Ontario Veterinary Medical Association

Site: Local veterinary clinics

Service: SafePet Program

Record Details
Alternate Name Safe Pet ; SafePet
Office Phone 905-875-0756
Toll Free Phone 1-800-670-1702
Fax 905-875-0958 * 1-877-482-5941 (toll free)
E-Mail info@ovma.org
Website www.ovma.org/pet_owners/safepet.html
Primary Contact Your current veterinarian
Alternate Contact Ontario Veterinary Medical Association
Established 2003
Funding Provincial ; 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
Description (Service) Assists 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
Hours Contact for hours
Areas Served Ontario ; York Region
Eligibility If 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
Application Information 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
Languages English
Fees None
Located In Community Milton
Address & Map
420 Bronte St S, Suite 205
Milton, ON L9T 0H9
Service Categories Pet Boarding/Sitting Services