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ALLERGIES, Pet & Human:

Articles & links for allergic humans & pets.

Pfizer's on-line answers for allergy sufferers.

ALTERNATIVE, HOLISTIC, COMPLEMENTARY HEALTH CARE:

NaturalRearing.com by Marina Zacharias.

Natural Canine Health page.

ANIMAL ABUSE & NEGLECT:

Send local media reports to the Animal Legal Defense Fund - they'll assist local groups/prosecutors in obtaining maximum penalties.

ANIMAL WELFARE/ANIMAL RIGHTS:

World Animal Net - largest database of animal protection organizations by country.

A listing of Animal Welfare/Rights sites. (See also Kyler Laird's pages, below, and the "Education..." category on this page.)

"Why Rights for Animals?" - a wonderful essay which has meaning for all of us who care!

BREED, SPECIALTY AND GENERAL ANIMAL RESCUES:

The premier resource for breed and speciality Rescues and other useful information, Kyler Laird's Animal Rescue Resources. For dogs/cats/other species.

Pet Guardian Angels of America - useful info & links.

Breed rescues, information and everything "dog" in the UK from "Dogsonline."

COMPUTER - ANIMAL GRAPHICS/ANIMATIONS FOR WEBSITES:

Spice up your sites with cursor animations, "wallpapers," and other fun graphics.

DIET/NUTRITION INFORMATION:

The classic report by the Animal Protection Institute, "What's Really in Pet Food."

Comparisons of dog kibbles by ingredients.

Recipes for homemade dog, cat, horse and other diets and treats.

More delectable dog cookie/cat treat recipes.

DOG BEHAVIOR/TRAINING/AGGRESSION:

The best resources, recommendations and a discussion list about Aggressive Behavior in Dogs.

Find a trainer through Association of Pet Dog Trainers.

American Dog Trainers Network

Answers to frequent training questions & problems.

Useful articles - dog training, aggression/dominance, dog fights, dog-dog and dog-baby introductions, etc.

An amusing and informative primer of operant & classical conditioning.

"An Animal Trainer's Introduction to Operant and Classical Conditioning" by Stacy Braslau-Schneck.

Companion animal behavior - a thorough list of sites; also for primates, zoo and other animals.

You, your dog and the law - an indispensable resource on dog-bite law for owners and attorneys.

"Dog Bite Alternatives" - on-line consulting for dog behavior problems.

EDUCATION, ADVOCACY & ACTIVISM:

The Humane Society of the United States.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

Best Friends Sanctuary.

International Fund for Animal Welfare.

United Animal Nations.

Nopuppymills.com. Please support Kim Townsend's tireless efforts to shut down "puppy mills"!

nopuppymills.com

"Prisoners of Greed" - the campaign to shut down Puppy Mills (check out their T-shirts!).

"Virtual breeding" - how informed, caring breeders make the decision to breed.

"The Responsible Breeder" - ethical considerations and useful links.

"Kennel Journal" - a showdog supersite with considerations and forms for responsible breeders, and "What is a Breeder?".

More resources on "Responsible Breeding." This and the above links contain important arguments for dissuading someone from "casual breeding!"

Pets in domestic abuse situations. Purdue University's "Pet Safe" model program.

A very volatile issue worthy of every dog owner's consideration: Breed-specific legislation. This is the "anti" site regarding the European situation - what implications could it have in the USA?

Common reasons people give up pets and persuasive arguments/resources to help change their minds! "Can We Help You Keep Your Pet?"

"FUN" & MISC. STUFF:

Dog humor and parodies, poetry and more.

If you enjoy reading animal stories visit Fluffyfables.com.

The new "What Breed Are You?" - fill out a questionnaire and see what dog breed you are!

"Cretin Kennel Club International" - a tongue-in-cheek parody.

Wonderful animal-related topics, games & activities for children from the ASPCA.

Kidinfo.com - family-safe educational resources for students, parents, teachers with great search engine. Many pet/animal-related listings.

Knit/crochet some warmth for shelter animals - the "Snuggles Project" from Hugs for Homeless Animals.

Check that story before you e-mail/post it! - the straight poop from Urban Legends.com.

GENERAL CAT INFORMATION:

A superb selection of sites and articles compiled by Franny Syufy, with forums and chat.

A compilation of feline www sites by Judith Berman.

Downloadable "Instruction Sheets" on various topics which cat rescue groups can print out for anyone adopting.

GENERAL DOG INFORMATION:

A huge, informative site about everything "dog." Dog Infomat. Great breed profiles.

This site owner, Judith van Noate, is a librarian and has created one of the most extensive, organized and artistic dog sites on the 'Net.

Another of the most complete canine sites, compiled by Cindy Tittle Moore.

Dogomania.com claims to be the largest site of its kind, and they may be right! 570 Breed Standards. Thousands of links to personal webpages, too.

Dogplace.com - something for everyone!

An extensive list of dog-related and breed-specific e-mail lists to subscribe to.

Choosing the "Perfect" Dog - read before you select a breed!

Dog Buying & Adopting Tips, two pages of resources including "why you should never buy a pet shop puppy."

GENERAL PET INFORMATION:

One of the broadest general pet sites, by Acmepet.com.

"I am only one - but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something. I will not refuse to do the something I can do."
~ Helen Keller

Animalspirit.com - Read the ACTION ALERTS!

**CONTRIBUTIONS to the TIERGARTEN VETERINARY CARE FUND are greatly appreciated! -
and must be made payable to McDonald Animal Clinic and sent to:
Tiergarten Care Fund
c/o McDonald Animal Clinic
126 S. McDonald St
McDonald, PA 15057

"GOOD WORKS" - Do something good from your computer!:

Animalassist.com. Click and corporate sponsors help companion animals and wildlife.

