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.

Tuesday, 15 May 2007

Gilligan & Precilla

May 15, 2007

Hi everyone! Gilligan here. I’ve been with my mom and my Aunt Neenee for over a year now and I could not be happier. My mom likes to take me and Precilla for long walks on the off-leash trails and we love it! I make friends with almost all of the dogs we meet except for this pack of Newfies that I’m terrified of; those things look like bears!! My leg is doing great although every once in a while I get a little too crazy (I’m a fun-loving guy) and it gets sore for a while and then I turn into a “hop-along”. But I’m a tough boy and my mom keeps Metacam on hand just in case! I am a 93-pound mama’s boy and one of my most favorite things to do is ‘nuggle with my mom and let her give me big hugs. I was very happy that my mom and Neenee adopted my girlfriend Precilla. It’s nice to have a friend although I think she is more attached to me than I am to her—just don’t tell her I said that. Haha.

Hey. It’s me, Precilla. My mom and Neenee adopted me in November so I’ve been part of the “zoo” for almost 6 months now. I looooove my boyfriend Gilligan. It was love at first sight. I can’t get enough of him!! When we went to school at Dogspaw everyone kept laughing at how I would maul Gilligan with kisses and paws after being away from him for just a few minutes. My mom is trying to get me to be a little more independent by walking me alone. She says it is working but one time I slipped out of my collar and there was no way I was going to let Mom get within 3 feet of me; no siree! So, Neenee had to bring Gilligan in the car to where we were so that Mom could put the collar and leash back on me. Haha that sure gave Mom a run for her money. She said it was a good thing we weren’t by cars. I am still a little shy with people—those things can be pretty scary. But I have gotten much better! I am not a “melter” anymore when I get scared. My mom and Neenee think that the reason I used to be SO scared was because I was in pain. It turned out that I had some rotten teeth that had to be removed. Right after the surgery I was already a braver, happier girl. I am so happy to be in my forever home with my mom, Neenee and the kitties.

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