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Lucy Lu

We pulled sweet ‘lil Lucy Lu with a group of 14 other dogs from the shelter in Imperial County in late December.  She was in a kennel with Dana Linn and two other German Shepherds, and her sweet, soulful eyes cried out to us to help her.  We pulled her and her kennel mate, Dana Linn, and brought them to our adoption center.  Lucy Lu was soon adopted, but not too long after her sleepover was in full force, the family had a medical emergency and had to bring her back, as they would not be able to care for her during their recovery period.  So … with open arms, she is back from her sleepover and now seeking a new forever home.  She is good with other dogs and loves to play.  Approximate age is between 1-2 years of age, weighs in around 50 lbs.  She does have some leash reactivity, which we are working on now with our volunteers and trainers.  She needs a slow intro with other dogs, and then she’s fine — and the play time is ON!  Interested in meeting Lucy Lu?  Submit your online adoption application from our website.  More info:  “info@lastchanceatlife.org”

Photo credit:  Alan Hess Photography

Last Chance at Life Rescue Photos – December 2016 (Photo By Alan Hess)
Last Chance at Life Rescue Photos – December 2016 (Photo By Alan Hess)
Last Chance at Life Rescue Photos – December 2016 (Photo By Alan Hess)

Happy New Year!



Welcome to our new-and-improved website and our first-ever BLOG page!

LCAL Rescue is going into its fifth year of saving lives of dogs, birds, cats, and even some guinea pigs! Can you believe it? For some of us here, it feels like a fast-moving blur of activity – sort of like Noah’s Ark powered by super powerful speedboat engines!

For our fans who have been wondering why we’ve been a bit off the Internet grid the past year, it’s because we’ve taken our rapid growth spurts and regrouped into more of what we hope to be a well-oiled machine, providing you with more current, streamlined information on our group’s activities; most important, a focus on the animals’ lives we impact … and how YOU can help.

Last Chance at Life was originally started from a small, private rescue called Boxers N Birds Animal Rescue,” which has been around for many, many years. Our founding member, Lisa Hamilton, has spent her entire career saving animals through her hospital administrator role at a local animal hospital. She had (and still has) a special love for exotic birds and the Boxer breed, hence the name of Boxers N Birds Animal Rescue.

After her hospital location acquired a brand-new, state-of-the-art facility in *2010, she had a vision to use the old facility as a place to grow her rescue which would allow the rescue to help save more animals.

In *2010, the BBAR team applied for nonprofit status with the IRS and the State of California, at which point the rescue was growing in volunteers — we were taking in all breeds of dogs, cats, and birds. Our focus continued to help the animals with serious medical needs, the injured and ill, the elderly, the behaviorally broken, and the local animals in shelters that faced euthanasia for medical, behavioral, or space issues. We truly became the animals’ last chance at life, and that is how our new name came about.

From a small group of 4-5 people with a vision of saving animals to a growing group of 40-50 volunteers, LCAL Rescue is now a full-fledged, 501(c)3 nonprofit rescue group. GuideStar verified/EIN 45-4931153 We are also going into our third year of operating the Last Chance at Life Thrift Store, which operates to assist the rescue by selling gently used donated items to the general public – furniture, clothing, appliances, household items, and much more. 

We are excited to have our new website up and running, and we look forward to providing educational, informative, and heart-warming stories for you on our blog page. Be sure to sign up to follow our pages and posts so that you’ll be up-to-date with our activities.

It’s going to be a GREAT 2015!