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.

ADOPTIONS & INTAKES:

Updated May 26th, 2020:

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.

We are open for appointments during normal business hours. See adoptable animals here.

VOLUNTEERS:
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.

GIFT AND THRIFT STORES:

After being closed for nearly two months, we are excited to announce that both our Tangent and Lebanon Gift & Thrift locations will be reopening for business on Tuesday, May 19th

SafeHaven Gift & Thrift stores in Tangent and Lebanon will be opening Tuesday-Saturday 10am -5pm for shoppers beginning May 19th.

Donations will be accepted Tuesday-Saturday 10am-12pm or until we have reached capacity. Please call ahead to make sure there is space for your donation.

Throughout this pandemic, the priority has always been our customers, staff, and volunteers. We care about YOU! As such, we have implemented new protocol as a result of COVID-19.

The number of customers inside the store(s) at one time will be limited. Please be aware that you may be asked to remain outside for a few moments while we wait for the store to clear. Fitting rooms will remain closed at this time.  Staff and volunteers will be wearing face coverings/masks.

While shopping at the Gift & Thrift(s) please follow social distancing protocol established by the CDC and health experts. You are encouraged to wear a face covering or mask. There will be hand sanitizer available throughout the store and at the register. If you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms (fever, cough, and shortness of breath) we ask you to stay home.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation as we work through this situation. We appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you!

WAYS YOU CAN HELP:

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: