Last Chance Rescue Mission Statement



Last Chance Rescue is an intervention group which stands between an animalís life and death.  Our mission is to promote shelter adoptions, to educate on the benefits of spaying and neutering, to increase public awareness to the plight and the numbers of stray and unwanted animals and to promote responsible pet ownership.  In doing so, we hope to provide every one of our animals with a loving home and every loving home with one of our animals.  Last Chance Rescue promises to make every effort to place unwanted, neglected and homeless animals.  We promise to give them a safe place to sleep, a wholesome meal, a loving touch and hopefully a last chance at a family. Through dedication, perseverance and commitment, we will defend and protect the lives of those that cannot speak for themselves, for we are their Last Chance.


 Last Chance Rescue General Information


Board of Directors 2008-2009


 Brenda Carney

Vice President Sue Coleman


 Lorena Lara


Melinda Rappe

Board Member

Janet Johnson

Board Member

Sue Coleman

Board Member

Emily Garcia

Board Member Beryl Hackman

Board Member

Colleen Hackman

Board Member

Pam Kucera

Board Member Laura Bowers Heilenday
Board Member
Frankie Thurlkill


Last Chance Rescue, Inc., is an IRS designated 501(C)(3)non-profit organization.  Contributions to LCR are TAX DEDUCTIBLE under Section 107 of the Internal Revenue Code. 

Our current Public Charity Status is:

170 (b) (1) (A) (vi)


Last Chance Rescue is a not for profit public charity located in San Patricio County Texas

501(c)3 date on record is 1-6-2007

Public Charity Status  170(b)(1)(A)(vi)


We are incorporated in the State of Texas (2-17-2005) File #80045615


For obtain copies of any records please write to:

Last Chance Rescue

P.O. Box 1226

Gregory, TX 78359


Please allow 4 weeks for processing.

What does being a 501c3, tax-exempt organization mean?

The term "tax-exempt," when used in reference to nonprofit organizations, generally refers to the net profits (proceeds over and above expenses) of an organization being exempt from federal and/or state income tax. While a nonprofit organization can be established by incorporating, the entity is not automatically tax-exempt upon creation with the state. Tax-exemption can usually be achieved only through applying for and receiving Internal Revenue Service (IRS) approval.

Is there more than one category of tax-exempt organization?

Yes. The one most familiar (and addressed in subsequent questions below) is the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 501(c)(3) public charity or private foundation, which is established for purposes that are religious, educational, charitable, scientific, literary, testing for public safety, fostering of national or international amateur sports, or prevention of cruelty to animals and children. There are also IRC Section 501(c)(4) through 501(c)(27) organizations that are considered tax-exempt, but not charitable. Examples include trade associations, social clubs and certain advocacy organizations involved in substantial political lobbying activity.

What benefit does being 501c3 offer my nonprofit and its contributors?

One of the primary benefits of being considered tax-exempt under IRC Section 501(c)(3) is the ability to accept contributions and donations that are tax-deductible to the donor. Additional benefits include, but are not limited to:

A community foundation meets the public support test set forth in Internal Revenue Code Section 170(b)(1)(A)(vi) as modified by Treasury Regulation Section 170A-9(e)(10).
Mission, Structure and Governance - Standard II. Part C.

The Standard

A community foundation meets the public support test set forth in Internal Revenue Code Section 170(b)(1)(A)(vi) as modified by Treasury Regulation Section 170A-9(e)(10).

Underlying Rationale

In order for donors to enjoy the most beneficial tax treatment for their contributions, the community foundation must receive a certain portion of its annual support from multiple individuals and organizations. Meeting this "public support test" is a clear demonstration that the community foundation enjoys broad public acceptance and support and is not controlled by a small group of donors. Building a strong endowment and administering a collection of funds are fundamental aspects of being a community foundation. Satisfaction of the public support test under section 170(b)(1)(A)(vi) shows that donor support is from gifts rather than program revenue. This classification also allows the community foundation to maximize the amount of investment income it can earn without jeopardizing its exempt status.

Potential Outcomes