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Bridging the housing gap during difficult times

The APA Adoption Center established the Crisis Housing Program in 2020 when the COVID-19 Pandemic increased the risk of homelessness for many people. Today, the Crisis Housing Program continues to help families and pets stay together during times of housing instability.

To ensure that every family member, including pets, has shelter, the APA Crisis Housing program works with area shelters and social service agencies to provide temporary care for pets of individuals and families facing homelessness.

 

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

  • Pet owners must have a referring case manager or be working with an agency that provides housing assistance.
  • Arrangements for dropping off a pet must be scheduled in advance.
  • Pets must be spayed/neutered; if a pet has not been altered, the APA will provide this at no cost.

AS PART OF THE Crisis housing PROGRAM, THE APA PROVIDES:

  • Food
  • Vaccinations
  • Flea/Tick/Heartworm Preventatives
  • Spay/Neuter Surgery
  • Temporary housing for animals for 2 months

Due to capacity limitations, we are only able to serve pets 25 pounds or less and who currently reside in St. Louis County. Individuals who receive a referral from a social services organization will be prioritized. 

Crisis Housing Information Request

Crisis Housing Inquiry
Are you seeking housing for your pets because you need medical care such as hospitalization or rehabilitation?

If yes, the APA does not provide housing for pet owners who need care for their pets because they are seeking medical treatment. Contact Clare's House (314) 878-1565 https://www.clareshousestl.org/

Are you experiencing housing instability due to domestic violence?

If yes → please fill out the application here: https://apamo.org/wellness/safe-care/

First
Last
Are you currently homeless?
Before seeking help for my housing crisis, I resided in
I prefer to be contacted by (select all that apply)
Are you working with a housing advocate?
This can be an agency, shelter, social worker, or counselor.

Pet 1 information

Type
Sex
Spayed/neutered?
My pet can easily be handled by strangers.

Pet 2 information

Type
Sex
Spayed/neutered?
My pet can easily be handled by strangers.

Pet 3 information

Type
Sex
Spayed/neutered?
My pet can easily be handled by strangers.

Pet 4 information

Type
Sex
Spayed/neutered?
My pet can easily be handled by strangers.
How did you hear about this program?