Pet foster program of VAW shelter clients in Ottawa and surrounding areas

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If you need our help, follow these steps:

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Step 1:

Call one of the Violence Against Women Shelters (VAWs) listed below:

If you’re looking for a shelter outside of Ontario or Quebec, visit ShelterSafe.ca for a Canada-wide directory of Violence Against Women shelters.*
*Important: Only those shelters listed above are involved in the SafePet Ottawa program.

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Step 2:

Tell the worker who answers the phone that you have a pet you cannot leave behind, but you must leave for safety now.

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Step 3:

The VAW Shelter worker will explain the SafePet Program and what you need to do next and where to bring your pet. They will request information about your pet.

DO NOT LEAVE ANY WRITTEN NOTES BEHIND WHEN YOU LEAVE

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Step 4:

Your animal will be fostered by Safe Pet while you reside at a VAW Shelter.

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Step 5:

When you are ready to leave the shelter, arrangements will be made to return your pet to you.

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