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Safe Harbor Rescue – A Beacon of Hope for Homeless Pets

Safe Harbor Rescue is the heart’s work of local veterinarian and Glendale Animal Hospital practice owner Lori Civello, DVM. Dr. Civello’s passion for helping primarily cats and kittens find homes led her to realize she had a hospital full of homeless pets—and in 2007 she decided to create a non-profit rescue dedicated to finding homes for these animals. Mixing her passion for sailing and her care for pets she named this new organization Safe Harbor Rescue.  

Today Safe Harbor has a wonderful home inside the hospital in Glendale Heights, IL. With its own dedicated space and staff, Safe Harbor has now adopted hundreds of cats and dogs into loving homes in the past 12 years.

Safe Harbor is supported by generous donations from people like you and is a registered 501c3 non-profit organization, so all donations are tax-deductible. We hope you’ll consider contributing what you can to this small local rescue that makes such a big difference in the lives of our community’s homeless pets.