1. National Pet Recovery Hotline: 1 800 984 8638. Whenever your pet
is lost, this is one of your first places of help to report your
missing friend. This 24-hour service will help you to locate your
pet. Lost pets usually end up in an animal shelter before the county
or city steps in. Members pay $25.00 for the lifetime of the pet or
$55.00 to find the pet for free and non-members pay $50 and above.
2. Legal Hotline: 1 800 555 6517. I think my neighbors are abusing
their pet. Can I do any thing to stop them? Here is the number to
call. To know your rights and how to go about expressing your
displeasures, this number is for you. But try not to call because you
don''t like someone''s method of training his or her dog. Animal
Legal Defense Fund [can] help with landlord-tenant issues, vet
problems, neglect and any form of abuse.
3. National Animal Poison Control Center: 1 888 426 4435. In a life
and death situation when every minute counts for your cat, dog or
other pet, this 24-hour manned emergency number is your pet
lifesaver. Sponsored in part by 36 different companies along with a
$45.00 charge for consultation.
4. Emergency Disaster Hotline: 1 800 22 7 4645. Provided by the
American Humane Association, this number is your first point of call
in earthquake preparedness for your pets or any disaster, what to do
and where to go. They provide support and relief information.
5. Pet Loss Support Hotline: 1 888 478 7574. Iowa State University
College of Veterinary Medicine provides a source for emotional
support for those who have lost an animal friend or are anticipating
the loss of their pet. Veterinary students at the college man this
free service. A 24-hour touch phone line where you can leave a
message and someone will return your phone call. Seven days a week
6:00pm-9:00pm CST, May to August, Wednesdays and Fridays 6:00pm-
9:00pm. This free service is funded by the Iams Company and dedicated
in memory of Krista Rankin who organized the initial
6. Spay Helpline: 1 800 248 SPAY. One way to prevent several unwanted
lovely pets from ending up in shelters or destroyed is to spay or
neuter them. Thousands of abandoned and unwanted pets are euthanized
yearly due to over irresponsible breeding and other factors. So
before you consider giving off your pet to the shelter, this
organization can help you. SPAY USA provides free or low cost
services to all. Call them for an appointment and locations of over
950 programs and clinic nationwide. Your local Shelters also help in
providing similar services.