Laurie's campaign for The Last Chance Cat Ranch

The Last Chance Cat Ranch is  not-for-profit cat rescue that is a no-kill organization.  We are located in Lethbridge, Alberta.  We were officially incorporated as a Registered Society in Alberta on January 9th, 2006.  We are also a registered charity with Canada Revenue Agency.

Our mission is to save homeless cats and kittens from death. To provide necessary veterinary care to rescued cats. To find forever homes for abandoned and stray cats.  To assist with re-homing when a pet owner experiences a life altering change which forces them to have to let go of their beloved pet.  

2020 has been  catastrophic year for all rescues.  There was an explosion of kittens.  Rescues are full.   Although we advocate strongly for spay and neuter, we haven't seen much of an upswing which results in unwanted pregnancies, births and deaths.  2020 has not seen any improvement, in fact things are worse.  Add COVID into the mix and it's not been an easy time.   It is a harsh and nasty reality that many cats live the most horrible of lives.

Our current vet bill sits in the 20,000 dollar range.  We have experienced not only having to spay and neuter 50 plus cats and kittens, but have some cats with horrible injuries, like broken pelvises from being thrown from a vehicle, cat's hit by a car,  a little girl swung by their tail so hard that it severed the nerve to little Hannah's  bladder resulting in her having to have her bladder expressed manually three times a day and her tail amputated completely.    We had a cat come in who had been attacked by a coyote and managed to escape.  We treated him for his wounds and then worked with him to have him gain trust.  He is a loving cat and had come out of his shell a lot.  We have dozens of stories we could share.  Below are some pictures with comments.

We fund raise constantly.  Bottle drives, craft fairs, bake sales.  It is never enough.  Our vet bills are astronomical.  A result of difficult cases and not just a few.  Our food bill alone is in the 4 grand per month range, especially if housing kittens.   We have more than 100 cats and kittens in our care waiting for a home, or to heal enough to go to their furever home.  We are at a point where we aren't really keeping our head above water.  Yet the calls keep coming.  The need keeps increasing.  We cannot do what we do without the public's support.  We need your money, as cheeky as that sounds.  Every penny counts.  

I cannot stress enough how much we need your help.  How much we value and appreciate your help.  We do not ask for money lightly.  And it should be noted that we receive absolutely no funding from any agency or government.  We fund raise for every nickel.  And not one single penny goes to anything else but the rescue.  We are 100% volunteer run, no one is paid, not even the founder of the rescue.

Please consider donating. We NEED your help.  

(Pictured is North both in our banner as well as below.   North had lived the majority of his life outside, fighting for his existence.  He had parasites, and wounds, and was very fearful.  He also had broken and rotting teeth and desperately needed a dental.  We gave him the love and care he required, worked with him to help him socialize, and I'm pleased to say he has since been adopted, just a couple of weeks ago.  This is what your dollars do)51944780_1602878585123254_r.jpeg

Please visit our website.  www.thelastchancecatranch.com

Donations

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  • William Vanderven 
    • $100 
    • 11 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 1 mo
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 1 mo
  • Heather Romkey 
    • $60 
    • 1 mo
  • Christelle Roy 
    • $24 
    • 1 mo
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Organizer

Laurie Olmsted 
Organizer
Lethbridge, AB
The Last Chance Cat Ranch 
Registered nonprofit
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