We understand how stressful it can be to consider having to leave pets behind.. Good news- there are options available.
We are so thankful that the community has opportunities available to temporarily take care of your pets, as your transition to a safer life situation. If you are unable to find a loved one to take care of your pet, consider the Pet Safe Keeping Program.
Pet Safe Keeping Program
The Pet Safe Keeping Program is a joint initiative of the three island cities (St. John’s, Corner Brook, Mount Pearl) the Iris Kirby House and the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary.
Requests for emergency shelter for a pet will be received from partner organizations such as RNC and the Iris Kirby House.
Upon receiving requests, the animal organization in charge of the respective region (Humane Services in St. John’s, SPCA in Mount Pearl) will make arrangements to admit and secure pets.
Emergency Situations: Contact the Intimate Partner Violence Unit of the RNC by calling 911.
Non Emergency Assistance: 709-729-8000
General Advice: Contact Intimate Partner Violence Unit at IPV@rnc.gov.nl.ca or call 709-729-8093 (number is not monitored 24/7).
Iris Kirby House: call 709-753-1492 or for more information visit their website.