Links and Information
- AAHA Pet Health Library
- ASPCA Poison Control Faqs
- 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
- The Center for Wildlife
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. Maine Lost Dog Recovery and Maine Lost CAt Recovery on Facebook are also excellent resources.
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.
Contributions to our Good Samaritan Fund benefit stray, abandoned, and injured animals brought to us by animal control officers and other caring individuals. In these situations we provide emergency care and partner with several local animal shelters who assume responsibility for rehabilitation and permanent placement of the animals.
We also try to help provide emergency care for owned animals who have been injured in catastrophic events such as home fires. Occasionally we provide basic supportive care or pain medication when owners are financially struggling to pursue treatment with their regular veterinary practices.
While our Good Samaritan Fund is benevolent in nature, contributions to our Clinic are not tax deductible as we are not a 501-c-3 organization.