individuals in crisis
The Cambridge & District Humane Society (CDHS) offers short-term, temporary boarding for individuals in crisis through the Emergency Boarding Program (EBP). Crisis may include, but is not limited to; medical emergencies, loss of housing due to fire or flood, sudden hospitalization, domestic violence, death, etc.
The Cambridge & District Humane Society requests that all options with family members, friends and boarding facilities be exhausted before requesting assistance from the Emergency Boarding Program.
Gaining Access to the Program
**In order for your pet to be eligible for this program and its benefits, owners MUST complete appropriate admission contracts with a CDHS representative. Animals being housed in the Shelter without emergency boarding contracts in place will be processed as an impounded animal**
Eligible members of the community requiring access to the Emergency Boarding Program must be referred by a recognized service agency or professional.
Such as a Social Worker, Shelter Case Worker or Disaster Response Worker (Police Officer, EMS, Fire Fighter, Health Care Professional).
Admittance to the program will be dependent on the
resources we have available at the time of request.
*Must be a resident of Cambridge to access this program*
Surrendering of the animal may be strongly encouraged in certain situations.