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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!

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! 

Cat Fest

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

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!

The Scratching Post: August 2019

The Scratching Post: August 2019

Message from Pam Miller, Founder & President: Our Community Cares About Cats! We both know that you are reading this because you care about the welfare of cats in our community. Since SAFE Haven’s founding over 25 years ago, there has been a critical shift in the...

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We Did It! But Kitties Still Need You!

We Did It! But Kitties Still Need You!

We asked. You answered! We’re blown away by our community! Our supporters turned out in DROVES. There was not one cat left on the adoption floor. Not kidding. We cleared every cage! We did not receive any funding for participating Clear the Shelters from the…

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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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The Scratching Post: August 2019

The Scratching Post: August 2019

Message from Pam Miller, Founder & President: Our Community Cares About Cats! We both know that you are reading this because you care about the welfare of cats in our community. Since SAFE Haven’s founding over 25 years ago, there has been a critical shift in the...

read more
We Did It! But Kitties Still Need You!

We Did It! But Kitties Still Need You!

We asked. You answered! We’re blown away by our community! Our supporters turned out in DROVES. There was not one cat left on the adoption floor. Not kidding. We cleared every cage! We did not receive any funding for participating Clear the Shelters from the…

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TODAY ONLY – Adopt A Cat For $50!

TODAY ONLY – Adopt A Cat For $50!

Bring home one of these special kitties today! We adopted so many cats on Saturday as part of WRAL's Clear the Shelters event. There are just a few cats and kittens waiting to find their forever homes. TODAY ONLY Adopt any of the cats in the shelter for just $50 each...

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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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CC and Cleo

CC and Cleo

We very unexpectedly lost our cat Frosty to a heart disease in March and decided that a life without a cat is not a good one. After viewing some pictures and information on different cats on the SAFE Haven site, we decided to adopt two and went to the shelter. It...

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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 Peanut Cluster and I am ready for adoption. Learn more about me!
Peanut Cluster
Female - Adult
My name is Cocoa Cupcake and I am ready for adoption. Learn more about me!
Cocoa Cupcake
Female - Mature
My name is Calla and I am ready for adoption. Learn more about me!
Calla
Female - Adult