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Wanted: Shelter Attendant Summer Intern

2018 Summer Intern Contract Position

Shelter Attendant

Start date: June 2017 (9 weeks internship)

Monday-Friday 8am-5pm

Position Summary:

The role of the Summer Intern is to support the AARCS staff and volunteers in maintaining a clean, safe and healthy facility for the volunteers and animals and providing administrative support.

ABOUT US: AARCS is a registered non-profit charity with a mission to improve the lives of animals by rescuing and rehoming abandoned and abused animals. We help over 2500 animals a year and provide much-needed programs to our community including: Spay/Neuter Assistance, Humane Education, and Emergency/Disaster Response. Our Safe Haven facility and Animal Hospital is located in Calgary and is a temporary and quarantine holding facility for many animals as they transition to a new life. It is also our head office for operation. This facility supports our vast foster home and volunteer network.

ABOUT YOU: This position best suits someone who has a genuine interest in and concern for the well-being of animals and demonstrates empathy and compassion for all animals.  The role will include a variety of tasks, some physical labour, including at times working directly with the cats and dogs. Other duties as assigned could include office administrative work, cleaning, assisting with events, sorting donations, etc. Candidates must possess good verbal and written communication skills, including a moderate level of office software proficiency. The position requires some heavy lifting, pushing and pulling which would require an individual with ability to maintain a level of fitness.


  • Between age of 17 and 30
  • Was registered as a full-time student during the preceding academic year
  • Intends to return to school on a full-time basis during the next academic year
  • Student in secondary, post-secondary, vocational or technical program
  • Is a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under Immigration & Refugee Protection Act.

Apply Now:  Interested Candidates should forward a cover letter and resume to Rachel Howard, Volunteer Manager at volunteer@aarcs.ca before midnight May 10th, 2018. Only the successful candidates will be contacted for screening.

Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society

5060 – 74th Ave SE, Calgary, Alberta

AARCS is an equal opportunity employer. We invite all suitable candidates to forward their application in confidence. We regret that only the best-qualified candidates will be contacted for screening. Thank you in advance for your interest.

AARCS Summer Intern – Wanted Ad – 2018

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Wanted: Registered Veterinary Technologist

Registered Veterinary Technologist

5-Month Temporary Contract

Part-time; Monday-Wednesday-Friday

Looking for an experienced and enthusiastic Registered Veterinary Technologist with interest in Animal Welfare and Shelter Medicine.

ABOUT US: ALBERTA ANIMAL RESCUE CREW SOCIETY is a registered non-profit charity located in Calgary, Alberta facilitating over 2500 animal adoptions each year. Our mission is Changing Lives Through Kindness. AARCS Veterinary Hospital is a fast-paced, high volume clinic designed specifically for animals in our care. We are not open to the public. Our aim is to ensure AARCS animals are provided with the highest standard of humane medical care and treatment. The clinic is fully equipped including, digital and dental x-ray, two surgery suites, isolation, pharmacy and laboratory. We perform a variety of treatments on a daily basis, including routine care, emergency medicine and surgery, such as spay/neuter, ortho, dentistry. Our medical department works closely to provide a holistic approach to shelter management, animal care and adoption.

ABOUT YOU: An RVT, preferably with two years experience and a genuine interest in animal welfare.  Having both a love of people and animals, you are naturally optimistic, positive, friendly, and approachable.  Working with on-site Veterinarians and the Medical Team, you pride yourself on exceptional patient care and are confident in surgery, dentistry, radiology, emergency medicine, pathology and laboratory sampling and handling.

You enjoy working in a fast-paced environment, including high volume surgery and hospitalization and isolation for infectious disease. You have highly developed cooperation, collaboration and problem-solving skills.  Your love of animals extends to shy, reactive and feral animals in which you can handle with confidence and care. At heart, you strive to see every animal provided with the highest quality medical care. Your strengths include impeccable medical records, teamwork and adaptability to change.


  1. Genuine interest in animal welfare and shelter medicine.
  2. Registered RVT  in the province of Alberta and member in good standing with ABVMA.
  3. Preferred minimum of 2 years experience.
  4. Be comfortable handling both cats and dogs. This includes feral cats and shy, timid or reactive dogs.
  5. Maintain highest standard of care in a fast paced, high volume environment.
  6. Confident and diligent in surgical preparation, patient monitoring and recovery for various surgical procedures.
  7. Confident in surgery, radiology (digital and dental), dentistry, emergency medicine, laboratory sampling and handling, exceptional patient care and good understanding of infectious disease.
  8. Highly developed cooperation, collaboration and problem-solving skills.

Apply Now:  Qualified candidates should forward a cover letter speaking directly to the requirements list with an attached resume to Ariana Lenz, Medical Manager before April 2nd, 2018.


Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society

5060 – 74th Ave SE, Calgary, Alberta

AARCS is an equal opportunity employer. We invite all suitable candidates to forward their application in confidence. We regret that only the best-qualified candidates will be contacted for screening. Thank you in advance for your interest.

AARCS Job Posting – RVT – TEMP (2018)


Holiday & Mew Years Bottle Drive 2017

AARCS Bottle Collection over the Holidays & Mew Years!

