From Homeless to Happy – How Felines Come into our Care

Have you ever wondered how the animals we save come into our care?  Our adoption center is the next-to-last stop on each cat and kitten’s journey to health and happiness. For each of them, the ultimate destination is the same—a loving forever home—but their journeys can begin in several ways. Many felines we save come […]

Gulliver’s Travels

Although Gulliver’s Travels is a classic with an action-packed plot, we think the story of SAFe Rescue cat Gulliver’s travels is a little more moving. (But we’re biased!) Gulliver came to us during the cold spell at the beginning of December from a previous life outdoors. We can only imagine what kind of perils Gulliver […]

The Story of Precious and Princess

  It’s a common misconception (usually with non-kitty lovers) that cats don’t form lifelong friendships with each other and their humans. But Princess and Precious prove that myth wrong. These two sisters are 13 years old, and they’re best friends. When they found themselves homeless at age 12—and we know that senior and homeless can […]

Chance’s Story

“Take a Chance on me!” We’re not sure if Chance is an ABBA fan, but we’re sure that’s the song he was singing when he arrived at SAFe Rescue. Although he is obviously adorable and lovable, little Chance has already survived more suffering than most homeless kitties endure in a lifetime. Chance started out in […]

Rescue Staff

Emily Sprong, Executive Director Emily got an early start in animal welfare: her first volunteer and employment experiences were with vets, kennels, and feral cat organizations. After studying wildlife biology in graduate school and working for wildlife-focused non-profits for many years, the opportunity to apply for the ED position at SAFe crossed her path at […]

Board of Directors

Jennifer Cadigan, President Even before she joined the Board of Directors, Jennifer was active in rescue leadership: she organizes the cat behavior program at SAFe. Jennifer explains: “Providing positive reinforcement clicker training to the shy and scared cats so they learn to approach people has been the most rewarding part of my work… Seeing a […]

Babette’s Story

Babette has perfected many skills: being adorable and sweet, making kitty burritos, purring as loudly as possible… And now, finding a furr-ever home! Babette came to the Pacific NW from California—Long Beach to be exact—in search of her time to shine with a family of her own. Not a lot was known about Babette before […]

GiveBIG for Cats

Homeless felines need our help!  On May 8th, 2019, SAFe Rescue will participate in GiveBIG, a 24-hour online giving event to raise funds for local nonprofit organizations. GiveBIG is a critical, life-saving day for the rescue cats and kittens. The kitties who are here at SAFe Rescue now—and many more who will need our help […]

Declawing: Bad for Cats and the Humans Who Love Them

These days, more and more people are becoming aware that declawing is bad for kitties. From Denver to Nova Scotia, some areas have even made the surgery illegal. And it turns out that declawing a cat isn’t just harmful to the kitty—it also causes problems for humans, too! Declawed cats are more likely to soil […]

Blind Kittens Travel the World!

What do you do when you’re on vacation and you spot an animal in distress? If you’re one dedicated SAFe Rescue foster family, you turn your holiday into an international rescue mission! In Greece this fall, foster volunteers Shanna and Eric noticed a pair of kittens with terribly infected eyes wandering the streets on the […]