Last Dance Rescue Ranch is a non profit animal sanctuary located near Charlevoix, Michigan. We provide lifelong care for domestic animals and livestock, with a focus on end of life care, hospice, and those with medical needs. We advocate for responsible animal ownership, spay/neuter programs, and living a lifestyle to support these beliefs.
The current population ranges from 80-100 animals including horses, steers, donkey and mules, goats, alpacas, llamas, sheep, chickens and turkeys. Also making their home here are dogs, cats, bunnies, and the occasional guinea pig. We take on new animals as space, time, and finances permit.
April and her team provide old, sick and unwanted farm animals with a new home at Last Dance Rescue Ranch.
Dogs and cats who require medical or end of life care have found a caring, love home at the ranch.
A little surprise for the ranch is baby alpaca Oakley who’s shown enjoying time with her aunties.
I am amazed at what miracles April North has accomplished. The animals are extremely well cared for in every way. The dogs and cats greeted us upon arrival and some wagged tails...
Our family friend runs a beautiful rescue ranch in Horton Bay, Michigan. Over 90 animals call this place home. There’s no better place for an animal to spend their final years.
We love Last Chance Rescue Ranch! April extends the utmost care and love to her charges giving them a peaceful, fulfilling, and dignified life no matter how long they are with her.
Dr. April North depends on monetary donations to help with expenses such as food and vet care for the animals at Last Dance Rescue Ranch. She also depends on volunteers to help with the barnyard chores as well as to provide much-needed affection to the animals.
Do you have special experience with a certain species? Do you need to get your dog fix but can’t have one of your own? Do you enjoy the hands on day to day hard work that it takes to care for these loving souls? Apply to become a volunteer!
It takes more than love to keep the Ranch running! Stall muck out, stacking hay, scrubbing water troughs, scooping poop, and keeping the feed stocked are critical to the operation. We are always looking for reliable helpers to lend a hand.
Last Dance Rescue Ranch is a 501 (c)(3) and we rely on monetary donations to help with veterinary expenses, hay and feed, and upkeep of fencing and shelters. We appreciate any support you can provide and accept online donations via PayPal.