Hey Everyone.  Thank you so much for all your donations and kind wishes.  We couldn’t do it without all of you.  Here is a link to the story in today’s Calgary Sun about Nero.

Today was tough day at AARCS. Even seasoned rescuers were shocked beyond belief. Meet Nero, a 7 week old puppy suffering from facial burns. He is currently at the emergency vet and they will put him under to clean the wounds on his face and ears. He will require weeks of recovery and, we hope, won’t have life long injuries to his eyes. We are trying to find out who did this, but it doesn’t look promising as he was found abandoned. We are thankful to those who found him and called us. If you could keep him in your thoughts we’d appreciate it and if you can spare, please donate to his care by clicking “donate to Nero“.  We provide tax receipts for all donations $20 and over.

Featured Volunteer: Bernadette Saraceni

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AARCS introduces Bernadette Saraceni

What AARCS Has To Say

It is our pleasure to introduce Bernadette as our November Volunteer of the Month!

If you have been t the shelter on a sunday, chances are you have had the pleasure of meeting this lovely lady! Bernadette has quickly grown to be a huge part of our medical team, dedicating pretty close to every sunday at the shelter. She spends her sunday working with the rest of the medical team, vaccinating, microchipping and deworming our foster and shelter animals.
We can always count on Bernadette to do an incredible job training the new volunteers and helping out wherever she can. In addition to being a dedicated member of AARCS, she also gives up many of her weekends during the year to volunteer with the Alberta Spay and Neuter Task Force.

Thank you Bernadette for all of your love and dedication to AARCS. We appreciate everything you have done and continue to do. We are looking forward to having you around for a long time to come!

A Few Words From Bernadette

I started volunteering at AARCS in 2012 as a dog caregiver and found it to be the single most rewarding way to spend my time – I was instantly hooked! Not only did I have the opportunity to help out some amazing and inspiring animals (like Benny, Snowflake & Sally), I have also met some wonderful, wonderful people who help make the world a better place.

AARCS goes above and beyond to bring animals back to health and into homes, and they invest just as much into their volunteers. I have been taught incredible skills, from animal handling and team management to vaccinations and surgery monitoring. At AARCS there are constant opportunities for knowledge sharing and networking with my fellow volunteers. Each time that I come to the shelter I can see the work that I do directly improving the lives of animals in need. The experiences I have had with AARCS at home, at the shelter, “in the field” or even on the side of the road have been among some of the most memorable of my life.

As a member, volunteer, foster and adopter, AARCS has a special place in my heart. Working with this organization has made me a better, happier, healthier person. I am fortunate to count myself among a group of the most dedicated, kind hearted, inspiring people in this province and look forward to many more years of rescue with AARCS.