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Reporting Animal Abuse

Report Animal Abuse

Please view these tips on reporting animal abuse from these organizations:

OneGreenPlanet

What to do if you suspect that an animal is being abused / how to recognize abuse.

National AGLA Center

States’ Animal Cruelty Statuses &
AWIC USDA: How to use this information

Humane Society

Humane Society – Take Action

ASPCA

ASPCA Report Cruelty

Animal Legal Defense Fund

Live Save Mobile App to Report Animal Cruelty

How to help a neighbor’s neglected animal

American Humane

Report Internet Animal Abuse

PAWS

How to report animal cruelty

Animals Abused

How to Report Abuse

PETA

Animals may be saved if someone quickly calls the authorities. If you ever see anyone bullying ANY animal, say something! If an animal is in danger, contact your local animal control agency or the police immediately, and if they’re unresponsive, then contact PETA. To help sick, injured, or orphaned wildlife, check out our GUIDE to handling an animal emergency, and to help wildlife every day, see our list of easy ways to HELP WILDLIFE.

Protecting, Saving, Safety

Pet Safety in Cars

* Reprint from US Insurance Agents

Thank you to Science Teacher Keri for sending us this information.

Pet Safety in Cars

“Traveling with pets can be a great experience. Taking your best friend on a road trip is fun, helps to start conversations along the way, and can be a great way to travel. Some pets, like dogs, travel much better than others, but almost all pets can travel safely in the car if they fit comfortably, certain precautions are taken, and trips are planned well! Even short trips can be enjoyable and safe if proper planning is undertaken beforehand. Although not all animals will love riding in the car, their safety can be assured!

General Tips

There are some general tips that can help to make trips with your pets safe and more enjoyable. If you are on a long trip, stopping often for your pet to use the restroom or just to get out of the car is important, as is having adequate food and especially water. Keeping enough water for you and your pet is one of the most important things you can do to ensure safety, even if it is just for a short trip. Also, even if you have plenty of water, make sure that your pet has a way to drink comfortably. Keep a spare bowl, or even a collapsible bowl, in the car for their comfort!

Another thing that can help keep pets safe is to make sure that they are properly restrained in the vehicle. In the event of an accident, your pet needs to be secured just like you are. There are several different options for this, from booster seats to harnesses, so you should weigh your pet and see what they are most comfortable in before deciding on which one to choose.

Preparing for Your Trip

If you are going on a short trip of less than a few hours, then some food, water, and a proper harness setup are all the supplies that you should need. If you are going on a longer trip, or if your pet has additional needs, you may have to make extra plans. For example, if you are taking a dog on a several-day road trip, it is important to make sure that you have time to stop a lot, plenty of water, enough food, any medications needed, and that you can keep your car at a comfortable temperature.

One of the most important things you should do before taking your pet on even a short trip is to make sure that they have identification attached to them that is clear and current. Collars with current tags are essential. If you can, it is a good idea to have your pet microchipped and make sure the chip information is current. If your pet were to slip away, this could get them reunited with you safely. It is also a good idea to look into pet insurance or, at the very least, identify where emergency animal services are along your route. This can save valuable time if you do have an emergency or need assistance with your pet.

Planning for Emergencies or Unexpected Issues

Even with proper planning, emergencies or issues can happen on a trip. You could be in a car accident; your pet could get sick, you could be delayed, the weather could be bad, or a hundred things could happen. However, you can plan for emergencies to make it easier to deal with them if they arise. As mentioned above, making sure your pet has current identification is very important. Having extra supplies, including medication, food, and water is a great way to prepare.

If unexpected issues arise, especially if you are on a long trip, it is important that someone not traveling with you know where you are going and all the important information about your pet in case they are lost or you cannot get in touch. You should also prepare by checking the weather, road conditions, and pet accommodations. You should know how to find an emergency vet. If you are involved in a car accident, you should immediately tell any first responders that you have a pet with you.

