Fetch January – ASP

Let’s talk about the Animal Safehouse Program with Tina

We don’t hear very much about domestic violence or the special needs of veterans and seniors during the holiday season. There must not be much need. Right?

That’s couldn’t be further from the truth! The needs are actually greater. It’s just that people tend not to talk about it as much.

Some folks believe their lives will be better and their problems will go away if they can just make it to the new year.

Animal Safehouse Program Director Tina Kirkland said: “It’s amazing how many people think these problems go away in December. Domestic violence doesn’t stop. Seniors still struggle. Veterans, active duty military, and families in crisis still need a helping hand. For many of them, their needs are even greater during the holiday season.”

One of our volunteers told us that Tina has been doing amazing work. She wished she could sit down and talk to her, but she didn’t want to take Tina away from the life-changing and life-saving work she’s doing every day.

We got you the next best thing. When our friends at “Senior Stay or Go” heard about Tina and the Animal Safehouse Program, they invited her on the show to talk one-on-one about how ASP works, who it serves, and the lives of the pets and people it is impacting every day.


We all know a domestic violence victim. We all know a veteran or senior citizen who is struggling. We all know someone who needs the services of the Animal Safehouse Program.

Learn how you can reach Tina or make a donation to support this program that changes lives.

Visit Rancho Coastal Humane Society at 389 Requeza Street in Encinitas, call 760-753-6413, or log on to www.sdpets.org. Click on “Programs” then “Animal Safehouse Program.”