Safe Harbor Rescue

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What is Safe Harbor Rescue?

Safe Harbor Rescue was founded in August 2007. Once run as a small rescue through Glendale Animal Hospital, Dr. Lori Civello felt it was important to establish Safe Harbor Rescue as a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization to expand and help more pets in need. Dr. Civello continues to actively volunteer and currently serves as the Medical Director of Safe Harbor’s Board of Directors.

Throughout the years, Safe Harbor Rescue has become a locally-known and respected small animal rescue recognized for harboring abandoned kittens. Since 2007 our rescue has placed more than 250 pets into their loving and furr-ever homes. We are a volunteer-run organization where 100% of donations received go to helping the animals.


How Does Safe Harbor Rescue Work?

Safe Harbor is a relatively small rescue located inside of Glendale Animal Hospital where we are currently able to house 10-13 cats & kittens comfortably.  Our volunteers work 24/7 to provide the necessary attention for orphaned or ill cats and kittens that need to be bottle-fed, socialized and medically examined prior to adoption. Thankfully due to our location, Safe Harbor’s furry felines have immediate access to quality medical care.

Prior to every adoption, every cat is initially tested for both Feline Leukemia and FIV.  All cats and kittens are dewormed, microchipped, vaccinated and are spayed or neutered (if age applicable). We also highly recommend and offer to have each of our adopted felines to be retested for FELV/FIV after 6 months of age.

Safe Harbor Rescue offers education and assistance to the public regarding all aspects of responsible pet ownership, proper health care of kittens and cats and the importance of spaying and neutering. Our goal is to provide medical care and TLC to as many homeless cats and kittens as possible. We have plans for developing a foster care network and helping disadvantaged families with pets in need.

Please contact us for more information about Safe Harbor Rescue.

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