Keeping Your Pet Happy During the Trip

Once you know your pet will be safe, it is also a great idea to make sure they are happy during your trip! Food and water are good, but why not get your pet some healthy road trip snacks? Dogs, for example, often love apple slices, and cats would definitely like catnip toys for the road. It is also a good idea to keep your car the temperature your pet is most comfortable in. Although it is tempting to roll the window down for your dog, you should make sure they are not too windblown.

If you are traveling through a hilly area or on a road that is very curvy, it is also important to stop frequently and keep an eye on your pet in case of car sickness. If your pet does get sick, stopping until they are better and giving them something to soothe their stomach is a good idea. Singing along with your pet is also always encouraged but keep an eye on the volume of the radio. Dogs are more sensitive to sound than humans! But most importantly, make sure that you and your pet enjoy your trip!”

 

What to do if you see an animal trapped in a hot car

OneGreenPlant.org reference: Tips to help

How to help a neighbor's neglected animal

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/how-help-neighbors-neglected-animal-elizabeth-holtz/

You’ve found a litter of kittens outside. Now what?

Tips by Alley Cat Allies:

This week-by-week guide will assist you if you find yourself caring for kittens who are newborn to 10 weeks old. It will help you determine how old the kittens are, based on their physical characteristics and behavior, and how to care for them so they’ll be healthy and adoptable!

Before you do anything, remember—never separate kittens from their mother. If you don’t see her, monitor the kittens from a distance for a few hours. If their mother returns, leave the kittens with her. If she doesn’t, take the kittens inside. Read more at:

https://www.alleycat.org/resources/how-old-is-that-kitten-guide/

Great Outdoors Safety Tips & Caring for Adopted

Tips submitted by our reader, Patricia S. Thank you Patricia for caring about animals.

10 Barbecue Foods Dangerous For Pets
https://www.treehugger.com/family/10-bbq-foods-dangerous-pets.html

4 Life-Threatening Hazards Lurking In Your Own Backyard
http://stories.barkpost.com/protect-dog-backyard-hazards/

Dog House Plans To Shelter Your Dog Outside
http://www.homeadvisor.com/r/dog-houses/

Dealing With Your Dog’s Bug Bites & Bee Stings
http://www.ebay.com/gds/Dealing-With-Your-Dog-s-Bug-Bites-Bee-Stings-/10000000209333921/g.html

12 Pet-Friendly National Parks You Need to Visit with Your Dog
http://www.rd.com/advice/pets/pet-friendly-national-parks/

10 Tips for Taking Your Canine Companion Out in Public
http://www.indystar.com/story/entertainment/2014/07/11/tips-taking-canine-companion-public/12527967/

Perfecting Your Dog’s Manners: A Guide to Mastering Public Etiquette from the Comfort of Home
https://www.redfin.com/blog/how-to-train-dogs-public-manners-at-home

Why Adopting a Shelter Pet Is Good for Your Wallet and Your Soul
https://www.gobankingrates.com/personal-finance/national-puppy-daydog-adoption-cheaper-option/

The Benefits Of Adopting A Companion Animal While In Addiction Recovery
http://www.drugrehab.org/adopting-companion-animal-recovery-addiction/

Petfinder Adoption Event Calendar
https://www.petfinder.com/calendar/

Other Tips:

Winter Dog Care
Battersea Dogs and Cats Home

Poisonous Flowers and Plants for Pets – Plants That Can Harm Your Pet

Tips submitted by our reader, Samantha B. Thank you Samantha for caring about animals.

Poisonous Flowers and Plants for Pets – Plants That Can Harm Your Pet

https://www.avasflowers.net/poisonous-flowers-and-plants-for-pets

 

Building outdoor shelters for feral cats

AlleyCat.org reference: How to build a shelter.

What You Don't Know About Lost Pets Can Hurt Them
Proofing your home for pets

Tips submitted by our reader, Linda W. Thank you Linda for caring about animals.

http://www.homeadvisor.com/r/pet-proofing-home-yard/#.WZw0bYqQw60

Home Safety Guide for Pet Owners

Expertise.com reference: Guide for common household dangers for pets, food safety tips, how to pet-proof your home, safety for exotic pets, safety during a natural disaster and more.

