19022 Shingle Point Road Georgetown, DE 19969 • ph:302.856.6460
On behalf of Emma and the entire staff at Safe Haven we extend a huge thank you to Rita and Dave Hughes for covering the cost of Emma's new wheels. Emma is our little beagle girl who has endured much pain and suffering and has had a long recovery period. Emma sustained fractures to her pelvis and back, had surgery and attended physical therapy for several months. She came home to Safe Haven a few weeks ago and has been residing on the geriatric/hospice wing. She has been trying her hardest to keep up with her roommates, dragging her rear end behind her up and down the hallway. Today, Emma is RACING inside and out!!! I believe, for the first time in a very long time, Emma is outside chasing butterflies.
Our No Kill Ethic: In a true No-Kill shelter, no cats or dogs will be put down unless they have untreatable and unmanageable medical conditions that cause pain which cannot be controlled. The model for Safe Haven is Best Friends in Utah, which has been proving since the 1980's that the No-Kill philosophy works. Safe Haven is completely committed to the Best Friends approach.
Pet Retention: When people tell us they need to give up their dogs or cats, we always talk with them about other options. Tips on pet behavior issues, free pet food, and other kinds of support can make the difference. Some No Kill shelters have found that pet retention programs reduce the numbers of people wanting to give up pets by about 70%. That is our objective for pet retention.
Safety Net: Safe Haven's mission is to be a safety net for abused and abandoned animals who are in need of help. With a proactive adoption policy, we expect to care for up to 1,000 animals annually in our sanctuary. The animals who cannot be quickly adopted will receive long-term housing or will live out their natural lives at Safe Haven.
We provide pet food for about 900 barn, stray, and feral cats because we believe that the community needs to help these cats who survive outside. We try to help people of limited income in the community with medical care for pets in certain circumstances.
We cannot provide this safety net for cats and dogs without our donors, volunteers and supporters who believe in the No-Kill ethic. Thank you for your support!
We want our supporters and donors, as well as the general public, to know what we do with the donations they so generously give to Safe Haven so please take a few moments to read our 2011 Annual Report.
HI! My name is Dusty. I am a four year old American Bull Terrier. I have a tumor that is pressing on my C1 vertebrae. I fall down a lot and I walk crooked because I shake so much. I need to have a surgery so I won’t fall so much. My doctor says the surgery is very expensive. It will cost $6,000.00. Will you please help me? You can make a donation to Safe Haven Dollars for Dusty by clicking on the link below. You can also watch a video of me at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YIfGHW3ycc&feature=youtu.be
Thank you so much for all your help!
Please make a donation for me at:
Effective July 2, 2012, Dog Control Services as defined and set forth in Delaware Code Title 9, Chapter 9 are provided in Kent County, Delaware by Safe Haven Animal Sanctuary. These services are limited to issues concerning stray dogs (dogs at-large) and dangerous and potentially dangerous dogs as described in Delaware Code. Dog Control Services can be reached at 302-674-8686.
Inquiries pertaining to animal cruelty, and animal bites including dog bites shall continue to be made to
Photos of lost dogs picked up in
Buddy is our first dog reunited with his guardian in our dog control contract with Kent County