Frontier Animal Society Walk

max FASOGDEN: The Frontier Animal Society will be holding its annual fundraising Dog Walk on May 25th, beginning at 65 Chemin Embury, Tomifobia (Ogden) - Rain or Shine. Registration begins at 10 a.m. suggested donation per family is $25 or have your walk sponsored by family and friends to help raise even more funds. Pledge sheets are available by contacting 819-876-7747 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The walk will be about 5 km long (1.5 hours). Sandwiches and drinks will be served at the end of the walk and there will be treats for the dogs too. You are invited to walk one of the Shelter dogs who are always keen on getting some exercise or maybe walk your own dog. Whatever you decide, the important thing is that funds are raised for this no-kill shelter for cats and dogs. This particular shelter is currently filled to its limits and is actively trying to find homes, foster homes or other no-kill shelters that have room to take some of these animals or the ones which still find their way to the Frontier Animal Society’s doorstep.

The Frontier Animal Society has been in operation for over 20 years. The Shelter provides a safe and caring environment for all the adoptable dogs and cats while they await their forever home. Located in Ogden, Quebec, you will find the FAS just a few minutes from the Vermont border. They are about 1.5 hours from Montreal, 45 minutes from Sherbrooke and 2 hours from Burlington, Vt., USA. The Shelter currently houses 30 dogs and over 40 cats. The Shelter is a non-profit organization, run entirely on donations. Donations of any amount of money are greatly appreciated ($10 or more are tax deductable); donations of supplies (dry dog food, wet canned food and dog treats) are also welcome.

All animals living at the Shelter are neutered/spayed and up-to-date with routine shots. Dogs are also vaccinated for kennel cough and cats are tested for feline leukemia and FIV. All dogs are now micro-chipped prior to leaving with their adoptive families. A monthly low-cost spay/neuter clinic for cats is one of the outreach programs offered. There are up to 20 places to reserve to have your cat(s) sterilized and vaccinated (basic vaccines including rabies). Cost is $65 CAD.

Included with the sterilization process, your cat will get his/her toenails cut, ears and teeth cleaned, as well as checked for fleas and given 1 month of flea medication, if needed. Transportation is provided by several volunteers associated with the FAS. All owners need is a pet carrier, well-marked with your cat’s name, color, age, the owner’s name and telephone number. If you do not have a carrier, if you reserve early, the Shelter has a few that it will share. For more info on this service, contact Joyce Dekker at 819-876-7785.

There will be a performance at The Piggery in North Hatley – Honky Tonk Blues (July 12), to raise additional funds in support of the Frontier Animal Society. Honky Tonk Blue: The Night Patsy Met Hank, a great show featuring the music of Hank Williams and Patsy Cline. Proceeds go to support the shelter.