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Donation Match – Kennel Campaign 2017
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[ $16,000 KENNEL UNLOCKED ]

CORA – PUPDATE ❤


“Hi Everyone, it’s me, Cora! Since my rescue, A LOT has happened in my life… I finally beat that itchy mange! BUTTTT, unfortunately for me, there were more underlying issues that are still giving me a ruff time. I likely have significant allergies and an autoimmune disorder, my silly eyes don’t produce any tears either so my foster parents help me with eye-drops… I know it doesn’t look like much has changed, but I truly do feel so much better! My immune system is very weak so it has taken me a bit longer to make a full ‘come-back’ – but I am well on my way! The best thing though is that my foster momma loves me sooo much and gives me kisses every day even if I look a little funny ;). My mouth was really bothering me too at first, so I also had to go-under for a dental surgery to remove 11 of my broken/rotten teeth — ALL IN ONE SITTING! Thank you, Dr. Thusari for helping me feel better :)

I am still on antibiotics to battle my nasty skin and yeast infections, which are helping, slowly but surely! Without AARCS and the veterinary care I have received, I really don’t know where I would be at this point. I know my foster mom is eternally grateful to AARCS for saving me and allowing me to have a fighting chance at a great life!” — xo Cora

If you want to be entered to WIN again, be sure to donate at AARCS.ca/2017-Kennel-Campaign for the next round of GIVEAWAYS!

WINNER of a DEXTER’S GIFT CARD has been emailed!

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[ $15,000 KENNEL UNLOCKED ]

DEZ – RESCUE TAIL ❤


When Dez came into our care late last week, we honestly were not sure if we would be able to save his life. Dez is about one year old and had sustained life-threatening injuries due to a major trauma, possibly from being hit by a car. After he arrived and our veterinary team examined him, it appeared that he had been left suffering for a few days. The left side of his chest was filled with blood which had collapsed one of his lungs, and a fractured hip displacing the bone was making it difficult and extremely painful for him to walk.

Our medical crew worked hard to stabilize Dez, giving him the opportunity to fight for his life. Chances were very low that he would be able to pull through; however, only a few hours later Dez began to lift his head and wag his little nubbin’ tail! He is resilient, he is strong, he has the will to survive — and we can help him do that thanks to your support.

It has been almost a week and Dez has been improving as the days pass, and although he is still in critical care, we hold onto that little word that’s called ‘hope’. It is through your support that we can have kennel space available to open our doors to animals like Dez who need emergency medical care as well as a safe, warm place to stay while he recovers.

If you want to be entered to WIN again, be sure to donate at AARCS.ca/2017-Kennel-Campaign for the next round of GIVEAWAYS!

WINNER of a INGA MOROZOFF PRINT has been emailed!

Prizes include, AARCS swag, gift certificates and much more from our sponsors! Visit AARCS.ca/2017-Kennel-Campaign for more info!

[ $14,000 KENNEL UNLOCKED ]

FLASHBACK – CAT-BURGLAR VIDEO ❤


MAYDAY! It appears we have a “cat-burglar” in a box!

Dinah came into AARCS care with 6 of her young kittens. She sure knows how to find food for herself and her new babies… She is quite stealth at doing so, too! ;) Dinah is through our S.N.A.P Program (Spay, Neuter, Assistance Program). Once her kittens are weaned, Dinah will be spayed and returned to her loving home. Her kittens will be spayed/neutered, vaccinated and de-wormed and will go up for Adoption via AARCS!

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WINNER of a J YEE PHOTOGRAPHY GIFT CARD has been emailed!

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[ $13,000 KENNEL UNLOCKED ]

AARCS – Pet Enrichment Program with Correctional Services ❤


Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society (AARCS) and Correctional Services of Canada (CSC) – Bowden Institution have established an inspirational and positive partnership that has impacted the lives of incarcerated persons and rescued animals alike.

This program influences, empowers and connects offenders and their community. We believe that it fosters the development of relationships, builds connections and strengthens communities.

We aim to create educational opportunities to reduce recidivism among offenders and capacitate them to lead successful lives post incarceration.

If you want to be entered to WIN again, be sure to donate at AARCS.ca/2017-Kennel-Campaign for the next round of GIVEAWAYS!

WINNER of an AARCS HOODIE has been emailed!

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[ $12,000 KENNEL UNLOCKED ]

Rescue Tail of Miss Rome! ❤


Rome was recently rescued after being reported as a stray lingering around town for quite some time. Luckily, a kind family had been providing her with some food to get by. At the time, Rome was unapproachable and a humane dog trap was required! She was one smart cookie — circling around it for awhile trying to plan her strategy on how to avoid going in for the smelly canned cat-food! Our patience paid off and finally, Rome couldn’t resist and went right in. Once we were able to take a closer look at this sweet girl, we noticed that she was starting to loose the hair around her eyes — indicating that it was a possibility she also had mange. We would not know for sure without the consultation of a vet, however, we sure are glad we got to her before winter hits! Once Rome was safe and sound at our shelter in Calgary, we didn’t find any of the pesky mange mites, but we decided to pro-actively treat her for it just in case it was in its early stages. Rome is currently in a foster home to help her learn the ropes of being a beloved pet someday soon! ❤

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WINNER of an JENNY MEYERS PAINTING has been emailed!

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[ $11,000 KENNEL UNLOCKED ]

AARCS’ PUPDATE KITTEO of Adopted Animals! ❤


So many #HappyTails we want to share with you! So we put a bunch of them together to make you smile, laugh and maybe even shed a tear or two! We have cared for and rehomed thousands of animals over the years and it is the BEST FEELING to hear how much they complete their forever families. ❤

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WINNER of an AARCS T-SHIRT has been emailed!

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[ $10,000 KENNEL UNLOCKED ]

AARCS’ BLAST FROM THE PAST! ❤


“When we decided to take the leap in opening Safe Haven I, we had a town hall meeting with all of our volunteers, foster homes and supporters to ensure they were on board with this new and exciting plan. It’s still hard to believe that it was only six short years ago that we were this small rescue with only a handful of dedicated volunteers and foster homes. Today, at Safe Haven II, when I sit here at my desk and look back at this video I realize how far we truly have come, and that at the end of the day, together, we are still doing amazing rescue work for animals in our community, but on a larger scale.
So many of the people in this video are still with us years later, some of the animals have come and gone, including Arie’s one of the hardest rescues I was involved in and her picture still hangs in Safe Haven II as a reminder that we need to continue to work hard to end animal suffering. We are still helping to rehabilitate abandoned, abused and surrendered animals and matching these amazing animals with loving adopters.” — Deanna Thompson, Executive Director

If you want to be entered to WIN again, be sure to donate at AARCS.ca/2017-Kennel-Campaign for the next round of GIVEAWAYS!

WINNER of a $50 Original Joe’s: Quarry Park Gift Card has been emailed!

Prizes include, AARCS swag, gift certificates and much more from our sponsors! Visit AARCS.ca/2017-Kennel-Campaign for more info!

[ $9,000 KENNEL UNLOCKED ]

FLASHBACK to the MILK RIVER RESCUES! ❤

It is hard to believe that two years have passed since the day we opened our hearts to 201 dogs from an Alberta SPCA seizure near Milk River. Each and every one of them had suffered years of neglect leaving them extremely fearful, emaciated and riddled with health issues. Fast forward to today — and all of these beautiful dogs have been adopted into loving homes and their lives have been changed forever. This particular rescue effort rallied together the entire province and even beyond that.Today we wanted to re-share this video with you and remind you that you have the power to change the lives of animals every single day.

If you want to be entered to WIN again, be sure to donate at AARCS.ca/2017-Kennel-Campaign for the next round of GIVEAWAYS!

WINNER of a Cravings Market Gift Card has been emailed!

Prizes include, AARCS swag, gift certificates and much more from our sponsors! Visit AARCS.ca/2017-Kennel-Campaign for more info!

[ $8,000 KENNEL UNLOCKED ]

FUNNY STAFF PHOTO – Let’s Get Ridiculous! ❤

Here is some of the AARCS’ staff getting pretty silly in the name of our Kennel Campaign! Not everyone could join us for this quick snapshot, but we wanted to share with you our “not so serious” side. Animal Rescue is not a 9 – 5 job; in fact it’s 24/7, 365 days a year, so sometimes we have to be a little silly at work! Our team is a dedicated group of animal advocates (Staff + Volunteers) who work long and hard each and every day to achieve our mission of ‘Changing Lives Through Kindness’, and ultimately our vision of ‘A Compassionate World For All Animals’.

If you want to be entered to WIN again, be sure to donate at AARCS.ca/2017-Kennel-Campaign for the next round of GIVEAWAYS!

WINNER of a YMCA Gift Pack has been emailed!

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[ $7,000 KENNEL UNLOCKED ]

“Volunteers are love in motion!” – Author Unknown ❤

“When people ask me to describe our volunteers, it is often difficult to put into words. I’m not sure there will ever be enough to describe how special each one is. Day in, and day out it is simply astounding to see what each of them dedicates to the animals. Their impact can be seen in the faces of each and every animal that comes through AARCS doors. Each life saved, is because of the dedicated, selfless and compassionate people we are so lucky to have as part of our AARCS Family.

For years I have been a part of this organization, and I can’t believe how quickly we have grown to a family of over 1,300. Each day comes with new opportunities, and new challenges, and I am so grateful to each and every foster home and volunteer for being a part of this journey. You guys are the ones making this all happen!” — Rachel Howard, Volunteer Manager

If you want to be entered to WIN again, be sure to donate at AARCS.ca/2017-Kennel-Campaign for the next round of GIVEAWAYS!

