Rescue stories

In memory of Darla

  How can I help you say Goodbye? It's okay to hurt and it's okay to cry. How can I help you say Goodbye? She was such a joy, full of personality and full of sparkle. Born with a congenital defect in her spine and her digestive system,

In memory of Darla2020-01-18T14:57:44-07:00


Bit by big dog. That is what it says on my veterinary file. But let me tell you it was waaaaay more than a bite, more like mauled, tossed around and then bit again. I am an older guy and as my name, Tiny, suggests I am not


Dempster, Cobs and Westin

It was a battle, literally the fight for their lives. Less than 12 hours of arriving at SCARS, Weston tested positive for Parvo. One by one they got sick and needed intensive supportive care at the vet clinic. Dempster the second to become ill, was the worst off.

Dempster, Cobs and Westin2019-11-18T06:55:39-07:00

Lizzie’s story

One dedicated rescuer, two days, two dogs, two different areas of the province - eerily similar symptoms. We will start with Lizzie's story. Lizzie came from a SCARS intake community,  a sweet and happy shepherd, well known to our volunteers involved in community outreach. She had the basic

Lizzie’s story2019-11-14T19:00:08-07:00

Weston, Dempster and Cobs

Think back to when you were last sick to your stomach and suffering from diarrhea. Maybe you had a few too many the night before, or picked up a gastro virus from your kids, or maybe ate something that was well passed its best before date. Think of

Weston, Dempster and Cobs2019-11-08T10:00:30-07:00

Danger Dan

🛑⚠️Warning Graphic Images Ahead ⚠️🛑 A story from Danger Dan: They say timing is everything and boy is that ever true when it comes to the tale of my recent life. Let’s start with the bad timing. I seriously looked both ways when I went to cross that

Danger Dan2019-10-13T12:34:02-07:00

Minnie and Mouse

These two beautiful sisters are Minnie and Mouse and they’re lucky to be alive. They contracted parvovirus, an extremely contagious and often deadly virus that attacks unvaccinated dogs. SCARS took them into care from the pound in Red Earth and immediately took them to Westlock Vet Clinic because

Minnie and Mouse2019-10-27T15:37:44-07:00


Somebody buy me a lottery ticket because I am one lucky kitten! When you hear a quad hit a kitten, you don’t expect the kitten to survive. But not only did I survive, I thrive! Hi, I’m Bramble. I was named by the life saving vet clinic that


Bud Weiser

🛑⚠️Graphic Images Ahead ⚠️🛑 Bud Weiser came to us from a Northern Alberta Community. We think he was hit by a car, and the amazing volunteers immediately brought him into Guardian Vet Clinic. His leg was so badly broken in so many places there wasn't enough solid bone

Bud Weiser2019-10-06T16:13:26-07:00

Little Charm

When you buy a house or property, it’s not uncommon for the previous owners to leave behind maybe a random tea towel in the kitchen or perhaps a rake in the garage.  But usually you don’t find a young kitten like Little Charm. Little Charm was found with

Little Charm2019-09-24T19:17:53-07:00