General Resources

ASPCA Poison Control Center - 888-426-4435 ($65 consultation fee - free to HomeAgain members)

HomeAgain - Pet Recovery Service for micro-chipped pets.

Lost & Found Resources for Listing Lost Pets and Listings of Found Pets: (for dogs only)

Founded by Dr. Karen Twyning, D.V.M. The site  includes a Nationwide resource of veterinarians who offer pet owners the  option of having their beloved pet euthanized in the comfort of their own home.

Animal Cruelty
Report suspected cruelty immediately to the person/agency in your area who is responsible for investigating and  enforcing the anti-cruelty codes. Typically it will be the person/agency who works at your local humane society, animal control agency, local animal shelter or your police precinct. Go to: to visit the ASPCA's searchable database to find your areas enforcing agency, as well as, the Statues/Laws for your State.

In the Defense of Animals: Legal Counsel

Lawyers in Defense of Animals
For legal issues in the state of New Jersey. However, they can often refer to an attorney or practice in another state.
Isabelle Strauss: 732-255-4696
Linda Niedweske: 973-401-0064

Animal Legal Defense Fund
Resource, Information and Help
"How to find an attorney to help you with your animal-related issues."

Angel's Gate, Hospice & Rehabilitation Home for Animals, Delhi, NY 13753:

Holistic Veterinary Care with Ella Bettel & Donna Eden:

The Rainbow Bridge:

Comprehensive Listing of No-Kill Animal Shelters in the United States:

To find a shelter in your state:

Then find the link to your state.

Dharma Voices for Animals: www. (Bringing awareness to the suffering of animals)

Links of Interest (sponsored by IAMs)   (Coral Reef Alliance. Yes, coral are animals, too.)
                                                                          The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
located in Kenya, Africa. Rescues and fosters baby elephants that have been orphaned due to poachers killing their mothers or mothers who have died from other causes.

Animal Hospice/Grief Support The Nikki Hospice Foundation for Pets    ". . . a holistic sanctuary, hospice and Healing Arts Center for senior and disabled animals" located in Sebastopol, CA. This is a wonderful website.
Lots of materials and two very helpful booklets you can purchase: 

As Time Goes By: Helping Animal Lovers Understand and Care for Pets in their Autumn Years, 


Into the Light: Helping Animal Lovers to Understand and Care for Pets Through the Process of Dying and Death. 

Both written by Gail Pope, the founder of Brighthaven.

Pet Grief Support Helpline: 602-995-5885 (Offered to the public at no cost by the Companion Animal Association of Arizona, Inc.)

Pet Loss Support Hotline:  352-294-4430 (University of Florida)


From the Domestic Dog, by James Serpell, Ed.

Four Paws Five Directions: A Guide to Chinese Medicine for Cats and Dogs, by Cheryl Schwartz, DVM

Animal Reiki: Using Energy to Heal the Animals in Your Life, by Elizabeth Fulton & Kathleen Prasad

Kindred Spirit, Kindred Care, by Shannon Fujimoto Nakaya

Handbook of Animal Psychotherapy, by Calvin Schwake

Cat Body, Cat Mind: Exploring Your Cat's Consciousness and Total Well-Being, by Dr. Michael W. Fox

Assessing the Human - Animal Bond, 2007, by D. Anderson (Purdue University Press)

ASPCA Complete Guide to Cats: Everything You Need to Know About Choosing & Caring for Your Pet, by Chronicle Books

ASPCA Complete Guide to Dogs, by Chronicle Books

The Cornell Book of Cats, edited by Mordecai Siegal

Cat Talk: What Your Cat is Trying to Tell You, by Carole C. Wilbourn, Cat Therapist

Death & Grieving:

Angel Whiskers (cats), by Laurel Hunt

Angel Paws (dogs), by Laurel Hunt

Animals and the After Life, by Kim Sheridan (

Good-bye My Friend:  Grieving the Loss of a Pet, by Mary & Herb Montgomery

A Final Act of Caring: Ending the Life of an Animal Friend, by Mary & Herb Montgomery

Animals and the Afterlife: True Stories of Our Best Friends Journey Beyond Death, by Kim Sheridan

Surviving the Heartbreak of Choosing Death for Your Pet: Your Personal Guide for Dealing with Pet Euthanasia, by Linda M. Peterson

The Loss of a Pet: A Guide to Coping with the Grieving Process When a Pet Dies, by Wallace Sife, Ph.D.

The Divine Life of Animals: One Man's Quest to Discover Whether the Souls of Animals Live On, by Ptolemy Tompkins

Wagging Tails in Heaven: The Gift of Our Pets' Everlasting Love, by Gary Kurz

Cold Noses at the Pearly Gates, by Gary Kurz

Hospice Care:

Handbook of Veterinary Pain Management, by Gaynor Muir


Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul, by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Mary Becker, D.V.M., & Carol Kline

Animals as Teachers & Healers: True Stories and Reflections, by Susan Chernak McElroy

Books for Children

Lifetimes: The Beautiful Way to Explain Death to Children, by Bryan Mellonie and Robert Ingpen

The Tenth Good Thing About Barney, by Judith Viorst, Illustrated by Erik Bleguad

When a Pet Dies, by Fred Rogers

I Can Draw Animals, by Ray Gibson

Cat Heaven, by Cynthia Rylant

The Bravest Cat! The True Story of Scarlett, by Laura Driscoll

Deena the Damselfly, by Steven M. Rosman

Snort's Special Gift, by Suzann Yue and Illustrated by Lin Wang

Pet Insurance

ASPCA Pet Health Insurance:
FIGO Pet Insurance:
In a Pet's Interest  - Products for elderly, disabled or injured animals. this site also  includes articles of interest, links, personal stories, photos, message  board, classifieds and more. - Microchip your pet. Then if s/he goes missing you are more likely to locate him/her. - Devices to help your disabled pet. - 2nd Chance 4 Pets: If you should die  or become disabled who will take care of your pet? This site is a  wonderful resource to help you plan ahead so that your animal companion  is assured a safe and loving home if you should no longer be around or  able to care for your beloved pet. Check it out!  UC-Davis (go to the School of Veterinary Medicine)  Great website for information regarding pets and pet care.

Insure your pet(s) MEDICAL, etc.

MedVet Medical & Cancer Center for Pets (Various Locations)