Victims of domestic violence or abusive relationships in New Brunswick don’t have to contemplate the unthinkable – leaving a beloved pet behind.
For the past 12 years, the New Brunswick SPCA has been a partner in the Safe For Pets Too (SFPT) program, providing temporary shelter and veterinary care for pets of victims who leave their homes due to domestic abuse.
Ample research shows a link between acts of cruelty to animals and violence toward humans, including child abuse, domestic violence, elder abuse, and other violent behavior. The Safe For Pets Too program is a critical service highlighting the bond between people and their pets.
Domestic violence victims with a pet can ensure the safety of their animals by participating in this program. Pets are fostered in a safe place for up to 30 days while the owner searches for pet-friendly housing. The program is supported by the New Brunswick SPCA (NBSPCA), New Brunswick Veterinary Medical Association (NBVMA), police, transition houses, the New Brunswick Department of Agriculture, and other organizations and individuals.
The NBSPCA plays a vital role in the STFP program. Pets are transported by our Animal Protection Officers, and their whereabouts are not shared. Participating veterinarians donate an examination, any vaccinations, and parasite control needed before a pet is placed in their temporary foster care.
If you are in an abusive relationship and want to know more about the SFPT program, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Founded in 1881, New Brunswick SPCA (NBSCPA) is the only province-wide organization mandated to enforce animal protection laws. A dedicated team of 15 Animal Protection Officers is vested with the authority under the SPCA Act of New Brunswick to investigate and, if necessary, lay charges, seize animals, or recommend court orders to persons suspected of abuse and cruelty to animals.
The NBSPCA is a registered charity that exists to provide province-wide leadership in the humane treatment of animals. We enforce relevant legislation, ensure shelter for neglected or abused domesticated animals and agricultural animals, and provide public education and advocacy to empower New Brunswickers to help animals live long and healthy lives.
To learn more visit nbspca.ca.