The New Hampshire SPCA has been specifically addressing abusive domestic situations for more than 15 years. We have witnessed firsthand the threat domestic violence poses to pets. To help eliminate that danger and to assure victims that their animals will be safe when they leave an abusive situation, the NHSPCA has a long-established Safe Pet Program. This program was expanded in 2019 to include individuals and families facing housing transition due to loss of housing and short-term hospitalization, when traditional pet boarding is not an affordable option. This program provides victims of domestic violence, those who are facing imminent loss of housing under certain circumstances and those who will be hospitalized for routine care, free housing for their pets for an initial period of two weeks.
This is not a surrender, but temporary care on behalf of an owner and is free of charge.