SCARS Rescue Stories

The animals of SCARS have many stories to tell. Here are just a few of them.

Before proceeding please understand that some of these stories may be disturbing to some readers. Although some do not have a happy ending, many of these animals are now in loving forever-homes.


Second Chance Animal Rescue Society (SCARS) is dedicated to reducing the number of homeless animals in Northern Alberta, Canada

We believe that there is a suitable home for all homeless animals: young or old; large or small.

As a volunteer-run, non-profit society, we care for these animals by providing veterinary care and foster homes for animals in need until a permanent home is found. These private foster homes provide the animals with warm shelter, food, exercise, and tender loving care (something that so many of the animals we receive have never experienced).

SCARS does not practice selective intake procedures and operates in a triage manner: taking the animal in most medical need first. As a result our medical expenses are enormous. Please consider donating to our rescue efforts.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Faith's Story

On November 30th , we received a call from a caring individual about a dog that had been lying at the side of the road. The individual had observed the dog lying in the same spot, both morning and night, for days.

Concerned that the dog may have been injured, we immediately checked into it. We found the dog exactly where she had been reported. She was not injured; however, what we discovered was much more tragic.

The dog was found lying by a puppy who had perished (probably days earlier) either from the blustery cold of the winter or from the unforgiving traffic of the roadway. It was evident that this dog had been lying there for such a long time protecting her young pup that the snow and ice had melted around her. When we approached, she stood up and came to us with distress in her eyes – seemingly asking us for help. Sadly, it was too late for her puppy.

We named her “Faith” because of the dedication she showed in such a tragic situation. She was very hungry and had obviously not eaten for days, probably because she had chosen not to give up and refused to leave her little one alone in the cold.

Faith has been adopted.

1 comment:

donna said...

i am so glad faith is adopted, i just wish her little one had survived, what a dedicated mother, i am so grateful for her doggy angels who took the time to stop @ make a phone call,god bless.