The Rancho Coastal Humane Society (RCHS) Animal Safe House Program is a safety net for community members in crisis. By offering temporary pet boarding to the victims of domestic violence and to military veterans receiving health-related services through a VA hospital, RCHS keeps families together.
For a victim of domestic violence, finding a safe place for their pet can often mean the difference between staying in an abusive environment or leaving. With temporary shelter and vet care for their pet, these victims become survivors who ultimately reunite with their animal as they pursue a new life of safety and security.
Support for Military Veterans
For military veterans in need of medical care, our Animal Safehouse Program is also about keeping families and in-tact and respecting the human-animal bond. By having RCHS watch over a pet(s), veterans are able to see the medical attention they need without having to consider giving up their pets in the process.