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New Year, Expanding Education Program–Will You Help?

New Year, Expanding Education Program–Will You Help?

The start of a new year is the perfect time to dream big and focus on exciting goals and priorities. BrightHaven’s primary goal for 2016 is to expand our education program. We wish to share with the community what we’ve learned over the years from our wise and wonderful animal teachers. It’s all about living … Read more…

What is the One Book Every Animal Lover Should Own?

What is the One Book Every Animal Lover Should Own?

Soar, My Butterfly: The Animal Dying Experience provides knowledge, comfort and helpful tips to those who are accompanying a beloved animal companion on the journey to transition. It’s all about living well through the last breath! Purchase a copy for you and for all of the animal lovers in your life. This book is truly … Read more…

The BrightHaven Pigs Need YOUR Help Now!

The BrightHaven Pigs Need YOUR Help Now!

Drenching rains in Northern California? That’s so hard to believe based on recent hot weather and an ongoing drought. However, with an El Niño winter just around the corner, we knew we had to jump into action to keep our two gorgeous pig girls, Boots (left) and Gracie, safe from these soaking storms! How You … Read more…

What Do You Know About the Animal Dying Experience?

What Do You Know About the Animal Dying Experience?

Join us in San Diego in October when Gail and Richard Pope again share their animal hospice expertise at the 5th annual International Association for Animal Hospice and Palliative Care (IAAHPC) conference. Attendees will experience “4 days of ground-breaking education in end-of-life” commencing on Thursday, October 1st. The IAAHPC was the first animal hospice organization … Read more…

The Beautiful Life Lessons I Learned from a Hospice Cat

The Beautiful Life Lessons I Learned from a Hospice Cat

Since Kathleen Prasad taught her first animal Reiki workshop at BrightHaven in 2004, this gentle, healing practice has become an integral part of BrightHaven life. What is animal Reiki? It’s essentially meditating with your animals. But in a broader sense, Reiki is a spiritual system cultivating compassionate intention, which in turn may bring about healing … Read more…

Welcome to the New BrightHaven.org Website!

Welcome to the New BrightHaven.org Website!

We are thrilled to introduce our new website to you. We redesigned it so you can easily find the information you seek, to help you help the wonderful animals of the world and in your life. BrightHaven continues our dedication to “giving animals the gift of tomorrow” by providing rescue and sanctuary to animals in … Read more…

Tips for Finding Homes for Pets in Need

Tips for Finding Homes for Pets in Need

We do not recommend surrendering animals to a shelter where they may be euthanized. Finding a New Home for your Own Pet Consider Using the Services of BrightHaven’s Animal Network (BAN) BrightHaven Animal Rescue Network (BARN) BrightHaven’s Animal Network Application Form Prepare the pet for adoption. See that the pet is; Spayed or neutered (not important for … Read more…