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About

Founded in 1990 by Gail and Richard Pope, BrightHaven is an animal rescue, hospice and holistic education nonprofit organization. Our primary focus: senior, disabled & chronically ill animals.

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Rescue

In 2010 BrightHaven Rescue was formed with the goal of saving shelter animals most at risk for euthanasia due to their age or illness. We have has been very successful in finding foster and forever homes for hundreds of abandoned animals in our local communities.

We specialize in medical rehabilitation, which makes us unique.


Education

BrightHaven Education commenced in 2004 with the instigation of education seminars held at the sanctuary. When we share what we’ve learned about animal hospice and holistic healthcare with the community through this program, we truly believe we are helping our planet become a better place in which we can all live peaceably together.

Gail has an international consultation practice and is contacted by many vets and animal caregivers regarding BrightHaven’s natural methods and protocols for animal care and hospice. Book a consultation with her by sending an email to consultations@brighthaven.org.

In the The BrightHaven Guide to Animal Hospice online self-paced series, BrightHaven Co-Founder’s Gail and Richard Pope are thrilled to share what they’ve learned since 1990 by listening to their wise animal teachers. It’s all about living well through the last breath!

Gail has written six books on holistic healthcare and animal hospice that are available on www.amazon.com.


General Information About BrightHaven

Front to back: Joey, Mr. Woody & Dafne-Ann

BrightHaven was founded in 1990 by Richard and Gail Pope.

From 1990 until 2018, over 600 unwanted, old, disabled and chronically ill animals found love, acceptance, family and a safe haven at the BrightHaven sanctuary.

Our Northern California sanctuary property was sold in 2018 and we closed the BrightHaven sanctuary due to financial sustainability concerns. We felt this was the best decision to enable our organization build today for a brighter tomorrow for animals.

We have helped thousands more animals through our Rescue and Education programs, which we continue to expand.

In July 2013, BrightHaven Co-Founders Gail and Richard Pope received the prestigious Jefferson Award for Public Service, in acknowledgement of their devoted service to this extremely vulnerable population of beings.

With continued funding, the BrightHaven legacy will remain and continue into the future as a shining beacon of hope and help for animals and their human companions.

Contact Us for More Information

Email: info@brighthaven.org
Phone: 760-423-6262