Imagine Where We Came From …
SafeHaven Humane Society, a private nonprofit organization, has been a part of the community for 35 years. Over those years, the shelter has been a place of compassion and happy endings for more than 20,000 homeless, lost, abandoned, and injured animals.
Our humble roots grew out of the Linn Humane Society, established by a group of concerned Linn County residents in 1974. In 1984, a modest estate was left to the Linn Humane Society and the proceeds from the sale of that property were used to purchase the one-acre parcel and an aging building on Highway 34 where SafeHaven now stands. The small existing building was expanded to accept dogs and puppies and the organization was restructured in 1986 as SafeHaven Humane Society. A cat room was added in 1993 and six years later a manufactured home was added for cat isolation and quarantine, office space and an exam area.
We have been here ever since, quietly saving the lives of unwanted and abandoned dogs and cats from the same outdated and inadequate facility. If we can save more than a thousand lives a year under our current adverse conditions, imagine what could be accomplished if we had a larger, well-equipped, efficient facility!
Imagine The Possibilities…
The construction of a new facility for SafeHaven Humane Society is envisioned as a three phase construction project leading up to the completion of a newly remodeled, 33,000 square foot facility that will have a significant impact on the lives and the well being of animals-as well as families-throughout Linn County and beyond.
Phase 1: Education and Adoption Center
COMPLETED July 2014
Area of Development: 21,000 square feet
SafeHaven Humane Society completed Phase 1 of the three phase capital campaign within the targeted timeframe and budget. With the completion of Phase 1, SafeHaven officially was able to shift its operations from an old, outdated facility to the newly remodeled Education and Adoption Center located at 32220 Old Hwy 34 in Tangent, OR.
Phase 1 included:
- Main Entry Lobby with a retail area
- adoption counseling offices
- Naturally lit indoor Feline Adoption Center
- 32 extra large private kennels
- 2 playrooms
- 3 meet and greet rooms
Phase 2: Veterinary Center
Area of Development: 9,000 square feet
Estimated Construction Cost: $2,000,000
Estimated Completion Date: TBA
The Veterinary Care Center is envisioned to offer SafeHaven the opportunity to provide onsite medical and spay/neuter services to shelter animals. Currently, SafeHaven has very limited intake, quarantine, and treatment areas. The construction of this phase of the Imagine the
Possibilities will include:
- Exam Rooms
- Surgery Room
- Canine and Feline quarantine and isolation areas
- public waiting/reception area
- general treatment facilities
- technician work stations
- surgical prep rooms
- foster care nursery
- isolation laundry and sanitation area
Phase 3: Administrative/Community Space
Area of Development: 5,000 square feet
Estimated Construction Cost: $750,000
Estimated Completion Date: December 2018
Phase 3 is the final phase of the Imagine the Possibilities Campaign. Improvements will be made to the general administrative offices, volunteer and employee space, and an addition of a multi-purpose community room with a kitchen will comprise the completion of this phase.
Commemorative Naming Opportunties
SafeHaven Humane Society is honored to recognize individuals and companies that make a significant contribution to fund our shelter expansion. The expansion is broken into three phases, and Phase 1 is scheduled to be complete in the summer of 2014. For information about Phase 1 Naming Opportunities, click here.