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For Family Members Fleeing Family Violence

If you are a pet owner who is fleeing an abusive home situation and is concerned about leaving pets behind, please contact us.

The Pet Safekeeping Program offers temporary care for pets whose owners are seeking safety in a shelter.

Other Crisis Situations

The Pet Safekeeping Program also provides reprieve to pet owners dealing with a life-changing event that impedes on their ability to care for their companion animals, such as emergency medical care, and displacement due to a residential fire.

The Pet Safekeeping Program currently operates in all geographical areas in the province of Alberta.

  • Services available 365 days a year
  • 24-hour emergency crisis phone number
  • Confidential and inclusive support

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Pet Safekeeping Program

If you are a pet owner fleeing an abusive home situation and you are concerned about leaving pets behind, or if you face a crisis situation preventing you from caring for your pets, please contact us.

Referrals & Resources

Family violence can take many forms including physical, sexual, emotional and financial abuse.

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