About 2017-04-10T17:00:09-06:00

Our Mission

Second Chance Animal Rescue Society (SCARS) is a non-profit Edmonton and Athabasca based registered charity that is almost entirely volunteer operated. SCARS relies on money raised through memberships, donations, sponsorships, grants, and other fundraising efforts.

What we do

SCARS takes in animals that are homeless or slated for euthanasia. We collect unowned or unwanted pets from remote area dog pounds and veterinary clinics that act as the pound. We also take in abandoned pets, many of which are sick or injured. Every animal is given medical assessment and any treatment it requires. We spay/neuter, vaccinate & microchip every animal that comes into our care.

SCARS actively works within northern Alberta, particularly First Nations and Métis communities, to promote responsible companion animal guardianship. This includes providing spaying and neutering, vaccinations, micro-chipping and pet shelters.

Our guarantee:

We always accept the return of animals adopted from SCARS. However, SCARS does not typically accept other owner-surrendered animals unless they are from one of our target communities. SCARS has many homeless animals waiting for a spot to become available and their life depends on it, therefore we give priority to homeless and abandoned animals. Many of SCARS animals come from northern communities that have no pound or small pounds that have time restrictions on them.

Why we do it

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SCARS is dedicated to reducing the number of homeless and abandoned animals in Northern Alberta. We believe there is a suitable home for all homeless animals, young or old.

You can help in any of the following ways: