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

Sandy's Story

"Sandy” was very timid when she arrived at the Second Chance Animal Rescue Society, and with good reason. She was so thin from starvation that her ribs and hip bones were very evident. Open sores caused by fleas and lice covered her tiny body. Upon examination by a veterinarian, it was discovered she also had a serious uterus infection and three pieces of buck shot embedded in her skin.

In spite of the obvious abuse and neglect that Sandy had been forced to endure, she still managed to feed her eight puppies. The puppies were also severely malnourished and covered with fleas and lice. After some extra tender loving care, Sandy and her puppies recovered and were adopted by families of their own. They no longer need to worry about their next meal or someone using them for target practice.

Sandy has been adopted.

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