Ontario Veterinary Medical Association

Site: Local veterinary clinics

Service: SafePet Program

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Record #: NKT0972 Last Modified: 24 Nov 2014 Last Full Update: 29 Jul 2014
Record Details
Alternate NameSafe Pet ; SafePet
Office Phone905-875-0756
Toll Free Phone1-800-670-1702
Fax905-875-0958 * 1-877-482-5941 (toll free)
E-Mailinfo@ovma.org
Websitewww.ovma.org/pet_owners/safepet.html
Primary ContactYour current veterinarian
Alternate ContactOntario Veterinary Medical Association
Established2003
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
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
HoursContact for hours
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
LanguagesEnglish
FeesNone
Located In CommunityMilton
Address & Map
420 Bronte St S, Suite 205
Milton, ON L9T 0H9
Service CategoriesPet Boarding/Sitting Services