Resources

HELPFUL RESOURCES

Columbus Dog Connection
For Columbus-area residents, Columbus Dog Connection offers information on many local pet-related resources and services!  You can visit their website to find out information about emergency vet services and where the closest veterinary ER services are to you.

With so many homeless animals already wandering the streets without homes to go to, we cannot stress enough the importance of spaying or neutering your pet.  Columbus Dog Connection also provides information about free or low-cost spay/neuter and vaccination services in town.  They also provide information about pediatric spays and neuters.

Petfinder.com
Petfinder.com has a lot of great information about adopting a new pet! Their site has everything from checklists of things to consider about before you bring your new pet home to annual care cost lists. Petfinder also has a lot of articles about what to think about after adoption, once your new pet is home with you.

Pet FBI
The Pet FBI web site is an information center for missing or found cats, dogs and other pets in Ohio. Visitors can post or search lost and found pet reports and obtain advice and contact information for Ohio animal shelters, humane societies and Ohio rescue groups.

Pet-Abuse.com
Dedicated to breaking the cycle of abuse though action, education, and information.

Pet Guardian Angels of America 
A national pet rescue and adoption assistance service also offering general and health related articles and resources for all types of pets.

PetsitUSA.com
A directory of professional pet sitters, dog walkers, dog runners, and dog daycares. In addition to their directory, the site has info about services, a checklist for hiring and using pet care companies, and links to pet related websites in major metro areas.

Other Resources
There are a number of other great resources out there for pet owners and animal lovers!  A few of these are listed below:

 

OTHER INFORMATION

Tips for Finding a Lost Pet

  1. Start looking right away – don’t wait for your pet to come home on its own.
  2. Notify neighbors, your mail carrier, area businesses, area vets, and your local police and/or Animal Control Agency.
  3. Post signs in LARGE PRINT so they can easily be read from a passing car. Include a recent picture if you can.
  4. Visit your local shelter right away. In Franklin County, it is the shelter at 4340 Tamarack Boulevard, Columbus, OH 43229 . You cannot make phone inquiries, you must go there in person. Check back every day. If your pet did not have tags, they are only required to hold the animal for three (3) days.
  5. Post a flier in the Pet Food section of your local grocery, pet supply or convenience store. If someone found your pet, they will need to buy pet food.
  6. Contact Mary Jane Stockdale – Lost and Found Pet referral at 614.471.7397.
  7. Watch bulletin boards in your area for any postings of a FOUND cat or dog.
  8. Place a lost animal ad in your local newspaper(s).
  9. If you live near another county, check that county’s shelter as well. In Franklin County, also check the Capital Area Humane Society.
  10. Post the animal on Pet FBI or call 614.675.1305.