PetSafe: A Community Outreach Project for Animals in Crisis

The PetSafe program is temporarily paused as we collaborate with our administrative team on updates to policies and procedures. We are committed to resuming the program as soon as possible, though we currently do not have a specific timeline for its return. Thank you for your understanding and patience during this period.

The Center for the Human-Animal Bond coordinates a program to help the YWCA, which provides shelter for women who must immediately leave their homes because of domestic violence.

The YWCA shelter cannot take in companion animals, and often women are conflicted about leaving their home or remain in an unsafe situation because they are worried about their animals; sometimes women risk personal injury becuase of their need to return home to care for and feed their animals.

The humane society is overcrowded and has no facilities in which to provide short-term housing for pets owned by families which have lost their homes due to fire or other natural disasters.


Are you in a domestic violence situation? You are not alone, and help is available! Call the YWCA's 24-hour domestic violence hotline at 765-423-1118 or toll free at 1-888-345-1118. Read about the YWCA's services, including safe shelter, protective orders, 9-1-1 cell phones, and support groups, at