Important information to know for you and the health and safety of your furry friend:
1) Your Veterinarian’s office number.
2) Name, phone number, and location of the nearest emergency vet hospital.
3) 800.227.4645 Emergency Disaster Hotline: Provided by the American Humane Association, for any natural disaster or disaster preparedness for your pets, what to do and where to go.
4) 888.426.4435 ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center: If you think your pet may have ingested a potentially poisonous substance, you can call this poison control center 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The cost for a poison-related emergency consultation with a veterinarian or toxicologist is $65, which can be billed to your credit card.
5) 800.213.6680 Pet Poison Helpline: This 24-hour animal poison control service for the U.S., Canada, and the Caribbean charges a $35 per incident fee, payable by credit card. This fee covers the initial consultation as well as all follow-up calls associated with the management of the case.
6) 800.248.7729 Spay/USA Helpline: This national spay/neuter referral service can help you find a low cost clinic in your area. Their mission is to reduce pet overpopulation by making spay/neuter services affordable to everyone who has a cat or a dog. Phone counselors are available M-F from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST.
7) 707.795.2533 The Animal Legal Defense Fund: Founded in 1979 by attorneys active in shaping the emerging field of animal law. Contact them if you have questions about animal neglect or abuse, pet related landlord-tenant issues, pet custody concerns during a divorce, or if you need information on how to include animals in your will.
8) 877.474.3310 ASPCA Pet Loss Hotline: Created to help pet owners who are dealing with the loss of a pet and for assistance with the decision to euthanize, advice on how to help children, disabled individuals and other family pets who are grieving the loss of their companion, and help establishing a relationship with a new pet.