Rescue stories

Alfred had been mauled

Too young to be all alone. Too young to be fighting for his life. But that was the reality for little Alfred when he came into our care on August 11. When he arrived at the vet clinic, he was put on IV pain meds and antibiotics, but his

Alfred had been mauled 2017-10-21T15:43:24-06:00

Grizzly Adams had been quilled

SCARS got the call Saturday night, August 12, 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

Grizzly Adams had been quilled 2017-08-24T20:06:15-06:00

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

Brie had been hit by a car 2017-07-30T17:49:14-06:00


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

Maybelline 2017-07-23T08:47:18-06:00

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

Rescue of 18 Dogs from La Loche 2017-07-19T19:18:48-06:00

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.

Snowball had been hit by a car 2017-07-11T07:14:37-06:00


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

Zac 2017-07-05T18:56:00-06:00

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

Wabasca Dog Roundup 2017-06-15T20:06:04-06:00


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

Teenie 2017-06-13T19:13:13-06:00