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Pet Fostering Services

As part of The Links Group, some charities offer pet fostering services specifically for pets belonging to women fleeing from domestic violence. For many women and children who leave violent relationships, the options open to them regarding their pets are very limited.

The services listed here are currently undergoing review, we will update this page shortly. 

Pet fostering services ensure pets are cared for in a volunteer foster carer’s home until their owner is able to be reunited with them. All placements are strictly confidential.

In a survey by pet fostering charity Paws for Kids:

  • 66% said their abuser had threatened to harm their pets
  • 94% said if there had been a pet fostering service it would have made it easier for them to leave the violence, and so spare themselves and their children more abuse