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This page includes links to other pet related web sites including:
Other Oregon Animal Shelter and Animal Welfare Web Sites (Links will open in a separate window)
|Bird Rescue of Oregon||Eugene|
|Central Coast Humane Society||Newport|
|Coos County Animal Shelter/Pi Land Ranch||Coos Bay|
|Family Dogs New Life||Portland|
|Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon||Portland|
|Friends of the Animal Shelter||Ashland|
|Greenhill Humane Society, SPCA||Eugene|
|House of Dreams a non-profit, volunteer operated, no-kill cat shelter||Portland|
|Humane Society of Central Oregon||Bend|
|Indigo Rescue and Adoption||Beaverton|
|Lane Area Ferret Lovers||Springfield|
|Multnomah County Animal Control||Troutdale|
|Oregon Humane Society||Portland|
|Pacific Cove Humane Society||North Bend|
|SafeHaven Humane Society||Albany|
|South Coast Humane Society||Brookings|
|Spay/Neuter Your Pet||Medford|
|Willamette Humane Society||Salem|
Most cities and unicorporated counties require dog licenses. The information for the City of Florence and for Unincorporated Lane County follows:
City of Florence:
All dogs within the City limits shall be required to wear a current dog license tag issued by the City Manager or his designee. Failure on the part of the owner or custodian to properly license any said dog within the City shall be a violation of this Chapter by the owner. If the dog owner moves into the City and his/her dog does not have a current dog license from another city or county, the owner must obtain a license within five days of moving into the City.The dog licenses can be purchased either at the Florence Area Humane Society, 2840 Rhododendron Dr., 997-4277; the City Hall, 250 Hwy 101, 997-3436; or Oceanside Veterinary Clinic, 1739 22nd, 997-2114. The fees are higher for any dogs which have not been spayed or neutered. In order to obtain a license, a dog owner must present documentation showing that the dog has a current rabies shot unless specifically exempted for medical reasons, in writing, by a licensed veterinarian. Proof of spay or neuter must be presented if applicable.
Unincorporated Lane County:
Every dog in the City of Eugene and unincorporated Lane County MUST obtain a license when one of two things occurs: either the dog reaches the age of six months, or it obtains its permanent canine teeth, whichever comes first. Failure to provide and keep the license current may result in a late fee and/or fine.See the Lane County Animal Services web page for further information, including fees and an online, printable license application which can be mailed in.
In order to obtain a license, a dog owner must present documentation showing that the dog has a current rabies shot unless specifically exempted for medical reasons, in writing, by a licensed veterinarian. Proof of spay or neuter must be presented if applicable. Licenses can be purchased or renewed in person or through the mail.
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Links to Shelter Directories (Links will open in a separate window)
Article(s) (Off-Site links will open in a separate window)
|Adopting a Rescue Dog||This is a guide to the first week of bringing a rescue dog into your home and helping him become a part of your family. Filled with useful tips, we think it can help both get off to a great start.|
|Safe Outdoor Fun in a Cat Enclosure!||Cat enclosures can offer your companion safe access to outdoor areas. These can be very small, cheap and unobtrusive, or they can be extensive additions to a house.|
|Traveling by Car or Truck with Pets||Taking the family pet along for the ride is a part of the vacation plans of families across the nation. This guide will help you travel safely and comfortably with your favorite pet.|
Miscellaneous Links (Links will open in a separate window)
|American Animal Hospital Association||This organization of more than 13,000 veterinarians and animal hospitals maintains this web site providing entertainment and care information about pets.|
|Best Friends Animal Sanctuary||The nation's largest animal sanctuary for abused and abandoned cats, dogs, and other animals.|
|Cables, Wires, and Outlets||Keeping Your Pet Safe - Be aware of the electrical hazards inside the home, for both your petís sake and your own.|
|Cat, Kitten, Puppy & Dog names||Have a new addition in your family? You find a lost puppy or just trying to come up with that perfect name for your favorite pet?|
|Dog Names Woof||There are dozens of fun and creative names for your dog or puppy on this site for you to browse through.|
|House Rabbit Society||A non-profit, all-volunteer organization that rescues rabbits and educates the public about rabbit care.|
|Humane Society of the United States||Web site for the national Humane Society organization.|
|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.|
|Vet Tech - a Guide to Vet Tech Schools||Vet Tech is a site devoted exclusively to providing students with an understanding of the process of becoming a veterinary technician.|
Humane Education Links (Links will open in a separate window)
For kids and teens who want to help animals: www.kindnews.org features the "KIND Clubhouse" with interactive games and projects for kids. (Note: This web page may crash Mozilla based web browsers.)
www.humaneteen.org helps teens become involved in animal protection. Includes step-by-step projects and a study/activity guide on issues affecting companion animals.
