Donations ALWAYS Appreciated
Hope Haven participates in many festivals and fundraisers during the open season of May through October. Please see the Events section of our monthly e-newsletter and the events tab of our FaceBook page to get involved with all the activities.
Our biggest upcoming event is Biscuits Bingo on March 4th, 2017. It takes place at IBEW Hall at 5 Hot Metal Street. There will be raffle baskets, door prices, and (obviously) BINGO! There's a $25 admission fee, which goes toward the benefiting organizations. Doors open at 10am and bingo starts at noon!
IN THE NEWS:
Here are the various places that have featured Hope Haven!
The idea of Hope Haven was born in 2008 while I was driving to Pittsburgh from my hometown in Vermont. I was thinking about my career as a spay/neuter veterinary surgeon and how I loved working to stop the pet overpopulation problem. But recently I had been becoming upset by the number of unwanted ducks, pigs, and chickens being surrendered at the shelter. Farm animals cannot be properly housed at most shelters and I had been taking many of these animals home to care for myself. Rehabilitating a tiny pot-bellied piglet named Isaac had opened my eyes to the exuberant love-of-life farm animals feel. Isaac would romp and jump like a puppy, seek me out for companionship, and give me looks that were so expressive I always knew what he was “saying”. I shuddered at the thought of what would have happened to Isaac if he had gone to auction or to a worse fate. So during that long drive home from New England I asked myself this question, “What would I do with my life if I KNEW I couldn’t fail?” That question opened my eyes to my life’s purpose! I would start a farm animal sanctuary and raise public awareness to the plight of thousand of voiceless animals.
Come visit the animals!
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And THANK YOU for all you do!
"The question is not, Can they reason? nor, Can they talk? but, Can they suffer?"
Virtual Farm Tour