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Recovery Resources: Pet & Livestock Support

Watch out for Pet Scams
Get important tips on common con artist scams that are meant to take your money without returning your pet.  You need to know what to watch out for!

Pet Recovery Posters
Find critical tips on how to create an effective Pet Recovery Poster, and get our Free “Lost Pet Template.”

What to Do if You Lose Your Dog
The Humane Society of the United States offers helpful tips on how to reunite with your best pal and how to conduct a successful search.

What to Do if You Lose Your Cat
Tips on how to search for your lost cat and links to resources that can help.

Hurricane Floyd: Princeville, NC. A Search and Rescue Team brings in dozens of stranded dogs. Rescuing stranded pets became a priority, as many towns along the Tar River remained under water. Photo by Dave Saville / FEMA News PhotoCVMA Disaster Response Program
The California Veterinary Medical Association’s Disaster Response Program is a network of volunteer veterinarians throughout California who donate veterinary care for rescuing, evacuating, treating, and sheltering animals during disasters.

Emergency Planning Guide – National Association of Pet Sitters (NAPPS) (PDF) (opens new window)
This 19-page, comprehensive guide by the NAPPS assists animal owners to be prepared for man-made or natural catastrophes.  The guide includes how to prepare a pet emergency kit and recommendations for birds, reptiles, and other small animals.

What to do about Injured Wildlife
The California Department of Fish and Game at offers support if you encounter injured or orphaned wildlife. View a list of Currently Permitted Wildlife Rehabilitation Facilities.

Pet Poison Helpline
This site and support helpline is designed specifically to help with accidental animal poisoning.  This helpline is available 24/7 at 1-800-213-6680.

Disaster Preparedness for Pet and Livestock Owners
U.S. Department of Agriculture disaster preparedness information for all types of pets and livestock.

Locating, Collecting, and Housing Stray Animals
U.S. Department of Labor tips for locating, collecting, and housing stray animals after a disaster

Protect Your Pets in an Emergency
Information provided by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) gives a helpful list of agencies from the American Red Cross, the Humane Society and FEMA with their websites to help with animals in an emergency.

Information for Pet Owners
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) provides information on how to plan for pet disaster needs, prepare to shelter your pet, and what to do during and after a disaster.

Ten Tips on Coping with Pet Loss
The tragedy of pet loss can be devastating, however there are support resources and tips available to you.  Here are some tips on coping with your loss.

Red Rover – Bringing Animals from Crisis to Care
The Red Rover website focuses on bringing animals out of crisis and strengthening the bond between people and animals through a variety of programs, including emergency sheltering, disaster relief services, financial assistance and education.

Video: National Pet Fire Safety Day to Help Protect Pets from Fires

The American Kennel Club and ADT Security Services have declared July 15 as “National Pet Fire Safety Day” to help protect pets from home fires. The AKC News Article on National Pet Fire Safety Day (opens new window), and companion video below, offer prevention and rescue tips for pet owners.