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.

Thursday, 26 October 2006


I just wanted to let you know that Tash is doing great!!! She is such a gentle natured dog, the neighbours children love her and she is so well behaved. We adopted her about 7 weeks about and as you can see from the photos, she is a very happy puppy. Having the chance to spend the day with Tash prior to adopting her was a great step. When we brought her home a week later our other puppy was so excited and I would like to thing that they remembered each other. Tash was shy for the first few days but has since settled right in. After the first week, Tash's confidence increased to the point where she was playfully challenging her sister and was teaching her how to swim. The pair of them can get into quite a lot of mischief.
Tash’s health is also improving. After her operation she developed an infection. We got her antibiotics and an E-collar and after she ate the first one (I don't know how) we went back to the vets for another. The next day we came home to find that not only had she escaped from her kennel again, eaten her new E-collar and the remote control. It was at this time we decided to stop buying the collars. Her front legs hadn't really improved, so after a few visits to the vet and some x-rays we have her on metacam. She is a new dog!!! We are still waiting for the results of the x-rays but the vet couldn't find anything immediately wrong.
With 2 nine month old Sheppard/Husky crosses in the house we definetely have our hands full and loving every minute of it. Thank you for looking after Tash until we could find her, she is a great addition to our household. Thanks; Aileen and Scott

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