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

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 […]

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 […]

Volunteer and Foster Applications – Please Read

AARCS volunteer application and foster home applications have not been working for the past week….possibly. If you have applied to volunteer or foster in the last several days and haven’t received any response to your email, please email and/or The forms should be working now. Thank you for your patience!

Thank you Calgary Foundation!

AARCS would like to say a huge thank you to the Calgary Foundation for granting $30,000 to Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society for our efforts during the 2013 Floods in Calgary, High River & Siksika when we assisted with helping people and their pets. Thank you to Calgary and area donors for your on-going support […]


January 2, 2014 We are once again amazed at the growth AARCS has seen with yet another year under our belt. Each day we strive to save as many lives as we can and to assist our community through our numerous programs. The final numbers have not been confirmed, but we did approximately 1115 adoptions […]


This is a portrait done of Penny. Here is her story. I was surrendered by my previous owner and lived outside with lot’s of brothers and sisters was tied up most of my life. I did not have much interaction with people during this time so I am very shy but I have made huge progress. […]


How Donation Dollars Work For You!

Check out this very cool charitable tax calculator and learn how much you get in tax credits for your charitable donations. Remember Dec 31st is the last day to give charitable donations to reduce your taxes in 2013….  A $100 donation really only costs you $75 A $500 donation really only costs you $300 A $1000 donation […]



Hey Everyone.  Thank you so much for all your donations and kind wishes.  We couldn’t do it without all of you.  Here is a link to the story in today’s Calgary Sun about Nero. Today was tough day at AARCS. Even seasoned rescuers were shocked beyond belief. Meet Nero, a 7 week old puppy suffering […]