Ontario Veterinary Medical Association

SafePet Program

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Record #: NKT0972 Last Modified: 06 Dec 2013 Last Full Update: 24 Jul 2013
Record Details
FundingProvincial ; Fundraising ; Donations ; A joint program designed by OVMA, the Ontario Association of Interval and Transition Houses (OAITH), and Action ontarienne contre la violence faite aux femmes (AOcVF) and is administered by Ontario’s Violence Against Women (VAW) Shelters
Alternate NameSafe Pet ; SafePet
Address420 Bronte St S, Suite 205
Milton, ON L9T 0H9
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Mailing Address420 Bronte St S, Suite 205 
Milton, ON L9T 0H9
Office Phone905-875-0756
Fax905-875-0958 * 1-877-482-5941 (toll free)
Toll Free Phone1-800-670-1702
Contact 1Your current veterinarian
Contact 2Ontario Veterinary Medical Association
Areas ServedOntario ; York Region
EligibilityIf you are a woman seeking safety, you can call the Assaulted Women’s Helpline at 1-866-863-0511 (TTY 1-866-863-7868) or call a local women’s shelter who will act on your behalf to help place your pet
ApplicationInformation on the SafePet Program has been mailed to all Ontario Violence Against Women (VAW) shelters by the Ministry of Community and Social Services * interested VAW shelters can sign up by notifying OAITH or AOcVF, and they will be added to the participants’ list * OVMA, OAITH and AOcVF will provide interested VAW shelters and veterinary clinics with a comprehensive program guide, tools and templates in order to launch SafePet in their communities
DescriptionAssists women leaving abusive partners by providing temporary housing for their pets * matches volunteer pet foster parents - who register through veterinary clinics in Ontario - with the pets of abused women (and their children) who are seeking safety in women's shelters but don't have anywhere to leave their pets
SubjectsFamily violence ; Pets ; Safety ; Woman abuse ; Women
Block Update EmailsNo