Rescue stories

Brucie the Tri-pod

SCARS' newest tri-pod wasn't going to let an injury hold him back.  Brucie came from a rural pound in northern Alberta.  Animal control was concerned about one of his front legs.  He was not using it and it was covered in sores.  Brucie was picked up and went

Brucie the Tri-pod2019-02-24T19:01:42-07:00


Hi! My name is Nutmeg. SCARS found me heavily pregnant during the Walls4Winter dog house drop off. Luckily, they went into action quickly because I needed an emergency C-section. One of my pups was stuck! While they couldn’t save her, the C-section helped to get all the pups



Meet Otto! Last summer, Otto was hit by a car... twice. His access to medical treatment was delayed for several months, and as a result, his injuries have fused in ways that are not so functional. You may notice that he's the best at sitting pretty - he



Food to eat. Trouble to get into. Cardboard boxes to shred. Leashes to chew …. It’s hard to believe, looking at me today, that just 2 weeks ago I was a very sick guy. I’m Simba and I was one little tan puppy, alone and cold in an



Jan. 25 update... A happy story for Robbie Burns day... it's been one week today since I came into care. What a difference 7 days has made. I am bright, alert, have already learned several commands, and figured out how to play with toys for the first time


Lola and Sprite

Just two weeks into care with SCARS, and there is a huge difference in us. We are Lola and Sprite, and we have a skin condition called demodex mange. Both of us girls have gained weight, and our skin infections and scabs are beginning to heal. Once our

Lola and Sprite2019-01-22T18:44:38-07:00

The Life of Pi

Well life doesn't always go the way you want it to, and sometimes it feels like nothing goes your way. Life as a cat can be pretty rough, so often we are just not valued. That pretty much sums up my five months in this world. I was

The Life of Pi2019-01-16T20:46:11-07:00

Lexie, Meredith, Luna and Max

SCARS focuses on the rescue of cats and dogs in rural areas where there are limited or no options to help homeless pets. Thousands of homeless cats struggle for survival every day in urban and rural areas of Alberta. Rescues like SCARS are contacted everyday with urgent pleas

Lexie, Meredith, Luna and Max2019-02-09T12:36:33-07:00