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Our Hospice & Specialized Care Animals

Meet our former lifetime sanctuary residents who are now under the lifetime care of BrightHaven’s Gail Pope in her home, as they are either in need of specialized care or are in hospice.

We are delighted that all of our other sanctuary animals have settled into wonderful and loving new homes.


Siamese beauty Annie came to us in 2016 at the age of 13.  She is loving and sweet. Annie loves her cat tree by the window. Sadly, Annie was declawed so is timid around other cats.

Annie does have a trick! She will sit on her hind legs and put her front paws around your hands.


Meet Bailey! Bailey is our special world traveler, who came to us all the way from the streets of Taiwan. He was rescued in 2009 by a lovely couple who took him in and contacted BrightHaven. Bailey has a broken back, most likely from being hit by a car while living on the streets. He loves to feel the wind in his fur as he zooms fearlessly around in his cart. Watch Bailey go!


Meet Gem! Gem joined our family in August 2011. She came to us after spending a very long time in cages. We learned that Gem had not only lost her litter before they were born but lost her tail as well. This girl is a survivor! Gem loves the sanctuary and can be found lounging in the garden. This beauty has very soft fur and loves a pet or two.



Meet Layla! She arrived at the sanctuary in September of 2013 with her babies George and Pattie. Layla has a very rare and unique disease called bilateral arthrogryposis multiplex congenital (AMC), which affected her front legs. She spent her first few months here caring for George and Patti and exploring the sanctuary. She quickly found she enjoyed her time away from the babies and now loves to sleep on Gail’s bed. Layla can run very fast and climb up the cat trees with great confidence and grace.

George and Pattie were adopted together by Richard and Gail’s daughter, Kirstie and are enjoying a life of love, respect and fun!


sashaSasha arrived at BrightHaven after being rescued in Los Angeles. She had been  stoned by a gang of kids while protecting her kittens, which left her with a broken back. Born around 2007,  Sasha joins with all the other BrightHaven paraplegic cats and dogs to teach us silly humans not to offer her sympathy but to see and understand that although she may have a broken back, her spirit is strong and vibrant, and life is good!  Sasha can scoot easily and quickly and also climb to a couch if she so desires… in fact there really is nothing she could not really do if she set her mind to it we are sure. Mostly Sasha is to be found in the gardens, sunning herself and watching the world go by…