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.

Saturday, 8 December 2007

Annie (Jill)

This is Annie. Her sad eyes and battle scarred face tore at our hearts. We had just lost our young SCARS rescue, Casey, to a tragic accident. Holly was depressed and subdued and needed a playmate. We were looking for a Lab/ Border Collie cross, with short hair this time. Annie's little face begged us to adopt her.
We all piled into the car on a scorching July day and drove up to Sylvia's to meet Jill (Annie) and her brother Jack. Annie pretty much ignored us after Sylvia released her from the quarantine shed. Exploring around the dog runs was much more important than meeting new people! Even if those new people were going to be her forever home.

As Annie was 4-5 months old, we missed all of the endearing puppy antics that y
ou would get with a younger pup. However, it was nice to also miss the teething and crying at night. House training was a snap and not one pair of socks or underwear came to grief! She was already big enough to go for walks and play with Holly. All she lacked was stamina which we built up gradually with good food and exercise. Annie still doesn't have Holly's border collie turn of speed or agility, but she is great at hand to hand combat and loves wrestling.
In true Lab fashion, Annie will eat anything, any time. She always thinks that she's starving and licks up every crumb or drip from the kitchen floor! I really don't know how she managed for 3 or 4 months on her own after she was weaned (presuming she had a Mom that long). Maybe that's why she wants to eat so much, making up for lost time! Annie is vocal and sounds like a bear when she's rolling on the carpet or trying to get Holly to play. She's a real character and we're glad that we had the chance to add her to our life. We love her!!

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