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AARCS Takes Part in Rescue of 200 Dogs

AARCS, along with numerous other rescues, SPCA’s and humane societies in Alberta, have stepped up to help in what we would consider one of the worse cases of neglect we have seen in AARCS’ history and the largest removal of dogs in Alberta’s history according to the Alberta SPCA. In total, 200 dogs were taken from a property in Southern Alberta. The animals, a mixture of Huskies, Irish Wolf Hounds, Malamutes and Komondors were in horrendous condition upon arrival. They came to us extremely emaciated, with badly matted fur, dehydrated and very hungry. Some had broken bones, gapping wounds and were riddled with parasites.

As our friends and allies at Alberta SPCA continues their investigation, we as animal rescues/humane societies have stepped up to place these animals in our respective adoption programs now that the legal hold is up, with AARCS caring for over 60 of the 200 animals. All the animals will be provided with medical care, spay/neuter surgeries and eventually be put up for adoption to find them new loving homes.

We would like to thank all of our supporters near and far for your continued support now and in the days and months to come. These dogs still have a long way to go on their road to recovery, but we are optimistic they will all fully recover.

If you would like to help, please consider signing up as a foster parent, volunteering or donating to AARCS or to your local SPCA/humane society/rescue group, or networking on behalf of the animals by sharing and educating others. For more information on how you can help please visit our website at

It takes a village to care for the homeless and neglected animals in our province and you too can be apart of the solution.

There was a huge hole in our hearts when we lost our last dog to cancer over the summer…so as the saying goes, it was really her who rescued us!  Thank you AARCS for all you do and for giving us the chance to bring Krystal into our hearts and our home!

Krystal’s Furever Family

My heartfelt thank you to all of the volunteers that are involved on a daily basis with any of the rescue associations that we have here in Alberta, thank you.  Without you guys doing what you do, we wouldn’t have her. Rescue is the way to go!

Brizzy’s Furever Home

People are always asking what kind of dog he is, to which I proudly say “He’s a Rescue!”.  Thank you AARCS for bringing this beautiful boy home to us.

White Sox’s Furever Family

I have you at Aarcs to thank for everything. Thank you for seeing the potential in a broken, sick, struggling dog.  Keep up the good work. What you do is important. It is making a difference and it looks like love.

Raini’s Furever Family