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Animal Control

For the animal control officer in your area, you can call your local police department or check the following list: MA ACO List


We are not wildlife experts.  If you are looking for assistance for a sick or injured wild animal, please consider the following resource providers:

Lost & Found Pet Resources

Breed Specific Rescues

American Kennel Club Breed Specific Rescues

Other Resources

The Town of East Brookfield, MA

Massachusetts state list of approved shelters and rescues – This list is on the Dept. of Agriculture website and is the listing of shelters and rescues approved to operate in the State of Masschusetts.

Assistance Dogs International, Inc. – “Assistance Dogs International, Inc. is a coalition of not for profit organizations that train and place Assistance Dogs.” If you are in need of a service dog, this site offers a list of contacts.

Dog Breed Info Center – This site is excellent for those who want to know how a particular breed would fit their lifestyle. Each breed has a page dedicated to it that provides a photo of the animal, its description, temperament, height/weight, health problems, living conditions, exercise, life expectancy, and grooming. You can also search for the perfect pet based on the breed’s demands for exercise, grooming, and space, just to name a few.

Other Interesting Animal Links

Importance of Spay/Neuter; Huffington Post

Pet Safety

Dog Friendly – “Travel Guide for Dog of All Sizes.” This site lists dog-friendly vacation spots and has great tips for traveling with your dog.

House Rabbit Network, Woburn, MA – Specializing in Rabbit Education and Adoption in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Connecticut.

Humane Society of the United States

Make Mine Chocolate – The goal of the “Make Mine Chocolate!™” campaign is to break the cycle of acquisition and relinquishment by educating the public about the responsibilities involved in keeping a companion rabbit before a rabbit is brought home.

Apartment Guide – Looking for an apartment that allows pets? This pet friendly housing site helps pet owners keep their pets. Pet Friendly Housing on Zillow

ASPCA Animal Poison Control – This is the best resource for any animal poison-related emergency, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If you think that your pet may have ingested a potentially poisonous substance, call (888) 426-4435. A $65 consultation fee may be applied to your credit card.

NewPet – “NewPet contains a wealth of helpful resources for new, or soon-to-be, pet owners. We have a world of fun tips and helpful hints on where to get a new pet and how to care for the new addition once you bring your bundle of joy home.”

No Paws Left Behind – “No Paws Left Behind, Inc. is a focus driven not for profit organization, designed to bring awareness to all communities the silent victims of foreclosure who have no voice or rights to implement change.”

Petfinder – This web site is true to its name. It covers all sorts of pets: dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, rabbits, etc. Non-profit animal organizations and animal control officers can register with Pet Finder and then be able to list animals available for adoption. Petfinder provides extensive links to animal shelters around the country, and maintains a lost and found database as well.

Pet Hiking Safety Tips – ASPCA Article on Pet HIking Safety Tips

Pets With Disabilities – The organization and website have provided support and information to people whose pets suffer from birth defects or have become disabled due to illness or injury. They also have an adoptions page for disabled pets needing homes.

Red Cross Pet Saver App – An app for your phone or device that offers pet first aid info and instructions. Another source for Emergency Preparedness for pets in disasters is on the Red Cross website page.

Senior Dogs Rescue – The Senior Dogs Project web site offers information on adopting a senior canine, and offers great tips for anyone caring for a senior dog. If you have recently lost a dog, this site has a wonderful, touching tribute page.

Tails Pet Media Group, Inc

Recovery Village’s article about the benefits of adopting on mental health

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