Donate Today!

AARCS is a non-profit organization that relies on the generosity of the public to help cover the costs of all our expenses, the majority being veterinary care for our animals. While we have the manpower, drive and ambition, financial support is essential to cultivate and maintain not only the basic costs, but to further develop our programs and initiatives.

  • Every dollar counts. Your help is crucial in our efforts to rescue animals that are homeless, abandoned, abused or living in horrendous conditions.

  • If you are looking to make a donation on behalf of someone else and would like a notification sent to a recipient, please consider the link below:

  • Give the gift that keeps on giving. Become an AARCS Hero by giving a monthly donation to help rescue animals in need.

Mail your Donation

AARCS Safe Haven

Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society
Bay G 3851-21 Street NE
Calgary, AB T2E 6T5

Consider AARCS in your Estate Planning & Life Insurance Policies

Create a legacy by giving a donation to AARCS upon your passing.  There are benefits that can be had now and later when setting up planned giving gifts.  Talk to your financial advisor today on how you can leave a legacy.

Donate Your Appreciated Securities / Stocks

There are many great benefits to donating your appreciated securities. Giving publicly traded securities (stocks, bonds, or mutual fund shares) is a tax-smart way to support AARCS.  You will receive a tax receipt for the full appreciated value of the donation and you are not subject to any capital gains tax.

Fair Market Value $100,000 $100,000
Cost Basis $20,000 $20,000
Capital Gain $80,000 $80,000
Taxable Gain $40,000 $0
Tax Credit (at 50%) $50,000 $50,000
Tax on Gain (at 50%) $20,000 $0
Tax Savings $30,000 $50,000

For more information on how you can donate your appreciated securities to AARCS, talk to your financial advisor and contact AARCS by emailing Deanna Thompson. You can also click the link to the right.


Employee Matching and Volunteer Programs

Many local companies such as Devon, Suncor, Encana, BMO Bank of Montreal, BP Canada, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Husky Energy, Nexen, Intact Insurance, ATB Financial, PennWest, Shell Canada, Suncor, Telus and TransCanada have employee-matching programs.  Click HERE to find out if your company has a program and double your donation.

Some organizations also provide volunteer grants, whereby after a certain number of volunteer hours the company will provide AARCS with a donation to reward you for your contribution to the volunteer sector.

Click here to find out if your company will match your donation!

Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society plans to raise $500,000 this year on fundraising campaigns. It will cost the organization approximately $35,000 to raise this amount. The money raised will go to support the organizations mission to improve the lives of animals by rescuing and providing sanctuary to abandoned, surrendered or abused animals. For further information, please contact Deanna Thompson, 403-250-7377