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January 17, 2022

Pet Friendly Shelter Viability Report Released

Pets are members of the family. However, like other members of the family, they can be at risk in a violent home.

The SaskSPCA continues to work with STOPS to Violence and the Provincial Association of Transition Houses and Services of Saskatchewan (PATHS) to develop resources to assist both the human and the animal victims of violence.

In October, our organizations released a new joint report: the Pet Friendly Shelter Viability Report. This 90-page document offers a detailed roadmap for domestic violence shelters interested in caring for animals on-site.

The report offers advice on how to safely house pets along with survivors. Topics include dealing with pet allergies, calculating start up and ongoing costs, addressing potential legal concerns, and ensuring animal health care needs.

The report is available on the SaskSPCA’s Violence Link website: violencelink.ca/resources