SAFE PETS SAFE FAMILIES
FOSTER CARE SERVICE
Safe Pets Safe Families offers a foster care service for the pets of people experiencing domestic violence, homelessness, mental illness or a medical emergency for up to 12 weeks for a small weekly charity contribution fee dependent on the type and size of the animal. This service is supported by a network of volunteer foster carers and volunteers who transport, animals, food and toys to and from foster carer and vets if needed.
This service removes the barriers that people face when they are in these situations and have pets so that they can have their animals cared for while they get the help they need and be reunited with their pets when the appropriate housing is sorted. This service also prevents many animals ending up in the already flooded shelters which is traumatic for the animal and the owner and thus prevents many loved pets being unnecessarily euthanised.
PAWS & PALS Homeless support
Paws & Pals is one of the organisation’s programs that provides an outreach service for people experiencing homelessness who have pets in SA. This is achieved through pop up vet clinics for health checks, microchipping, vaccinations and grooming and financial support for other health and surgical procedures that the clients are unable to afford including de-sexing.
We also provide outreach to people living ruff with dog coats and food and Pal Pack with emergency supplies for people.