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Below is a selected list of websites (arranged alpabetically) that you may find useful for information about various aspects of pet ownership and animal welfare.
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA): Founded in 1866, the ASPCA is the oldest humane society in the U.S. This organization works to rescue animals from abuse, pass humane laws, and share resources with shelters nationwide. This site focuses on their work, and includes content about such topcs as pet health and behavior, pet overpopulation, disaster preparedness, fighting animal cruelty, and more. NOTE: Although our names are similar, the Georgia SPCA has no affiliation with the ASPCA, or any other animal welfare agency. We are an independent organization that relies on donations from the local community to support our work.
American Veterinary Association: Although primarily for the professional veterinary community, this site also contains valuable information on topics such as responsible pet ownership, pet health and safety, choosing a veterinarian and dealing with the loss of a pet.
Best Friends Animal Society: Started in the 1970's this group works with shelters and rescue groups nationwide to bring about a time when there are no more homeless pets. They operate the nation's largest sanctuary for homeless animals and offer educational programs, as well as a sizable resource library of articles about pet care, behavior, training, health and other issues of interest to people interested in animal welfare. This link goes to the library of pet articles.
Bringfido.com: This site identifies pet-friently lodging, restaurants, and attractions, and helps locate services for pets in locations across the world.
Cats International: This is a non-profit, educational organization dedicated to helping people better understand their feline companions. This link goes to a list of topics you may find of interest.
Humane Society of the U.S.: Established in 1954, the Humane Society of the US is one of the nation's best known animal protection organizations. They advocate for animal protection legislation, provide animal rescue and emergency response, and investigate cases of animal cruelty. This site focuses on their work, and includes content on pet health and behavior and how communities can become more involved in standing up for animal welfare.
National Council on Pet Population Study & Policy: This site focuses on the study of the pet population in the U.S. and, based on the data it gathers and analyzes, it recommends programs to reduce the number of homeless pets in our communities.
PetPlace.com: This site focuses on animal health and well-being, with a library of over 10,000 veterinarian-approved articles. They say that if you are "PetCrazy," this site is for you!
Trips with Pets: This site helps you identify pet-friendly accommmodations, including hotels, bed and breakfasts and vacation rentals, across the U.S. and Canada. It includes pet policies for hotels chains, airlines and car rental companies.
DISCLAIMER: We recognize the dedication and contributions of the organizations whose sites we have featured, but the Georgia SPCA is not affiliated wth any of them. While this is not a comprehensive list, we have found useful information on these sites. We have not extensively reviewed all content, and can make no claims or guarantees as to the accuracy of any information posted therein. We advise you to use your judgment in evaluating any information on these, or other public sites, and to consult your veterinarian if you have questions.