Helpful Links

General Pet Info

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
aspca.org
Lots of pet care info, including hot/cold weather advice, behavior tips and poison info.

Humane Society of the United States
hsus.org
Lots of pet care info and spay/neuter education.

Dumb Friends League
ddfl.org
Lots of fun pet care info and more spay/neuter education.

Driving With Pets: Car Safety & Travel Tips for Animals
http://www.cheapcarinsurance.net/driving-with-pets-car-safety-travel-tips-for-animals/

Pet Care

talktothevet.com
animed.org

Fun ways to promote Spay/Neuter

Neuter/Neuter Land

Spay/Neuter Education

Why Spay or Neuter?
Benefits of Spay & Neuter

Link Between Domestic & Animal Abuse

americanhumane.org

Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR)

neighborhoodcats.org
alleycat.org
indyferal.org
nycferalcat.org
We have a dvd available for Veterinarians about working with feral cats. Call 866-355-7729 to request a copy.

Cat Declawing Facts

declawing.com

Dog Info

canismajor.com/dog

FOR KIDS

animaland.org
kindnews.org
humanesocietyyouth.org

Companion Animal Issues in Tennessee

www.vet.utk.edu/cait/

Useful Information and Fun Downloads

General

Press Release for Spay Tennessee
Report Dog Fighting: pdfdogfightingposter07.pdf
Why There Are Adoption Fees pdfPSFree.pdf
Why You Should Spay or Neuter Your Pet
National Humane Education Society

For Children

Who let the cats out coloring page.
pdfWho Let the Cats Out.pdf
Fun 3-page coloring sheets for younger kids:
pdfColoring Sheets
Fun multiplication problems for older kids:
pdfMore Cats      pdfMore Dogs
National Humane Education Society

SPAY/NEUTER Programs

Click here to see a map of all the non-profit, high-volume, high-quality, low-cost clinics in/around TN.

If you manage a spay/neuter program and want to know more about the available grants for spay/neuter, some general grant-writing guidelines, or information on how to start a non-profit for spay/neuter, please send an e-mail to info@spaytennessee.org

If you are involved in spay/neuter and interested in keeping up with the spay/neuter news across the state, click here to join Spay Neuter Tennessee, a yahoo chat group.

More information about Altering Before Adoption

  • This article highlights the numbers and why a 90% compliance rate with post-adoption spay/neuter is still failure.
    Kindest cut of All pages 47-52
  • This is a link to a free download of Peter Marsh's newest book. It highlights the need for pre-adoption spay/neuter and how all parts of the animal welfare puzzle (animal control, shelters, rescues, etc) have to work together. And we do need to alter before adoption.
    Shelter Overpopulation
  • This is a great article written by vets for vets. It dispels some of those myths about the dangers of pediatric surgery. In our opinion, as long as shelter euthanasia is the leading cause of death for cats and dogs in the USA, we should all be doing everything we can to stop that. Please ask vets to consider pediatric surgery as a temporary measure for pre-adoption animals only, and only for as long as shelter euthanasia is the leading cause of death for cats and dogs in the US.
    Overview Pediatric Spay/Neuter
  • Remember:
    If you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem. Altering before adoption is the only way to alter the future.

This is an excellent discussion on the need for and safety of spay/neuter surgery on young animals, especially for those up for adoption! It is written by a vet in Colorado.

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