Morinville Rescue Centre Now Open

We are thrilled to share that animal intake began this week at our new Rescue Centre in Morinville. However, we continue to see an alarming trend in requests to help animals. Dogs like Biggy and Max (shown below) have been brought into care, and many more. We currently have 321 animals in our care.


We know our Rescue Centre in Morinville will save lives, but we worry about the future for homeless pets in Alberta. SCARS needs more foster homes and adoptions. Animals need us more than ever as we begin the coldest months of the year where they are most vulnerable.

More exciting news is that we can offer opportunities for volunteers to help care for animals at the rescue centre. If you are interested, please join our next online volunteer orientation on October 22 to learn more.

There are so many ways to help animals. If you can't foster or adopt, please consider donating or supporting our events, or buy a wreath or a kennel wrap. The kennel wraps have been a huge hit, but there is still space to add more adorable pet faces. You can also donate direct to facility operations.
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Join us "in person" for Critters & Cocktails

We can finally be "in-person" for our biggest event of the year! Critters & Cocktails is our annual dinner-gala themed banquet with silent and live auctions. This year’s theme is “Grrrease.” It is also our 20th anniversary and we’re celebrating 50s style! Click here for tickets and more information.

We are still looking for auction items and table sponsors. To donate or for more information, contact

Other upcoming events include:
  • SCARS Spooky Online Auction is open for bidding. Go here to see the items and place your bids today!
  • SCARS Spooky Fall Gift Market takes place at the Alberta Aviation Museum on October 8 and 9. Attendance from 11 am to 5pm is free or purchase early bird shopping for $10. The event also features adoptable animals. Learn more here.
  • SCARS wreaths are back. These beautiful, live, 18" balsam fir wreaths are just $50. Click here for more information and order yours by November 6.
  • Adoption event for SCARS! Join us on October 15 at St. Albert Dodge from noon to 3 pm. There will be popcorn, cotton candy and a 50-50 raffle. And don't miss out on the kitten and puppy cuddles. Learn more here.
  • Rutherford Manor Haunted House is back this Halloween! Admission by donation. Learn more here.
  • SCARS online volunteer orientation October 22 at 10 AM. One of the possible volunteer opportunities is helping our at new facility in Morinville. Learn more here.

50-50 Raffle

Get your 50/50 raffle ticket today in support of the SCARS Spooky Fall Gift Market. The draw date is October 11. You have a chance to win up to $10,000. Click here to purchase tickets.
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Skate for SCARS Contest Wrap-up

Across the summer, SCARS had the privilege of teaming up with Dale Bailey of Shoulda' Danished Productions to showcase the Skate for SCARS competition. The event raised over $4,000 for SCARS thanks to Dale, the sponsors, and those who put so much effort into creating entries. The showcase event took place on September 28 with 141 people viewing the eight finalist videos at the Garneau Theatre. Click here to see who won and here to watch the eight awesome videos.

Look at Me Now Story

We rescue for people like you and pets like Bailey... "Hello SCARS, this is Bailey (formerly Nutmeg). She is his mama’s little baby."
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