SAAV ("Sheltering Animals of Abuse Victims")
Sheltering Animals of Abuse Victims ("SAAV") is a 501(c)(3) all volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to raising community awareness regarding the prevalence of animal cruelty in families affected by domestic abuse. Through the SAAV Program, we also provide confidential temporary shelter (primarily through a network of foster homes) for a period of up to 90 days for the animals of domestic abuse victims in Dane County, Wisconsin, who are attempting to leave an abusive relationship. SAAV's outreach mission is nationwide.
FOR HELP: In Case of An Emergency, Dial 911. Victims interested in using The SAAV Program should contact the 24 hour help line for Domestic Abuse Intervention Services at 1-608-251-4445 or toll-free at 1-800-747-4045. The SAAV Program serves domestic abuse victims in Dane County, Wisconsin, who are receiving services from Domestic Abuse Intervention Services at the time of intake into the SAAV Program.
For information about creating a shelter program, or if you would like one of our volunteers to do an educational training regarding the link between domestic abuse and animal cruelty, please contact us.
The SAAV Program is made possible through a generous collaboration with Domestic Abuse Intervention Services ("DAIS") and the Dane County Humane Society ("DCHS"). To DAIS and DCHS, our partners in ending violence against both human and animal victims of domestic abuse, we cannot thank you enough for your dedication and support of our mission.
Helping Domestic Abuse Victims, By Helping Their Animals.