Hello Friend,
Sweet little Birdie is one of 452 animals that came into our care in January! Her previous owner reached out to our volunteer, Anna, who has been working in the community for many years. Although she loved her dearly, she felt that she was no longer in a position to offer Birdie the care she needed; especially in her golden years. Both Anna and her mum Violet (our eldest volunteer) headed out to pick this sweet little girl up so she could make her way to AARCS and get the medical care she needs moving forward. We suspect she is at least 14 years old, but, boy oh boy, is she ever full of spunk!
Birdie is completely blind due to hyper-mature cataracts and has a severe case of dental disease that will require full mouth extractions. This little love is a shark when it comes to food and snacks! So we are positive she will feel much better once her painful mouth and decaying teeth are dealt with. Fortunately her heart sounds good and her bloodwork was normal otherwise! πŸ’“
Birdie is not ready for adoption at this time but is being fostered by one of our medical staff members. Our focus right now is getting her medical concerns addressed so she can feel better and live out her golden years in peace and pain free!
Our very own volunteer Violet (Vi) is still going strong, helping animals like Birdie! πŸ’“ In October, Vi celebrated her 100th Birthday β€” watch her birthday tribute video here! Violet is a great reminder that no matter what, there is always something you can do to help animals in need!

These days Vi doesn’t get out like she used too, but you can bet your bottom dollar she’s still actively volunteering however she can! Even if it’s as simple as cutting one time rags for our shelters β€” which really is a very important job! 
You can help animals RIGHT NOW by purchasing a Good Vibes 50/50 ticket!

Chances are you have already bought a ticket or two... If so, we wish you the best of luck and thank you for supporting our cause! πŸ’š
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Shelter Dog Art Auction 🎨
Who knew we had so many talented artists in shelter? 🎨 Our shelter dogs have been hard "at work" creating mini masterpieces! 🐾

We asked our Shelter Dogs what they wanted most to improve their stay while in shelter, and do you know what they said? ENRICHMENT TOYS! πŸ•

Introducing our very first AARCS Shelter Dog Art Auction to raise much-needed funds to purchase heavy duty enrichment toys for our shelter!
This auction is being run through our Facebook page which we understand is not for everyone, but we had to give it a try!
Good Vibes 50/50 πŸ’°
Your ticket gives you a 50/50 chance at winning over $35,000 (currently), but a 100% CHANCE you'll be helping animals!
⚑ Current Jackpot ⚑ $72,000
and climbing!
⭐️ 1 for $10
⭐️ 4 for $20
⭐️ 20 for $50
⭐️ 100 for $100
⭐️ Total of 710,000 Tickets Available
*Initial deadline and draw dates have been extended to the dates listed below:
LAST CHANCE TO BUY: Monday, February 14, 2022

50/50 DRAW DATE: Thursday, February 17, 2022
AGLC LICENCE: #589306. As per Alberta Gaming Rules and Regulations, all ticket purchasers must be over the age of 18 and a resident of Alberta, Canada
Spread the word by sharing this 50/50 with friends and family!
Adoptable Critters
Did You Know?
AARCS has 19 Critters up for adoption right now?

We've got quite a few bunnies and guinea pigs ready to find their forever homes! You can meet them today through their online adoption profiles.
2022 Calendar SAVE 60%
Fetch Your 2022 CALENDAR

Little Tumble isn't so little anymore, but she is one of the stars in our 2022 calendar! We partnered up with the very talented Canadian artist Jade of Zaworski Art for our 2022 Smile Dog and Cat Rescue Calendar!
Job ο»ΏOpportunities
We’ve got some great opportunities for you at AARCS Safe Haven, North Haven AND Veterinary Hospital in Alberta!

⚑️ Registered Veterinary Technician F/T or P/T
⚑️ Veterinarian(s) P/T
⚑️ Behaviour Coordinator P/T
⚑️ Shelter Enrichment Coordinator P/T

⚑️ Animal Care Attendant Coordinator P/T

Visit our website at aarcs.ca/job-opportunities to learn more or apply today! πŸ™ŒπŸ’• We look forward to hearing from you!
Please share these opportunities with someone you think is perfect!
Upcoming Events + Fundraisers
ONGOING Recycle for Rescue Bottle Drive
JAN 18 – FEB 14 AARCS Good Vibes 50/50 Fundraiser
FEB 11 – 12 Kensington BRZ Street Festival
FEB 2022 Cannibale Community Cocktail Fundraiser
FEB 2022 Kensington Chinook Blast Community Drive
YEAR of 2022 ABC Designs Fundraiser for AARCS
Your Help is Appreciated!
Supplies Needed at SAFE HAVEN
🐱 Pate Canned Cat Food
🐱 Clumping Cat Litter
🐰 Rabbit Enrichment Toys
🐰 Timothy Hay β€” Always
🐢 (Med) Martingale Collar w Quick Snap
🐢 Dog Enrichment Toys
Supplies Needed at NORTH HAVEN
🐱 Canned Cat Food
🐱 Clumping Cat Litter
🐰 Rabbit Enrichment Toys
🐰 Timothy Hay β€” Always
🐢 (Med) Martingale Collar w Quick Snap
🐢 Dog Enrichment Toys
A variety of important items have been added to our Amazon Wishlist but can also be purchased/donated locally!

AARCS Safe Haven
πŸ“ 5060 74 Avenue SE
Calgary, AB T2C 3C9

AARCS North Haven
πŸ“ 8108 Coronet Rd NW
Edmonton, AB T6E 4P1
Please share with friends, families and co-workers.
AARCS has officially joined TikTok! 🎢 Be sure to follow us @aarcs.ca to get a sneak peek inside our two animal shelters, foster homes and more!