Equine Wellness will donate 25% of each subscription purchased using promo code RANCH to Last Chance Ranch.
Location: Quakertown, PA
Year established: 1999
Staff/volunteers/foster homes: “We have fewer than ten staff members, nearly 150 volunteers, and around 30 foster homes for dogs, equines and other animals,” says Jackie Burke, fundraising coordinator at Last Chance Ranch.
Types of animals they work with: “We work mainly with equines and dogs, but take all domestic companion and farm animals.”
Fundraising projects: “Our main fundraising project is our Annual Benefit Gala on April 11. This event raised over $30,000 last year to help with feed and medical costs. We are hoping this year’s gala will raise over $50,000. We also offer animal sponsorships, tours, our recently opened Thrift Outlet, and educational programs to help raise funds.”
Favorite rescue story: “Ruben is a handsome black Swedish Warmblood gelding who has been in our care for almost ten years. He came to us with an injury after an extensive show jumping career. After almost of year of rehabilitation, Ruben was ready to start training again. He was sent to a foster home at a training barn.
“One day, while turned out, Ruben was playing with another horse through the fence, and ended up impaling his chest with over one-and- a-half-feet of fence board! He was sent to the vet for emergency surgery and once again brought back to us for rehabilitation.
“After recovering from this injury, Ruben was ready for a new career, this time in law enforcement. In 2011, we were approached by the Philadelphia Police Department, who were reinstating their mounted unit. We provided them with five horses for their unit; Ruben served the streets of Philadelphia for three years before retiring.”