Safe Haven Wildlife Sanctuary
Lynda M Sugasa
9605 Hwy 400
Imlay, NV 89418
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Going Green Commitments
- Our mission at Safe Haven is to develop a "green" solar-powered facility that makes environmentally-responsible use of energy and other resources
- In March Safe Haven was awarded three major grants toward the upgrade and expansion of our solar power system.Although our solar power system has been extremely reliable, Safe Haven has doubled in size since it was installed. We need to expand the system to accommodate our growth to date and to allow for future construction.
Hours of OperationSafe Haven conducts tours and on-site and off-site educational programs by appointment. Please call Lynda Sugasa, Executive Director, at 775-538-7093.
Safe Haven Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Imlay, NV (see map). We provide rehabilitative services and permanent placement for wildlife in need. We respond to assistance requests from state and federal agencies, law enforcement, veterinarians, and concerned citizens.
Many of our wild residents are former exotic "pets." Several have come to Safe Haven as the result of major rescue efforts coordinated by agencies and sanctuaries nationwide.
Our solar-powered facility is designed to have a minimal impact on the environment and to serve as a model of renewable energy practices.
Safe Haven conducts tours and on-site and off-site educational programs by appointment. We are open for visits seven days a week during the daylight hours. Please contact Lynda Sugasa, Executive Director (775-538-7093) to schedule a tour.
Safe Haven Wildlife Sanctuary is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization.
Safe Haven Wildlife Refuge Center, Inc. was founded in 2000 in Marengo, IL, to serve the needs of wildlife displaced by habitat loss due to urbanization. We provide wildlife rescue, veterinary care, direct contact for emergency care, referrals to other facilities, and community support and education.
Safe Haven became a nonprofit corporation in March 2000, and was approved for 501(c)3 tax exemption. We are funded solely by donations, fundraising and grants. We receive assistance requests from concerned citizens, law enforcement, veterinarians, and state and federal agencies. Safe Haven provides trained staff and holding facilities for animals in need, at no cost—including medical care, feeding, enrichment, rehabilitation and release sites. When Safe Haven was founded, we cared for approximately forty animals a year. By 2006, we were rehabilitating several hundred orphaned and injured animals annually.
To accommodate an increased need for placement space, Safe Haven moved in November 2006 to a 160-acre property in Imlay, Nevada (see map). At that time, we changed our name to Safe Haven Rescue Zoo, and in 2015 we changed our name again, to Safe Haven Wildlife Sanctuary, which better reflects our mission. The move to a larger facility enabled us to offer permanent placement for more animals confiscated from the illegal pet trade and other critical situations in which they have been abused or neglected. The issues that we addressed in Illinois are no less vital in the American West, where wildlife are threatened by habitat loss and the degradation of native ecosystems.
We'll Impress YouThe Safe Haven Rescue Zoo is a wildlife sanctuary and rehabilitation center. We provide education and outreach programs to all age groups to aid under-served communities in Northern Nevada.
Mission StatementOur primary goals are:
To provide lifelong care for as many animals as we can accommodate, decreasing the number that are euthanized in the U.S. each year simply because there is insufficient space in sanctuaries such as ours.
To rescue and rehabilitate indigenous wildlife.
To provide education and outreach services to youth groups, adult groups, and schools in underserved communities.
To maintain a "green" solar-powered facility that makes environmentally-responsible use of energy and other resources