Domestic violence is a crime that effects individuals regardless of age, sex, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, or education levels. It can comprise of physical abuse, mental abuse, or both.
Though there has been an increase in the level of domestic violence services for human victims, the animals of those victims are often forgotten. Though the abusers will often threaten or harm these animals, the vast majority of domestic violence shelters are not set up to accommodate animals. The bond between these individuals and their animals is so strong that about half of victims delay escaping the abuse, or may never leave at all, because of concern for those pets.
Haven! CA, Inc. is a not for profit corporation that provides services to domestic violence victims in recognition of the link between animal cruelty and domestic violence. Servicing all of Southern California, Haven! CA, Inc. provides housing, pet-related safety planning, veterinary care, legal advocacy, outreach programs, and other services to help the human and animal victims of domestic violence reach safety together.
Haven! CA, Inc. serves all victims of domestic violence regardless of sex, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, religion, or immigration status.
Though Haven! CA, Inc. is a non-profit animal rescue we have 1 very significant difference from most other pet rescues you may be familiar with; we DO NOT adopt out any animals. This means that we also DO NOT have any adoption fees.