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SafePet Program

Building a safe network through partnerships to help those experiencing domestic violence in the Durham Region

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SafePet Ontario arranges foster care for pets of individuals fleeing domestic violence. The program helps survivors seek safety while ensuring their pet is cared for until they can be reunited.

The Humane Society of Durham Region (HSDR) is honoured to be a member of SafePet Ontario, helping victims of domestic abuse and their pets find safety sooner by providing temporary shelter while they seek help from authorized referral members of the SafePet Durham network. The referral members include Bethesda House, Herizon House, Denise House, YWCA Durham's Y WISH Shelter and Cornerstone Durham.

The Humane Society of Durham Region is a non-profit organization and in 2020, received grants from the Ajax Council and Town of Ajax COVID-19 Special Response Fund and the Durham Community Foundation COVID-19 Emergency Community Support Fund.  These grants enabled HSDR to kickstart the SafePet program in Durham Region and provide services to those in need.

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