In August of 2017, Hope Haven opened Paw Haven, a safe kennel for survivors of domestic and sexual violence to house their animals when they are attending appointments, running errands, and working. The animal kennel was provided through a grant from Red Rover.
Up to 48% of women will not leave their abusers because they fear for the safety of their animals, and over 70% of domestic violence survivors report that their abuser had maimed, threatened, or injured their family pets in order to control the survivor.*
How our Animal Shelter works:
Residents are able to keep their animals in the room so long as the animal is not aggressive towards other residents and/or other animals.
When a resident/client needs to run errands, attend meetings, or work, the animal can be safely housed in our temperature controlled animal shelter located on our property.
Hope Haven works to assist residents/clients with food and toys for their animals. We cannot guarantee food 24/7 for animals, but we do our best to provide it at little to no cost when we are able to.
Hope Haven partners with local veterinarians in the community to provide vaccinations for a resident or client's animals.
If you have any questions about Paw Haven, please contact Jenna.
*Statistics from Red Rover