General Pet Info
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
Lots of pet care info, including hot/cold weather advice, behavior tips and poison info.
Humane Society of the United States
Lots of pet care info and spay/neuter education.
Dumb Friends League
Lots of fun pet care info and more spay/neuter education.
Fun ways to promote Spay/Neuter
Link Between Domestic & Animal Abuse
Cat Declawing Facts
Companion Animal Issues in Tennessee
Useful Information and Fun Downloads
Who let the cats out coloring page.
Who Let the Cats Out.pdf
Fun 3-page coloring sheets for younger kids:
Fun multiplication problems for older kids:
More Cats More Dogs
National Humane Education Society
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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- 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.
- 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
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.