Safe Beds For Pets

It is common practice for the perpetrator of domestic violence to lure family members back home, or prevent them from leaving, by threatening to harm the pet. Sometimes it is also the lack of pet-friendly accommodation options that stop people from leaving a dangerous situation.

With the Safe Beds for Pets Program families can now leave domestic violence situations and not fear for the safety of their pets. It offers temporary housing for pets of people who are seeking refuge from domestic violence and helps to address the link between animal and human abuse and child protection.

The safe beds program is not a long-term solution to the housing of the pet, but it gives domestic violence victims peace of mind and allows them to secure their own safety and make arrangements for the future.

In most cases, these animals are referred through to the RSPCA from a domestic violence counselling service. For more information please email info@rspcatas.org.au or phone (03) 6244 3033.