DASH provides a loving, caring environment for animals as they await their permanent homes.
Domestic Animals in a Safe Haven is a no kill shelter for dogs and cats located near Centralia, IL. We are a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. Everyone at DASH works on a volunteer basis.
Our mission is to see every one of our rescues placed in forever, loving homes. We are part of a growing grassroots effort across the country to provide no kill shelters in underserved communities.
DASH was founded in 2009 by Ron and Marguerite Hays. Since then, we have found new homes for over 200 cats and dogs. Unfortunately, we turn many away because we simply do not have the space or the resources to care for them. We rely entirely on adoption/surrender fees and donations to cover our basic operational expenses. Our goal is to expand our existing building and eventually construct a new building on the property to meet our growing needs. We are always looking for reliable volunteers to help with caring for the animals, cleaning, dog walking, and fostering. We can't do it alone!! If you are unable to volunteer your time, please help us by donating. 100% of all donations go directly to the animals.