Safe Pets Safe Families provides foster care for the pets of people in the community who are experiencing a crisis, primarily due to domestic violence, as well as homelessness, mental health hospitalisation or other unforeseen medical emergencies. The key objective of Safe Pets Safe Families among many others is to provide an animal fostering service to people in crisis so they feel more confident to leave a dangerous situation knowing they do not have to leave their animals behind, preventing them from being abandoned or surrendered to the already flooded shelter system that sees many animals being unnecessarily euthanised.

Pets can also be victims in Domestic Violence situations and if they are left behind they are at risk of being harmed, abandoned or surrendered. Pets can be a barrier to a person leaving a dangerous situation and can also be a barrier to entering shelters and finding new accommodation quickly. The Safe Pets Safe Families foster service places these pets into foster care to give their owner a chance to find new accommodation or get the assistance they need so they can eventually be reunited with the pet.

Safe Pets Safe Families is currently unfunded and completely run by volunteers. You can become a foster carer, or volunteer and help with fundraising, event, administration or transport. You can help give people the opportunity to get the help they need while their pet is being taken care of until they can be reunited

Paws & Pals is one of the organisation’s programs that provides an outreach service for homeless people who have pets in SA only. This is achieved through pop up vet clinics for health checks, micro-chipping, vaccinations and grooming and financial support for other health and surgical procedures that the clients are unable to afford including de-sexing.

We can also provide help and point people in the direction of other services they may need in a time of crisis. We take referrals from many other community organisations to help with peoples pets.

You can contact us via our contact page on our website, Facebook page inbox or via email; For SA safepetssafefamilies@gmail.com For Tas safepetssafefamiliestasmania@gmail.com