Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society (AARCS) is headquartered in Calgary, Alberta. We are a federally registered charity and incorporated as a society in the province of Alberta.
In Alberta, thousands of cats and dogs are homeless, abandoned, abused or living in horrendous conditions. Although we may not see them on the streets of our cities and towns, it is estimated that well over 25,000 small animals are rescued or surrendered in Alberta alone.
AARCS was founded in 2006 and is comprised of a network of individuals and families concerned about the welfare of abandoned, abused and surrendered animals in the province of Alberta. Our volunteers range in age from young children to seniors and all are animal lovers who are looking to make a difference.
AARCS initially started with our Rescue, Rehabilitate & Re-home Program. This program entails rescuing animals and placing them in the safety of our foster home network while awaiting suitable placement in permanent adoptive homes. These animals are provided with all the necessary veterinary care, as well as food, rehabilitation, training, kindness and support.
We have further expanded operations to include additional programs, including Spay/Neuter & Disease Prevention Initiative, Emergency Medical Care Program, Emergency Shelter Care Program, Humane Education Program, Dog House Program and Pet Food Program.
In 2012 AARCS opened our first shelter in NE Calgary, which is designed to provide temporary housing, emergency shelter and quarantine for animals. It also provides us with office and meeting space, as well as storage.
AARCS long term goal is to have a sanctuary near Calgary where we can provide more space and care for the animals in our province.