Online Resources

The Federation receives many requests for animal-related information - what to do, where to go, who to talk to, etc.  We created a list of resources to assist your quest for information.  The resources are listed in five categories:  National Agencies; Lost Pet Resources; Legal and Legislative Resources; Industry, Statistical Resources and Grant Funders; and Veterinary, Medical and Spay/Neuter Resources.

National Agencies:

Alley Cat Allies - Focuses on feral and community cat issues and resources
 
American Humane Association (AHA) - Site for animal welfare professionals
 
Animal Rescue Corps - Assists with large scale rescues and conducts shelter/sanctuary evaluations
 
Animal Sheltering Magazine - Published by HSUS for animal welfare professionals
 
 
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Professional - ASPCA's site for animal welfare professionals
 
CATalyst Council - Dedicated to reaching out to all parties - the pet healthcare community, shelter and welfare organizations, government, commercial groups, and the public - to ensure that cats receive the proper care and attention they need and deserve.
 
 
Humane Society University - Offers courses on a wide range of naimal welfare related topics, from volunteer managment, animal care and humane education
 
National Association of Pet Rescue - Professionals, membership group whose mission is to provide the knowledge tools and connections rescue professionals need to save more pets
 
National Canine Research Council - Publishes, underwrites, and reprints accurate, documented, reliable research to promote a better understanding of our relationship with dogs.
 
Pit Bull Rescue Central - Helping with the placement of pit bull terriers
 
Pet Sitters International - Dedicated to educating professional pet sitters and promoting, supporting and recognizing excellence in pet sitting
 
Rescue Central (HSUS) - A resource program designed to help animal rescue groups professionalize and function at their highest potential.
 
Society of Animal Welfare Administrators (SAWA) - Nonprofit management organization comprised of professional administrators of organizations involved in the animal care and control field
 
 
Lost Pet Resources:
 
 
American Kennel Club Pet Recovery - Microchip information and search site
 
AVID - Microchip information and search site
 
24 Pet Watch - Microchip information and search site
 
Banfield - Microchip and veterinary hospital site
 
Bayer ResQ - Microchip information and search site
 
HomeAgain - Microchip information and search site
 
Lost and Pound - Pet owners can post pictures and descriptionso of their lost pets including the location where they were last seen
 
Missing Pet Partnership - National, nonprofit organization dedicated to reuniting lost companion animals with their owners/guardians
 
Petfinder - Offers classified listings for lost or found pets
 
Pets 911 - Lost and found services for the public
 

Legal and Legislative Resources:
 
Access WA - Washington state government website
 
Animal Legal Defense Fund - Offers legal resources and updates on court cases and trends
 
COPS Training - A video training series to help police officers more accurately read and assess a dog's body language, improving the safety of both dogs and law enforcement personnel.
 
Dogs Deserve Better - Site focusing on anti-chaining ordinances and legislation
 
Dog Bite Law - Includes information on potential adoption liability for dogs who have bitten
 
GPO Access - Code of Federal Regulations
 
Humane Society Legislative Fund - Tracks national legislative work on animal welfare laws and changes in government oversight
 
ICMA - Provides technical and management assistance, training and information resources to members of local governments
 
League of Humane Voters - Provides a scorecard of state legislators and how well they support animal-friendly legislation
 
Limit Tethering - An all volunteer group of concerned citizens in Washington State who wish to see legislation passed in our state to limit the 24/7 continual tethering of dogs
 
MRSC - Links to Washington state RCW, WAC, County and City codes and websites
 
Save Washington Pets - the name of the campaign to pass companion animal spay/neuter assistance legislation in Washington State
 
Streetdrugs.org - Contains useful brochures for law enforcement who may come into contact with drug labs.
 
 
Washington State Department of Health - Lists all RCWs and WACs that relate to veterinarians
 
 
Industry, Statistical Resources and Grant Funders:
 
American Pet Products - Trends and stats from pet products industry
 
 
Banfield Charitable Trust - providing funding for pet organizations, pet preventive care, education about pets and pet ownership responsibilitiy, as well as pet-related career training
 
Foundation Center - Offers a comprehensive look at hundreds of grants available to a variety of non-profits
 
Grants - Grants program management office of the federal government
 
Humane Research Council - The world's most comprehensive resource for public opinion and behavior research about animal protection issues. The site is designed to help animal advocates be more effective in helping animals.
 
Maddie's Fund - Offering community grants to end euthanasia of adoptable animals, spay/neuter, etc.
 
National Council on Pet Population Study and Policy - gathers data and statistics on pet populations and dispositions
 
Pet Product News - Information, trends, retail news
 
PetSmart Charities - Supports pet adoptions and offers grants for spay/neuter and other programs
 
US Census Bureau - Facts and statistics
 
University of Wisconsin - Funding and fundraising resources specific to animal welfare groups
 
 
Veterinary, Medical and Spay/Neuter Resources:
 
American Animal Hospital Association - Offers best practices and veterinary industry information
 
American Association of Feline Practitioners - Information on feline health, trends and best practices
 
American Heartworm Society - Current Canine Guidelines for the Diagnosis, Prevention, and
Management of Heartworm (Dirofilaria immitis) Infection in Dogs
 
American Veterinary Medical Association - Includes link to their Animal Welfare Policies
 
ASPCA - Searchable database to find low-cost spay/neuter services: shelters can sign up if they offer this service
 
 
Humane Alliance - High volume spay/neuter program in Asheville NC
 
Humane Society Euthanasia Reference Manual - This newly updated HSUS Euthanasia Reference Manual is designed to be the definitive basic education tool for understanding the methods and techniques of performing humane euthanasia.
 
 
International Veterinary Information Service - An on-line publisher of veterinary books and proceedings, the professional information resource is reserved for veterianrians, veterinary support staff, veterinary students, and animal helath scientists and professionals.
 
Neuter/Spay Washington -  A directory of low-cost spay/neuter resources in Washington State organized by area code
 
Operation Catnip -Feral Cat spay/neuter program in the Mid-Atlantic states
 
Shelter Medicine -The shelter side of Maddie's Fund
 
Spay Day USA - Annual campaign of The Humane society of the United States and Humane Society International to inspire people to save animal lives by spaying or neutering pets and feral cats
 
Spay USA - a program of North Shore Animal League America, a nationwide network and referral service for affordable spay/neuter services
 
UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program - Goals of this program are to advance shelter medicine as a veterinary specialty through research, specialty training and education, and performance of veterianry service in animal shelters; and to improve the quality of life of animals in shelters through improvements in veterinary preventive medicine and management of disease.
 
Veterinary Partners - Lay-person's resource for veterinary medical information
 
 
Other Resources:
 
ASPCA Ask the Experts - Provides the most up-to-date pet care information from ASPCA experts in behavior, nutrition, poison control, veterinary medicine and the human-animal bond.
 
Creative Paw - Provides a variety of services pro bono (web design, logo design, etc) for animal welfare organizations
 
Free Translation - Free translation services to help agencies serving communities with citizens where English is their second language
 
Grassroots - Provides free web services including design services for non profit agencies
 
Safe Havens Mapping Project - a national, searchable database of shelters that can take in or find safe housing for the pets of victims of domestic violence.