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Whole communities are healthier and safer when dog and cat populations have access to essential care and services like animal control and veterinary medicine. Join Animal Care & Community Empowered Safety Society (ACCESS), a network of Indigenous communities, as we rethink and reroute animal-related resources and policies to realize greater community health and safety for everyone, whether they have two legs or four.

Human and animal wellness is our focus as our future is interconnected. 

Improving Indigenous Community Health and Safety

Maaqtusiis, Ahousaht


Indigenous Nation Members


Animal Service Partners


Community Health & Safety Programs


Animals Served Annually


Animal Care & Community Empowered Safety Society is committed to improving the access underserved Indigenous communities have to animal care and control related resources so that all members of these communities feel safe & healthy.

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Addressing Common Challenges Together

Our current initiatives include expanding animal services (including veterinary services), to more Indigenous communities, reducing human/wildlife conflict risks in our communities, sharing empathy-developing programs for children and youth, and advocating for policies that promote animal wellbeing and community health and safety for all. With your help, we can continue to make a positive impact.


How You Can Improve ACCESS

Your support and participation is critical to our success. You can help by becoming an Indigenous Community Member, an Animal Service Partner, by making a donation, volunteering your time, or by spreading the word about our mission.

Services Provided

Many rural and remote Indigenous communities in our neck of the woods have similar challenges: limited access to essential veterinary services, a lack of access to animal sheltering and animal control services, minimal access to dog socialization training professionals, etc. By networking together, we aim to improve access to the animal services with an eye to improving overall community health and safety for everyone.

Meet Our Team

Our team is made up of dedicated individuals who are committed to making a positive impact in Indigenous communities and promoting animal wellbeing. Get to know us and learn more about our work.

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