Fleeing Domestic Violence With Pets
Ahimsa House: Provides assistance to those fleeing domestic violence with their pets. Ahimsa House provides emergency pet safehousing, veterinary care, pet-related safety planning, legal advocacy, a 24-hour crisis line, outreach programs, and other services to help the human and animal victims of domestic violence reach safety together. They serve all victims of domestic violence regardless of sex, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, religion, or immigration status. 24-Hour Crisis Line: (404) 452-6248
Pet Food Banks
Food banks offer pet food assistance to families facing financial difficulties, allowing them to keep their pets. We accept dog and cat food, kitty litter, medications, leashes, collars, toys and more and donate them to Pet Buddies Food Pantry. You may also donate directly to one of the following pet food banks.
- Pet Buddies Food Pantry: www.petbuddiesfoodpantry.org – we are a drop-off and distribution point for dog & cat food, kitty litter and medications!
- LifeLine Animal Project: https://lifelineanimal.org
- PALS Atlanta: www.palsatlanta.org
- PAWS Atlanta: www.pawsatlanta.org/donate
Heartworm is a very preventable, but serious and potentially fatal disease in dogs and cats when it is not treated. It is transmitted by mosquitoes and when not treated, creates worms that invade the pet’s heart, making it difficult and dangerous for them to breathe. With the large number of mosquitoes in Georgia, it is important that all pets be cared for monthly.
It can be prevented simply by giving your pet a pill each month. It’s one of the best investments for your pet at about $10 per month. Considering the alternative of a very painful treatment of up to $500, you owe it to your pet to care for them.
- Heartworm Prevention and Treatment: www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary
- What is heartworm: www.heartwormsociety.org/pet-owner-resources/heartworm-basics
- What is heartworm: www.avma.org/public/PetCare/Pages/Heartworm-Disease.aspx
- Medical First Aid & CPR for Pets: www.claricode.com/content/Medical-First-Aid-and-CPR-for-Pets.aspx
- Dangerous Items for your Pets: www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary
- Medications for Your Pet … Questions for Your Vet: www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary
- Travel Training for You and Your Pets: www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary
- Write a Pet Resume – for your Pet: www.renttoownlabs.com/pet-resume (a great resource for renters to give to future landlords!)
Make an Insulated Cat House for Feral Cats in the Winter!
Even though cats have fur, they can succumb to the elements when it gets too cold and/or wet.
If you have community cats living in your area, here is an easy way to make a cat house out of a tote, styrofoam cooler (or styrofoam pieces) and straw. The straw works better than blankets, which can get damp and cold.
Thank you to United Paws of Tillamook for posting this information. Click on the photo for a larger image.