Message from Pam Miller, Founder & President:
“A mind committed to compassion is like an overflowing reservoir – a constant source of energy, determination and kindness.” – 14th Dalai Lama
I love this quote because it is such an accurate description of our no kill cat shelter! Because of the energy, determination and kindness of our many volunteers, adopters and donors, SAFE Haven is leading our community with solutions for cat overpopulation and unnecessary euthanasia.
I hope you will be very pleased with this report and the impact YOU have made possible this fiscal year.
Thanks to you, we adopted 864 cats and kittens this year. This is an increase of 39 over last year.
Through the SAFE Care Feline Spay/Neuter Clinic 2,958 cats have been sterilized. This is an increase of almost 1,100 (from last year) that will not be adding to our overpopulation problem. Most importantly, no one is every turned away from the SAFE Haven’s clinic because they don’t have enough money.
As a transfer partner with six local County Animal Shelters, we responded when overcrowding forced these agencies to start euthanizing for space. In response, we took 276 cats from these shelters, providing them with a chance at a life in a caring home.
We supported 111 families (feeding 287 cats and 118 dogs in the process) with food from our Pet Food Pantry (the only one in Wake County). These owners can provide the pets they love with a much better life because of you.
When hurricane disasters struck in the fall of 2017, SAFE Haven partnered with the Humane Society of the U.S. to take 47 stranded cats and kittens that were airlifted from the disaster areas in Florida and Puerto Rico. We would not be able to respond quickly to events like these without your compassionate support.
Through our TNVR assistance program, we sterilized 459 “community cats”, loaned countless traps and provided education and hands-on help to many colony caretakers.
As you can see, everyone involved with SAVE Haven is determined, has a lot of energy, and works to save lives every day. On the following pages you will read about our programs, services, and the many ways you can help. Please come and join us in this life saving work. We will be very grateful.
With appreciation for everything you do for the animals . . .
Founder & President