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Dvconnect - Domestic and Family Violence Service QLD

Pets in Crisis -DVConnect


For any pet lover whose animal is part of the family - the thought of leaving them behind in an emergency is unthinkable!

For hundreds of pet lovers, the decision is made all the more difficult when the need to leave is due to escalating or persistent domestic or family violence.

Sadly - hundreds of women, children and their beloved pets across Queensland are constrained in violent and fearful relationships because the fear and practical challenges of leaving are just too overwhelming.

These already emotionally drained and mostly financially strapped women are torn between protecting themselves and their children and the increased risk that their dear pets will (if they are not already affected) become the victims of the violence if they leave them behind

No pets should be at risk of being abused and no one should feel that they can't leave a violent home -  

Help us save at least 1 family pet in crisis every 48 hrs!

  • $20 will shelter an abandoned pet tonight
  • $60 can provide a warm and safe bed for a homeless pet tonight
  • $120 will heal wounds and soothe aches for a neglected pet
  • $250 can fill the tummies of 175 shelter pets tonight

How can this happen?

Places available in refuges for the victims of domestic and family violence are scarce, and in Queensland none are able to accommodate pets.

DVConnect counsellors regularly speak to women whose intimate partners use violence or threats of it towards their pets - in order to frighten and control them into staying.

And for the children - moving without their special companions at this time compounds the loss and makes the trauma they are facing in their family life that much more intense

Pets in Crisis - helps whole families!

Knowing that their pets will be cared for and that they can be reunited as soon as they can get back on their feet is sometimes the catalyst for many women having the courage to take that vital step towards leaving a violent domestic situation and protecting themselves their children and just as importantly their pets.

Pets in Crisis - How it works

Through DVConnect - women who need to stay in a refuge but are unable to find alternative care for their pets can be supported by a referral to Pets in Crisis. 

DVConnect - "Be heard - Be safe"

Together we are committed to helping Queensland families and their Pets in Crisis and we desperately need your support to sustain the program!

PLEASE GIVE NOW via DVConnect to our combined Pets in Crisis appeal!

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Contact Details

PO Box 10575 Adelaide street

Are donations tax deductible?


Will I receive a receipt for my donation?

Yes, as soon as your donation is processed.