The overall purpose of the Links Pet Fostering Sub-Group is to develop and promote service standards and best practice in the operation of pet fostering services for survivors of domestic abuse; to provide a trusted networking space for members where knowledge and experience can be shared; and to evidence and highlight the need and impact these services have on pet owners fleeing domestic abuse.
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Paws Protect provides a free, confidential cat fostering service for people fleeing domestic abuse. We recognise that pets can be a barrier to people leaving abusive situations, so we exist to enable people to leave with the peace of mind that their beloved cats are loved and cared for until they can be reunited.
Areas covered: London and the Home Counties (Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, Surrey, East Sussex, West Sussex, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire)
Telephone contact: 0345 260 1280
We offer victims/survivors of domestic violence and abuse a pet fostering service to remove a significant barrier which prevents many victims/survivors from leaving. We empower victims/survivors to access the vital safety and support they need before being reunited with their much-loved pets. We believe that animals are an important part of victims/survivors’ coping strategies. We are working to reduce loneliness and isolation by enabling people to recover from trauma with the help of animal companionship and the therapeutic benefits this brings to people.
Areas covered: Devon and Cornwall
Telephone contact: 03004000121
We provide a free and specialist dog fostering service for those escaping domestic abuse. We know how important it is for people to ensure that their pets are safe too, so Dogs Trust is able to offer a solution. Dogs will be loved and cared for in volunteer foster homes until they can be safely reunited with their family. The service is completely confidential and run by an experienced women only team.
Areas covered: London and the Home Counties (Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, Surrey, East Sussex, West Sussex, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire), Yorkshire, East Anglia, North East of England, North West of England and Scotland.
Telephone contact: Greater London & the Home Counties 0800 298 9199 / Yorkshire 0800 083 4322 / North East 0300 303 3497 / North West 0300 303 4139 / Scotland 0808 169 4345
Endeavour believes that no-one gets left behind and pets are members of families too. We offer a pet fostering service covering the Northwest for anyone escaping from domestic abuse who needs to access a refuge or temporary accommodation. Pets are placed with one of our dedicated volunteer foster carers until they are able to be reunited with their family. If you are ready to leave, Endeavour Pets Service can help.
Area covered: Northwest of England
Telephone contact: 01204 394842