WINNER of a $20 Gift Certificate + Coupons for The Chopped Leaf – Quarry Park

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[ $6,000 KENNEL UNLOCKED ]

KONA’S TURN-AROUND SUCCESS STORY! ❤

Kona came to AARCS in April of 2017 with 56 other dogs as part of an Alberta SPCA seizure. She was cared for by our loving Dog Caregivers and carefully assessed by our Behaviour Department before being placed in a foster home with one of our Behaviour Volunteers. It was there that Kona learned how to live in a house, navigate stairs and learn to be loved. She blossomed into a confident, capable girl, and when she was ready, set out to find her forever home. Kona was adopted into a wonderful, kind and loving home. She enjoys walks in her new neighbourhood and has become fast friends with everyone on her street. One of the most rewarding things about the work that we do is seeing the incredible impact of our Dog Caregivers, Foster Homes, and Behaviour Department when they work together.

All this work starts with one important piece… kennels! The more kennels we have, the more lives we can change for the better. Thank you so much to everyone for your donations towards this important campaign!

If you want to be entered to WIN again, be sure to donate at AARCS.ca/2017-Kennel-Campaign for the next round of GIVEAWAYS!

WINNER of a $20 Voucher for Snuffle Mats For Dogs And Cats has been emailed!

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[ $5,000 KENNEL UNLOCKED ]

NAME GAME GIVEAWAY! ❤

If you follow AARCS, you know what the NAME GAME IS! So for this kennel, we are unlocking this opportunity to someone who donated within the $4,000 – $5,000 bracket! The LUCKY WINNER will be able to NAME AN ENTIRE #LastLitter of their choice of RESCUED PUPPIES or KITTENS!

If you want to be entered to WIN again, be sure to donate at AARCS.ca/2017-Kennel-Campaign for the next round of GIVEAWAYS!

WINNER of AARCS ‘Naming Rights’ has been emailed!

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[ $4,000 KENNEL UNLOCKED ]

AARCS’ BARKS n’ MEOWS – JUST FUR FUN! ❤

Sometimes things can get a little crazy and we turn into animals ourselves! ;) Check out this compilation of Barks n Meows…and maybe even more! Hopefully it will brighten your day, give you a laugh and a reason to SHARE with a friend! From all of us at AARCS, we thank you!

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WINNER of a Starbucks Gift Basket has been emailed!

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[ $3,000 KENNEL UNLOCKED ]

Itty-bitty Vera (8 weeks old) was transferred into our care from our friends at the Fort McMurray SPCA. ❤

Both of her front legs are abnormal which is likely a genetic condition. Luckily, one of her legs will be repairable with surgery, however, the other is just too severely deformed and will likely require an amputation at the time of her spay tomorrow.

Vera is full of meows…she is always talking-up a storm to anyone who will listen! After her surgery, she will need 2-3 weeks of recovery time before she will be ready to find her forever home! We are so fortunate to have supporters like you who make it possible for us to provide the medical care for animals like Vera to live long and happy lives in loving homes. Thank you for changing the lives of animals with us.

If you want to be entered to WIN again, be sure to donate at AARCS.ca/2017-Kennel-Campaign for the next round of GIVEAWAYS!

WINNER of a $50 Gift Card for Ricky’s Restaurant has been emailed!

Prizes include, AARCS swag, gift certificates and much more from our sponsors! Visit AARCS.ca/2017-Kennel-Campaign for more info!

[ $2,000 KENNEL UNLOCKED ]

We thought we would remind you of #WiggleBumBronco! ❤

One of the happiest dogs on earth! We are so thrilled that Bronco found his very own furever home earlier this year — and we’re even MORE EXCITED that Bronco will be on the cover of our 2018 AARCS Calendar!!!

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WINNER of TWO AARCS Tumblers + TWO AARCS Mugs has been emailed!

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[ $1,000 KENNEL UNLOCKED ]

For that, we bring you Zorro’s Rescue Tail! ❤

This handsome ol’ boy was recently brought into AARCS care with painful open wounds on his front legs. Zorro had gone missing for a month and when they found him he was in terrible condition, they knew he needed immediate medical care and future rehabilitation that would have been very difficult for them to manage. They wanted what was best for Zorro and decided it was best to surrender him into our care. That’s when we received the call. After being examined by our medical team, the cause of his initial injuries cannot be determined (no, we don’t believe he was in a sword fight) but his wounds are quite infected which can now be treated. With your support, we are not only able to house animals like Zorro, but we can give them the life-saving treatment they desperately need. ❤

If you want to be entered to WIN again, be sure to donate at AARCS.ca/2017-Kennel-Campaign for the next round of GIVEAWAYS!

WINNER of a $50 Tim Hortons Gift Card has been emailed!

Prizes include, AARCS swag, gift certificates and much more from our sponsors! Visit AARCS.ca/2017-Kennel-Campaign for more info!