Entries by Cheri Dufresne

AARCS Attends Very Successful Spay & Neuter Clinic

AARCS volunteers and staff spent the weekend helping the Alberta Spay Neuter Task Force at their first clinic of the year in Standoff, AB. We are happy to report that 332 spay and neuter surgeries were completed onsite and 43 cats are back in Calgary at AARCS Safe Haven awaiting surgery before going home to […]

Heroes Of The Flood Awarded To AARCS

The summer of 2013 came with the worst flooding in Alberta’s history, and AARCS was there to help. Calgary and the surrounding areas of Siksika First Nation and High River were also devastated by the flood waters, with many animals needing rescue. In total AARCS assisted in taking in and housing over 150 animals displaced […]

AARCS Trip to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary

We are excited that a number of our awesome board of directors and executive director attended a week long workshop at Best Friends Animal Society in Utah at the end of March as part of their role as leaders of our organization to learn from the one of the best in our industry. They have returned inspired […]

Special Thank You To Four Feet Companion Foundation

We would like to send a special thank you to Four Feet Companion Foundation for providing AARCS with a $4,000 grant in support our TNR (Trap – Neuter – Return) program for cats. Together, we are getting one step closer our mission to end animal homelessness through our spay/neuter initiatives. Four Feet Companion Foundation

Featured Volunteer: Melissa Zimmerman

How can I become a volunteer? | See more volunteers AARCS introduces Melissa Zimmerman What AARCS Has To Say Melissa started volunteering with AARCS a little over a year ago. In only 13 months, she has managed to dedicate over 375 hours to AARCS.  Her time has been spent in a variety of volunteer roles, including […]

AARCS Shelter Expansion

We are excited to announce that the bay next door to AARCS Safe Haven in Calgary has come available and we will be expanding the shelter! This comes at a wonderful time as we have drastically out-grown our current space. The goal with this project is to separate our cat/small animals and dogs. This will […]

Update on Ladie

We proudly admit to being first time foster failures. When Ladie first arrived she was extremely skittish and was petrified of all people. Most heartbreaking of all – she was broken. She was terrified; scared and kept her tail tucked and her back turned to you for months. Eventually Ladie learned to trust; learned to […]

Featured Volunteer: Joanna Gardner

How can I become a volunteer? | See more volunteers AARCS introduces Joanna Gardner What AARCS Has To Say We are so happy to introduce Joanna as our Volunteer of the Month for March. Joanna came to us, with her two daughters in tow, just over a year ago. She quickly picked up things here […]

Rest In Peace Sweet Ariel

Only a handful of people got to meet Ariel, but she was loved by many at AARCS. Ariel was rescued on the weekend with a badly prolapsed vagina and bladder. The picture is to graphic to share. She was rushed to an emergency veterinary hospital where unable to assist with an injury so extensive that […]