Who is behind The Canadian Hedgehog Association ?

 Sophie Sarrazin Hannan, President

What is your age?

32 years-old

Where do you live?

New Brunswick

Tell us more about your personal life.

I have been married for the last 8 years to a great Australian guy whom I met.. yep.. on the net! I have 3 wonderful children : Marie-Eve 11, Amelie 9 and James who is 7.

What do you do for a living?

I am opening my own daycare in a few weeks. Kids and animals are my passion.

What are your hobbies:

I love to write, to read and to spend time with my kids and animals.

What are your dreams and ambitions?

Everyday I live my dreams. I've always wanted to be a mom, to be in love and to have many animals.

Since when are you a breeder?

Since 2003

What motivated you to become a breeder?

When I saw a hedgehog for the first time it was love at first sight. I wanted to know how it felt to see babies and care for them. I took a long time to learn everything I needed to know about hedgehogs before starting to breed them.

Right now, I concentrate on sick hedgehogs more than breeding them.

Do you have other animals?

Apart from my hedgehogs, I have many dogs, cats, birds and fish. I also have Anderson my chinchilla and our new addition is a St-Bernard whom we named Matilda.

 

Sophie Pruneau, executive member

What is your age?

26 years-old

Where do you live?

Québec

Tell us more about your personal life.

I have a boyfriend but I am not married

What do you do for a living?

Dog & Cat Groomer and I am finishing my studies in accounting.

What are your hobbies:

I train dogs for agility and obedience. I love to read novels and anything about animals.

What are your dreams and ambitions?

My dream is to train one of my dogs to become an International champion.

I hope to have my own grooming business.

Since when are you a breeder?

More than 6 months

What motivated you to become a breeder?

I've always liked exotic and uncommun animals.

Do you have other animals?

A cat and a dog.


 

 Nathalie Rondeau, Executive member

What is your age?

39 years-old

Where do you live?

Laval , suburb of Montreal

Tell us more about your personal life.

I have been married for 15 years and I have 3 children from 14 to 5 years-old.

What do you do for a living?

I have been an administrative assistant for 13 years before taking time off to be with my kids.

What are your hobbies:

Taking care of my hedgehogs, gardening and reading.

What are your dreams and ambitions?

For my kids to become happy adults and to leave my mark in the hedgehog world.

Since when are you a breeder?

For more than 8 months now

What motivated you to become a breeder?

After getting my first hedgehog, I really discovered how passionnate I was about them. I wanted to share my passion with others.

Do you have other animals?

I have 4 birds, 1 dog, 1 cat and many hedgehogs. Oops! I forgot to mention the gecko my daughter has!

What do they want to achieve at The Canadian Hedgehog Association ?

The association's goal is to give the best information regarding hedgehogs to the community. We are here to guide breeders, to recommend ethics to follow to insure healthy and beautiful hedgehogs. It would be very naive of us to think that everyone is happy with our work. That's why we are always available to hear your comments and do better.

We are so touched by all the people offering help. We are certainly not doing all this work for fame or money. We all share a huge passion for hedgehogs and we want them to get the best.