Peninsula Friends of Animals is a cage-less, no-kill, nonprofit animal welfare group established in 2000 and located near the town of Port Angeles on Washington State’s Olympic Peninsula.
At Safe Haven, our animal care facility, we provide temporary and permanent shelter, veterinary care and spay/neutering for rescued cats. In the last 16 years our spay-neuter program has spayed or neutered over 8,000 cats and dogs of low income families in western Washington. During that same period, we have managed to alter nearly 1400 feral felines by way of our Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) program. Since our inception Peninsula Friends of Animals has successfully rehomed over 2000 animals.
The buildings at Safe Haven consist of a 5000 square foot adoption center/shelter which contains our offices and playrooms that house the majority of our adoptable cats and kittens. The four other buildings contain an isolation area for confining potentially contagious cats, housing for animals with special needs, overflow housing for adoptable cats, and a caretakers quarters.
Our “Barker House” facility located east of Sequim, Washington is devoted entirely to the care of special needs cats that have much quality life to live and lots of love to give, but have little hope of adoption.
While primarily a cat rescue organization, we have in the past and will continue to provide a limited number of dog rescue and rehomes. Since our facilities are not equipped to handle canines, all rescued dogs are put into good foster homes until suitable, safe and permanent homes can be found for them. All dogs rescued by PFOA receive the same quality veterinary care and spaying or neutering before being rehomed that our cats do. A good many of the dogs we rescue are special needs animals that other shelters have been reluctant to take in.
Older and special needs animals have always had a special place in our heart here at Peninsula Friends of Animals. We try to help as many of them as we can, while still maintaining shelter space to accommodate the rescue and temporary sanctuary for of cats of all age groups.