Published by : Bella Dunn

Why Should I Spay or Neuter my pet?

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 6Read More

Spay or Neuter Myths & Facts

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 spayedRead More

Pet Loss & Aftercare Advice

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 takenRead More

How Can I Get My Cat to Stop Clawing on Things She’s Not Supposed to?

For starters, don’t punish your cat for clawing. Clawing is a natural thing for cats to do and is vital to their mental well-being. Cats use clawing as a means of relieving stress, boredom, and excess energy that might build during play or from a lack of exercise. The first thing you need to doRead More

Are You Suffering from Compassion Fatigue?

  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 aRead More

A.N.G.E.L. (Animals Needing Generous Emergency Love) Emergency Fostering Facility

The Animals at Heart non-profit charity organization was founded to benefit pets, pet owners, and rescue shelters everywhere. In a recent poll conducted by the organization, 82% of pet owners claimed that they would not consider leaving their pets behind if forced to evacuate their homes. Indeed, many South Florida residents tried to “ride out”Read More