Within the first few days of our SAF-T program being open to participants, the program proved to play a key part in keeping families together and safe. One of our first participants to take advantage of the program was extremely gracious that we had this type of program for her. She arrived in our shelter with her son from an abusive home where her boyfriend was very controlling and wouldn’t let them leave. Unfortunately, since she had to leave quickly, her pets had to be temporarily left behind. When the participant entered into our shelter program and heard about the SAF-T program, she was elated and confided that her abuser had previously punched her
cat and abused her dog. He was also threatening to place her pets on the street if she didn’t return.
The participant was safely able to retrieve her pets and bring them into the SAF-T kennel. We were able to team up with an animal rescue organization and get the participant’s dog and cat an appointment to receive necessary checkups and vaccinations. During the checkups, it was discovered that the abuser did not feed the animals for five days. This made the arrival of the animals into our program even more essential for their safety. The participant and her son were very thankful to have a happy ending with their animals.
For more information about this program please check out the flyer on our website:
or the SAF-T website: