AARCS Safe Haven is located at Bay G, 3851 – 21st Street NE. Our hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for donation drop-off’s or general information. Donations can also be dropped off after hours in the bins provided at the rear of the building.
AARCS Safe Haven is designed as a temporary, emergency and quarantine shelter. There are NO adoptable animals at AARCS Safe Haven. For more information regarding the adoption of one of our animals, please visit “Our Animals” to see profiles of our adoptable animals along with the policies and procedures for adoption.
AARCS Safe Haven is designed to provide the following:
Duncan was a stray puppy found in a dumpster unable to get out.
Currently, AARCS rescue efforts are severely limited by the dependency of available volunteer foster homes. Since 2012, we have been operating at capacity. What this means is that before AARCS Safe Haven was open volunteers rescuing could only bring in as many animals as we had foster homes for. With very heavy hearts, rescuers were forced to leave behind animals with a very uncertain future. Now that AARCS Safe Haven is open, we can provide temporary shelter for those animals until foster space becomes available.
AARCS volunteers encounter many cases of animal suffering not limited to and including things such as starvation, injuries caused by things such as barbed wire, vehicles, bullets, paintball shots, dog fights and various other forms of abuse and neglect. As such, AARCS Safe Haven provides emergency shelter when there is no foster home space available for these animals that are in dire need of rescue due to neglect, cruelty and overpopulation.
Gavin was found with 5 other puppies abandoned a rural dumpsite.
The formidable quest to end animal suffering is compounded by the sheer number of animals needing help, as well as countless types of disease and parasites. This well-equipped, hygienic facility is designed for the appropriate quarantine required by rescued animals when they first arrive into AARCS care. With quarantine such as this we can ensures the safety of our foster homes and their resident pets by preventing the potential transfer of disease.
Headquarters & Operations Centre
AARCS Safe Haven also serves as a shared office, donation drop-off centre and storage facility. It is here that we also provide space for foster home training, volunteer meetings and educational seminars.
AARCS Safe Haven Donations
Donations can be dropped off at Bay G, 3851 – 21st Avenue NE. We are open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Donations can be dropped off after hours in the bins provided at the rear of the building.
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Running an animal shelter requires not only a lot of time and dedication, but monetary donations are always needed to help pay for things such as maintenance costs, rent and utilities along with veterinary expenses for the many animals that will pass through our doors. As a registered charity we will provide you with a valuable tax receipt.
Become An Animal Hero: A $250 donation will cover the cost to spay/neuter and vaccinate one dog.
Become An Animal Saviour: A $500 donation will cover the cost of a humane dog trap often required to capture scared, injured or feral animals who require rescue.
Become An Animal Liberator: A $1000 donation will cover the cost of a rescue and the subsequent adoption of an entire litter of puppies.
Become A Champion For Animals: A $2,000 donation will cover rent and utilities in AARCS Safe Haven, keeping our doors open for one month longer.
Become An Angel for Animals: A donation of $5,000 or more will fund a spay/neuter clinic and prevent the births of hundreds, even thousands of dogs/cats.
Volunteering at Safe Haven
Volunteer Opportunities At AARCS Safe Haven Include:
Dog Caregivers & Cat Caregivers: Responsibilities of the dog and cat caregivers include walking, feeding and cleaning. This is day to day care required for animals currently staying at AARCS Safe Haven. These particular positions require a 3 shift per month commitment. Shift lengths range anywhere from one to three hours and happen seven days a week, 3 times per day.
Inventory Volunteer: Inventory volunteers are responsible for sorting, cleaning and storing the donations received at AARCS Safe Haven.
Administrative Volunteer and/or General Shelter Volunteer: Administrative volunteers are responsible for data entry, as well as a variety of other administrative duties. General shelter volunteers help with all of the tasks involved in the daily upkeep and maintenance of AARCS Safe Haven. Other duties include cleaning and organizing the office and common areas as well as maintaining the outdoor spaces.
To volunteer with us, please fill out the volunteer application found here: http://aarcs.ca/volunteer.php and email your completed form to email@example.com.