Resources & Links
how you can be prepared to protect your pets when disaster strikes
Veterinary Medicine Association (AVMA)—has
educational materials to assist veterinarians, animal owners,
and others interested in the well-being of animals to prepare
for animal safety in the event of a disaster
Red Rover (formerly Emergency
Animal Rescue Service [EARS])—began
filling the “who is there to help the animals void”
over 15 years ago, responding to wild fires, floods, earthquakes,
tornadoes and hurricanes. When Red Rover arrives, trained volunteers
shelter and care for animals displaced by other crises, such as criminal seizures and hoarding cases, in the United States and Canada.
Society of the United States (HSUS)—Disaster
Preparedness for Pets
Animal Disease-Quarantine & Isolation
Pet Diabetes Easy Reference List—Diabetes in Pets is NOT a Death Sentence!
Veterinary Resources & the Electronic Zoo—one
of the most complete animal sites on the web, period
of Pet Animal Groups—searchable
archives and instructions for joining chat groups and listserves
that focus in specific disorders (e.g., CRF, FIV, IBD, CHF,
for Nature Research—founded
in 1977 by Machaelle Small Wright, the centers focus
is co-creative science: the study of reality and
how it works from natures perspective and by humans
and nature working together in a peer, balanced partnership
& Alternative Veterinary Medicine—holistic
veterinary medicine, acupuncture, chiropractic, herbal medicine,
homeopathy, nutritional therapy, and other alternative modalities
Little Big Cat—to help you keep your cats and dogs healthy and happy by preventing and resolving behavior, nutrition, and health issues through holistic, “mind-body” methods.
Holistic Pet Center—provides
details on holistic care, referrals, and products
CRF (chronic renal failure) Information Center—renal
failure is one of the leading causes of illness and
death in older cats. This excellent site covers diagnostics,
management, medications, nutrition, effects on the caregiver,
Jasper: the big orange goodness—a story of recovery, hope, and resources for diabetic Pet Care. Covers diabetic neuropathy, methylcobalamin, home glucose testing, and more.
Cat Health & Illness Links—a
very complete group of links that cover abcesses through
zoonoses, and more
Canine CPR—The ABCs are Airway, Breathing, and Cardiac compression
Canine Diabetes—here to present scientifically based data to help you and your vet make the best treatment decisions for your dog
Deaf Dog Education Action Fund—Every year thousands of dogs are killed simply because they are deaf
alphabetical index of descriptions of canine conditions from
Addison’s Disease to Wobbler Syndrome
Owners Guide Topic List—follow
the link to Health and Veterinary Information. From hot spots
to arthritis to heartworm disease
Help Your Dog Fight Cancer—Every day, 8,000 dogs are diagnosed with cancer
Pet Health Insurance
North American Pet Health Insurance Association—an independent source to help those interested in insurance for their pets determine what pet insurance should be providing
Animal Poison Control Center—the
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
compilation of toxic plants, drugs, and information about
making your home poison safe
Sources of Financial Aid for Veterinary Health Assistance
Affording Vet Care?—good
ideas from HSUS
Pet Owner Aid, Spay/Neuter Resources, and Rescue Group Assistance
American Animal Hospital Association—
Angels 4 Animals—
Assistance Dog United Campaign—Operated in association with The Assistance Dog Institute, this nonprofit helps people with disabilities find funding to purchase service dogs. Phone: 800 284-DOGS (3647).
Brown Dog Foundation—
Canine Cancer Awareness Org—
Care Credit—A credit card company for health care, including veterinary care. With a comprehensive range of plan options, for treatment or procedure fees from $1 to over $25,000, we offer a plan and a low monthly payment to fit comfortably into almost every budget. But it’s 21% interest.
Cats in Crisis— helping individuals and humane organizations care for cats with chronic or emergency medical conditions through financial and fundraising assistance
ChipIn—allows individuals to create a page to raise funds for veterinary care
Cody’s Club—When facing radiation for your companion animal, this group may be able to make a tough decision easier. Cody’s Club provides financial support for those who face radiation treatments on a limited income, and also emotional support services in the form of a hotline and in-person group that meets monthly.
Diabetic Pets Fund—
Feline Veterinary Emergency Assistance (FVEAP)—Seniors, people with disabilities, people who have lost their job, good Samaritans who rescue a cat or kitten—any of these may need financial assistance to save a beloved companion.
God’s Creatures Ministry—helps pay for veterinarian bills for those who need help
Handipets Haven—for posting information about disabled, injured or elderly animals in need of homes or financial assistance for medical care
Help-A-Pet—focuses on serving the elderly, the disabled, and the working poor
IMOM—Dedicated to insure that no companion animal has to be euthanized simply because their caretaker is financially challenged. (Special fund for diabetic cats).
