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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: Working to end animal cruelty.

Target demographics: Pasado's Safe Haven works to end animal cruelty.

Direct beneficiaries per year: animals by investigating over 415 cases of neglect and abuse. We successfully performed over 3,000 spay/neuter surgeries to income qualified households and provided over 5,000 lbs of dog and cat food to local residents. Over 150 domestic and farmed animals call our sanctuary "home" on any given day

Geographic areas served: Washington State and beyond

Programs: Spay/neuter assistance to low income households, pet food bank programs, cruelty investigations, animal rescue for both farmed and companion animals, and outreach and education.

Community Stories

9 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

2

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer for 13 years and a recent addition to the Board. I have had first-hand experience with PSH on many levels including the activities around rescue, cruelty investigations, tremendous attention to the well being for animals in their care on and off the premises, legislative efforts and the admirable stance on engaging with the public to strengthen all of the above as well as to foster awareneness of the truth in sanctuary for all life.

PSH has my support in their efforts to grow what I feel is a strong foundation with significant potential to be an even greater force in caring for lives while maintaining a leadership roll in the work to end all cruelty and suffering.

1 Kim_W

Board Member

Rating: 5

A wonderful place where farm animals as well as cats and dogs can live in comfort while recuperating or waiting to be rehomed. The staff here is so dedicated and compassionate. A small organization that does a lot!

1

Board Member

Rating: 5

Pasado's Safe Haven is a well managed, efficient organization fighting animal cruelty on four fronts with separate programs. I got involved when my daughter started volunteering on Saturdays. My exposure to the animals at the sanctuary and the incredible staff compelled me to get involved.

2

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering with Pasado's for 13 years. They are the only group in Washington State who has enacted animal welfare legislation. They are the only group with staff members dedicated to following up on reports of animal cruelty and neglect. The organization has gone through a lot of changes in the past few years, but I have stuck with it because I believe in the mission.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I am proud to have worked with Pasado's for 12 years. My years volunteering there inspired me to quit my teaching job and go to veterinary school so I could help animals in a whole new way. Thanks to this organization there are multiple anti-cruelty laws on the books in Olympia; none of those would exist were it not for this organization. Pasado's is the only organization in the state that works to rescue all domestic animals, including pigs, llamas, goats, sheep, ducks, turkeys, and chickens. Pasado's is the only organization in the state with full-time animal cruelty investigators who respond to reports of animal cruelty. Pasado's is the only organization in the state who has mobile spay-neuter clinics to offer low-cost or free sterilization to underserved or low-income areas. It is thanks to our devoted volunteers, staff, and donors that we are able to provide these services for the animals and pet-owners of Washington State. For every controversial euthanasia that has occured, Pasado's has exhausted every legal route to save and protect those animals. The thousands of animals who have been spared unneccessary cruelty thanks to anti-cruelty laws should be a testament to how much this organization cares about aniamls.

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1

Board Member

Rating: 5

Pasado's has made great strides to get back to being a viable organization. According to our 2012 990 over 80% of a donor dollar goes to the cause - rescuing animals. Fantastic, amazing people helping a fantastic, amazing cause.

1

Board Member

Rating: 4

Effective May 7, 2012, Pasado's Safe Haven is under new management. We are fortunate to have an Interim Executive Director with 20 years of experience in the non-profit sector now leading the organization. Joan Eads is experienced in assessing organizational structure and culture while bringing focus to effectively align resources to our mission. Pasado's has been through a long and difficult transition; a fact that is reflected in many of your comments. As Interim Executive Director, Joan will assist the Board of Directors to determine what course of action will ensure Pasado's future as a premier animal welfare organization. Those who wish to provide input into the process please contact Joan at JoanE@pasadosafehaven.org or LindaL@pasadosafehaven.org.

Sincerely,

Linda LaMar
Board Chair
Pasado's Safe Haven | www.pasadosafehaven.org

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Board Member

Rating: 4

I recently joined the board at Pasado's. I joined because in the animal welfare arena, Pasado's is uniquely focused on a strong anti cruelty charter for both companion and farm animals. I met Stacie (COO) over a year ago when I first toured the farm and I continue to be impressed by the passion and dedication Stacie brings to her job. Pasado's employees work in jobs that demand round the clock access and urgent, practical solutions to the harsh problems posed by the hardest forms of animal rescue work. These people are unrelenting in their commitment to better the lives of the animals in their care, and through legislation and good example, protect the lives and circumstances of countless others. The recent expansion to Whidbey has enervated dozens of skilled volunteers who, in a very short time, are already becoming a voice for the animals in Island County. The new board president is an exceptionally competent, professional leader who will partner with the board and the management of Pasado's to creatively and effectively problem solve. The current staff at Pasado's has done an excellent job preserving the safe haven that is promised to every animal that comes through the gates. I look forward to serving with and for these people and the animals.

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Lauri O.

Board Member

Rating: 5

It all comes down to the animals. Pasado's is the only non-profit, animal welfare organization in the state that investigates animal cruelty and collaborates with law enforcement to ensure prosecution of neglect and cruelty cases. Pasado's is the largest farm sanctuary in the state of Washington and houses many special-needs animals while they await their forever homes. Pasado's has brought other non-profit partners on board to more effectively manage feral cat colonies through a unique and collaborative TNR task force. Pasado's has initiated most of the animal protection laws that exist here. Pasado's was recently awarded a grant to open a cruelty-investigation and education center in Pierce County and now has a store front on Whidbey Island. Pasado's staff are competent, passionate, and committed people and are overseen by a professional and engaged Board of Directors. This charity has overcome a great deal and under the new leadership is thriving and poised to help even more animals in Washington state. Which is, after all, what Pasado's is all about.

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