Peninsula Friends of Animals
Our Featured Pet...Tony The Tiger,
Tony arrived at Safe Haven after a tragic house fire. He is a majestic orange long-haired gentleman who was the center of his owner's world for 15 years. He is beginning to adjust to his very altered circumstances, having lost everything. After extensive dentistry, Tony is feeling and eating much better. He enjoys his sock filled with catnip, and responds to gentle coaxing. He also is fond of leftovers. This gentle fellow just melts our hearts. He needs lots of love and affection.
If you can place Tony within the security of a new loving North Olympic Peninsula home, please call 360-452-0414, our message phone. A staff member will return your call..
Safe Haven, currently this area's main non-kill shelter, has received its fostered cats, both the adoptables, friendly and ready to go to a new home, plus a few unadoptable ones- the shy, panic-stricken ones who need more socializing by our dedicated volunteers. These cats have been moved from their foster homes into Safe Haven, where an on-site caregiver/volunteer, with the help of other volunteers, attends to their needs. 40-50 cats do require lots of attention. They all undergo vet examination prior to setting foot into Safe Haven - to prevent disease or fleas/earmites/parasite transmission between animals. No animals can be dropped off at Safe Haven, for this very reason.
. Currently we house only cats in the one building we have available to us. Since everything we do is by donation, construction of an adoption center and a separate dog shelter could take a while. We no longer place small dogs, as our current dog foster home is full. .
Due to budget constraints Clallam County is funding animal control at less than optimal levels. This has put a huge burden on the few animal foster home networks in the County. Private donations and volunteer workers make SafeHaven function the way it was envisioned. Thank you, donors, and volunteers!
Who We Are
Peninsula Friends of Animals is a no-kill foster animal network in the northern Olympic Peninsula.
In keeping with our long-range goal, we have established a sensible no-kill shelter and currently hold monthly low-cost spay/neuter clinics in this area, with co-operation from our local vets.. No animals may be dropped off at this shelter as that would jeopardize the health of shelter residents. People MUST call 360-452-0414 first. Currently we rescue the abandoned or homeless animals and spay/neuter them, fostering them until they can be re-homed, however long that may take. For some animals that means lifetime foster care, as their special needs make them essentially unadoptable. They can then become sponsored cats - a way of helping us to manage their extensive vet bills. You can sponsor an animal for as little as $10 per month.
We do hold monthly low-cost spay and neuter clinics for low income residents who have North Peninsula cats or dogs. Please Call 360-452-0414 for more information about this fine program to reduce the number of unwanted animals born here each year.. . it is working!
This all-volunteer organization works by appointment only. To see an animal, please call 360-452-0414 and leave a message. A volunteer will return your call as soon as they can, and set up a time for your visit when someone is there. Emails are a less certain way to contact us as occasionally they get detoured to the spam filtering system.; telephoning the message line is the best
Adopting a friend
We ask for an $85 donation at the time of adoption. Each animal costs this shelter more than the $85 we ask, in medical bills, as fosterlings are all quarantined, examined, and treated, including a spay/neuter, by a DVM before being entered into our safe keeping. Much of their maintenance cost is provided by our foster caregivers. Animals which need special vet attention always cost more. We really prefer to place animals within driving distance of the shelter as they may not be cast aside should adoptions not work out. This return provision has made for some anxious moments at times, for pets re-homed far away, who need to be returned. We do not cast off our 'kids' .
All Donations help us help the animals.
All donations are deductible, as we are a non-profit shelter!
Our focus is on the animal- we require that the adopting family sign an agreement to take care of their new pet as a lifetime commitment. If things don't work out, they are to rehome the animal, not abandon it. We try to place pets in local area homes, as that makes it easier, when the adoptee, for whatever reason, must be returned. Abandonment is not an option.
Come Visit Us!
This volunteer organization works by appointment only. Please call 360-452-0414 and leave a message. A volunteer will gladly return your call, and arrange for a visit. Check out all of our available companion animals at our website. You may find the friend of your dreams there!
Peninsula Friends of Animals
PO Box 404
Sequim, WA 98382
Click here to see some of the pets at this shelter
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