About the shelter
Kiki’s Safe Haven Animal Rescue (Kiki’s Safe Haven) is a small animal rescue group in Western Sydney. Founded in 2012 by Laura, the veterinary nurse has been rescuing, rehabilitating, and rehoming a variety of companion animals with the assistance of a dedicated group of foster carers. The group is named in loving memory of Laura’s former furry companion Kiki, who sadly lost her battle with an autoimmune disease.
Kiki’s legacy lives on through the rescue group which specialises in looking after senior companion animals, those with special needs, or those that require urgent veterinary care. Every animal that comes into the care of Laura and her network is treated for any illnesses or injuries at the clinic where she works. Then, the pet is rehabilitated by a foster carer for a period of time until he is ready for adoption.
All animals ready for adoption from Kiki’s Safe Haven are matched with a family who will suit all their areas of need (physical, emotional, and medical). Laura guarantees that all animals that come through her group will always have a “lifetime place” should the adopters have an unforeseen change in circumstances and need to return the animal. Interested potential adopters are asked to fill in the group’s Adoption Application Form.
Kiki’s Safe Haven doesn’t outwardly ask for monetary donations. Instead, it encourages people and families to be a part of its foster care network and contribute in the overall success of rehabilitating these special animals in need. Interested foster carers are asked to send an application through email. The form includes the interested party’s contact details, the types of animals that can be fostered, the number of children and other pets living in the home, and a short description of the family’s lifestyle. All email applications will then be assessed and the potential foster carer contacted should further information be required.
- Kiki’s Safe Haven aims to rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome small companion animals that are either senior, have special needs, or require urgent veterinary care.
How you can help
Kiki’s Safe Haven is funded mostly by Laura with the assistance of Dr Woo Jun Yeom from Stephen St Veterinary Clinic in Blacktown, Animal Welfare League (Western Suburbs), Animal Rescues Appeal, Rescue Resource, and Seniors and Silky Rescue. The rescue group has a few permanent residents in their care and are always in need of various items for their animals. Review their Wish List on the website to find out what kind of items the group constantly needs.