Safe Haven Humane Society

Re-Home the Homeless Pets of Jo Daviess County and the Tri-State Area

Safe Haven is a county wide Humane Society supported entirely by community donations and dedicated volunteers. We place no time limit on the length of stay once a cat or dog has been accepted into our adoption program.

We believe that together we can make a difference in the lives of adoptable stray, unwanted, abused companion animals and the people who open their hearts and homes to them.

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The Safe Haven Humane Society was the recipient of a 2018 Dubuque Racing Association (DRA) Grant in the amount of $3,500. This money was used to replace the existing kennel dog doors. The old dog doors were in disrepair and were not originally designed for kennel use. Additionally, the old doors obscured he dogs’ views and limited interactions with other dogs and people. The new doors are specifically designed to allow dogs full view of other dogs, staff, and customers of Safe Haven.

In 2018, the DRA awarded over $1.2 million in grants to 145 charitable organizations in the tri-state area. The DRA has been a vital part of the area since its inception in 1985 and is operated by a volunteer board that guides operation for the Q and The Diamond Jo Casino. Funds generated at both casinos made the grant possible.

Tricia Bianchetta, Safe Haven Board President, stated, “We are blessed to have received a $3,500 grant from the DRA. The money was used to remove damaged kennel doors and replace them with dog-friendly doors. This has created a healthier environment for our dogs, making them less isolated, less anxious, and, in the end, more adoptable. We are very fortunate to have a supportive business organization like the Dubuque Racing Association in the tri-state area and we are grateful for their generosity.”

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Spring 2018

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Contact Us

Safe Haven Humane Society of Jo Daviess County
1471 US Highway 20 West
Elizabeth, IL 61028-9461
Telephone: (815) 858-2265

Adoption Hours:
Monday - Saturday, 10 am to 3 pm
Closed Sundays
Or by appointment.

Safe Haven is a 50l(c)(3) organization supported entirely by private donations.