Links and Information
Links | Exotic Care | Adoption | Behavior | Lost Pets | Found Pets |
Injured Animal Fund
- American Animal Hospital Association: First-aid tips.
- National Animal Poison Control Center: The premier animal-oriented poison control center in North America. Learn about household items that can be dangerous for your pet. Phone consultations are available for a professional fee.
- Plants Toxic to Animal: Created by the University of Illinois, complete with photos.
- VeterinaryPartner.com: provides reliable, up-to-date animal health information from the veterinarians and experts of the Veterinary Information Network (VIN), the world's first and largest online veterinary database and community.
- Pet Place: An online resource for pet news and health issues for dogs, cats, fish, reptiles, birds and pocket pet
- Canine Epilepsy Network
If you have lost a pet, you should contact your municipal animal control officer as well as the two nearest animal shelters. Placing an ad in the newspaper and posting flyers are also very effective ways to be reunited with a lost pet.
Area Animal Shelters and Humane Societies
- Greater Androscoggin Humane Society | Lewiston, Tel. 783-2311
- Coastal Humane Society | Brunswick, Tel. 725-5051
- Kennebec Valley Humane Society | Augusta, Tel. 626-3491
- Animal Refuge League | Westbrook, Tel. 854-9771
If you find a dog, Maine law requires that it be taken to an animal shelter to be held for six days in order to allow an owner the opportunity to reclaim it. Cats and kittens should also be taken to the shelter or a description left so that they can be matched with lost reports from their worried owners.
The Animal Emergency Clinic of Mid-Maine cares for many injured strays brought in by animal control officers. Because municipal funding is limited and the demand is great to help them, we have set up a fund to be able to provide some of these needy creatures with more advanced medical treatment. While we cannot help them all, we are able to make a difference for a few before transferring them to a shelter in order to find them new homes. If you would like to make a donation (sorry, not tax deductible), please contact the clinic manager.