Calgary Art Combat 2014

On May 15 the coolest event in Calgary is back. Calgary Art Combat in support of AARCS is returning and you do not want to miss it. 12 artist face-off in friendly competition to create a piece of art to be auctioned off during the evening. The top two finalists battle it out for bragging […]

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

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 […]