Will you put your heart into action for animals?

The images below are from a rural intake facility SCARS regularly visits. The future of dogs like these is uncertain. A perfect storm is brewing this spring. Requests to help dogs and cats are increasing, but adoptions and donations have slowed, and fewer families are fostering. But hope is never lost. Our ask is that you don’t forget these sad eyes and scared faces. Their tomorrow depends on what we do today.

Here are some actions that will help animals!

Can you adopt? Adoption saves live and will change your life in the best ways possible. Not convinced? Check out our look at me now stories. Not ready to adopt? Foster and you will join a team of volunteer heroes. Not ready to foster? Volunteer! There are lots of ways to use your talents to help animals. You can also Donate or Sponsor an event.

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ake a few minutes each day to like, comment and share our stories on social media. This will increase our reach exponentially. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Tiktok.

As of April 28, we had only adopted 70 animals (35 cats and 45 dogs) and brought 99 into care (75 cats and 24 dogs). As our capacity stretches thin, the communities we serve are left with tough decisions. We hesitate to say what might happen if adoptions don't start to increase. Please help!
Did you know? Our adoption fee includes a veterinary health check, spay or neuter, first vaccinations, and a micro chip.

Featured Rescue Story

First responders are always ready at a moment’s notice to spring into action. SCARS would like to thank the Bon Accord Fire Department for responding to a unique call for help from a foster home whose new intake escaped into a vent. Read more here.
See More Rescue Stories

Upcoming Events

We hope to see you tomorrow at the Alberta Aviation Museum (11410 Kingsway Avenue Edmonton) for our spring market. Click here to see the vendor list. Join us for some shopping and bring your pet along for a spring portrait.

Join us on May 7 for our next “online” orientation about volunteering for SCARS. The first part of the session explains our operations and the ways you can volunteer, and then we talk about fostering for SCARS. Learn more here.

Don't miss our first annual Whiskers & Wheels Roadshow! We are partnering with Blackjack’s Roadhouse and Harley Davidson of Edmonton for what promises to be a fantastic day of family-friendly wheel-themed fun with host Rob Christie. Learn more here.

SCARS will be attending the Block 50 Pet Fair & Adoption Event on May 28 in Leduc from 11 am to 4 pm. Visit for more information.

Save the Date! Our 18th annual Tails on the Trails Family Fun Day & Pledge Walk is scheduled for Saturday, July 16 (rain or shine) with lots of great activities for you and your pet. Participate in the pledge walk and then enjoy the activities. Learn more here.
Visit our Events Page

Featured Adoptables

I'm Trouble, a six-month-old female, mixed breed pup. Don't let my name fool you. I'm a sweet girl who loves car rides and is excellent on the leash.
I'm Hazel. I'm a pretty six-month-old female kitten. My medium fur coat is so soft, and I love to be petted and brushed.
See More Adoptables Pets

Featured "Look at Me Now" Story

Ever wonder if after the story the Hollywood ending was real. Is there really a happily ever after?  Hey friends, it’s me Pilot, and I am here to tell you happily ever after is real. I am the star of my very own Cinderella story from rags to riches. Read my update and check out my rescue story.
See More "Look at Me Now" Stories
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