Hidden Gem Pet Lodge policy is that no animal in heat is to be in the facility. It is the owner’s responsibility to notify HGPL of an animal in heat. If an animal is determined to be in heat upon arrival, HGPL reserves the right to have the owner pick up the animal immediately. Dangers of having animals in heat are, more aggressive behavior from other animals in the facility, and female inadvertent pregnancy. HGPL also does not board intact (not neutered) male cats.