When:  FROM DEC. 15th – JAN. 5th
Where:  AARCS SAFE HAVEN - 5060 74 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2C 3C9
Price:  FREE
Please BAG YOUR BOTTLES and drop them off into our BLUE BOTTLE BINS out front of our animal shelter. Funds raised from donated bottles will go towards our animals in AARCS’ care.



Mew Years Cat Adoption Special


Purring in the Mew Year with an AARCS Kitty!

Cats, Cats, Cats! ❤️ Adoption fees are only:

• $25 for Adult Cats
• $75 for Kittens

until December 31st. Find the feline of your dreams at AARCS.ca/Adoptable-Cats today!






2018 Calendars ON SALE MEOW!

2018 Calendars ON SALE MEOW!

Fetch your copy today!

OUR CALENDARS HAVE ARRIVED! ★ You can fetch yours at AARCS Safe Haven during business hours; 9am-5pm M-F or online at AARCS.ca/Shop/2018-AARCS-Calendar

Featuring stunning images of AARCS’ Rescues by:
★ The Dog with a Bow Photography
★ Faces in Places Photography
★ Inga Morozoff Photography
★ Kathryn Langley Photography – Calgary Newborn Photographer
★ Alexei Chernenkoff Photography

Remember to SHARE to help us spread the word! If you would like to be a retailer for our calendars — please submit this form:



AARCS’ Mutts, Meows & Martini’s


Mutts, Meows & Martini’s

AARCS Signature Event
When:  November 18, 2017
Time:  7:30PM – MIDNIGHT
Where:  Vagabond Calgary
Price: Tickets for the evening are $40 each, or two tickets for $70. TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

The Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society (AARCS) will be hosting Mutts, Meows & Martini’s fundraiser on Saturday November 18, 2017 at Vagabond Calgary! Last year’s event (Diamond in the Ruff – 10 Year Anniversary) was sold out and raised over $43,000 for the animals in AARCS’ care. Guests at the event will enjoy beer and wine tastings, appetizers, silent auction, raffles and we have a couple of surprises in store! Put on your cocktail dress, grab a date and put on your dancing shoes! This is an event you will not want to miss! Tickets for the evening are $40 each, or two tickets for $70. We hope to have 200+ guests in attendance.

We are currently looking for Sponsors and Auction Items for this event – please email events@aarcs.ca if you are interested in partnering with us!


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Donation Match



Once again longtime supporter, Heather Waddell has given us a challenge and we need your help! When we approached Heather about the need for the kennels for AARCS Safe Haven & Veterinary Hospital, she said she was willing to donate half the costs – ($20,000) IF we can raise $20,000.

So for every $1 you donate, Heather will donate $1.Give a Donation to AARCS!

$20,000 can be daunting, so we thought we’d have some fun while raising these much-needed funds. In order to unlock each kennel below, we need to raise $1,000 – 20 times! When we reach $1,000 increments the kennel door will open and reveal a surprise video, story and a giveaway!

[ BONUS! ]

Your name will be entered into a draw for a “Door Prize,” which will be drawn from the names of those donors who have donated towards that kennel. Donate again after each kennel door is opened and be entered to win again!


Meow Luau – Cat Adoption Special


Meow Luau Cat Adoption Special!

The Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society (AARCS) currently has over 400 cats in care. The time to adopt your new feline is meow! We are despurrrate to help them find loving forever homes as the calls for cats in need keep coming and we are running at full cat-pacity!

For the MONTH OF AUGUST, we are hosting a Meow Luau Cat Adoption Special!
  • Cats + Kittens ★ (7+ months) Min. $25 Adoption Fee
  • Kittens ★ (under 6 months) Min. $75 Adoption Fee




2018 Calendar Sponsors Wanted!


An opportunity for Sponsorship and Advertising

The Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society (AARCS) is preparing to launch the very popular annual Animal Rescue Calendar; featuring 12 stunning photographic portraits of AARCS rescued animals. All funds raised from sponsorship and calendar sales will go towards helping even more animals in need.

We are looking for companies/organizations to purchase advertising spots in the calendar to cover the cost to produce the calendars. By being involved, you will be helping us raise funds for animal emergency costs, veterinary care, food and supplies. In addition, corporate sponsors will gain brand recognition among our rapidly growing support base. Calendars will be distributed to local businesses for distribution. AARCS typically circulates over 1500 calendars.

Ads will be placed on each calendar page, rates and sizes are as follows:
  • Monthly Banner Ad $495
  • Monthly Block Ad $195
  • Back Page Business Card Ad $100
Additional Benefits:
  • Fosters corporate responsibility in supporting local charities
  • Company name mentioned on social media (our Facebook page has over 77,000 followers)
  • Brand recognition with AARCS’ rapidly growing volunteer/support base



5060 74 Ave SE
Calgary, AB T2C 3C9

Rachel Howard, Volunteer Manager

Email: volunteer@aarcs.ca

PH: 403-250-7377


Registered charity Number 80718 8479 RR0001

Download 2018 Calendar Advertising Form here!

Save completed form and email to volunteer@aarcs.ca