General Information about Pet Care
The HUMANE SOCIETY OF THE UNITED STATES has a web site that covers many humane issues. The section devoted to companion animals offers advice on responsible pet ownership, animal overpopulation issues, tips on adopting a pet, behavior problems,etc.
The AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS website is another excellent source for information about pet care.
THE AMERICAN HUMANE ASSOCIATION is a national organization involved in the protection of children and animals.
PET EDUCATION.COM comprehensive coverage on the general care of dogs/puppies and cats/kittens, diseases, drugs, lab procedures, etc. maintained by two veterinarians in Wisconsin Dr. Marty Smith and Dr. Race Foster.
Carroll County’s Animal Ordinances
CARROLL COUNTY’S ORDINANCES. You will be connected to a national website Municode.com, which include Carroll County’s Code. Scroll down to Chapter 14 – Animals.
Help for Cat Behavior Problems
The San Francisco Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) has a Cat Behavior Hotline which is manned by cat behavior experts. The phone number is: (415) 522-3500 or email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are trying to identify the dog breeds that fit your needs, such as the size you prefer, how much time you have to exercise a dog, grooming needs, etc., go to AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB website.
The CAT FANCIERS ASSOCIATION has a list of about 40 recognized cat breeds and their characteristics.
A List of Petsitters
GEORGIA PETSITTERS, PET-SITTERS.BIZ, THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONAL PET SITTERS, and PETSITTERS INTERNATIONAL are four internet sources that include directories of petsitters arranged by state and city. When you need someone to take care of your pets while you’re on vacation, take a look at these websites. Sitters from surrounding counties are represented.
Tips for Traveling with a Pet
This page on THE TRUCKERS REPORT gives general advice and safety tips for traveling in a car or truck with a pet, as well as links to other websites on the same topic.
Financial Aid for Pet Surgeries or Other Emergencies
UNITED ANIMAL NATIONS is an organization provides a list of financial aid sources to help when funds are limited.
IMOM (IN MEMORY OF MAGIC) is an organization that helps raise funds for operations, for medical needs if your dog is blind or if your dog has diabetes, and for cats with renal failure
PET INSURANCE INFO: A PET OWNER’S GUIDE is a website that provides general information about pet insurance policies to help you decide whether pet insurance is right for you and your animals.
REVIEWS AND COMPARISONS OF PET INSURANCE COMPANIES Pet insurance can provide coverage for vet bills, behavior therapies and wellness programs. Unfortunately, pet insurance is often difficult to understand, and quality of coverage varies by company. This resource provides valuable comparison information about selected pet insurance companies.
THE NATIONAL COUNCIL ON PET OVERPOPULATION STUDY AND POLICY has posted some research on the problem of pet overpopulation and its causes.
Other Pet-Related Sites for You to Explore
BEST FRIENDS ANIMAL SANCTUARY