For people interested in teaching children to treat animals responsibly and humanely:
http://www.humanesocietyyouth.org/ has reviews of kids' books and movies with humane themes, a "research and evaluation" section with results of surveys and studies on humane education, and a shopping cart of humane education materials.
Choosing a Pet (Links will open in a separate window)
The following web pages offer points to consider when determining what type of pet is right for you.
Getting a Cat
Senior Dogs Project
Links to Rabbit Ownership Information
FIV, FECV, and FIP links (Links will open in a separate window)
Sometimes we list cats and state that they have tested positive for FIV (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus) or FECV (Feline Enteric Corona Virus). These cats can live long happy lives, though we suggest they be indoor only cats.
FIV cannot be passed easily between cats. The virus can be spread through blood transfusions, badly infected gums, or serious, penetrating bite wounds. (Bite wounds of this kind are extremely rare, except in free-roaming, unneutered tomcats.)
FECV (Feline Enteric Corona Virus) is benign, but can mutate into the much more serious FIP (Feline Infectious Peritonitis). FECV is extremely common, particularly in homes with multiple cats. It can be passed through the feces and sometimes saliva.
For more details, you can start with the links below. These are only a few of the informative links you can find by a web search using a search engine such as Google.
Best Friends Animal Society - FIV: Catching a Bad Case of Rumors
You and Your Pets. FIV: Catching a Bad Case of Rumors. FIV Fact Sheet ... In fact, the only thing about FIV that you can catch is a bad case of the rumors. ...
Island Cat Resources & Adoption: FIV Information
FIV Information. Harley pic · Harley WHAT IS FIV? Feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) is a virus that eventually causes immunosuppression in cats - it ...
Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV)
Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV). After discovering that our cat
tested positive for FIV. ... No. You cannot catch FIV from your cat. ...
Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP)
... is currently infected or recently exposed to FIPV (or FECV). Therefore, there is
NO POINT in vaccinating a cat that already has a corona virus antibody titer ...
... Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP). Feline Infectious Peritonitis Virus (FIPV)
is a coronavirus. ... In fact, FIP is not considered an infectious disease. ...
Feline PKD links (Links will open in a separate window)
On rare occasions we will have a cat with PKD, Polycystic Kidney Disease. Since it most commonly occurs in Persian cats it is not often it gets diagnosed in shelter cats. PKD can only be inherited, it is not contagious!
According to The Feline PKD FAQ
"PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease) is a progressive, genetic disease of the kidneys. It occurs in humans, cats, dogs, and other animals. PKD is characterized by the presence of multiple cysts in each Kidney"In addition to the FAQ link above, here are a select few informative links from the thousands that a Google search will turn up.
"Is PKD Fatal? If So, Is It Always Fatal?
If a normal cat lived forever, PKD cats would eventually progress to the point where renal failure occurs, and would eventually die of renal failure. However, in real life, it is believed that most PKD cats actually die from something other than renal failure due to PKD. So the practical answer to this question is no, most PKD positive cats will not die from PKD."
Feline PKD Links page
The Feline PKD Home Page
Canine Separation Anxiety (Links will open in a separate window)
|Canine separation anxiety sometimes results in dogs being returned to us shortly after adoption. There is a great deal of information on the problem which can be found by searching on the phrase Canine Separation Anxiety in almost any search engine. Here are some of links for those who want to skip the search.|
|Severe Separation Anxiety - A Personal Experience||One of many personal experiences to be found in the searches. This one concerns a Greyhound where medication was required.|
|There are many other information filled sites out there, many of which can be found using Google. The main point is you will have to make an effort if your dog has this problem and you can't stay with him or her all the time.|
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