The internet is a wealth of information – so much so that sometimes locating quality websites can be challenging. Our online resources will help you take care of your pets by providing up-to-date health-related and pet care information. Check out these helpful links!
ASPCA Poison Control Hotline: The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) is your best resource for any animal poison-related emergency, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Animal Emergency Clinic: In 1987, 13 local veterinary practices joined together and established a clinic to serve greater Portland’s emergency cases in a formalized way. The Animal Emergency Clinic and its staff are dedicated specifically to veterinary emergency and critical care. The clinic is located at 739 Warren Avenue in Portland.
Animal Emergency Clinic of Mid-Maine: Staffed with highly skilled doctors and professionals experienced in emergency medicine and surgery, the Animal Emergency Clinic of Mid-Maine covers for area practices from as far away as Rumford, Farmington, Norway, Augusta, Brunswick and Topsham. The clinic is located at 37 Strawberry Avenue in Lewiston.
Maine Veterinary Medical Center: The Maine Veterinary Medical Center is a veterinary referral and emergency practice specializing in canine and feline internal medicine, neurology, neurosurgery, surgery, critical care, CT scanning and MRI imaging and emergency services
SPAY & NEUTER ASSISTANCE
Community Spay-Neuter Clinic: Offers quality surgery at low prices for low income households. They are located on Route 196 in Topsham and can be reached at (207) 721-8395. To learn more, please visit www.communityspayneuterclinic.com
Animal Refuge League STOP Program (Westbrook):The ARLGP is now home to the IDEXX Spay/Neuter Clinic! Under the direction of Dr. Elizabeth Stone and Dr. Beth Sperry, the PAW-VS will be providing low cost spay/neuters at the IDEXX Clinic located right inside the ARLGP. Individuals interested must meet income guidlines to qualify for services. To learn more and to book an appointment please contact 854-9771, ext 400. Have a cat with kittens? If you surrender your cat’s or dog’s litter to the ARLGP, we will spay and return the mom to you at no charge. For more information contact Humane Education Director Kathleen Fobear at Kfobear@arlgp.org
The Cleo Fund at Animal Welfare Society: Facilitates affordable spaying/neutering for mixed, stray, and rescue cats, dogs, and rabbits. Call 207-773-6221. Sharon Sacovitch, Administrator
Friends of Animals (Statewide): Low cost spay/neuter certificates that can be used at any of FOAs participating veterinary hospitals. 1-800-321-7387 or www.friendsofanimals.org
HELP! FIX ME Maine’s Low Cost Spay/Neuter Program (Statewide):Vouchers available to those eligible for SNAP, TANF, SSI, SSD, and Maine Care. Cats fixed for $10, dogs $20. Call 1-800-367-1317 or (207) 287-7621.
Spay/USA: Spay/neuter assistance referrals. 800-248-SPAY or www.spayusa.org
Tender Touch Veterinary Hospital Groovy Tuesday (Scarborough): Cat spays and neuters are discounted every Tuesday. Call 207-839-7456.
The ASPCA also has a database of Spay/Neuter resources that you can search for by city, state, or zip code, which you can access here:
REDUCED & SUBSIDIZED VETERINARY FEES:
The American Animal Hospital Association: The Helping Pets Fund provides grants to eligible pet owners to help pay for necessary veterinary expenses at AAHA-accredited practices. (866) 443-5738; http://www.aahahelpingpets.org
Angels4Animals: Provides financial assistance to save pets facing euthanasia or being surrendered due to financial difficulties. (916) 443-6007;
Cats in Crisis, Inc.: Provides financial assistance to help with diagnosing, treating and maintaining cats with special medical needs. http://www.catsincrisis.org
Feline Veterinary Emergency Assistance Program: Provides assistance to cat/kitten guardians who are unable to afford veterinary services to save their companions when life-threatening illness/injury strikes. Focus on seniors, people w/ disabilities, people who have lost their job, Good Samaritans who rescue a cat or kitten. http://www.fveap.org
Goldstock Fund: Provides funds to rescue organizations or individuals to pay for transportation, boarding, evaluations and medical costs of golden retrievers and golden hearted dogs taken into rescue. Also supports other breeds of dogs in rescue situations. http://www.goldstockfund.org
Help-A-Pet: Provides financial assistance for the medical care of pets whose owners are unable to afford the expense. Focus on serving the elderly, the disabled, and the working poor. (630) 986-9504. http://www.help-a-pet.org
In Memory Of Magic: Emergency and chronic vet care assistance. Allows owners to fundraise for their pets care via their website. Also has limited funds for emergencies, blind dogs, diabetic pets, and those with chronic renal failure. http://www.imom.org
LabMed: Will provide monetary assistance toward emergency medical expenses for Labrador Retrievers who are abandoned or in a rescue situation and for whom no other funding is available or is insufficient. http://www.labmed.org
Labrador Life Line: Aids purebred Labrador Retrievers in need of new homes, urgent medical care, or other assistance in order to live a full and productive life. Provides assistance to dogs: (a) currently in or will be placed in rescue situations; (b) dogs currently at shelters with whom LLL has a current Memorandum of Understanding; (c) dogs who are with families, but for valid reasons, the family cannot provide the required help for the dog’s condition. http://www.labradorlifeline.org
The Pet Fund: Provides financial assistance to owners of domestic animals who need urgent veterinary care. Also provides information about preventative care, pet insurance programs, and financial services that will ensure that pet owners are able to develop financial resources on their own and thus avoid future emergencies through care and planning. (916) 443-6007. http://www.thepetfund.com
United Animal Nations Life Line Grant: Provides funding to Good Samaritans, animal rescuers, non-profit organizations, and pet owners to provide care for animals in life-threatening situations. (916) 429-2457; http://www.uan.org
PET FOOD ASSISTANCE:
The Coastal Humane Society has a Community Food Pantry that we stock with donations of opened food that we cannot feed our animals. We cannot always guarantee that it is fully stocked. If you need food for your pet, please call ahead at (207) 725-5051.
York County Shelter
Shaker Hill Rd, Alfred
Call Joan at 207-324-1137
Lincoln County Animal Shelter
27 Atlantic Highway, Edgecomb
Call Melissa at 207-882-9677
Paws for a Cause: Fairfield
Victor Grange at the junction of Routes 104 and 23
207-465-7906 or 207-249-9441
Camp Bow Wow
49 Blueberry Rd, Portland
Steep Falls Library
1128 Pequawket Trail, Steep Falls
Any day during library hours
RESOURCES FOR PETS OF VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE:
PAWS: A partnership between the Animal Welfare Society in Kennebunkport and Caring Unlimited. PAWS uses volunteer homes to temporarily foster pets for victims living at the Caring Unlimited womens shelter. Contact: Caring Unlimited at 1-800-239-7298 or www.animalwelfaresociety.org/prg_paws.html
The Linkage Project: Offering resources to pets and families of domestic violence households. www.linkageproject.org/home/pet-foster-homes
Care Credit: Credit payment plan for veterinary and personal health care costs; (800) 839-9078; http://www.carecredit.com
Temporary Housing & Care: If a pet owner must move, a multitude of sites exist online to assist in finding pet-friendly rentals. These include:
More resources available at: http://www.srdogs.com/Pages/needhomes.other.resources.html
Are you considering giving up your pet because your landlord doesn’t allow animals? Search for pet-friendly apartments and living situations at apartmentlist.com