Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

Last Chance for Animals

Alleviating animal suffering and exploitation

four stars

97.10

8033 Sunset Boulevard Suite 835
Los Angeles, CA 90046
tel: (888) 882-6462   Web Site
EIN: 95-4013155

Board Leadership
Ariel Gale
Board President

CEO
Cindy Beal
President, Founder

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 97.10 four stars
  Financial 99.11 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1984, Last Chance for Animals (LCA) recognizes that animals have the ability to experience pain, and as such they deserve certain basic rights protecting them from pain caused by humans. LCA believes that non-human animals should not be subjected to suffering and exploitation by humans because alternatives exist for nearly every traditional usage of animals. LCA opposes the use of animals for scientific curiosity, entertainment, clothing, and food. LCA recognizes the use of non-human animals in medical experimentation as both immoral and of questionable scientific validity due to the tremendous biological difference between species. LCA's work advocates conscious and informed lifestyle decisions, and LCA is committed to disseminating truthful information about societal animal abuse to improve the treatment of animals.

Founded in 1984, Last Chance for Animals (LCA) recognizes that animals have the ability to experience pain, and as such they deserve certain basic rights protecting them from pain caused by humans. LCA believes that non-human animals should not be subjected to suffering and exploitation by humans because alternatives exist for nearly every traditional usage of animals. LCA opposes the use of animals for scientific curiosity, entertainment, clothing, and food. LCA recognizes the use of non-human animals in medical experimentation as both immoral and of questionable scientific validity due to the tremendous biological difference between species. LCA's work advocates conscious and informed lifestyle decisions, and LCA is committed to disseminating truthful information about societal animal abuse to improve the treatment of animals.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2019
Number of animals with freedom from pain
1,000,000
Number of people converted to vegetarian or vegan lifestyles to reduce farmed animal consumption
100,000
Number of undercover investigations/videos to uncover unethical treatment of animals
12
Number of animals with freedom from fear and distress
1,000,000
Number of instance where penalties have increased for animal cruelty, neglect, fighting, abandonment, and/or sexual assault
50
This impact information is current as of March 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

99.11

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
89.9%
  Administrative Expenses 1.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.02
  Program Expenses Growth 9.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Last Chance for Animals on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Last Chance for Animals on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,302,078
   Federated Campaigns $44,968
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,347,046
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,347,046
   Other Revenue $81,056
TOTAL REVENUE $2,428,102
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,396,927
   Administrative Expenses $42,386
   Fundraising Expenses $263,474
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,702,787
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-274,685
   
Net Assets $2,610,788

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$95,000 3.51% Chris Derose President
Other Salaries of Note
$110,000 4.06% Cindy Beal CFO

Mission

Founded in 1984, Last Chance for Animals (LCA) recognizes that animals have the ability to experience pain, and as such they deserve certain basic rights protecting them from pain caused by humans. LCA believes that non-human animals should not be subjected to suffering and exploitation by humans because alternatives exist for nearly every traditional usage of animals. LCA opposes the use of animals for scientific curiosity, entertainment, clothing, and food. LCA recognizes the use of non-human animals in medical experimentation as both immoral and of questionable scientific validity due to the tremendous biological difference between species. LCA's work advocates conscious and informed lifestyle decisions, and LCA is committed to disseminating truthful information about societal animal abuse to improve the treatment of animals.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Last Chance for Animals (CA) 97.10 four stars
Alley Cat Allies (MD) 90.58 four stars
American Anti-Vivisection Society (PA) 85.00 three stars
Animal Welfare Institute (DC) 99.99 four stars
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation (NC) 95.41 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Last Chance for Animals
8033 Sunset Boulevard
Suite 835
Los Angeles, CA 90046
tel: (888) 882-6462
fax: (310) 271-1890
EIN: 95-4013155

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Board Leadership

Ariel Gale
Board President

CEO

Cindy Beal
President, Founder