Safe For Pets Too

A Program to Shelter Animals Affected by Family Violence

We provide temporary emergency boarding and care for at-risk animals belonging to individuals looking for shelter from family violence.

Contact us for general information about this service.

Safe for Pets Too

Why do we need a place to shelter pets?

Some abusive partners will hurt an animal to frighten or punish others in the family. In violent homes anyone can be a target – including a beloved pet. When a woman fears for the well-being of her pet, she may even delay getting help for herself.

Who is responsible for this program?

This program is a collaboration of several non-profit organizations and policing agencies including the New Brunswick Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NBSPCA), the New Brunswick Veterinary Medicine Association, transition houses, family violence outreach, RCMP and municipal police, Public Legal Education and Information Service of New Brunswick, and others concerned about the welfare of people and animals.

In an emergency, when safety is at risk, call 911.

How do I get my animal back?

At the end of the 30 days, the transition house or family violence outreach staff will arrange with SFPT for you to pick up your animal at a designated location.

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