Saving the lives of companion animals through
rescue, adoption, and spay/neuter

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

With the start of the new year, we're thrilled to announce that we adopted 2,056 dogs, cats and little critters in 2016. These animals all came to us in need and because of YOU, we're here for them. To everyone who adopted, volunteered, fostered and donated to make this happen - thank you!

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Tails recently received a $4,000 grant from the ASPCA in support of our 2017 Transport Program. This program partners with open-admission shelters and animal control agencies to transport dogs and puppies who are high risk for euthanasia due to space and resource limitations. Our network of amazing foster families open their homes to hundreds of dogs each year while they await their turn for adoption.

Thank you ASPCA for your support of this life-saving program!
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Last updated 1/6/17

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