Thanks to Sanctuary Animal Skype (RIP)’s sponsor(s):

 
Status: Sponsored
Animal Type(s): Dogs, Medium Dogs (< 50 lbs / 23 kg)
Gender: Female
Breed: Mixed
Current location: Athabasca, AB
Spayed / Neutered: Yes
House trained: Yes
Good with kids: Unknown
Good with dogs: Yes
Good with cats: Unknown

From Skype’s foster mom (SCARS President, Sylvia Christiansen):

Hello, I am very sad to let you know, Skype, one of the SCARS sanctuary animals, has passed away from cancer. Several months ago we had removed her spleen which had a large tumor on it. I had hoped that cancer would not return but sadly it did.

Skype had been with me since 2013. She came to us from a pet wellness clinic of the Canadian Animal Task Force. She had been hit by a vehicle and needed a leg amputated. She was also feral. So she was not the most cooperative dog to work with at the beginning. Who could blame her? I so badly wanted to hug her because she was just the cutest dog ever, even though she would surely rip my head off if I tried. I found her personality enduring and loved the challenge of being able to work with her until she was adoptable. LOL! She was never adoptable but as the years went on she loved going for walks with me and her best buddy, Trotsky, who misses her terribly.

She tolerated my petting her, and I want to believe secretly enjoyed it. I think I enjoyed it more than she did. However, she showed me her affection in other ways. She was excited to see me and did a happy dance and some talking. She was a very smart girl. I enjoyed her every day and will miss her every day.

I did get to hug her in her last moments.


I came to SCARS after being live trapped at a spay/neuter clinic. I had an injured leg that had to be amputated. I guess you can call me feral, or at least I was. I have come along way, though I do have a long way to go. At first nobody could touch me, so you can imagine how fun that was. Now, I will let you put the leash on me and happily go with you. I still don’t enjoy being touched but tolerate it and am happy to see my foster mom and always do a happy dance for her. I’m not a very big girl, maybe 35lbs.  I need patience and understanding. I’m a very smart girl, just never had anyone care about me before. Life before was all about survival and staying away from people, so this trusting people thing is new to me.

I’m a Sanctuary Animal

What’s a sanctuary animal? Sanctuary animals are permanent wards of SCARS due to medical conditions or behavioural issues and we are not likely to ever find an adoptive family.
SCARS is committed to giving these animals a home and the love, care and attention they deserve! We house them at our two main intake facilities.
We look to businesses to sponsor Sactuary Animals to help us offset the cost of housing them.

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Please note: If other cats/dogs in your home are not spayed/neutered, we may deny your application. SCARS exists due to lack of spaying/neutering and it is our goal to end this cycle. If there is a documented medical reason for your animal to not be spayed/neutered, we will work with you.