Come to our Open House this Saturday

Please join us at our Holiday Open House this Saturday (Dec. 20) from 12-4 pm at the Safe Haven Thrift Shop, next to the IGA Supermarket on Rt. 1, Wells. Enjoy light refreshments, pet the kitties, and Christmas shop to support our No-Kill cause!

The shop itself is open 9-6pm every Saturday in December, 11-4 pm Sundays and weekday afternoons by chance.  Donations of Christmas decorations, warm winter clothing, quilts, comforters,  blankets, sheets, and “gift-able” items are especially welcome. FMI 229-8314.

See you there!


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Join our volunteer construction team!

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Got a little free time? Volunteer your skills — professional or amateur — and help our team rebuild and renovate our newly purchased Adoption Center at 1420 Post Rd. (Rt 1) in Wells, next to the Wells Library.

Jimi, Gary, Rex and Janet (L to R, above) are hard at work every Saturday, and Rex is often on-site during the week, too.

Call Rex at 252-4380 to join the fun! (OK, maybe not fun. But it’s very satisfying!)

Can’t spare the time? How about a monthly donation instead? Maybe 10 or $20 (or $100 or $1000!). Click here to make a one-time or monthly donation.

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Neither cold nor snow…

Neither cold nor ice prevent Safe Haven volunteers Gary Everbeck (left) and Rex Lambert, chairman of the group's Capital Committee, from working on rebuilding the group's newly purchased Adoption Center. The purchase and extensive renovations will cost the no-kill rescue group nearly $350,000. Donations can be mailed to Safe Haven Capital Committee, PO Box 1842, Wells ME 04090 or contribute online at

Neither cold nor ice prevent Safe Haven volunteers Gary Everbeck (left) and Rex Lambert, chairman of the group’s Capital Committee, from working on rebuilding the group’s newly purchased Adoption Center. Gary, owner of All Kinds of Signs, also creates and donates all our signs.

The purchase and extensive renovations of our new Adoption Center are costing us nearly $350,000. As you know, we receive no assistance from any government or town. Every penny has to come from you, our animal-loving supporters.

We’ve already raised $50,000, but we’re spending it as quickly as it comes in. Not on labor, though. They’re all volunteers! But Rex and his merry band of elves have had to virtually gut the old interior, tear down an old wing and rebuild it with a new foundation, etc. A new heating system is in the works, interior drywall and windows — you get the idea.

Additional donations are desperately needed NOW. Please mail a check to Safe Haven Capital Committee, PO Box 1842, Wells ME 04090. Better yet, contribute online by clicking this button. Check the “Monthly Contribution” box to arrange easy, ongoing donations.

Want to volunteer to help build? Amateurs and pros are all welcome! Please call Rex at 252-4380.

The kitties meow, “Thanks!”


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Welcome to our (Future) Home!

Thanks to the generosity of two longtime supporters, Safe Haven has a new home at 1420 Post Rd., right next to the Wells Library.


Rex and Judy Lambert of Bell Farm Antiques and Backyard Birds and Frills in York, have ensured Safe Haven’s No-Kill mission will continue, by purchasing this vacant daycare facility. Now they’re turning it into the future home of Safe Haven’s Adoption Center.

Check out the progress of the renovation at our Facebook page.

Now we’re asking all the rest of our supporters to step up and help us pay back their incredible generosity.

One-time or Monthly Donations

Please mail us a check made out to Safe Haven Capital Fund, PO Box 1842, Wells ME 04090. (Yes, that’s a separate PO box.) That would be terrific.

Of course, not everyone can write out a check for $1000 or $5000, as much as they might like to. But how about $5? Or $10. Can you spare $25 a month? That’s less than a few drive-through breakfasts or tall frappucinos. Won’t you give up a few Egg McMuffins to buy a new home for homeless kitties?

A monthly contribution, drawn directly from your credit/debit card, PayPal or checking account, is a painless way to support Safe Haven’s mission. Whatever amount works best with your budget will help. It takes only a few seconds to set one up.

Just click the button, and be sure to check the “Monthly Contribution” box. Thanks!

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Weekend Fundraiser at Bamboo Garden, York

This weekend, Nov. 1-2, York’s newest Chinese restaurant is holding a big fundraiser for Safe Haven — and they’re generously donating 100% of the proceeds to our No-Kill cause!

This is a great opportunity to check out a new dining spot, and support Safe Haven at the same time.


But you MUST present this voucher when ordering. Click it to download copies for yourself, and your friends. Thanks for supporting Safe Haven!

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Oct 8 Dining for a Cause


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Join Safe Haven Wednesday, Oct 8, from 5-10pm for Dining for a Cause at the 99 Restaurant in Biddeford’s Five Points Shopping Center. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to our Capital Campaign.

NOTE: You must download and present this voucher in order for us to share in the proceeds. You can also pick up copies at our Adoption Center or IGA Tag Sale location. Only one voucher per party is needed, so share with your friends and co-workers!

As always, thanks for your life-saving support!

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Tag Sales every weekend in July & August

Due to overwhelming positive response from both shoppers and donors, Safe Haven is expanding our summer tag sale schedule.

Our Tag Sale location next to the Wells IGA will be open EVERY SAT-SUN in July and August. Hours: Sat: 8-6pm, Sun: 9-4pm.

We’re also open weekday afternoons and evenings when we’re working, tagging, etc. But there’s no firm schedule, so if you’re heading to the IGA, Dairy Queen or laundromat anyway, drop in and browse.

Please keep shopping, and keep those donations coming! Your support keeps our No-Kill organization going! Thanks to your support, our vet bills (which average $50,000-75,000 a year) are paid up to date! Thank you!

Every penny you spend at our sales goes toward vet bills and our Capitol Building Fund, so we can purchase our own building for our adoption center and thrift shop.

Got donations? Please don’t leave them at our tag sale location. Drop them off at our Adoption Center, 1616 Post Rd (just a few doors south). (Please, no junk. We have to pay to haul it away.)

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