Sava's Safe Haven is a registered charity founded in 2012 that aims to improve the lives of animals by:
- educating communities to care for their animals properly
- providing basic veterinary care, including spay and neuter surgery, for the pets of people who cannot afford to pay for it
A family-run rescue shelter with only 4 volunteers and no employees. Sava's Safe Haven is currently home to around 250 animals - mostly dogs and puppies but also a number of cats - all of whom were rescued from the streets. The shelter focuses on helping the animals cared for by people with limited resources in villages and communities where there are no veterinary clinics.
Most animals are made available for adoption quite quickly, but others require treatment and/or rehabilitation due to behaviour problems or health issues. Before being adopted, all animals are spayed/neutered, treated for diseases, vaccinated, microchipped and registered on a database.
Sava's Safe Haven rehomes animals across Europe, focusing mainly on Germany and the UK as they have established local teams of volunteers in these countries who help them. However, over the years, pets have also been rehomed in Sweden, Norway, Belgium, Holland, France, Finland and USA, thanks to the shelters wonderful volunteers and partners.
When you adopt a shelter pet, you save two lives. The one you adopt, and the one that takes its place. "Saving one dog will not change the world, but surely for that one dog, the world will change forever."