Brighthaven Healing Arts Centre for Animals wins the Jefferson Award

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 “If you can no longer care for a sick pet, or you have an animal that needs hospice care, a North Bay couple offers a loving home. This husband and wife are this week’s Jefferson Award winners.

Bailey is a paraplegic that got hit by a car in Taiwan. But now the 6-year-old dog lives in Sebastopol with Gail and Richard Pope.

“He has a wonderful life,” Gail Pope said with a smile. “He races around in his wheelchair. Life is good.”

Gail and her husband Richard founded the BrightHaven Healing Arts Center for Animals more than twenty years ago in their home. Richard Pope says they take in those that would otherwise be abandoned or euthanized because they’re disabled, old, or terminally-ill.”

Read more about Gail and Richard’s fantastic work and their award.

Watch a video of Gail being interviewed by Kathleen Prasad

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