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SAFE Haven 25th Anniversary

SAFE Haven Stories

25th Anniversary

SAFE Haven Stories

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Read about the SAFE Haven cats that have become parts of the SAFE Haven community and family, all submitted by you!

Want to share YOUR story about YOUR SAFE Haven experience? Do it here!

Chidi

When I went to SAFE Haven for Cats, I was there hoping to adopt a sweet little kitten I'd seen on the website. I rushed there as fast as I could, but I just missed her. Disappointed, I halfheartedly looked around at the other cats. Just as I decided to leave, one of...

Finn

I guess you can really say the cat chose me! I've always told myself I never wanted an orange cat because they are so common. That all changed when I walked into SAFE Haven in 2015. There was a cat I'd seen online and wanted to meet, but when I turned down one aisle...

Grey Kitty and Stripey

Best decision of 2018 was adopting these two brothers. I hope they love each other like this forever. We canโ€™t imagine being without these two. They have even brought out playfulness in their two big sisters and helped them slim down a bit. We laugh all the time at...

Fifi

Adopted her end of June 2018, 7 months old.ย  We kept her name ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’œ

Brody and Abby

At the time we adopted our two cats I was serving as a volunteer. Our two previous cats had recently died and I had begun caring for an older, long hair female cat at SAFE Haven. I thought she would be a good pet for us and convinced my husband to come see her. He was...

Diesel

This is the story of Diesel, the cat whose purr rivaled the roar of a diesel engine! The SAFE Haven staff named him for his unparalleled purr, and weโ€™re told that he remained a legend for many years after his adoption. We know that everyone who met him never forgot...

Black Beast “Mint”

I adopted "Mint" now Black Beast in November. Someone had beat me to the cat that I had wanted originally. But he reached out and caught my sleeve. That's one of the signs you look for! He's a big cat with a small squeaky meow, enjoys water to an extent, and loves...

Sasha (formerly Godette or something similar)

On July 2, 2017 when I visited SAFE Haven, I was originally introduced to a small Calico cat who did everything but climb in my pocket to tell me she wanted to come home with me. While she was doing that, a little gray tabby in a cage just outside our playroom was...

Thompkins (from SAFE Haven) and Arthur

I really canโ€™t say enough nice things about Safe Haven! In December of 2015, one of my rescue cats (from another organization) went on, peacefully, to his great Feline Reward. His surviving adopted brother, Arthur (adopted privately from a different and very...

Cruisy

My husband and my daughter ran the SAFE Haven Run for Their Lives 5K in October of 2013. After the race, we were offered refreshments and then ushered through the shelter for a tour. We already had two cats at home, so we were not looking for a cat. But walking...

Charlie and Jack

After losing an older cat, I decided I was ready for a kitten. I heard SAFE Haven was having a special adoption event and filled out an application. I went to the shelter and picked two kittens to take to the play area. I was playing with the first one when the...

Sorrentino a.k.a. “‘Tino”

My 19-year-old cat had died on 11/25/17, but I still had my 18-year-old cat, Polar. He was aging rapidly without his buddy. I decided maybe if I got him company, it'd help him be less lonely. I was hesitant, as I didn't want to overwhelm him at his age. I looked...

Dolly (Formerly Known As Penelope)

My second Safe Haven adoption. Dolly is a torti rag doll. She was in a group of around 25 cats that were used as breeders in Rowan County. It has taken over 3 years to get her used to my house, my kids, visitors and ME. She is healthy - the vet says she is about 4...

Curry and Murphy

Curry (on the left) and Murphy getting some springtime sun! Curry was adopted from SAFE Haven in 2018 and recently turned two years old like her sister, Murphy. We have 3 additional cats that are seniors. Unfortunately Curry loves to gobble up all of the poor senior's...