24 Hour Emergency Hot Lines
If you and your loved ones are entering an emergency DV shelter, contact the RCHS ASP for assistance with your pet(s) at 1-760-753-6476 for assistance (24 hours).
To locate a domestic violence program or shelter in San Diego, call: 1-888-DV-LINKS (385-4657)
To locate a domestic violence program or shelter outside San Diego, call: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or TTY for the Deaf: 1-800-787-3224
To report a life-threatening emergency, call 911.
If you are a victim of or a witness to abuse please call any of the following numbers (if you aren't sure which one is the right one, call any of them and they will be able to help you):
Community Resource Center Domestic Violence Hotline (760) 633-1111 or 1-800-633-1112
San Diego Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-888-DV-LINKS (1-888-385-4657)
San Diego YWCA Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-619-234-3164
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (1-888-799-7233)
San Diego Family Justice Center: 1-866-933-HOPE (1-866-933-4673)
Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-344-6000
Elder Abuse Hotline: 1-800-510-2020
Sexual Abuse Hotline: 1-888-272-1767
To report animal abuse in the San Diego region:
County of San Diego Department of Animal Services: North County: 760-236-4250 or Central County: 619-236-4250
San Diego Humane Society and SPCA: 619-299-7012 ext. 222
North County Humane Society: 760-757-4357
If you are in an abusive situation and have not yet located a (human) domestic violence shelter call 1-800 33 HAVEN (1-800-334-2836) and you will be directed to the shelter closest to you.
If you live in San Diego and need assistance with your animals because you are moving into a shelter, take a look at our FAQ page first. All domestic violence shelters in the area should already have our contact information, so give your shelter the details of your animals and have them get in touch with us to make arrangements.
If you are in an abusive situation, please put your animals on your T.P.O. If your abuser is in jail, ask the judge to specify that the abuser must also stay away from your animals as part of the conditions bond to help protect them when the abuser is released.