The APA Adoption Center established St. Louis’ first pet assistance program for victims of domestic violence in 1997. Because concern for the safety of pets is often a barrier to leaving a violent home environment, the APA works with area domestic shelters and anti-violence agencies to provide temporary foster care for pets of domestic violence victims transitioning to safety. In 2018 this program was expanded to assist victims of sex trafficking, as well.

SafeCare is temporary boarding and care for pets so victims of domestic violence and sex trafficking can get to safety, without having to leave their pets behind.

  • Dropping off your pet must be scheduled in advance
  • Must be in a domestic violence program
  • Food, vaccinations, preventatives, and spay/neuter surgery included
  • For more information, call 314.645.4610