In addition to the following pet resources, we also maintain a list of Adoption Resources, Exotic Pet Resources, and a list of Animal Control Centers in Connecticut.
Moreover, information regarding Disaster Preparedness has been collected in our Emergency & Critical Care page, which also contains various information about preparing for a possible pet emergency.
Please also see our Pet Health Library for more specific health topics and informational handouts.
AVMA Public Resources
Public resources provided by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), a non-profit association representing veterinarians nation-wide, whose mission includes
advancing the science and practice of veterinary medicine to improve animal and human health.
Pet Health Library
Information regarding caring for dogs, cats, and other small animals, provided by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), a non-profit hospital accreditation association, which asserts a
dedication to professional development, hospital accreditation standards, and quality educational programs.
Pet Health Resources
Pet health resources provided by the Morris Animal Foundation, funding and advocating veterinary research to
[help] animals enjoy longer, healthier lives [by advocating] health and welfare research that protects, treats and cures companion animals, horses and wildlife worldwide.
Pets & Parasites
Parasite prevention information provided by the Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC),
an independent council established to create guidelines for the optimal control of internal and external parasites that threaten the health of pets and people, [bring] together broad expertise in parasitology, internal medicine, [and] public health […] with the express purpose of changing the way veterinary professionals and pet owners approach parasite management, via best practices that better protect pets from parasitic infections while reducing the risk of zoonotic parasite transmission.
Canine health information provided by the Canine Health Foundation (CHF) established by the American Kennel Club (AKC)
to advance the health of all dogs and their owners by funding sound scientific research and supporting the dissemination of health information to prevent, treat, and cure canine disease.
Cat Health Information
Information on cat health issues, provided by the Winn Feline Foundation, a research organization
dedicated to improving cat health care and helping cats live longer and healthier lives.
Caring for Cats
Information relating to cat care, provided by the American Association of Feline Pratcitioners (AAFP), a group of veterinarians seeking to
[i]mprove the health and welfare of cats by supporting high standards of practice, continuing education, and scientific investigation.
Cornell Feline Health Center
The Cornell Feline Health Center, located in Ithaca, New York, is a veterinary medical specialty center devoted to improving the health and well-being of cats throughout the world. Their Health Information portal provides general information for cat owners in the form of articles, brochures, and videos.
Have we seen your cat lately?
A brief overview of Common Feline Illnesses, tips for maintaining your cat’s Health & Wellness, and advice about preparing for Visiting the Vet, provided by Boehringer Ingelheim in collaboration with the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) and the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP).
International Cat Care
Founded in 1958, International Cate Care (formerly the Feline Advisory Bureau (fab))
[works] with veterinary and welfare organisations [worldwide], with a panel of feline veterinary medicine experts, […] a feline expert behavior team[, and a] welfare advisory panel. […] [I]ndividuals with expertise and experience in all areas of veterinary and cat care contribute to the charity to [ensure] the level of information [provided] to all cat owners and carers is […] accurate and up to date.
Poison Control Centers
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)
Founded in 1866, the ASPCA was the first humane organization in the [w]estern [h]emisphere. [Their] mission […] is to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States. The ASPCA works to rescue animals from abuse, pass humane laws and share resources with shelters nationwide.
Healthy Pets Healthy People
Information provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which
conducts critical science and provides health information that protects [the United States] against expensive and dangerous health threats, and responds when [they] arise. Healthy Pets Healthy People relates specifically to
simple actions that can help you and your pets stay healthy, including resources for learning about zoonotic diseases (those which can infect both animals and humans).
Resources for You
Resources provided by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) provides various
Information For Consumers fliers […] intended to provide answers to questions about veterinary medicine issues […] frequently asked by consumers
Humane Society of the United States
The Humane Society of the United States is the nation’s largest and most effective animal protection organization, backed by 11 million Americans. [The organization] [helps] animals by advocating for better laws to protect animals; conducting campaigns to reform industries; providing animal rescue and emergency response; investigating cases of animal cruelty; and caring for animals through our sanctuaries and wildlife rehabilitation centers, emergency shelters and clinics.
Connecticut Humane Society
The Connecticut Humane Society is the leading resource in the state for companion animal welfare, enriching the lives of families and communities through adoption services, medical care, education, and prevention of cruelty.
Connecticut Department of Agriculture: Office of the State Veterinarian
The State Veterinarian
acts as the official epidemiologist for animal and poultry diseases; coordinates state and federal governmental agencies and livestock producers to control diseases; and oversees and guides the development and management of disease control programs performed by the agency.
Connecticut Law About Dogs
A list of research guides, general statutes, and case laws and external resources provided by the Connecticut Judicial Branch Law Libraries applying specifically to dogs.
Stratford Animal Control
As a division of the Stratford Police Department, Stratford Animal Control enforces all State Laws and Town Ordinances related to animals.
Stratford Animal Rescue Society (STARS)
is a non-profit volunteer organization, founded in September 2000, […] to promote the cause of animal welfare for animals housed in the Stratford Animal Control Facility. [Its] primary purpose is to facilitate and expedite adoptions of homeless animals into qualified homes [and] raise funds through private donations and public fundraisers to provide food, medical care and necessities for animals impounded at the Stratford Animal Control Facility.
Stratford Cat Project
Stratford Cat Project is a non-profit, all volunteer organization dedicated to the rescue of homeless and abandoned cats in Stratford and surrounding communities. [It] rescues stray cats, provides veterinary care, food, shelter, socialization, and love until an animal is ready for adoption. […] Stratford Cat Project promotes spay/neuter, public awareness and education as to kindness to all living creatures, and responsible pet ownership.