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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.


Your Chance to Change Lives


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


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


If you are looking to make a donation on behalf or in memory of someone and would like a notification/(e)card sent to a recipient, please consider this option.

If you’re already a registered donor with AARCS, you can update your payment plan and personal information by logging in using the credentials you were emailed when processing your transaction with us.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are a current AARCS Hero monthly donor, you will have received an email from Deanna Thompson, Executive Director, requesting to have your monthly donation set up on our new donor management system. If you have any questions about this email, please call us at 403.250.7377 or email Debby Herold at [email protected]


Updated: July 19, 2023  ▪  Intake includes SNAP/TNR

Pet Adoptions


Animal Intake

E-Transfer Donations

Interact E-Transfers can be sent to: [email protected]
You no longer need to include a password as AARCS e-transfers are automatically accepted and deposited. Please note in the description your e-transfer is a donation.
If you’d like to receive a tax receipt, please include Full Name, Mailing Address, and Email in the message.

Mail Your Donation

Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society
5060 – 74 AVE SE
Calgary, AB T2C 3C9

Leave A Lasting Legacy

Consider a planned gift or bequest in your will which can provide a lasting legacy. Your gift will ensure that animals are given a second chance and make a lasting difference in this world. With your help, AARCS can continue to lead the way in providing thousands of homeless animals a Safe Haven and all the love and care they need and deserve while working towards the root cause of animal homelessness.

By helping animals through estate giving, you could minimize your income tax, capital gains, or estate tax.

Ways to Provide a Bequest

If you would like to name AARCS in your will, please be sure to use our full registered name:
Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society
5060 74th Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2C3C9
Charitable Registration # 80718-8479-RR0001

In your Will, you can leave a specific dollar amount, percentage, or a specific asset. Types of bequests can include cash, real estate, artwork, stocks, bonds, etc.

Name Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society as the beneficiary of a life insurance policy, bank account, RRSP account, or stock account.

It is always recommended that you work with your financial advisor and lawyer to help you plan a bequest that works best for you.

This sample language may be useful:

"I give and bequeath to the Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society (AARCS), registered charity 80718 8479 RR0001  [the sum of __________ Dollars ($____)] [ _______ % of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate], to be used for its general charitable purposes." 

Notifying AARCS of Your Gift

Please let us know when you have named AARCS in your will so that we can thank you. Please submit contact Deanna Thompson, Executive Director, at 403.869.4694 or [email protected]  for more information.

Donate Appreciated Securities

There are many great benefits to donating your appreciated securities. Giving publically 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.

If You Sell Shares & Donate the Cash If you Donate Shares Directly to AARCS
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, speak with your financial advisor and contact AARCS by emailing Deanna Thompson

Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society (aka AARCS or AARCS Veterinary Hospital) plans to raise $1.9M this year through fundraising campaigns. It will cost the organization approximately $120,000 to raise this amount. The money raised will go to support the organization’s mission to improve the lives of animals by rescuing and providing sanctuary to homeless, injured, abandoned, neglected and abused animals. For further information, please contact Deanna Thompson, 403-250-7377. Our address is 5060 – 74 Avenue SE, Calgary AB, T2C 3C9.