Rescue stories

Rescued pups bring joy to long-term care residents

The families of Athabasca Extendicare—a long-term care facility—would like to thank SCARS for the puppy visit last week. There is nothing like nine visiting pups to get the residents reminiscing about farm dogs they have known, sled dogs they once trained and canine friends they miss dearly. There were

Rescued pups bring joy to long-term care residents 2018-07-15T15:26:40-06:00

Parvo survivors need your help

SCARS needs donations! It's canine parvovirus season and rescues are seeing a lot of this deadly virus. Please help us cover the veterinary costs for the multiple parvo cases we received in the last few weeks from various locations. These pups are counting on our support. Please send healing

Parvo survivors need your help 2018-07-07T08:43:47-06:00

Meg the bionic dog!

I’m Meg. How do you do! My foster parents call me the bionic dog. While I’m not truly technologically enhanced, I do have some pretty impressive “hardware” in my leg. To help you understand my injury, please try this simple thing - make a "thumbs up” motion. Now feel

Meg the bionic dog! 2018-06-17T13:54:32-06:00

Score was found at a dump

June update: "Hi everyone! My name is Score, you might remember me from my intake photos in late April. I've got some great news about my new lease on life-- I've recently gained 10 Ibs and am well on my way to becoming a healthy weight for my size.

Score was found at a dump 2018-06-17T13:56:36-06:00

The story of 8 Lives

My name is " 8 Lives" for now ( maybe down to 7 or 6 lives by the time I’m done here) and I was saved by three brave young girls and their brother. I nearly lost all of my lives to three dogs that were determined to “get

The story of 8 Lives 2018-05-13T17:13:08-06:00

A Tale of Two Puppies

Coincidence? Fate? Reincarnation? You decide. This is the tale of two different puppies, told by long time animal rescuer, Terra MacLean. This story has two start dates - one is April 16, 2018, but really it also begins in September 2009. In 2009 a gentleman was walking his dogs,

A Tale of Two Puppies 2018-05-08T16:47:13-06:00


I've had a crazy week. I was picked up by some SCARS volunteers during a Spay Neuter Return pick up. You see, I was a stray that some nice people were feeding and trying to care for but I was not eating and refused to come inside so they

Evie 2018-05-06T10:44:09-06:00