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

Peg's Story

Peg was discovered on the side of the highway on a hot summer day in July by a kind stranger. This little sweetie was moments away from being badly injured or even killed. She was brought to us covered head to toe in large tangled mats that were obviously causing her a lot of discomfort. She cooperated like an angel even though she had to be shaved right down to the skin. One mat was so large it at first was mistaken for her back leg! It was obvious that little Peg had pups somewhere that she was missing terribly. The first few days she looked everywhere for them. She had recently received a poorly done c-section (possibly even performed by her previous owners), and had a badly deformed foot. It became obvious that someone had taken her babies and thrown her out like the trash. After a lot of TLC and naps on her foster parent's bed, she made a full recovery. She was adopted out to a wonderful family (thanks Sue!) and now lives the life she deserves.

Peg has been adopted.

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