GRASS VALLEY, Calif. January 23, 2020 – Numerous community members turned out to celebrate the launch of Hospitality House’s latest addition to their services – the pet program.
The pet program is designed to help homeless pet owners receive shelter and services at Hospitality House with their pet at their side. Previously, if she/he owned an animal, they would have to choose whether to leave their loved one behind in order to move forward with shelter and expanded support or stay with their pet on the streets.
For the first time at Hospitality House, people with pets are being welcomed indoors and receiving help together. In addition to shelter, pets are receiving food, licensing, veterinary care, vaccinations, spay and neuter, wellness checks, flea and tick treatment and medications and medical care as needed. With people and pets together at the shelter, they can now benefit from the shelter’s programming to help transition back into housing, which is the ultimate goal.
Below is a short video of the ceremony, complete with an interview conducted by the Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce on site. Kudos also to the shelter’s culinary students for providing wraps, cookies and more.