Shawn Hanson

  Compassion Fatigue is something that will eventually affect all animal care professionals. The level of compassion and love put out everyday, often getting nothing in return, can leave one feeling empty and drained. That’s why Animals at Heart developed the Compassion Fatigue Support Program, to give something back to the people that make a […]

here are many different reasons why losing a pet is so intensely painful, possibly even more painful than the loss of a human relative. One of these reasons is the same thing that makes having a pet so rewarding – the unconditional love that only animals are capable of. When that unconditional love is taken […]

MYTH: My pet will get fat and lazy. FACT: The truth is that most pets get fat and lazy because their owners feed them too much and don’t give them enough exercise. MYTH: It’s better to have one litter first. FACT: Medical evidence indicates just the opposite. In fact, the evidence shows that females spayed […]

This is a simple question to answer. Any one seriously questioning why they should spay/neuter their pet only need to go to the local animal shelter to see the answer. One unaltered cat and her offspring can produce 420,000 cats in seven years*. One unaltered dog and her offspring can produce 67,000 dogs in 6 […]