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Run for Their Lives 5K

Join fellow animal lovers in warm-ups before tackling a unique course as a walker or runner!
Saturday, October 5th, 2019.

Fall in Love With Your Kitty Again!

Is being unaltered making your cat hard to live with?
Let us help you take your kitty from frenemy to BFF with a quick fix – a spay or neuter for your cat!
Special ends September 30th.

Cat Fest

We’re celebrating our 25th anniversary with a big, family-friendly celebration of all things CAT.
Join us on Saturday, October 5th.

Make a Plan

Who will care for your cat after you’re gone?
Get your questions about legacy planning answered at our Feline Fundamentals session.
Join us on Tuesday, September 24th.

Celebrating 25 Years of Saving Lives

In the past 25 years we have saved more than 10,000 cats and fixed 30,000 felines
with our low-cost spay/neuter services. That’s 40,000 feline lives changed with your help.

YOU are the secret to our success!

Salsa the tabby with socks waits in the rainbow bed

If you love cats and don’t want to see them suffer, donate to SAFE Haven for Cats. We will take immediate action to save cat’s lives.

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Orange kittens snuggling in bed

Visit our adoption center and our trained adoption counselors will work with you to find just the right cat for your home.

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McAlister drinking milk from a bottle

The SAFE Care Feline Spay / Neuter Clinic opened in 2001 to help address the pet overpopulation problem in Wake, Durham, Orange, and Franklin counties.

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Saluda looking for love

YOUR TIME IS VALUABLE. Donating your time allows us to put that money toward better medicines, better housing and better care.

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News & Alerts, The Cat Chronicle & The Scratching Post

SAFE Haven Stories Submitted by YOU!

Who Will Care for Your Cat When You’re Gone?

Who Will Care for Your Cat When You’re Gone?

Shirley M. Diefenbach, an attorney from the Estate Planning Group of Walker Lambe and Lisa M. Gabriel, President & CEO of Pinafore Wealth Counsel, Inc, are teaming up to help demystify some of your questions about caring for your cats when you are gone. Their...

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Twinky

Twinky

We had an adult male stray cat that showed up on our patio and chose us to live with as cats often do. We decided he’d like a companion and came to SAFE Haven looking for an adult female cat to befriend him in August of 2013. I was worried my bleeding heart couldn’t...

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Who Will Care for Your Cat When You’re Gone?

Who Will Care for Your Cat When You’re Gone?

Shirley M. Diefenbach, an attorney from the Estate Planning Group of Walker Lambe and Lisa M. Gabriel, President & CEO of Pinafore Wealth Counsel, Inc, are teaming up to help demystify some of your questions about caring for your cats when you are gone. Their...

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Save $5 on 5K Registration

Save $5 on 5K Registration

Just 5 More Days to $ave! Early Bird Registration Ends August 31. Run for Their Lives 5K on Saturday, October 5, 2019. Run Start: 8:30 a.m. SAFE Haven for Cats, 8431-137 Garvey Drive, Raleigh, 27616. Competitive Run + Fun Run/Walk. Dogs & Strollers Welcome! 
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Twinky

Twinky

We had an adult male stray cat that showed up on our patio and chose us to live with as cats often do. We decided he’d like a companion and came to SAFE Haven looking for an adult female cat to befriend him in August of 2013. I was worried my bleeding heart couldn’t...

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Carley Penney and Meadowlark

Carley Penney and Meadowlark

I adopted Carley Penney (on the left) in December 2001 after losing one of my three cats eight month earlier. I was looking for an orange female kitten to join my two remaining 5 year old orange boy cats. I was referred by a Durham rescue organization to SAFE Haven...

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Upcoming Events

Volunteer Information Session

September 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Do you love cats and want to help your community? Then consider joining our volunteer team! We are s...

Adoption Event at PetPeople

September 21 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Are you thinking about adding a new cat to your family? Join us for a kitty meet and greet at PetPeo...

Caring For Your Cat When You No Longer Can

September 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Shirley M. Diefenbach, an attorney from the Estate Planning Group of Walker Lambe, a 30-year-old Tri...

Run For Their Lives 5K & Cat Fest

October 5 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
We’re celebrating our 25th anniversary with a big, family-friendly celebration of all things C...

Featured Cats

My name is Little Suzy and I am ready for adoption. Learn more about me!
Little Suzy
Female - Kitten
My name is Noctis and I am ready for adoption. Learn more about me!
Noctis
Male - Kitten
My name is Frosted Rose and I am ready for adoption. Learn more about me!
Frosted Rose
Female - Young Adult