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Help AARCS #WinTheJackpot

AARCS has been selected as a finalist for #WinTheJackpot – AllStarSlots Charity Campaign!

Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society’s (AARCS) mission is “Changing Lives through Kindness” to create our vision of “A Compassionate World for All Animals.”

In Alberta, thousands of cats and dogs are homeless, abandoned, abused or living in horrendous conditions. We work closely with rural and First Nations communities where there is limited to no animal services.

In 2015, AARCS took in over 2,000 cats and dogs. We cared for them by providing medical care, spaying/neutering, vaccinating and then found their forever families. AARCS also has assistance programs such as Spay/Neuter, TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return) for Cats and Emergency Medical Assistance.

Please vote for AARCS and help us win, so we can continue to rescue animals in need!

More information about the contest:

  • The $5,750 charity fund will be split three ways: 1st place will receive $5,000, 2nd place will receive $500 and 3rd place will receive $250.
  • Visitors to the website will be able to vote for their charity of choice and the winners will be decided by the most votes. Only one vote per person, per device is allowed.
  • Voting will be open from February 8, 2016 until the March 8, 2016.
  • The winners will be announced March 15-19, 2016 by a blog post on the site
  • Official Terms and Conditions

 

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March 24 Dueling Pianos Event

When: Thursday March 24, 2016
Time: Doors Open 6 pm | Entertainment Begins 7:30 pm
Where: Aussie Rules Piano Bar 1002 37th Street SW, Calgary
Price: $30/Ticket TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT!

18+ Event

Silent Auction, 50/50, Raffles, Complimentary Appetizers (vegetarian), Drink Specials and more!

Thank you to our Sponsors:

Muttley Crüe

PoorBoy Tire

While Away House Sitters & Pet Care Inc.

To donate a silent auction item, or sponsor the event, please email Lindsay@aarcs.ca (see below poster for more information)

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Sponsorships Available:

Title Sponsor $2,000 (Available to 1 sponsor only)

  • Recognition on event poster which will be advertised in the following ways:

o   On the AARCS website with a direct link to your company website

o   On the AARCS Facebook (with 64,000 followers) and Twitter accounts for 6 weeks prior to the event and 2 posts on the week of the event
o   Emailed to all AARCS volunteers, foster homes and newsletter subscribers
o   Distributed at AARCS events prior to the event|o   Displayed in various locations around Calgary and area

  • Company banner, brochures and business cards displayed at the event
  • Company logo displayed at each table at the event
  • Four tickets to the event
  • Opportunity to speak at the beginning of the event
  • Recognition at the event by AARCS host on stage
  • A thank you post on AARCS Facebook and Twitter accounts following the event 

Corporate Sponsor $1,000 (Available to 4 sponsors only)

  • Recognition on event poster which will be advertised in the following ways:

o   On the AARCS website with a direct link to your company website
o   On the AARCS Facebook (with 64,000 followers) and Twitter accounts for 6 weeks prior to the event and 2 posts on the week of the event
o   Emailed to all AARCS volunteers, foster homes and newsletter subscribers
o   Distributed at AARCS events prior to the event
o   Displayed in various locations around Calgary and area

  • Company logo displayed at each table at the event
  • Recognition at the event by AARCS host on stage
  • A thank you post on AARCS Facebook and Twitter accounts following the event

AARCS acknowledges that every company has specific preferences with regards to the benefits it hopes to gain from becoming involved in an event. While the section above highlights some of the key advantages to becoming involved, we would be happy to discuss additional requests with prospective sponsors. 

Silent Auction Items

A crucial part of the evening is the Silent Auction event! We are currently looking for companies willing to donate a package, item or gift certificate to be auctioned off during the event to raise funds for AARCS.

To donate a silent auction item, or sponsor the event, please email Lindsay@aarcs.ca

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Sparky’s Story

The Alberta SPCA received a call about Sparky on a Monday morning. It was reported that a few days prior Sparky had had some quills removed from his muzzle. By Sunday he was unable to eat or drink without gagging and by Monday morning he was unable to use his back legs.


 

“When I first saw Sparky he was lying motionless wrapped in a blanket, his eyes were wide open but he didn’t move at all when I approached, quite unusual for a young puppy. His eyes were bright and he didn’t look ill or have problems breathing and as I looked him over there were no obvious injuries or wounds that I could see, but any movement or manipulation of his body caused him to cry out with heartbreaking sounds of pain. He attempted to stand but immediately fell over it was clear he needed immediate medical attention. Once we arrived at the vet clinic his vitals were taken and to our surprise seemed to be fairly normal. The veterinarian examining him could not find any obvious injuries, including quills that may have been overlooked. An X-ray was taken of his spinal column but there were no obvious breaks or bone trauma. At this point we suspected he may have been hit by a car and sustained nerve or soft tissue damage which may not bode well for his recovery. The veterinarian recommended 72 hours of rest and anti-inflammatories along with pain medication. I left Sparky at the vet clinic to be monitored for improvement over the next 72 hours. As Sparky had been surrendered I had to find him a caretaker. I knew he was going to need someone who could devote a lot of personal attention and care to recover, as well as do everything to save this young puppy who had barely had the chance to experience life. I contacted the Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society and without hesitation they agreed to take Sparky. When I returned to the vet clinic 3 days later, Sparky had made some small improvements. He was able to take a few steps before beginning to stagger and lay down. But of great concern was that he held his head at an awkward angle and had a tendency to curl one of his paws under so that the top of his paw made contact with the ground. I was very concerned for his potential to recover but knew he would be in good hands.” - Angie, SPCA Officer


Angie then brought him into Safe Haven and transferred him into the care of the Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society. It was later discovered that Sparky had an abscess deep beneath his skin from a previous dog bite. The fluid from the abscess was putting so much pressure on his spine, it had the paralysis effect. Once the abscess was found and relieved, he was able to regain full function and movement was no longer an issue. He became his happy-go-lucky self again and went up for Adoption! It didn’t take long for the perfect family to come along, they applied and adopted Sparky, now Fergus, over the Christmas Holidays. We wish Fergus the best in his new, loving home!


 

If you wish to make a donation to help AARCS Rescue Animals in need, we would greatly appreciate your support

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December Donors!


Dog House/Food Donation

Thank you to the Kindergarten class who built this great dog house for dogs in need! As well, for their donation of dog food!


Thank you to the team at Dynamic Risk! They donated some items straight from our Winter Wishlist!

Donation of pet beds and more! Thank you so much Global Pet Foods!

Thank you Grace and Samantha for making these delicious Christmas cookies for the dogs in our care! They gobbled them up!
Thank you for all the Winter Wishlist Donations! You guys rock!

Thank you for the monetary donation of $417.60 worth of Tattoo’s for AARCS!
Thank you so much for fulfilling our Winter Wishlist!
Donated (Sparks) hand-made dog toys and blankets for the kitties!
$1,100 raised through their Christmas Party Raffle! So exciting, thank you!
Yearly donors to AARCS – this is their 4th year in a row! Thanks for our Winter Wishlist items!

Winter Wishlist from Heather and Peggy
Thank you so much to Heather and Peggy who collected donations for  our AARCS’ animals!

These are just the few that we have had the pleasure of meeting when they stopped by Safe Haven! We are very grateful for all those who contribute to the success of AARCS!