A nonprofit animal shelter has partnered with Utah's largest addiction program to foster pets while their owners undergo treatment.
Ruff Haven Crisis Sheltering recently partnered with Odyssey House to provide free pet boarding while their owners seek treatment. Some clients also have visitations with their pets.
One patient said “It made my treatment at Odyssey so much easier, because I could focus on myself, working to get better and not worrying about Gilly.”
Ruff Haven Executive Director Kristina Pulsipher says, “We hear from many people who may not seek treatment because they have no one to care for their animals. This partnership will allow us to provide supportive, wrap-around services during their recovery process."