Sheltering Animals of Abuse Victims (SAAV) is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to ending the cycle of abuse within families.  SAAV plays a unique role in this fight by recognizing the importance of animals as vital family members and arranging for their safe harbor at a time of critical need–when a domestic abuse victim seeks refuge from an abuser.

FOR HELP: In case of an emergency, dial 911.  Victims in Dane County, Wisconsin, interested in using the SAAV Program should contact the 24 hour help line for Domestic Abuse Intervention Services (DAIS) at (608) 251-4445, or, toll free, at (800) 747-4045.  All intake for the SAAV Program takes place through DAIS.


The Link Between Family Violence & Animal Cruelty:  A Community-Wide Approach to Breaking the Cycle of Abuse