Learn about the latest happenings at HSHA as well as helpful tips from our experts to keep your pets healthy and happy!
Housing challenges, allergies, not enough time, financial hardship- these are a few of the most common reasons people can no longer keep their pets and we hear their stories daily. We get anywhere from 5-10 calls a day from pet owners who ask to surrender their four-legged family members. That’s about 50 calls per week and 200 calls per month. Add to that approximately 20-30 lost or stray animals per week who are brought in by police officers, animal control officers, and the public. With a record high number of animals needing homes, shelters and rescues across the country are overwhelmed and there’s simply not enough room for everyone.Read More
Small animals can be a big responsibility, so here are some helpful tips about caring for your new addition. Small animals can include rabbits, guinea pigs, ferrets, chinchillas, rats, etc.Read More
It was determined that Millie was around 6 months old at the time she was brought to HSHA. Millie entered the HSHA foster program and began a strict re-feed program to help her gain weight back at a healthy pace. She also began learning how to trust, and how to love, thanks to her foster family.Read More
There are a lot of dog and cat foods sold as grain-free with marketing suggesting that feeding no grains is healthier. This is not true and can, in fact, cause illness for some dogs and cats. There is no medical or physiologic basis to feed dogs or cats a grain-free diet.Read More
The Golden Retriever Lifetime Study is one of the largest, most comprehensive prospective canine health studies in the United States. The Study will benefit dogs of all breeds over time as researches learn more about nutritional, environmental, lifestyle and genetic risk factors and how they affect dogs.Read More