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May 21, 2020

A new way to keep animals and people together

We are so excited to tell you about the launch of our Pet Parent Support Network, an innovative, hands-on way to keep animals with their families and out of the shelter system.

Using an interactive database drawn from our in-house specialists, our staff can now guide and support pet parents in search of information or advice. They will have the expert-based support they need to better care for, and ultimately remain with, their pets.

This service is for anyone who needs it, such as those who’ve recently lost their income, those in need of temporary housing for their animal, or even those wanting to better understand or improve their pet’s behaviour. Built from and sustained by a staff network of researchers and practitioners always advancing in their fields, the Pet Parent Support Network will be a source of the most reliable, up-to-date information for pet owners.

The bigger picture

This program marks an important step in our mission as we shift our focus from reacting to animal vulnerability to influencing and eliminating the causes of vulnerability. Of these causes, one stands out: the separation of people from their animals due to a lack of means or knowledge. By empowering pet parents, by giving them the resources and tools to care for their animals, we stop the cycle before it starts.

This program was long in the making, and we could not have done it without our knowledgeable animal care staff, who strive each day to advance their fields and improve the lives of animals in new ways.

For more information, please visit our Pet Parent Support Network page.