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

Wallace's Story

When Wallace arrived at SCARS, he was a mere 55 pounds! He was emaciated, had many broken teeth, and had a blind and sunken eye. He was also suffering from a severe skin condition and was missing most of the fur from his back end and tail. In addition to all the injuries we could see, we also found out through x-rays that he was riddled with gunshot pellets.

When Wallace came to SCARS he was in such physical distress that when our vet in Edmonton first saw him, she just sank to the floor and cried.

Wallace, knowing that he was now safe, became terrified of being left alone. He developed severe separation anxiety and for six months his foster mom, quite literally, never left his side. Wallace also needed a special diet of raw foods. A realtor who heard about Wallace’s plight, kindly donated all of Wallace’s food.

Over time, Wallace gained some weight and became healthy enough to undergo surgery to have his sunken eye removed.

Today, Wallace weighs 80 lbs and a bushy tail. You can no longer see or feel his ribs. He has been adopted by a wonderful family that loves him for the sweet boy that he is. It is guessed that Wallace is around five years old, but his life is really just beginning. He has a tremendous spirit and will to live. He deserves everything the world has to offer him. And it is only by the generous donations of our supporters that we were able to provide Wallace with the months of medical treatment he required.

Wallace certainly must have endured hardships beyond our comprehension! He has lived a life of terror, pain and hardship, yet he is the gentlest of souls. Given the chance, he loves to rest his head ever so tenderly in your lap.

Wallace has been adopted.


Momily said...

The efforts of everyone involved with SCARS are admirable and inspiring at a time when it seems like the people committing such horrible acts against animals get the most media attention.

Anonymous said...

So glad to see that wallace has been adopted.