Changing Lives Through Kindness
A compassionate world for all animals.
In Alberta, thousands of cats and dogs are homeless, abandoned, abused or living in horrendous conditions. We work closely with rural and First Nations communities where there is limited to no animal services. In 2016, AARCS saw over 3,000 cats and dogs through our programs. We cared for them by providing medical care, spaying/neutering, vaccinating and then found their forever families. In an addition AARCS’ also has assistance programs such as Spay/Neuter, TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return) for Cats, Emergency Medical Assistance and Disaster Animals Assistance Programs.
Compassion: Compassion is at the core of all our interactions with animals and people. We seek to be open-minded, inclusive and non-judgemental, respecting others in all we do. Compassion forms the foundation of our commitment to public service, meaningful work and our responsibility to help make our communities better places for all to live.
Collaboration: We believe our communities are best served by organizations that work together to make a difference. We believe in cooperation and helping others to achieve a world of kindness for animals and people. We seek to build relationships and networks that help communities address animal welfare.
Integrity: We are committed to ethical practices, fiscal responsibility and transparency that builds trust in our organization and our people. We strive for, and ask for, honesty in our work in order to achieve the best possible outcomes.
Learning: We learn from every situation and the people and organizations with which we interact. We contribute to knowledge-building in the animal welfare sector. Together we can meet the needs of animals, individuals and communities.
Advocacy: We are committed to strong stewardship of our resources and to leadership in the area of animal welfare. We believe that the world will be a better place when all creatures are treated with kindness and compassion.
What People Are Saying
"“The project for a veterinary hospital is essential and will allow the organization to continue to help hundreds of animals, reducing animal homelessness and improving our community. The project will drastically reduce costs for the organization allowing them to have an even bigger impact.”"
— Dr. Audrey Remedios B.Sc, DVM, DACVS, Read More
"“The Alberta Animal Rescue Crew is a very innovative and stable organization. Without them, our organization would struggle to place the many unwanted animals we receive at our clinics and it would be very challenging to implement the new program for the Siksika First Nation.”"
— Nancy Larsen, President of the Alberta Spay Neuter Task Force, Read More