The Hunger Site. Click and corporate sponsors help feed the world's hungry.

The Breast Cancer Site. Donate a mammogram to an unprivileged woman for free.

The Rainforest Site. Each second an acre disappears!

The Kids AIDS Site. 1,800 children are infected daily with HIV.

The Child Survival Site. 30,000 children die daily from vitamin A deficiency. Save them with a click.

The Landmine Site. 72 victims per day, 64 won't get care. Click to help them.

GUIDE & SERVICE DOGS:

List of organizations for guide-, service-, assist- and therapy-dogs.

More service & therapy dog organizations and related articles and resources.

Working Dogs on the web - a superb site. Includes service dogs, info about sporting and working breeds, vetmed resources, and a wide range of articles.

"Dogs for the Deaf."

War Dogs - a tribute site to Military Service Dogs.

HORSES:

Equine Rescue mail list and resources.

Hoofcare & Lameness Magazine - excellent resource on foot & lowerleg problems of the horse.

JOBS & VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

"Animal Concerns" Progressive Career Resources.

National listings hosted by HSUS.

Job & volunteer listings from "The Idealist" - animal/social/environmental, etc.

volunteermatch.org

LOSS & GRIEF [Human & animal]:

Pet Loss Grief Support; has "The Rainbow Bridge" translated into many languages.

Hundreds of resources from About.com.

Pet memorials, gifts and remembrances, pet urns.

LOST & STOLEN PETS RESOURCES:

e- mail lists to advertise missing pets and tips for the frantic owner.

NOT-FOR-PROFIT/GRANTS/CHARITIES:

"Grant Writing for Dummies," with useful links and articles.

The 501(c)(3) Monthly Letter. Articles and advice by nonprofit leaders. Requires paid subscription.

Information for and about non-profit organizations.

RABBITS:

Everything you need to know about pet rabbits and how to adopt a rescued one.

RESCUE RELATED:

DogsNeedingHomes/PeopleNeedingDogs.org

Forms, classes and legal considerations for rescuers.

"Packaging" is everything! A professional photographer offers tips on "shooting" rescue animals.

White & Yellow Pages phone directories, "People Finder," from Switchboard.com.

McDonald's Restaurant Locator (find your relay meeting point)

"Do Not Adopt"-to e-list of warnings for Rescues.

TRAVELING WITH PETS:

Get help planning a route for free, especially useful for rescue relayers.

Takeyourpet.com - the largest directory of pet-friendly lodging on the Internet.

Veterinarian locator - know before you go.

Bringing pets to Britain - official info on the new Pet Travel Scheme for the U.K.

VEGETARIAN:

Hundreds of links, tips, articles, and delicious recipes for vegetarian cuisine, compiled by Tiffany Refior.

VETERINARY MEDICAL:

A mega-site for all species by the Karolinska Institute of Sweden.

The National (USA) Animal Poison Control Center (Call 888-426-4435 for 24-hr. emergency help).

About.com's veterinary medical pages.

The "Senior Dog Project" site is an excellent resource, especially in caring for older dogs, dogs with special needs/handicaps.

Educate yourself on pet health! An award-winning site from Drs. Foster & Smith.

Parasites in dogs & cats - general info with links to articles on individual types.

Tips on holistic petcare and finding a board-certified veterinary homeopath/acupuncturist.

Many pet medications are cheaper in Canada than in the USA. Check out this Canadian on-line pet pharmacy for your prescription needs. Requires a faxed prescription from your US veterinarian.

WOLVES/WOLF-HYBRIDS:

Wolf/Wolfdog Rescue Network.

The International Wolf Center.

Wolf Recovery Foundation - updates on the Idaho and Yellowstone reintroductions.

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FOREIGN LANGUAGE Animal-related site directories:

German - Haustiere

French - Animaux de compagnie

Spanish - Mascotas

Dutch - Huisdieren

Italian - Animali da Compagnia

Finnish - Lemmikit

Danish - Dyr

Norwegian - Husdyr

Swedish - Husdjur

Portuguese - Animais de Estima

Russian

Japanese

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DID YOU KNOW?

- That approximately 25% of dogs in America's shelters are purebred animals. And that most animals in shelters and available from Rescues aren't "problem" animals.

- That the number one reason given by owners for surrendering animals to shelters is "we're moving." (Followed closely by reasons that have to do with human children or "I don't have time for an animal.")

- That many animals are given up because human children are "allergic," yet there is a high rate of "false positive" allergen test results in children and parents should always seek a second opinion. Also, a new study has shown that exposing children to cats at an early age may PREVENT a later onset of asthma!

- That an animal is euthanized in the USA every two seconds, and that 61% of dogs and 75% of cats are killed in shelters. That amounts to millions of animals per year - in fact, some major metro shelters don't record numbers killed, they report tonnage disposed of.

- That seven puppies and kittens are born for every human born.

- That an unspayed female cat and her first seven offspring can produce a total of 420,000 cats over 7 years.

- That an unspayed female dog and her first average litter can produce a total of 67,000 dogs over 6 years.

- That the USA & Canada are two of the few countries in the Western world which still allow puppies & kittens to be sold in pet shops, and that most pet shop stock are ticking timebombs of genetic, medical and behavior problems?

PLEASE HELP EDUCATE THE PUBLIC AND YOUR LEGISLATORS!

friendsofanimals.org

puppymillfighters.com

voicesforthevoiceless

FelineRescue.Net