Our Mission

We are committed to improving the health and welfare of animals through funding urgent veterinary care, animal education, and community outreach programs. We strongly believe that lack of finances should not determine an animal’s destiny. Every animal deserves a chance.

About Us

In July of 2012, Dr. Lynda Loudon Sheppard founded the 501 (c)(3) non-profit Healing Haven Animal Fund, now Healing Haven Animal Foundation (HHAF). Dr. Loudon has dedicated her life to helping animals and the people who love them. The purpose of HHAF is to improve the health and welfare of animals through funding urgent veterinary care, providing animal education and through community outreach programs.

As an emergency veterinarian for over 13 years Dr. Loudon has seen finances dictate the outcome for animals way too often. She started this organization to make sure that animals do not die due to lack of finances, but Dr. Loudon’s dream does not stop there. Her goal is for Healing Haven Animal Foundation to one day grow into a non-profit animal hospital and sanctuary offering programs dedicated to helping people through the love of animals. It will be a safe haven for all those whom live, work, and visit – a place of hope, healing, love, and purpose.

Joey’s Journey

At 4 months old, Joey was placed in a closed plastic bag and thrown from a moving car. He suffered three severely fractured vertebrae in his neck which left him paralyzed in all four limbs. His journey to learn to walk again is not only miraculous but one of hope and inspiration. This video depicts his journey back to health with his veterinarian (now owner) Dr. Lynda Loudon.