Safe Haven still needs community’s help

Our community can be very proud of the support that we gave Safe Haven Animal Sanctuary to get the building constructed. Now we have a special opportunity to provide operating funds needed to care for the abused/abandoned animals in this unique No-Kill sanctuary.

A donor has come forward with a challenge: if Safe Haven can raise $150,000 in the community, the donor will give $400,000 for operational costs. That is about half of a year’s budget Individuals have given about $65,000 to meet the challenge.

I plan to make a donation now at this critical time for Safe Haven, and I am beseeching each and every animal lover who reads this to give large if you can, small if you have little, but give now! Animals can't speak for themselves, but if they could, the many that Safe Haven will help would thank you so I thank you for them. Donations are tax deductible and should be sent to: SHAS, PO Box 430, Nassau, DE 19969, or simply drive out there and give your contribution personally.

You can go see all the dogs and cats available for adoption by appointment during Safe Haven’s soft opening. There is so much to do to prepare the new building on Shingle Point Road near Georgetown for the grand opening: hiring a vet, training staff, and buying equipment for the Medical Center.

We are indeed fortunate to have this animal shelter so near to us! It serves as a national model in so many unique ways from it's “green,” environmentally friendly design to it's adoption of the philosophical tenets of the Best Friends Shelter in Angel Canyon, Utah.

In my several visits to Safe Haven, I noted that all animals were in rooms, not cages, all dogs had access to dog runs in their areas, animals were, where appropriate, housed with other compatible animals for companionship, dogs were exercised by volunteers, cats were petted and given love time by volunteers, housing areas were clean, odor free, with fresh water and places to lay on bedding with appropriate play things, etc. In winter, the flooring is even heated in certain areas to provide additional warmth! The staff was welcoming, informed, and enthusiastic about the whole concept of afe Haven.

More here: Safe Haven still needs community's help – By Toni Worsham – CapeGazette.com – Covering Delaware's Cape Region – Inland Bays, Atlantic Ocean, Rehoboth Beach, Lewes, Milton, Dewey Beach, USA