The Magic Bullet Fund—helps people who have a dog with cancer but cannot afford treatment costs.
Modest Needs—you can INSTANTLY change the life of a low-income family by clicking 'Learn More or Invest Points' and authorizing Modest Needs to make the grant of your choice. If you do, we'll fund that application instantly.
The Mosby Foundation—
Muffin Diabetic Pets Association—priority given to members of the Muffin Pet Diabetes Group
The Pet Fund—financial assistance to owners of domestic animals who need urgent veterinary care.
RedRover Relief—Helps homeless or recently rescued animals suffering from life-threatening conditions that require specific and immediate emergency veterinary care. We strive to serve Good Samaritans and rescue groups who take in sick or injured animals. In certain cases, LifeLine can also assist senior citizens and low-income families pay for immediate emergency veterinary care.
Injury/Disease Specific Assistance Programs
Breed Specific Assistance Programs
Yes, you can eat
low on the food chain (vegetarian or vegan) in Iowa City!
Check out the Happy
Cow for places to go. Explore! Check out:
are willing to leave the “animal” out. Just ask
Santa Barbara based pro-animal, educational organization dedicated
to raising awareness about cruelty-free living and the importance
of compassion to all animals
eco-friendly fashions; non-leather footwear; cosmetics; and
guide to kind living, ranging from companies to charities to
out their policy on animal-derived ingredients—it’s
strict. This is a great site for learning about animal testing
for consumer product “safety”
mission is to provide high quality cleaning products that are
absolutely safe for your family, pets and the environment, made
with replenishable ingredients
Milwaukee-based company that specializes in environmentally
friendly products. Shipping for orders up to $99.99 is only
out the Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics’
online guide to products not tested on animals, including cosmetics,
personal care and household products. Get your own free pocket-sized
Meyer’s Clean Day—Ahhhh,
the lemon verbena cleaning supplies...
body care; cleaning products; clothes; books; and more (like
cruelty-free glue and correction fluid!). They’re vegans
(all eight of them) and they don’t carry products manufactured
under oppressive labor conditions.
out their list of companies; vegan cooking tips and recipes;
health and fitness; book reviews and recommended reading; and
the shopping guide
is a one-stop shopping destination for all things vegan—more
than 1,200 items (like nail polish and remover). And they list
Tests on Animals?—credible
answers for a cruelty-free world from NAVS, the National Anti-Vivisection
Society. Another great site on alternatives to using animals
for product testing. They have published Personal Care for
People Who Care, every year since 1995 and it continues
to be a classic.
Stuff for Humans
cat stuff is displayed by coat color
listing of sites offering cat stuff
barks, all byte! Make your cat a free web page now.
Kt gold, white gold, sterling silver, agate cat cameos, even
& Fees—sterling and gold pet jewelry, animal
awareness ribbon and keepsake jewelry, too.
wondered where the “Real men admit they love cats”
and the “Cats know all and reveal nothing” tee-shirts
as art. She likes cats.
of the profits go to help pets in need. All sorts of stuff,
including animal-friendly books for children.
sniff is worth a thousand purrs.” Just go there!
and crafts, cat symbolism, too..
way cool. Just go there.
of stuff, but check out the carved gemstone cats
Catalog for Feline Fanciers—housewares,
collectibles, jewelry, yard/garden, clothing...
do capture the spirit of the animal kingdom. Life size to
of all kinds, all over. Check out the scrimshaw cats.
collection of statues, jewelry, cards, bumper stickers...
cat lover’s emporium, even plus-size clothing
Cats by Mail
prints, clocks, crafts, jewelry...very cool
inspired by nature. Cool companion animal styles
jewelry that’s fun to wear
Stuff for Animals
is the Cat Faeries site with pretty (and healthy) things
for cats and people. Wonderful toys, flower remedies, cards,
corrugated cardboard scratchers, and many toys...be sure to
check out the office cats
descriptions, show calendars, breed rescue...
the beds, tents, sofas, condos, kitty gyms, and hideaways
Foster & Smith Pet Catalog—full
line of veterinary supply products...
makes stellar collars and martingales
to help you care for elderly, disabled, or injured pets
carpet trees, posts, condos, rustic and contemporary styles
Design Cat Furniture
prices on a full line of veterinary supply products
metal and plastic ID tags, and embroidered collars and
the cat toys (check out Bird on a Wire!), and even a cool
feline walking jacket (special halter)
line of veterinary supply products...
for all species, pet travel tips, photo contests...
easy, and great prices
prices guaranteed, products for all species
by the Lake—a
specialty shop for d*gs and cats
discounts, products for all species
15,000 items at wholesale prices, products for all species