Strong Show of Support for BrightHaven Animals!

Strong Show of Support for BrightHaven Animals!

UPDATE: “Save BrightHaven Animals” Crowdfunding Campaign All of us at BrightHaven—animals and humans—are incredibly grateful for your tremendous show of support! Since we launched our fundraising campaign on March 9 to save our unique sanctuary from closing, more than 385 generous donors have helped us raise nearly $41K! We remain confident that our rallying cry … Read more…

Unique BrightHaven Animal Sanctuary Facing Closure!

Unique BrightHaven Animal Sanctuary Facing Closure!

Losing BrightHaven’s one-of-a-kind animal sanctuary due to unexpected financial challenges will be a great loss to the community and the many more animals who would have been served by our work, in addition to the significant negative impact closure will have on current animal residents. Since 1990, unwanted, old, disabled and chronically ill animals have … Read more…

A Practical Way You Can Help Bring Comfort to Dying Animals

A Practical Way You Can Help Bring Comfort to Dying Animals

Melissa recently contacted Gail for a consultation regarding her treasured cat Dexter. About a year and a half ago, he was diagnosed with a cancerous nasal tumor near his right eye. The journey that Dexter and Melissa shared was challenging, and they found Gail’s ongoing animal hospice support extremely helpful. To honor Dexter and to … Read more…

New Book: Walking With My Dog Through (End of) Life

New Book: Walking With My Dog Through (End of) Life

Pet loss, anticipated or otherwise, is often an extremely challenging time for any animal lover. My new book, Walking With My Dog Through (End of) Life, shares how the last few months of a cherished animal’s life can also be a time of many gifts including deepened love and connection, and and transformational life lessons. While … Read more…

Welcome to BrightHaven’s New Online Learning Series!

Welcome to BrightHaven’s New Online Learning Series!

In the The BrightHaven Guide to Animal Hospice series, BrightHaven Co-Founders Gail and Richard Pope are thrilled to share what they’ve learned since 1990 by following the wisdom of the animals. It’s all about living well through the last breath! We’ve partnered with e-trainingfordogs.com to make this material available in an online, self-paced format. BrightHaven … Read more…

Have You Seen Our New Facebook Feature?

Have You Seen Our New Facebook Feature?

As part of our 2016 education program expansion plans of sharing with the community what we’ve learned over the years from BrightHaven’s wise and wonderful animal teachers, we’ve started an exciting new weekly feature on our two Facebook pages. You will learn about holistic medicine and animal hospice the BrightHaven way! What Our New Weekly … Read more…

Celebrating the Life of a BrightHaven Lion

Celebrating the Life of a BrightHaven Lion

Gail Pope’s heartfelt farewell (see below) to Tarka clearly shows BrightHaven’s key tenets, which also apply to animal hospice care: Animals are sentient beings, capable of conscious awareness, feeling and suffering. They deserve an environment and conditions that allow them to achieve a state of well being throughout their entire lives. Animals are always true … Read more…

What Do You Know About Classical Veterinary Homeopathy?

What Do You Know About Classical Veterinary Homeopathy?

Classical veterinary homeopathy is a key ingredient of BrightHaven’s Menu for Healing, which is the cornerstone of BrightHaven’s unique approach to living well through the last breath! Meaning of Holistic vs. Homeopathy Before talking more about this fascinating subject, it’s important to understand that homeopathy is a holistic modality. Oftentimes people get confused between the … Read more…

The BrightHaven Animals Know All About Love!

The BrightHaven Animals Know All About Love!

This photo of cherished BrightHaven legends Joey (left) and Sammi truly radiates unconditional love. At BrightHaven, we believe that love is such an essential, transformative and powerful healing force, we celebrate it each and every day! The unquestionable understanding of the importance of love to living a full life is but one example of the … Read more…

What Makes BrightHaven So Unique?

What Makes BrightHaven So Unique?

The expansion of our education program is a great time to revisit the foundational principles that make BrightHaven so unique—it’s all about the way we work and the results we get! Our Menu for Healing Since 1990, our approach to animal health and well being has gradually shifted from a completely conventional approach to a … Read more…