Links to Other Resources
The following links lead to information about pet health, animal care, breeder associations, non-profit organizations, and veterinary schools on external Web sites over which we have no control. Should you experience difficulties with any of these links or should you wish to recommend additional resources, please contact us with your comments or suggestions.
ASPCA - American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
American Humane Association - "Founded in 1877, the American Humane Association is the only national organization dedicated to protecting both children and animals."
MVMVA - Maryland Veterinary Medical Association
AVMA - American Veterinary Medical Association
American Kennel Club - founded in 1884, the AKC seeks to "advance the study, breeding, exhibiting, running and maintenance of purebred dogs." The site contains a lot of information, including what you should know BEFORE you buy a dog and a list of recognized breeds with photos and descriptions of each.
Carroll Kennel Club - the local AKC sanctioned dog owners club open to persons 18 years of age or older.
The Cat Fanciers' Association, Inc. - maintains the largest registry of pedigreed cats, offers tips on caring for cats, and features more than 3 dozen different breed profiles with photos of each cat breed.
PetEducation.com - Large site with information about the "anatomy, behavior, & diseases" of dogs, cats, fish, birds, ferrets, reptiles, gerbils, hamsters, mice, rats, rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas, hedgehogs, and sugar gliders.
Petfinder.com - Search for adoptable pets, find adoption groups, learn what should know before you decide to adopt a pet.
Animal Planet - Part of the Discovery family of television networks.
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