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.

Saturday, 13 December 2008


Merry Christmas everyone and a special hello to Sylvia from Flora and family.

Flora has had a wonderful year of fun and adventure- swimming with her new life jacket, going bird hunting with her dad, camping all over Alberta. She is coming to Jasper for Christmas with her best friend and canine brother Basil, since we had such a great time there hiking and playing in the snow last year. She is looking forward to a new obedience training session starting in January. She is truly our little gem and we are grateful for her every day. Here are some recent photos of her. Take care all the best to all of you and to all the SCARS animals in 2009.

Cailin and Andrew

May 8, 2008

Just wanted to say hi from Flora and us. It's so hard to believe it's already been one year since she joined our family- seems like we've had her forever. She is doing great. She continues to be the most loving, affectionate dog in the world. She follows Basil around like a shadow with a huge smile on her face and they are inseparable as ever. Currently, they are just lounging out in the yard eating some carrots (her favourite treat!) after a good wrestle together. One of her favourite thing to do is still to chase rabbits in the field. She has a one track mind when it comes to this and she can cover some serious ground chasing them. We are working on having her respond to a whistle because I'm always paranoid she will chase the rabbits too far. She loves to swim and we're going to get a kiddie pool for the pups in the backyard when it gets warm enough. I'm sending you some photos of Flora at Christmas in Jasper and around the house. Hope you are doing very well!

Take care,

Flora, Basil, Cailin and Andrew

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