Finding Homes, Opening Hearts, and Educating Minds to strengthen and improve the lives of animals and people.
Located in the mid-Willamette Valley of Oregon is dedicated to finding permanent, loving homes for all animals entrusted in their care. As a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, SafeHaven's mission is to help residents of their communities be the best humane beings they can be by providing compassionate, temporary shelter care, healthy adoptable animals, information, understanding and education, and spay and neuter programs for each animal in its care.
SafeHaven is a limited admission shelter that is committed to the philosophy of not using euthanasia to control pet population. Once an animal enters SafeHaven, there is no limit to the amount of time that animal can spend at the facility. Once the shelter is full, however, no new animals can be accepted, thus preventing the current residents from being euthanized to make room for newcomers. It is this policy that differentiates SafeHaven from publicly funded "open admission" facilities. As a no-kill shelter, SafeHaven has pledged to care for the dogs, cats, and small animals in its custody until they find a forever home. With an 11-member Board of Directors, a 40-member paid staff, and over 400 dedicated volunteers, SafeHaven does not receive funding from any governmental agency and relies on their programs, community, and grants to keep their mission going.