SAFE Haven for Cats

We are proud to announce that SAFE Haven for Cats will be our partnered charity for 2021! Founded in 1994, SAFE Haven is a registered 501(c)3 dedicated to saving cats' lives. To date they have helped adopt over 12,100 cats and spayed/neutered over 36,000 animals in their low-cost clinic. They rely on donations to do their incredible work, and we are excited to help them continue their mission.

SAFE Haven Logo

One reason we are so excited to work with SAFE Haven is their mission statement and core values. From their website:

The mission of SAFE Haven for Cats is to use no-kill principles and education to save cats’ lives through rescue, adoption, spay / neuter services and community programs.

SAFE Haven for Cats Believes:

  • Every animal and human at SAFE Haven is an individual being with personality, feelings, intrinsic worth and value. As such, they will be treated with respect and care in a non-judgmental, safe environment.
  • We will always exist as a 501(c)(3) no-kill organization and strive to find homes for every adoptable, treatable and recoverable cat we take.
  • Community volunteers are a vital part of our success and we acknowledge and celebrate their contributions.
  • Affordable sterilization, community education and trap / neuter / vaccinate / return are proven methods to stop euthanasia as a means of population control for companion animals.
  • We will not adopt out an animal before sterilization.
  • We will not euthanize an animal except in the case of illness, injury or other condition from which they cannot recover, and then only by lethal injection.
  • Partnering, collaborating and advocating with other organizations and government agencies increases our ability to benefit these animals and save lives.


The Charity Auction

We will be hosting a charity auction in support of SAFE Haven. All funds raised as part of the auction will go directly to the charity in support of their mission.


The charity auction will be held on Sunday, November 14th. Please see the main events schedule for exact times and details. During the auction, donated items will be auctioned off to the highest bidder. The winner will collect their item by donating the value of their bid directly to the charity.

Donating to the Charity Auction

You may donate items to the charity auction by bringing them to the charity table during BWS. If you would like to donate an item to the charity auction but are unable to attend BWS 2021, you may mail the item to us. Please email with a description of the item for mailing instructions. Mailed items MUST be received by October 29th, two weeks prior to the start of the convention.

When donating an item, please provide an estimated value and desired starting bid. We may adjust the starting bid as needed.

Your donated items:

The following items are prohibited:

Participating in the Charity Auction

All BWS members are welcome and encouraged to participate in the charity auction. Here's how it will work.