Domestic Violence & Crisis Assistance

KHS can offer discreet sheltering for pets during a time of domestic crisis.  This referral-based service helps people with pets escape abusive or dangerous living situations.

Victims of domestic violence are less likely to leave an abuser if pets are in danger.


  • Abusers often threaten and harm household pets to hold emotional control over victims.

  • Pets are abused to punish victims for things that have upset the abuser. 

  • Working with the YWCA and other referring organizations, KHS can arrange safe and discreet housing for pets belonging to domestic violence victims to encourage them to leave abusers

  • By eliminating the threat of violence against a beloved pet, victims of domestic violence can get the help they need. 

  • Pets are reunited after safe housing has been secured, at no cost to the pet owner.

Kalamazoo Humane Society

3661 Easy Street

Kalamazoo, MI  49001

Phone:  (269) 345-1181

Fax:  (269) 345-1290


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Office Hours:

Call us Monday-Friday 9AM to 5 PM

Closed Weekends & Major Holidays

Pet Food Bank Hours:

Tuesday & Thursday 10AM to 3PM

Surgery Appointments Check-In:

Check-in is 7:30AM to 8AM

Services by appointment only; lobby closed to the public indefinitely. 


Weather closures are posted to social media and WWMT Closings

KHS Tax Exempt Number:  38-1474932 | Download our Nonprofit Letter Here