Rescue stories

Judy had been shot

SCARS was contacted about a young dog that had been shot in the front leg. One of the men who works animal control in the area transported her to LAH. She was immediately whisked into radiology to determine the severity of the wound. And the news was not good.

Judy had been shot 2017-12-28T16:14:49-07:00


SCARS’s focus is on making lasting change in our target communities, but occasionally we are asked to help in unique situations outside of those areas. When the call came in from a partner vet asking us to take over the expenses and place Ginger, we had an available foster

Ginger 2017-12-07T08:21:03-07:00

Sena was found with an injury

Dec. 4/17 - Meet Sena (Latin meaning blessed). She was blessed indeed when a kind man found her struggling on the cold ground, barely able to move. Her hind leg was hyperextended and she was unable to bend with the paw nearly touching her cheek. Within a few days

Sena was found with an injury 2017-12-18T17:19:30-07:00

Bonnie had a broken femur

Hi, I’m Bonnie. A couple of weeks ago my femur was broken and my hip socket was smashed somehow. No one did anything about my injury. It hurt so badly, as you can imagine, but I didn’t have a caring owner to look after me. Dogs live in the

Bonnie had a broken femur 2017-12-02T15:26:00-07:00

Our SNR Program in Action

In early November, SCARS got a bit more than we bargained for while returning eight spayed and neutered pets to a community that benefits from our Spay-Neuter-Return program. During one of the stops, we were invited to visit a home that wanted to surrender some kittens. One request quickly

Our SNR Program in Action 2017-11-22T15:43:48-07:00

Rex was starving

We brought Rex into our care in mid November at the request of a concerned community member. The three-year-old dog had been passed from owner to owner and, eventually, no one was left who took responsibility for his regular care. Rex was skinny and the coldest part of our

Rex was starving 2017-11-19T19:05:30-07:00

Bonnie and Clyde

Nuthin' going on here except two puppies recovering from canine parvo virus. Bonnie and Clyde were at the right place in time when Bonnie started showing signs of Parvo - lethargy, vomiting and diarrhea. Her rescuer got her to the vet right away because she knew that time is

Bonnie and Clyde 2017-12-28T13:28:57-07:00


Such a tiny guy……..Such a BIG problem. Hi everyone, my name is Stetson and if the saying is true that cats have 9 lives, I can guarantee you I have used up a few of them in my short time in this world. I am just a baby, probably

Stetson 2017-10-28T13:38:49-06:00


SCARS recently received a call from a kind man who, while outside getting things ready for winter, heard a kitten that was definitely in distress. He walked for a long distance through tall grass and eventually came upon this little kitten. She appeared to have a lot of swelling

Annabelle 2017-10-21T07:45:10-06:00

Maggie had broken toes

Meet Maggie. Late on Saturday, September 23, we got word of a small, thin puppy that had a "broken arm." Two young girls took the puppy in until she could be picked up by our volunteer. When Maggie attempted to walk, her right leg would spay out so she'd

Maggie had broken toes 2017-09-27T18:02:32-06:00