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19th Annual Tuxedo Cat Ball

April 12th, 7:00 - 10:30 pm

Join us for our biggest lifesaving event of the year

Come celebrate with us!

North Ridge Country Club Friday, April 12, 7:00 pm to 10:30 pm

With your continued help and support of the Tuxedo Cat Ball we can increase our adoptions and sterilizations in the coming year, saving thousands more lives! We guarantee you will have a smile on your face all evening as you dine on excellent food, enjoy delicious wine, and bid on your phones from an incredible selection of silent and live auction items.


Tickets go on sale January 15, 2024

Regular Tickets – $150.00 per person

Each Ticket Includes:
Two drink tickets per person (wine, beer, and soft drinks)
Buffet dinner, coffee, and dessert
Entertainment – Kittens, dancing, and SAFE Haven’s video!
Free valet parking


Great for your business – bring your customers!
Full and one-half tables available.

SAFE Haven for Cats is grateful for our generous, animal loving sponsors.

The funds raised from sponsorships help us to find homes for 1,200 stray and abandoned cats and kittens each year. We thank you for making it possible for us to increase our lifesaving!

About SAFE Haven for Cats

Twenty-eight years ago, SAFE Haven began in a two-car garage with $800 in cash.

Fast forward to 2024 and SAFE Haven for Cats is one of the State’s leading animal shelters with many programs and services created with just one goal: To eliminate euthanasia of cats and kittens due to overpopulation. And with the expansion of SAFE Haven’s physical space (completed in 2020) we are closer than ever to that goal.

SAFE Haven’s very successful programs have reached over 65,000 animals to date.

Here are a few of our favorite accomplishments from the past year:

  • We found loving homes for 1,323 cats and kittens.
  • We sterilized 7,285 cats and dogs in our SAFE Care Clinic. Thanks to support from donors like you, we never turn any cat in need of sterilization away, and last year 33% of our sterilizations were done at no cost.
  • We distributed 22 tons of donated food through our Pet Food Pantry, helping 243 families in financially challenging circumstances to feed their cats or dogs.
  • We saved 328 cats from euthanizing shelters.
  • We served 53 counties across North Carolina, representing a quarter of the entire state.
  • We trapped, neutered, and safely released 2,955 feral cats.
  • We partnered with 567 volunteers, including fosters, who give their love and time to provide comfort to the cats and kittens in our care. These loyal animal lovers save us over $787,732 in salary dollars per year; funds that are repurposed to subsidize pet food, medical care, and shelter.

With your support of the Tuxedo Cat Ball, we can continue to increase these lifesaving services to our community and end euthanasia of healthy cats and kittens.

Silver Sponsors

Friend of Cats

Cat Hospital of Durham & Chapel Hill

Raleigh Diamond - Fine Jewelry - Silver Sponsor

Raleigh Diamond

Bronze Sponsors

Pat McLaughlin

Complete Pet Care

Cruise Holidays

Frank & Marie Seiber

In Loving Memory of Lou Gardner Kline - Bronze Sponsor

In Loving Memory of Lou Gardner Kline

Champion Sponsors

The Animal Hospital

Edward Jones

Rep Cynthia Ball & Dave Aspnes

Rosa Chrismon & Beth Lindsey

Darcy Harris

Sherry Johnson

Jill Odom

Cultivate Mental Wellness

Advocate Sponsors

Mary Ka & Mark Powers

Cat Lady Lender Team

 Patti Godin & Darron Healey 

Hair Undone

Keystone Accounting, LLC

Bad Cat Coffee

In Loving Memory of Trish Crowe

Patron Sponsors

Joyce Oliphant

Ace Consultants, LLC