Rescue stories


May 27 update – OK, so a video of a dog peeing usually doesn’t make for good viewing. But, it’s me Gilbert… the dog with bladder problems. Look at how much better I’m doing? Foster mom she says this is most I have gone pee by himself by faaaaar!

Gilbert 2017-05-27T14:27:29-06:00

Rocky was found in a ditch

My name is Rocky. I’m from a rural community with a pet overpopulation problem. I was found in a ditch that was far from any houses. SCARS picked up on May 5/17. I was quite thin and sick so they took me to straight to the vet clinic. I

Rocky was found in a ditch 2017-05-14T15:40:18-06:00

Lady’s story

Lady is like many dogs in her community. She had a place that she considered to be home and people who would say “Yes, that’s my dog.” Yet there was really no one who took actual responsibility for her. No one made sure that she was fed, sheltered, safe

Lady’s story 2017-05-14T09:13:20-06:00


Get your tissues ready. Daisy’s story is a heartbreaker. I have had a wonderful life. For 11 years I had a family that cared for me, provided me with everything I could need. In the last little while my world has crumbled down around me. One of my loving

Daisy 2017-04-09T15:41:20-06:00

SCARS helps with Community Roundup

SCARS volunteers visited Wabasca on April 6 to assist with the humane capture of a pack of stray dogs that were creating a health risk in a small area of the community. Because of our close working relationship with the Bigstone Cree Nation, we were invited to catch and

SCARS helps with Community Roundup 2017-04-09T14:41:28-06:00

Keena and Zada

New intakes break our hearts. New intakes fill our hearts. We often don’t know the details of their story, but their condition and the look in their eyes tells use all we need to know. Foster volunteers welcome them into their homes. They are finally safe. For many, for

Keena and Zada 2017-04-03T13:48:59-06:00

Ashton had Demodectic Mange

My name is Ashton. The folks at SCARS are wondering how I survived the past winter. I’m suffering from a condition that left me with very little protection from the cold. As you can see, I have bald spots and lots of sores. I ended up a northern pound

Ashton had Demodectic Mange 2017-03-29T20:02:39-06:00

Banjo was hit by a vehicle

Sweet little Banjo. He is a guy with a lot of personality and a will to survive. SCARS visits rural communities to collect owned pets for transport for spay/neuter, and after a period of recovery return to their homes. During a recent visit, we

Banjo was hit by a vehicle 2017-03-22T18:13:44-06:00