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.

Friday, 20 April 2007

Holly (Sookie)

Meet one of our SCARS dogs, Holly. Holly came to us in March 2007, after a very unsettled life. She was found with her puppies in Northern Alberta after being dumped in the bush. The girls at PARS rescued her at just over a year old. Someone adopted Holly from High Prairie and moved her to Edmonton. The adoption didn't work for some reason and Holly was surrendered to SCARS. We had been checking the website for a border collie cross, and Holly (then Sookie) caught our eye. When we brought her home, I didn't know what to expect. I certainly didn't expect to find her sitting in the middle of the kitchen table in the middle of the night, howling! That only happened the first night and I have no idea what got into her. She is still a little shy with men unless they ignore her. The harder a guy tries to make friends, the more suspicious Holly becomes. For some strange reason, Holly bonded with my husband right from the start, she never made strange and prefers his company to mine. That was a relief after her history of shyness. Holly is a typical border collie, energetic and sensitive. A raised voice leaves her cringing. So no raised voices! We love her to bits and are glad to have been able to give her a good home.

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