Keeping Pets Safe from Shocks
PetHelpful.com tips

https://pethelpful.com/ for dogs, cats, fish & aquariums, reptiles & amphibians, rodents, rabbits, farm animals, birds, exotic pets.

First Aid

CPR, First Aid, and Life Jackets for Dogs

Please checkout these life-saving guidance for dogs and cats:

http://www.orvis.com/news/dogs/cpr-first-aid-life-jackets-dogs/#.WbpzHQ8Y-HU.linkedin

Portions of article is reprinted here:

Dog First-Aid Kit

A canine first-aid kit should be among the supplies you acquire when you adopt your dog, and should accompany him on his travels away from home. Distinct from a human first-aid kit, it should include the following:

  • Dog first-aid instruction manual (in case you don’t have internet access)
  • Important phone numbers:
    • Your vet’s phone number
    • The number for the nearest emergency vet clinic
    • The ASPCA poison-control center: 1-800-426-4435
  • Your dog’s vaccination records and any other pertinent medical records (medications, etc.) and current photo
  • Self-cling bandage (specialty stretch bandage that won’t stick to your dog’s fur)
  • And standard human first-aid kit items:
    • Absorbent and sterile non-stick gauze pads and gauze rolls
    • Adhesive tape
    • Antiseptic wipes or spray
    • Foil emergency blanket
    • Cotton balls or swabs
    • Hydrogen peroxide (only to use as directed by pet health professional)
    • Benadryl (ditto)
    • Ice pack
    • Non-latex disposable gloves
    • Petroleum jelly (to lubricate thermometer)
    • Rectal thermometer (normal temperature range is 100-103º F)
    • Blunt scissors
    • Tweezers
    • Sterile saline solution

This kit should be checked periodically and expired items replaced.

CAUTION: CPR is a potentially injurious procedure which should never be practiced on a healthy dog. These are general guidelines only—not a substitute for professional training and consultation with your vet.

Disaster Kit

Animal Protection of New Mexico reference: Disaster Kit for Animals tips.

Medical

Choosing a Vet
Home Remedies for Vomiting Dogs

Tips submitted by our reader Veronica. Thank you Veronica for caring about animals.

https://pethelpful.com/dogs/Home-remedies-for-vomitng-dogs

Does My Dog have a Sensitive Stomach?

Tips submitted by our reader Veronica. Thank you Veronica for caring about animals.

http://www.animalplanet.com/pets/dog-food-how-to-know-if-dog-sensitive-stomach/

 

Physical Therapy for Pets

This link was contributed by Sara, from The After School Program. Thank you Sara, for caring about animals!

PhysicalTherapists.com reference: Great discussion and tips discussing the need of physical therapy for pets, by Barbara Foster.

Cruelty-Free, Vegan, Environment

Resources for Vegan Food

VRG.org: The Vegetarian Resource Group for vegetarian and vegan tips.

Cooking Light: The Definitive Guide to Cooking Every Vegetable

Animal-Free Clothes

Shamayimvaretz.org reference: View samples

Tips on Vegan Clothes

Peta.org reference: Tips and Where to Buy

Do you realize what it takes to create fur, leather, and other animal-based products? Animals are skinned alive, parts cut off or plucked while the animal is still alive. No anesthesia! Total heartless horror. Unspeakable. See tips here and where you can buy vegan clothing.

Pledge to Help Marine Life from Garbage
  • Cut up plastic six-pack rings, ribbons and packing straps before disposing of them appropriately.
  • Carry a re-useable water bottle and canvas bag for shopping.
  • Choose products that have less packaging and buy in bulk where possible.
  • Reduce the plastics I buy (it takes 450 years for a plastic bottle to decompose!)
  • Reduce the toxins I use in my yard and put down my sink, as they can end up in waterways.
  • Select re-usable items whenever possible, re-purpose and recycle as much as possible.

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