8431-137 Garvey Drive | Raleigh, NC 27616  •  (919) 872-7233  •  info@safehavenforcats.org


The SAFE Care Feline Spay/Neuter Clinic opened in 2005 to help address the pet overpopulation problem in Wake, Durham, Orange, and Franklin counties. Under the direction of Betsy King, DVM, the clinic has sterilized over 18,000 cats and kittens (and small dogs!).

Betsy and Jan in the clinic

Old clinic

Dr. King brings over 27 years of experience to the clinic; including 17 years performing pediatric spay/neuter surgery. Licensed by the NC Veterinary Medical Board, SAFE Care is also available to the general public who need low cost spay/neuter services for their cats, kittens & small dogs.

Initially open only 1 day a week, the non-profit clinic is now open Monday through Thursday. In July 2012, the board approved expanding the clinic with its own building and additional staff. On October 8, 2012, the clinic opened its new doors!


Dr. King in the new surgical suite, 2013

New surgical suite



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