What is HAVA?

HAVA stands for Harbor Association of Volunteers for Animals. It is a volunteer group serving the animals of North Pacific County in Washington State.

HAVA’s Mission and Philosophy

HAVA is a no-kill shelter for animals in need, whether homeless, abandoned, or abused. We work to find a permanent, caring home for those animals, and work to provide resources and education to our community to support all local animal life.

A shelter is a safe haven — not the last stop before death.

HAVA’s Diversity, Equality, & Inclusion Statement

We aim to embrace individual uniqueness and foster communities of inclusion that support our organization’s broad and specific diversity initiatives.

The History of HAVA

HAVA was founded in Westport, WA, by Shirley Brown and operated for many years with a dedicated crew of volunteers. Following Shirley’s retirement, HAVA went into a brief period of diminished activity. With the help of loving hearts old and new, the group was re-formed and is now based in Raymond, WA. In the summer of 2013, HAVA opened its shelter, Harry’s HAVA House, through donations from Harry and LaPriel Jones.