Rescue stories

Vegas needed urgent help

*Emergency with Vegas* We got a call Feb. 21st, 2020 about this poor girl, covered in quills. She is now with our friends at Westlock Veterinary Center getting the treatment she deserves. Huge shout out to the rescue world who gave us the heads up & location of

Vegas needed urgent help2020-02-23T08:26:01-07:00

Gabby had been snared

Just when you think you are at the end. Just when you think you can't go on. Your Second Chance shines like a beacon of light. A thread (of hope). My life has been a constant fight for survival. Six years on this earth. I have had more

Gabby had been snared2020-02-02T16:00:19-07:00


Jan 24/20....Meet Shady. ⚠️Warning Disturbing Images Ahead⚠️ We got a call about a dog who was injured from a northern Alberta community that we work within. He had run into some bad luck. He had a stick that impaled him. X-rays showed the stick to be two feet



One dedicated rescuer, two days, two dogs, two different areas of the province - eerily similar symptoms.  Here is Blackie's story. Not 24 hours had gone by since Lizzie's diagnosis and passing and the phone rang again. A dog, this time a large male, previously healthy, only 4


Noodle (formerly Earl Grey) and Ginger (formerly Lady Jasmine)

When SCARS took into care two tiny orphan kittens, their rescuers estimated them to be about two weeks old.  They were scruffy, with ungroomed and messy fur, and about the size of large hamsters. Everyone, including the vet, was shocked when upon examination, the kittens' teeth revealed them

Noodle (formerly Earl Grey) and Ginger (formerly Lady Jasmine)2020-01-18T15:17:17-07:00

Parvo pups

Parvo! The mention of it stops the seasoned rescuer in their tracks. Earlier this week SCARS intake team saved 7 pups from the crushing cold, one of their siblings was dead and the other missing presumably also succumbed to the cold. With hope in our hearts and the

Parvo pups2020-01-24T15:11:22-07:00

Marcus and Patrize

Rescue can be rewarding and it can be disheartening, disheartening is the only word to describe our feelings about the rescue of Markus and Patrice. You see RCMP received a call and arrived just in time to save these two precious babies from the freezing temperatures they scooped

Marcus and Patrize2020-01-18T14:57:06-07:00

January extreme cold rescues

January 18... The middle of January 2020 saw Alberta temperatures dip into -30 and -40 C. It was a very busy time for us, assisting in our target communities with dog house deliveries, straw deliveries and round up for stray/unwanted animals that were at risk of succumbing in

January extreme cold rescues2020-01-19T15:12:06-07:00