Message from Pam Miller, Founder & President:
Dear SAFE Haven family,
With our expansion complete, we are embracing the current year with renewed dedication to lifesaving – thanks to you!
As you will read in this annual report, we have accomplished much in the past 12 months.
- Found homes for 941 cats and kittens through our adoption program
- Sterilized almost 2,000 kitties in the SAFE Care Clinic
- Completed our 12,000th adoption! (See photo of Jaxin on page 4)
- Began a partnership with our friends at the Purr Cup Café, Raleigh’s first and only cat café
This summer, we celebrated the 20th Anniversary of the SAFE Care Spay Neuter Clinic and the completion of 36,000 surgeries. Our ambitious goal this year alone will be 5,000 surgeries in our expanded facility. I know you will agree that spaying and neutering every cat (and dog) we can is the fastest and most effective way to reduce euthanasia in the Triangle.
And we are making great progress together. When I started in animal welfare 29 years ago, we were putting 17.5 million dogs and cats to sleep every year in the United States. Today that figure is under 500,000 per year. Still a lot, but so much progress! We are going in the right direction and faster than ever.
With our programs and services at SAFE Haven, last year, we helped people and animals in 24 North Carolina counties. Wake County is hovering at around a 10% euthanasia rate for cats. Some of our neighboring counties are as high as 68%. With your help, we can continue to help people in this part of the State, decrease unwanted births, and eliminate euthanasia of healthy animals once and for all!
Founder & President