On-site Kennel for Survivors Pets
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.
Hope Haven is part of the 17% of domestic violence shelters and the 12% of sexual violence shelters in our nation to offer a pet program so victims can flee with their beloved pets. We believe in safety for adults, children, and their pets.
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:
If you have any questions about Paw Haven, please contact Jenna Giess, Executive Director.