Second Chance Animal Rescue Society (SCARS) is dedicated to reducing the number of homeless animals in Northern Alberta, Canada

We believe that there is a suitable home for all homeless animals: young or old; large or small.

As a volunteer-run, registered charity, we care for these animals by providing veterinary care and foster homes for animals in need until a permanent home is found. These private foster homes provide the animals with warm shelter, food, exercise, and tender loving care (something that so many of the animals we receive have never experienced).

SCARS does not practice selective intake procedures and operates in a triage manner: taking the animal in most medical need first. As a result our medical expenses are enormous. Please consider donating to our rescue efforts.

Look At Us Now!

To date, SCARS has rescued and rehomed over 3,000 animals.

Because these animals live in our homes, we deveop a very deep bond with our fosters. Many of the adoptive families keep us updated on how well their new companions are thriving in their new homes.

To all the wonderful foster homes, all the tireless volunteers, all the compassionate furever-homes: we say a heartfelt thank-you!

Please support your local rescue society and consider adoption as opposed to buying your new friend.

Monday, 30 July 2007


Rabbie is such a wonderful dog. His goal in life is simply to have fun. He loves everyone and everything - dogs, cats, kids, everyone he meets. He is slowly winning over my 14 year old cat Sammy (she didn't really want me to get another dog) and he really wants me to get him another canine brother or sister. He is a quirky dog, and although he loves to chew his squeaky toys what he really loves are finding and destroying SOS pads. Yes, really (I do not encourage this)! He makes me laugh constantly with his happy personality. He went camping last weekend for the first time and he did great. He made some new friends with the kids there that weekend, who loved him as much as he loved them.


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