Pet Sheltering Program Provides "Safe Harbor" for Families in Crisis
HSHV's Safe Harbor program is designed to temporarily provide housing for pets in emergency situations
Firefighters work to put out the fire at the Bay View Apartments
Photo courtesy of Tran Longmoore
Wednesday, July 18th was a difficult night for the residents of the Bay View Apartments in downtown Milan. Shortly after 1:30am, the Milan Fire Department received a call about a fire at the complex.
While the American Red Cross was able to help ten families and twenty individuals with food, clothing, and shelter, some of the other residents also needed a place to go.
Thanks to HSHV's Safe Harbor program, two animal residents of the Bay View Apartments also had a safe, warm place to stay while their humans dealt with the fire's aftermath. HSHV's Safe Harbor program is designed to temporarily provide housing for pets in emergency situations such as fires and natural disasters, home foreclosure, or while fleeing domestic abuse.
The HSHV Safe Harbor program will provide up to 14 days of care for free. If the animal(s) are not up-to-date on vaccinations, that will be done for free as well. Unsterilized animals will be spayed or neutered.
If you or someone you know is in need of the Safe Harbor program, please call us at (734) 661-3514 or (734) 662-5585.