Frontier Animal Society

Société animale frontalière/Frontier Animal Society (SAFAS) is a non-profit animal rescue located in the eastern townships of Quebec. Founded in 1986 by Joyce Dekker, our shelter provides a safe and caring environment for our adoptable dogs and cats while they await their forever homes.  At any one time the shelter is home to approximately 12 dogs and 25 cats and all animals remain in our care until they are adopted.

SAFAS is run by a Board of Directors, and we rely on the support of volunteers to assist us in our day-to-day operations.
As a registered charity, we depend entirely on donations.

For updates on our adopted animals please visit our Facebook page. 


We have many wonderful cats and kittens available for adoption. If you are ready to add a new furry friend to your family, why not come to one of our cat adoption clinics.

When: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday throughout November.

Where: 2405 Griffin, Ogden (QC)


Our shelter is a non-profit organization and we run entirely on donations.

Donations of $20.00 or more are tax deductible. Please give generously.


Frontier Animal Society is a shelter and most of the animals that come into our care will remain here with us until they are adopted. Why then are we looking for foster homes? To find out more about our foster program, please click on this link 


Our shelter is a registered not-for-profit charity that runs entirely on donations. To find out more about how you can support our work and mission, please click on this link.

News & Events

In November 2017, SAFAS was extremely honoured to be the recipient of Guardian’s Best Animal Rescue Foundation, Quebec Rescue of the Year Award. We take great pride in the work we do and receiving this award serves as an acknowledgment of our commitment and effort. And we couldn’t have done it without your help, and the help of our dedicated volunteers.
This year the Frontier Animal Society placed over 175 dogs, cats, and kittens into loving forever homes. As a registered charity, we depend entirely on donations. Only with your support can we continue to provide shelter, warmth, and care to neglected and abandoned cats and dogs. We can’t do this without you. On behalf of the entire SAFAS team, we thank you for your support!