the numbers ever entering the shelter system.

We utilize community outreach techniques to inform the public about our spay/neuter services and, we partner with many shelters and rescue groups to work together to manage overcrowding.

With more than twenty years of experience behind us, we have a proven history of success in methodically and diligently working to conquer this issue.

Each year we spay/neuter more than 20,000 cats and dogs. We also rescue and adopt out roughly 10,000 animals annually.
In the coming year, we are working to expand our facility in order to offer greater service to our community.

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.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    We predominately serve the Maryland, Virginia and D.C. area.

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

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person),

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

    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 strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We have adapted our dog adoption process to accommodate the needs of social distancing requirements. This process was fine tuned with the input of our potential adopters.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    Speaking with our clients allows us to continually evolve or practices, ensuring a long term relationship with our community.

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded,

  • 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 ANIMAL RESCUE INC

Board of directors
as of 3/5/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Cynthia Sharpley

LCAR

Kathy Delozier

ARF, Non-proit animal welfare organization, located in Southern MD

Irma Delozier

ARF

Cynthia Sharpley

LCAR

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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 ? Yes
  • 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? Yes
  • 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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 03/05/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/04/2021

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.