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, 27 November 2008


Blackie has been such a welcome addition to our family. We feel so fortunate to have been able to make him part of our lives. He is so well behaved and so eager to please. Blackie and I have started running twice a day (although running may be the wrong word as often there are very interesting things that require sniffing along the way) and the ravine by our house provides endless opportunity for exploration. We have established a routine and are settling in wonderfully.

I can't thank SCARS enough for the care the gave my little one while he was with you. Thank you Colleen (I have misplaced your email address but hope this will get to you) for your advice and care you provided Blackie while he was in your care!

I have attached just a couple pictures and will update you in the future!


Pam said...

I knew that you were the most perfect family for 'lil Blackie! And I love that you kept his name.

I hope that we will get more updates as he grows up?

Happy New Year!


Kate said...

So great to see a picture of Blackie and to hear that life is great with him. We adopted Snowball, of the same litter, and are loving life with him as well. I'll have to post an update soon.