Rescue stories

Grizzly Adams had been quilled

SCARS got the call Saturday night to help a dog that had been quilled (a common mishap). After phoning the person, we learned that the dog had been quilled two weeks prior and had recently developed complications. We made the late night ½ hr drive to his location and

Brie had been hit by a car

I'm Brie. You might be wondering what a sweet border collie like me is doing in need of rescue. Well, let me tell you! Rescues come to SCARS from all walks of life and all communities. I am an 8-month-old female and a very busy girl. So busy, in


Sometimes bad things happen to good people. The same is true for dogs. Sometimes bad things happen to good dogs. In my case, no truer words could be spoken. My name is Maybelline and I am a young dog with an old soul. Until now I have lived in

Rescue of 18 Dogs from La Loche

Rescue groups in the provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan have a great network of dedicated, tireless, animal savers. We often join forces or ask one another for help. It’s a busy time of year for most groups and, with the Alberta Spay Neuter Task Force holding clinics that include

Snowball had been hit by a car

I'm snowball - and I'm feeling super lucky! Last week I had an accident, where I was hit by a car and broke my leg. It was really scary, and it hurt so much! Thankfully, someone quickly contacted SCARS and they sent a lovely lady to come help me.


Amputations are not uncommon for rescue groups to deal with, but mine is hitting the SCARS people a little harder than most. I’m Zac. I’m an older guy who has had a rough life. But I’m a survivor. In my past, there was a mishap involving me and an

Wabasca Dog Roundup

On June 13, SCARS volunteers worked alongside community volunteers and local peace officers to conduct a roundup of unwanted dogs in the Bigstone Cree Nation Reserves that surround the hamlet of Wabasca-Desmarais. Located in the Municipal District of Opportunity No. 17, Wabasca is 330 kilometres north of Edmonton. Over


Teenie is very sweet and approximately five years old. She was found by some kind people in a rural community. She was so matted that she was barely able to walk. When her rescuers were finished cutting out the mats, they said there was so much hair it looked

Sandy’s story

Sandy is a loving and loyal pup who had a really rough start in life. He was kicked off his owner’s property once he wasn’t a little puppy anymore and was lucky to only lose an ear to a gun. Eventually, Sandy made his way to a nice lady