Message from Pam Miller, Founder & President:
Dear Friends of SAFE Haven,
I am so happy to report that thanks to you (our supporters, adopters, volunteers, and community partners) we have saved more lives this past fiscal year than at any time in the 28 year history of SAFE Haven for Cats.
As you will read in this annual report, we have accomplished much in the past 12 months.
- Found homes for 1,247 cats and kittens through our adoption program. (300 more than last year)
- Sterilized 5,647 kitties and dogs in the SAFE Care Clinic. (3,600 more than last year)
- Happily, completed our 13,000th adoption! (See photo of Piston on page 4)
- Provided TNVR services to 2,080 community cats
- Gave out 16 tons of food to needy cats and dogs (an increase of 5 tons)
- Continued our partnership with our friends at the Purr Cup Café, Raleigh’s first and only cat café.
Everything we planned with the completion of our 2020/21 expansion is coming true for the animals in our community. Our capacity has increased, our waitlist times have shortened, and we are able to serve more animals and people everyday thanks to you.
We also won a few awards this year. Both WRAL and the INDY, voted us as the Best Non-Profit Organization in Wake County and the Best Place to Volunteer. This is what the INDY said about us: “Here at the INDY, we love our cats (and dogs, too, of course). So, it warms our hearts that readers chose this Raleigh institution as the best nonprofit in Wake County. The no-kill shelter is a beloved refuge for stray and abandoned cats, who receive full medical attention and all the tender loving care they deserve while the organization seeks to place the kitties in permanent homes. Aside from helping strays find new families, SAFE Haven also provides low-cost spay/neuter services through their specialty clinic, which has been benefiting our feline friends for over 25 years and counting.
With our programs and services at SAFE Haven, last year we helped people and animals in 35 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% but all these numbers have decreased dramatically in the last 3 years. 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!
With much gratitude for you,
Founder & President