About SAFE (Saving Animals from Euthanasia) Animal Rescue
About Our Rescue Group...
SAFE is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization committed to developing a comprehensive, community-based resolution to the euthanasia of adoptable companion animals. Understanding the euthanasia problem is the first step toward obtaining this goal. The traditional response of "spay or neuter your pet" fails to address the realities of how animals end up in shelters in the first place.
SAFE is committed to working with the public and shelters to discover the real causes of companion animal euthanasia and to developing effective programs that can be implemented now to help reduce the percentage of adoptable animals destroyed each year.
We're committed to saving as many homeless pets as we can, and we need your help. SAFE works hand in hand with local and nearby animal shelters.
Why should you adopt a pet from SAFE? Lots of reasons. It's the right thing to do and it makes the world a better place one pet at a time. There are also some advantages to adopting from us. All of our pets are neutered and up to date with their shots before they are adopted out. They receive microchips for future identification if they should get lost. If an animal needs medical treatment, we make sure it gets it.
We educate the public whenever, and where ever we can, and we invite you to be a part of what we do. We always need volunteers, and fosters, and of course, donations. If you can't do any of those things, you can still do something! You can help us spread the word by telling your friends about us. By just telling someone, you might be saving a pet's life.
As quickly as we adopt an animal out, we bring another one in. We are a no kill shelter. Once we bring in an animal, we keep it until it has been placed in a good home. If we can't place it, we give it a home with one of our fosters.
One of the most important things we do is to rescue animals for soldiers from Ft. Huachuca, who have been deployed to Iraq, and Afganistan. We are the only shelter doing that, at the moment.If we did not bring these animals in (and there are WAY too many of them), they are euthanized (put down) within a day or two of rescue. Most of the soldier's dogs are well behaved, well trained and as traumatized as the soldiers who have to leave them behind.
We are a small local group. Almost every penny of your donation goes to the animal, and PENNIES SAVE PUPPIES. There are no salaries paid here. You can make a donation through Paypal, a secure online service.
Come Meet Our Pets...
Weekly Adoptathon: Dogs and Cats
PetsMart: 1175 W Irvington Road Tucson, AZ 85746 (just South of Irvington Road and West of I-19) every Saturday from 10 AM to 2 PM.
Every other Wednesday (Oct. 18, 29, Nov. 12, 26, Dec. 10, 24): Cat Adoptathon
Bookman's 1930 East Grant Road ( just east of Campbell), Tucson 2 Pm to 5 PM
October 24th and 25th 2008:
Green Valley County Fair Days
Green Valley Mall: I-19 South to Green Valley
Exit W. Esperanza Blvd
Turn South just after gas station, fair is the Mall
Third Saturday of February....21st of February 2009:
Eighth Annual Arizona Animal Fair at Reid Park
The Arizona Animal Fair is a festival celebrating animals! It is the largest of its kind in Arizona and one of the largest in the Southwest.
The fair features non-stop demonstrations and entertainment such as professional Frisbee teams, miniature horses, canine flyball & agility, search and rescue dogs, training demos, police K-9s and therapy dogs and more.
The entertainment is free for everyone, but you'll want that extra spending money for the awesome vendors, delicious food, refreshing beer and of course the many animals in need of forever homes and available for adopton!
Our Adoption Process...
All animals are placed in foster homes where they stay through the medical evaluation and treatment if necessary. All animals are vaccinated, microchipped, and spayed or neutered. Some training and lots of love are given to the animals.
Fosters take their animals to the I-19 and Irvington Rd PetSmart for our Saturday Adoptathons.
Anyone wishing to adopt an animal must submit an adoption application which is screened by an adoption counselor. Our goal is to place our animal in a responsible, safe, and loving home.
Fees for animals vary based on species (cat/dog), age, and medical/behavioral issues.
Each adoptor signs a contract which is reviewed with a adoption counselor. Included in the contract is a provision dealing with the return to SAFE of the adopted animal should the adoptor need to return an animal for any reason.
Each animal comes with necessary age appropriate vaccinations, dog license (for canines), and a month of health insurance for the animal.