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, 23 May 2005


It was a cold day with many new people and a long drive from Westlock to Edmonton. He didn’t want to eat and although he was curious about the cat, he just needed a rest.

Marvin went in for his check up with the Holistic Vet and we found out he had a broken pelvis to go along with his many war wounds. He was a pretty sore guy but a real trooper!

Weighing in at a measly 15 lbs, all ribs and backbone, he is now a solid, muscular 21 lbs! He is in dog school and hopes to graduate into agility. He lives with his friend Palaver and went from many scratches on the nose to sunbathing buddies. He is still timid about the vehicle and some people, but has come a long way.

Thanks again for your hard work and the up keep of your website so animals like Marvin have a second chance.

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