The Last Resort
Animal Rescue

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a 501(c)(3) charity

EIN 26-2985185



The Last Resort is a no kill, foster-based rescue that saves dogs from high kill shelters, mainly in the southern, east coast states.  

We are a Non Profit 501c3 Animal Rescue dedicated to saving the lives of homeless, neglected, abandoned, and abused animals.

Our mission is to provide permanent re-homing for all the animals that we rescue. 

Thousands of beautiful creatures each year are abandoned, neglected, abused and left to die by the people they trusted.

Our team of rescuers, vet techs, trainers, foster homes and volunteers work diligently to bring these animals to safety where they can learn to love and trust humans again.

Through fund raising, education and community support, we can all make a difference in the lives of these beautiful creatures.

Four million cats and dogs are euthanized in U.S. shelters each year! 

Now, think about that last statement for a minute.  If there are 4 million dogs and cats euthanized per year, that means there are 333,334 euthanized per month, 76,923 euthanized per week and 10,959 euthanized every day!

In other words, one animal is put down every 8 seconds, just in the United States.

They need our help!!! 

We are animal rescuers, this is our burden and our blessing!  


 I Am an Animal Rescuer

My job is to assist all creatures
I was born with the need to fulfill their needs
I take in new family members without plan or forethought
I have bought dog food with my last dime
I have patted a mangy head with a bare hand
I have hugged someone vicious and afraid
I have fallen in love a thousand times
and I have cried into the fur of a lifeless body

I have "Animal Friends" and "friends who have animals"
I don't often use the word "pet"
I notice those lost at the road side
And my heart aches
I will hand raise a field mouse
And make friends with a vulture
I know of no creature unworthy of my time

We may be master of the animals,
But the animals have mastered themselves
Something people still haven't learned
War and abuse makes me hurt for the world
But a rescue that makes the news gives me hope for mankind

We are a quiet, but determined army
And we are making a difference ever day
There is nothing more necessary than warming an orphan
Nothing more rewarding than saving a life
No higher recognition than watching them thrive
There is no greater joy than seeing a puppy play
Who only days ago, was too weak to eat

I am an Animal Rescuer
My work is never done
My home is never quiet
My wallet is always empty
But my heart is always full!

In the game of life, I have already won! 

 ~ Written from the heart by: 
Annette King-Tucker