Building a compassionate community
through the care of companion animals

The Safe Pets Program

Ensuring pets and people rebuild together

The Safe Pets Program was formed to provide temporary care for vulnerable animals whose owners are facing enormous challenges as victims of domestic violence or homelessness. These owners and their pets have endured a lot of hardship and their bond runs deep. We are committed to making sure that no pet owner in our community is set back along their road to recovery because of a pet they refuse to abandon.

Most women’s shelters cannot provide care for the pets of owners. And many owners refuse to leave without their animals for fear of their animal’s life so we partner with Safe Passage in DeKalb to provide temporary shelter for the pets of the women they help.

Getting your feet back on the ground after experiencing homelessness is a long, hard road. It is nearly impossible for dog owners. If you do find a job, where do you leave your dog all day while you go to work when you don’t have a home? Again, we’re here to help. We work with Hope Haven to provide temporary shelter for the pets of the clients they are assisting who are on the road to settling in to pet friendly accommodations.

If you’d like more information about this program, contact Jon at 815-758-2457 ext. 102 or jkoffenberger@tailshumanesociety.org.

All pet food, supplies and veterinary care is provided for free of charge!

Announcements

Volunteer and Outreach Manager Job Posting

We are hiring a full time Volunteer and Outreach Manager. If you have volunteer management experience and enjoy being around animals, please send your resume to Michelle at mgroeper@tailshumanesociety.org.

Thank you for Supporting Mutt Strut!

It was a gorgeous morning for a 5 run or walk on Sat Sept 16! Thank you to everyone who participated in our Mutt Strut, and also to our sponsors and donors. We'll post photos of the event soon!

Schnucks Giving Bag Benefits Tails in Sept

Need a cool reusable bag? Go over to the Schnucks located at 975 S. Annie Glidden Rd in DeKalb, grab the reusable Cause bag and we get $1 for each one purchased!

Last updated 9/18/17

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