HELPING PEOPLE HELP ANIMALS!

Founded in 1990 by Gail and Richard Pope, BrightHaven is renowned animal rescue, hospice and holistic education nonprofit organization. We offer a variety of caregiver resources to help you help your animals live well each and every day! Our primary focus: senior, disabled & chronically ill animals.

BrightHaven is a pioneer and leader in the ever-expanding field of animal hospice and palliative care, and our experience with hospice-supported natural dying is distinct and well known. We are privileged to have provided hospice care for and shared the dying experience with over 600 animals who taught us so much. At BrightHaven, it is all about living well through the last breath!

LATEST ONLINE COURSE! We will help you to find your way with peace confidence & clarity in Navigating a Terminal Diagnosis.

Testimonials:

“The work you do is amazing and you’re demonstrating how people should behave as caretakers for the planet and all her children. Thank you for being pioneers in the world of animal hospice, and thank you for sharing what you’ve learned so that the lives of animals are honored.” —Jamie L.

“I am always confident that you make the best decisions for the most animals possible—and sometimes in unique ways. BrightHaven is like that bright star in the sky that you know is reliable and well-meaning for all the critters.” –Sandi C.

“What you do at BrightHaven is an inspiration to me and I thank you for all you do for animals!!” –Jodie J.


What unfailingly helps you to live well & fully each day?

The answer: LOVE!!! And as always, February has been the perfect month to celebrate love, with St. Valentine’s Day occurring on the 14th. At BrightHaven we celebrate and honor love in everything we do, every day of the year – its healing power is tremendous! For example, our Menu for Healing, which forms the foundation … Read more

Can Suffering Really Be a Matter of Choice?

When we have an elderly or ill furry family member, or our beloved animal has received a terminal diagnosis, pain, suffering, will to live and quality of life for living and dying become important considerations. A Helpful Definition of Suffering Pain and suffering are often lumped together, as if they’re synonymous. However, that may not … Read more

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