We are the SoCal Animal Rescue Squad (S.C.A.R.S.). We are a united group of dedicated volunteers committed to saving dogs and other pets from unfortunate circumstances. We are a Nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable organization functioning solely on donations, fundraising campaigns, and sponsors.
Our desire is to be a beacon of hope and light for Animals in need. Their inability to call out for a hero is the fuel that drives us to bind together as a squad of individuals that will rise to their call for help. Though we don’t have superhuman powers, we possess the ability to love, nurture, educate and serve. Animals gift us unconditional love, companionship, healing, and happiness. Our hope is to advocate for their welfare through rescue efforts, education, art, support groups, community outreach programs, and fostering placements.
Most of our squad calls focus on dogs; however, we have been able to help other pets including turtles, rabbits, birds, and even reptiles. We help rescue many dogs from hi-kill shelters and owner surrenders; helping them with needed medical services, ensure they are vaccinated, spayed, or neutered, and secure them in a safe loving foster home where they will transition and sometimes heal until they are adopted into their new fur-ever family.
Each of us at SCARS has been touched and transformed by rescue animals. The irony is that in most cases we thought we were the heroes saving them from death and harm, and yet they rescued or alleviated us from sadness, loneliness, depression and other challenges that only their pure love and magic can heal. They ARE heroes too! Like superheroes, they each possess a special Superpaw-er. Some mend broken hearts with their affection and cuddles, others will challenge the athlete in you and help train you to become a better hiker or runner, and then there’s those that with their eyes can turn any frown into a smile.
The definition of a Hero is someone who does good and courageous things for other people without being asked to do them; someone who has a strong sense of justice and goodness and acts upon that sense. We the SCARS are committed to speaking for them, helping them, and will passionately take a stand to ensure their welfare. Be their hero! Adopt a Hero! What’s your Superpaw-er? Join the SCARS!
Animals are our mission! We strive to serve as partners within the Animal rescue community through advocacy, education, networking, community outreach, shelter rescue, rehabilitation, fostering placements, and Animal welfare campaigns.
We focus on making the maximum positive effort. Our team of volunteers provides the momentum that helps us do good work. Using community-driven models, we take actions that make a long-lasting difference.
We envision more individuals and communities committed to lending their to voice to voiceless animals in need; believing they hold the power to make an impact and increase animal welfare... Heroes Helping Heroes!
In due course, increasing animal justice, education on proper animal/pet welfare, and striving to end the mistreatment of Animals and Pets; ultimately empty shelters and happy homes filled with fur-ever love.
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