Founded in 1866, the ASPCA was the first humane organization in the Western Hemisphere. Our mission, as stated by founder Henry Bergh, is “to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States.” While there are SPCAs and humane societies all over the country, the ASPCA is not directly affiliated with them. However, the ASPCA works nationally to rescue animals from abuse, pass humane laws and share resources with many shelters across the country.

ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center
Visit this site for information on preventing, and getting emergency treatment for pet poisoning. Review the list of human foods your pets should never eat, and learn which plants can be poisonous to pets.

ASPCA Cat Care
ASPCA’s guide to cat care offers tips on traveling, nutrition, grooming, visiting the vet, holidays, poison control, and more.

ASPCA Dog Care
Visit the link to learn guidelines from ASPCA veterinarians and behaviorists, regarding your dog’s health and daily activities.

ASPCA Professional provides tools and resources for animal welfare professionals and volunteers at public and private agencies and rescue groups, as well as veterinarians, humane law enforcement and emergency responders.

American Animal Hospital Association: Cat Care
This website has information on owning cats, including how to recognize if your cat is ill, how to prevent fleas and other parasites, and more.

American Humane Association
As the nation’s voice for the protection of children and animals, American Humane Association reaches millions of people every day through groundbreaking research, education, training and services that span a wide network of organizations, agencies and businesses.

Best Friends Animal Society
From humble beginnings, Best Friends Animal Society has grown into a national leader in the no-kill movement. But the future lies in the same place that it all began – with caring individuals who want to make this a kinder nation for our pets. It’s people like you who started it all, and people like you who will help us achieve No More Homeless Pets!

Common Canine Behavior Problems
Visit the link to learn’s resources on handling common dog behavioral problems, such as separation anxiety, jumping, digging, barking, and more.

Free Kibble’s primary mission is to provide healthy, nutritious food to the dogs and cats at shelters who are working so hard to see that none of their animals go hungry – they need our help. Now, in addition to providing free kibble to the Humane Society of Central Oregon, Mimi and FreeKibble are feeding many 1,000’s of dogs and cats in shelters, rescues and through food-banks across the country EVERYDAY!

Guide to Feline Diabetes
This guide to feline diabetes has FAQs, diet, exercise, insulin, ketones, and glucose testing information. The site also has more information all contributed by medical doctors and veterinarians.

Happy Trails Pet Food Pantry
Happy Trails Animal Rescue is a local animal rescue that offers prevention based services in addition to animal rescue an adoption. One of the services we offer is a pet food pantry to help elderly on fixed incomes and families experiencing financial hardships feed their pets to prevent them from going hungry or ending up in local shelters.

To receive assistance or make donations, please email or call (407) 593-1458.

Humane Society of the United States: Cat Care
This guide to Cat Care is available on the Humane Society’s website. It covers all aspects of owning and caring for a cat/kitten.

Humane Society of the United States: Dog Care
This comprehensive resource guide covers all aspects of caring for a dog, from training, to nutrition and behavior, house-training, dealing with pests, and more.

Kuranda Dog Beds Donation Program
Kuranda Dog Beds keeps pets comfortable and dry off the cold, hard floor and are the top choice of kennels and shelters worldwide. If you’d like to donate a bed to Osceola County Animal Services, follow the link.

Official Pet Hotels
This site allows pet owners to enter zip codes or city names to find pet friendly hotels. This is a great resource in the event of vacation travel OR in the event of a disaster. We always encourage pet owners to take pets with them if an evacuation is ordered and knowing ahead of time where pets are allowed is a great way to plan ahead.

Pawsitive Action Foundation
Pawsitive Action Foundation, Inc is dedicated to the lives of pets and their people. We educate, provide assistance, create ways to keep families together, provide perpetual care for dogs left behind, offer low cost Veterinary services and if necessary re-home beloved pets. is an adoption website that is designed to help you find the pet you have always wanted. You can look up Shelters/Rescues by location all over the United States. You can also look up pets by breed. This is the most amazing site for finding pets.

The Humane Society of the United States
This is an informational website regarding animals and their care. There is an educational section that will help answer any questions you may have. There are many programs listed that you may become involved in as well as literature that you may purchase.

The Indoor Pet Initiative
This is created by the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, and covers the needs for owning pets who live indoors.

Veterinary Partner
The Veterinary Information Network created this website for pet owners with lots of articles on health and behavior issues.