Marooned on the beach by the tide, thousands of starfish were dying. Seeing their plight, a young beachcomber began picking them up, one by one, throwing them back into the water. Watching this seemingly futile effort, an observer remarked, “There are thousands of starfish out here. You can’t possibly make a difference.” The young man picked up another starfish and, tossing it back into the waves, said, “It made a difference to that one.”
At SCARS, this is our philosophy. When people tell us we can’t possibly save them all, we simply tell the starfish story. And with your help and support, we will continue making a difference to each and every one of our dogs.
SCARS is a no-kill, refuge organization for dogs.
Read about the Organization & Facilities
[S.C.A.R.S. is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) Animal Rescue Organization.]
Second Chance Animal Refuge Society
P.O. Box 22
Auburn, KS 66402
9:00-2:00 & 4:30-6:00
Call for an appointment
We work to provide love, shelter, and veterinary care to abused and abandoned dogs in the eastern Kansas area. It is our mission to find them a permanent, loving and healthy home, or temporary accommodations until a permanent home becomes available. All of our dogs are assessed and treated by a vet immediately upon arrival. Shots are updated, and the dogs are neutered or spayed prior to joining the rest of our friends.
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SCARS is located on 50 rolling acres with two ponds and as quoted in DOG FANCY magazine, "one of the few free roaming rescues in the country...."
(check out our Facilities page to read more about us)
Some Great Stories/Poems
You really need to read this beautiful article in CJonline.com. One of our dogs, Marvin, adopted in September, 2013, found a home with his, now, best friend Eden.
Check out the new article featuring S.C.A.R.S on the May 11, 2014 edition of Cjonline.com.
SCARS is featured in the April 2014 edition of Cesar’s Way. This is Cesar Milan’s (The Dog Whisperer) magazine, of and about dogs.
See our article on page 26 and 28.
The August 2013 copy of DOG FANCY magazine featured SCARS (page 20). We are so excited!!
It is time Kansas got "on the map" nationally for some good news about pets. Congrats to our own Julie McCarter (Sara Hound) whose picture was chosen out of the 75 we sent in!!!
Maureen Cummins has been appointed by the Governor to the Kansas Pet Animal Advisory Board.
Read about it here in the Kansas AG Connection.
Maureen Cummins honored as one of the 2010 Women of Excellence
at the YWCA Annual Leadership Luncheon
Thank you again to the National Humane Society for their very generous donations to SCARS. Check out their page by clicking on the logo here:
Another big Thanks! To the “Build a Bear” folks for their donation.
And thank you to the Pedigree Foundation for their generous donation and support.
THE PEDIGREE FOUNDATION Logo is a trademark of Mars, Incorporated
and is used with permission.
DogBreedsInfo.org Dog Rescue Award for excellence in providing underprivileged dogs a much valued resource
See a web based version of our annual newsletters.
Help our homeless pets! Get a free pet insurance quote
[SCARS Logo courtesy of Normand Mallard]
Please contact us with you questions/suggestions at email@example.com.