Second Chance Animal Rescue Society (SCARS)

SCARS operates as a no-kill rescue and animals who are not adopted can live out their lives at SCARS. Operating as a shelter of last resort, SCARS primarily takes in animals who are slated for euthanization at municipal pounds. SCARS actively works within the community to promote responsible companion animal guardianship. This includes promoting spaying and neutering, vaccinations, microchipping and training.

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Adoption Process

What do you charge for your animals? Dogs: $300.00 Cats: $150.00 Why do you charge for your animals? The nominal adoption fee charged is put towards the animals medical expenses and food while it is in our care. Our largest expense are medical bills, which include emergency procedures, medications and spay and neuter procedures. The adoption fee rarely covers the animal's expenses while in our care. What is included in the cost of adoption? Included in the price of adoption: vet visit/health check, first vaccinations, microchip, spay/neuter, any veterinary care the animal received while in our care. Where is your adoption facility? SCARS has no central facility but instead uses private foster homes to temporarily care for its animals until they are adopted. We have foster homes throughout Northern Alberta. How can I meet the animals? To adopt from SCARS please visit to submit a request to have SCARS contact you.

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Second Chance Animal Rescue Society (SCARS)

Contact Information

Box 3045 ATHABASCA, AB, T9S 2B9

(780) 633-4909



Working Hours

Sun: By Appointment
Mon: By Appointment
Tues: By Appointment
Wed: By Appointment
Thu: By Appointment
Fri: By Appointment
Sat: By Appointment


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