COVID-19 Updates & Responses

The news about the COVID-19 pandemic has been fast and ever-changing over the past few weeks. It seems every day brings more uncertainty, but we see that, as a community, we are coming together in ways like never before. Below you can find the most recent updates about SafeHaven’s operations, resources to help our community, and ways you can continue to be there for our homeless animals.

As of March 17th, all animal adoptions and intakes will be by appointment only and animal viewing areas will be closed to the general public.
If you would like to set up an appointment to visit with one of our animals available for adoption, please call 541-928-2789. If you have an emergency and need to release an animal, please call 541-928-6280.

As of Wednesday, March 25th, we will be limiting our hours of operation and will be open for appointments from 12 PM to 4 PM.

SafeHaven has made the difficult decision to suspend all volunteer activities as of March 17th until further notice. SafeHaven cares deeply about the health of our volunteers, staff, and community, and believe this is the most appropriate action for everyone’s welfare. We will continue to closely monitor the situation and follow guidance from the Oregon Health Authority and the CDC. We want to reinforce how valuable our volunteers are to the organization as a whole, and are very appreciative of your support, kindness, and understanding.

Interested in opening your home to a shelter animal in need? Consider fostering one of our dogs or cats! Learn more here.

We have made the difficult decision to close our Tangent and Lebanon SafeHaven Gift & Thrift stores beginning March 23rd in order to protect the safety and well being of our employees, volunteers, and dedicated shoppers.


Many people have reached out to us asking how they can help SafeHaven during this difficult time. This selfless question exemplifies the kindness and compassion in our community.

Your support is more important than ever. This global pandemic is having an impact on our events and programs, volunteers, and has left many of our staff without jobs. Our ability to provide care to those most vulnerable, regardless of the environment around us, is dependent on your support. Here are the best ways you can help the animals at SafeHaven Humane Society right now: