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About SAAR

The Steinbach and Area Animal Rescue  is 100% volunteer-based, and is dedicated to helping animals.

Steinbach and Area Animal Rescue is a non-profit organization that has served the south east of Manitoba since 2013. Volunteers are the lifeline of the organization, which is committed to finding forever homes for abandoned, homeless, and surrendered companion animals.

The demand for intake grows as awareness of the rescue increases. Over the years, the rescue has supported many animals, but our space limitations and budgetary restrictions prevent us from helping all that are in need.


       2022                        271

       2021                        301

       2020                        210

       2019                        175

The rescue is fortunate to be supported by a diverse set of business owners who see the value of the rescue and generously commit to supplying medical aid, prescriptions, food, and other essential care items at a discount, as well as providing fundraising event sponsorship.

Mailing address:

20 Brandt St., Unit 3, Box # 234
Steinbach, MB R5G 1Y2


Telephone: 204-807-5559

Mission Statement


The Steinbach and Area Animal Rescue provides care, comfort and compassion to homeless and abandoned companion animals while engaging the hearts, hands and minds of our community in order to promote the humane treatment of people and animals through education, advocacy and services.

Our Team Members

Our Mission

Michelle Neufeld


*Board of Directors


Graham Pollock

Vice President

Fundraising & Governance

*Board of Directors


Shanna Freynet


*Board of Directors


Kamryn Pidsadny

Social Media Coordinator

*Board of Directors

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Tamara Toews

Phone Enquiry Coordinator


Carey Hawkins

Education/Events Coordinator

*Board of Directors


Janelle Dawson

Treasurer Co-chair

*Board of Directors


Brent Bekiaris

Public Relations & Fundraising

*Board of Directors

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Dr. Trevor Johnson

*Board of Directors

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Rochelle Thiesen

Sponsorship Chair

*Board of Directors

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Shaelyn Brosowsky


*Board of Directors


Sandra Watson

Adoption Coordinator


Our Mission

We RESCUE the mistreated,

we SAVE the injured and

we LOVE the abandoned. 


Our Vision

To manage the pet population and control disease within our community and surrounding area. 


We Need Your Support Today!

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