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, 20 August 2007


This is a very tough entry to make. Casey was taken from us in an awful accident in July, a month before her second birthday. I won't go into details. Suffice it to say that the guilt and the horror of her death will be with us forever. I still sleep with her favorite squeeky toy and cry for her often. Though she was a tough puppy to love, we loved her totally!
Casey was born in August 2005, part of Grace's litter of seven. Our Border Collie/Aussie had died from cancer in Sept, leaving our lives empty with no doggy ears to rub. Grace's litter all had the look that we were searching for, and any one of them could have become our pup. Unfortunately, Grace was extremely shy and most of the pups had followed her lead. They were all backed into the doghouse when we went to look at them and we didn't want to drag them out. Casey and one other pup were the outgoing ones and eventually were crawling all over us as we sat in the run.

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