Building a safe network through partnerships to help those experiencing domestic violence in the Durham Region
SafePet Ontario coordinates 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 is honoured to be a member of SafePet Ontario. As a regional coordinator, HSDR will process enrolment requests, find foster care for pets and monitor their care.
Other current members of the SafePet network in Durham Region include Bethesda House, Herizon House, Denise House, YWCA Durham's Y WISH Shelter. These organizations are authorized referral agents who assist with enrolling individuals and their pets into the program.
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 kick off the SafePet program in Durham Region and provide services to those in need.