How You can help homeless
animals in your area

Find an animal shelter or Humane Society in your area

1) Use your area phone book:
In the "yellow pages" look under "Animal Shelter" or "Humane Society".

In the "white pages" look under the name of the county you live in.
Example: I live in "Morristown, TN - Hamblen County". The name of my local Animal Shelter is Morristown-Hamblen Humane Society

2) Go to to find an animal shelter in your area.

Here are a few listed Animal Shelters and Rescue Clubs:

Checkmate: a rescued cocker spaniel
Adoption and Rescues
The ARK Project ~ Frankfort, KY
Operation Scarlet, Inc.
Chinese Shar Pei Rescue of Nashville
Dominion Chinese Shar-Pei Club Rescue
Mid-Atlantic Chinese Shar-Pei Rescue Operation - MD, VA, DC
Mint Creek Valley Kennel/Wrinkled Rescue
Canine Rescue Links
Humane Society of the United States
Green Mountain Humane Society ~ in White River Junction, Vermont
The Humane Society of North Pinellas, FL

If you would like us to link to an animal shelter not posted here
Please CONTACT us.

EXCELLENT Sources for Info Here: ~ Find an animal shelter in your area
HELP OUR LOST PETS ~ List and check for lost and found pets
PEOPLE AND DOGS SOCIETY ~ EXCELLENT information for you and your dog friend
Shelter Sorrows ~ Please visit.
Animal Funds of America Federation and Member Organizations ~ EXCELLENT source of links
Babycass's Den - Commitment Page ~ Please read the info here.

VISIT your local animal shelter

Take time to visit your local animal shelter.
Pet and talk to all the animals in their cages. Ask the shelter staff questions about any animal(s) you are interested in adopting. Ask about:
The animal's age
The animal's "history", (where did they find the animal, if the animal is friendly)
If you want a small dog - find out about the particular breed and its estimated adult size & weight

There's a place in our community where the hungry are fed, the homeless are sheltered, and the abandoned are given care. It's your local animal shelter, where staff and volunteers provide comfort and care for your community's unwanted animals.

They offer many other services, too, for pets and their owners and even for people without pets. To do all that, the shelter relies on the support of people like you. Here are a few ways you can help animals, especially those at your local shelter:

Give a little bit. Donate food, old blankets and towels, or other needed supplies to your local shelter. Contribute to one of its special programs.
Lend a hand. Volunteer your time at your local shelter. Bathe and groom the animals, walk dogs, or play with cats. Stuff envelopes for a mailing. Help publicize an event.
Find that special someone. Choose your next pet from your local shelter. They have many wonderful dogs and cats or different shapes and sizes just waiting for a permanent, loving home.

Help spread the word. Tell your friends about your local shelter's services. Promote animal safety and responsible pet ownership. Celebrate National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week the first full week of November.

Be a responsible pet owner. Keep current identification on your dog or cat at all times. Spay or neuter your pet. Always keep your dog or cat properly confined or supervised. In addition to the basics--food, water, shelter, and veterinary care--give your pet lots of love and attention.

Vote for the animals. Support legislation to protect animals. Contact government officials about animal issues and urge them to support pro-animal legislation.

Be a hero. Report animal cruelty and neglect as well as injured or stray animals. You may prevent suffering and even save a life.

Teach your children well. Instruct children in how to care for animals properly and how to treat them with kindness. Set an example by doing the same.

Source: HSUS

Adopt that animal and give him/her a SWELL home!

If you cannot adopt a "real" animal at this time, you can always Syber-Adopt the WWSS Syber-Pet of the week.

Thank you for caring :-)

Other helpful links:

Reader's Digest article on Puppy Mills

Improper animal transport
The Woodro received this letter from a friend in California. It is a copy of the letter she sent to her local newspaper:

Dear Editor,

In the early evening of Sunday, January 17, 1999 while driving home to San Luis Obispo from Cambria on Highway 1, I watched in horror as a dog was flipped out of the open bed of a pickup truck.

We were driving behind the truck, and I couldn't help but be upset as I noticed the dog was only secured with one regular leash and was perched high in the bed of the truck. The dog was thrown off balance and ejected from the bed of the truck as the driver went to high speed to pass another car. It all happened so quickly. The dog was over the side of the truck bed, hanging from it's leash, while the driver nearly caused an accident trying to stop.

Please, dog owners, don't jeopardize the lives of your "best friend" and others around you. There are proper ways to safely transport an animal in the open bed of a truck: a two-leash method, or a secured kennel crate. Another dangerous situation arises when animals are transported in pickups with capped beds, because of the accumulation of exhaust fumes. Consult your local humane society or veterinarian for any questions.

Stop and take the time to properly secure your pet while travelling.

Thank you,

STOP the fur cat/dog industry
The senseless killing of cats and dogs,
human's loyal and most trusted companions
for the international fur trade has got to STOP!

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