How Humane Haven is responding to the Illinois Stay-At-Home order

On Friday, March 20th, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker issued a statewide mandatory “stay-at-home” order that took effect at 5pm on Saturday, March 21st. This action was needed to address and curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The mandate continues through April 7th.

On Wednesday, March 18th, Humane Haven Animal Shelter — in partnership with the Bolingbrook PetSmart — had announced a voluntary suspension of adoption hours until further notice. This was a precautionary measure to protect the health of our volunteers and the Bolingbrook community. Because of our advance actions, we were prepared for the Friday stay-at-home directive and enacted our response plan.

As of Saturday morning, March 21st, all cats at the Bolingbrook PetSmart, and the private facility we share with Bolingbrook Animal Control, have been relocated to temporary housing with experienced and loving Humane Haven volunteers. This ensures that our team members are able to comply with the Governor’s mandate while allowing these cats to receive all the care, feeding, socialization and medical attention that they would otherwise enjoy in our care.

The board of Humane Haven Animal Shelter (HHAS) is in regular communication and each member is in constant touch with our veterinary, food supply and medical supply providers to ensure that each cat and kitten in our care is receiving the same standard of care that we expect for any animal in our charge.

While HHAS is not able to show cats or interview in-person with potential adoptive families at this time, we encourage you to call us at 630-378-4208 if you find a cat or kitten who interests you or your family. Our Adoption Counselors will be in touch within 2 days to perform a phone discussion, and we will work out a schedule to meet with you and your possible new family member as soon as we are able!

This is a fluid situation, so we will update as necessary and let you know when we will have adoption hours again or as additional details develop.

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