A Big Thank You!
A big thank you to the 5th graders at Sedgwick Elementary School, Cupertino, for their $671.00 donation to Safe Haven. This generous gift will help with the caring of our cats and kittens until they are placed in their forever homes.
The students managed 40 booths (businesses) and sold goods and treats at the Holiday Market Fair.
Cupertino High School's Future Business Leaders of America taught the 5th graders about basic business principles (finance, marketing) over a 4 week period. The Fair was the final event of the program.
Congratulations to Austen Grabbe!
Congratulations to Austen Grabbe for raising and donating $28 to Safe Haven Animal Sanctuary. The donation was for Austen's community project at Easterbrook Discovery School. Thank you, Austen! Your donation is much appreciated!
Kitten Season Has Arrived!
To the average cat admirer there is nothing more delightful than a cute, soft, furry batch of mewing kittens. The reproductive cycle of the cat starts in early spring, peaks in late spring into summer, and occurs again in the fall. A female cat can become pregnant as young as four months old, and if her line bears five kittens per litter, three times a year, the family will grow to 420,000 cats in seven years! Cats have become so prolific that there are now over 50 million homeless cats in our nation. Cats and humans have collaborated for nearly 10,000 years. People care for cats and, in return, we get companionship. The new term “community cat” suggests that humans have a responsibility to help control the current excess.
So, how can you help? More (pdf)
Feral Cat Trappers Wanted
We are desperately in need of volunteers to help with trapping feral cat (for the spay/neuter/re-release program) at various locations throughout Santa Clara County.
Duties: Trap various stray/abandoned cats using humane (have a heart) traps. May include transport to vets office for spay/neuter. Following surgery, male cats are released to their original location. Females are taken home for the night and released to their original location the following day.
Qualifications: Ability to volunteer alone or with a team. Ability to volunteer in the evening hours. Ability to lift traps with may contain cats up to 20 lbs.
Minimum Age: 21 years old.
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer.