Help for victims of domestic violence,
job loss & crisis
Kitsap Humane Society’s Pet Protection Program offers a temporary safe haven for cats belonging to victims of domestic violence and people experiencing job loss, homelessness or other unexpected life changes.
The program provides a foster home for cats until the pet owner finds stable housing for a period up to 90 days, at no cost to the pet owner.
Cats will be cared for in approved KHS foster homes, as well as at the shelter, or in area veterinary offices and boarding facilities when needed.
"Each year, we have over 100 cats surrendered due to the owner being homeless, getting evicted, having their house foreclosed on, going through a divorce/separation, being unable to afford the daily care of the animal, or due to the health of the owner," said Sarah Moody-Cook, KHS Director of Animal Welfare. "This program empowers pet owners by giving them the opportunity to get back on their feet without having to give up a beloved family member or worry about who will care for their pet during a time of crisis."