Need help? Call Womensline 24/7 on 1800 811 811

The Pets In Crisis Program enables families seeking safe accommodation to keep their children and pets together in the long term.

“Animal abuse is common in domestic violence households and can prevent family members from seeking refuge,” (RSPCA, 2018).

If you need information about how to keep your pets safe when leaving a domestic, family or sexual violence situation call the Womensline 1800 811 811 24/7.

Pets In Crisis – Their Stories


Missy’s Story

Missy was in foster care for 2 months and the family reunion with Missy, Sharon and Sharon’s children was emotional because it represented a new beginning as a family. Sharon was grateful and said to John and Jenny, “Thank you so much for looking after my girl. I don’t know what I would have done without this program ” .


Iris’s Story

Iris was delighted to have Beannie and Frank back in her care after she left hospital. Iris was grateful to the foster carers for treating Beannie and Frank to haircuts. Iris previously did not spend money on pet grooming because of fear about how her ex – partner would react

Iris is now living in safe accommodation independently and happily with Beannie and Frank.

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DVConnect is a not for profit service. We receive Government funding for the majority of our core services and the communities generosity for grants, gifts, private donations and corporate sponsorships to assist us expand our valuable work towards ending domestic and family violence and sexual assault.

Womensline service were ‘brilliant’ & did ‘really good work’ with my granddaughter.
Thank you.