CHildren's Educational Materials
We have a number of activities and resources for kids who want to learn more about feral cats and cat care. Find our coloring book, word search, and vocabulary list below:
Cat Owner Resources
ALLERPET/C - Formulated specifically for people who are allergic to cats.
Facts About Declawing - Learn more about declawing and its devastating impact on a cat.
The Paw Project - Dedicated to educating the public about the painful and crippling effects of cat declawing, to promote animal welfare through the abolition of the practice of declaw surgery, and to rehabilitate big cats that have been declawed.
Cats for Kids Resource Guide - Educational links and cat care resources for parents and children who are considering getting a cat
Alternatives to Declawing - Useful, humane alternatives to deter your cat from scratching unwanted areas.
Cat Health 101 - Cat Health 101 provides you with all the information you need about cat health problems and cat care.
Introducing a New Cat to Other Pets - Tips and tricks on integrating a new furry feline friend into your home if you have other pets.
Cats International- A non-profit, educational organization dedicated to helping people better understand their feline companions.
Lost Pets International - Free Lost & Found Pet Ads by Geographical Area.
Pet friendly rentals - If you're a pet owner committed to caring responsibly for your companion animal, there are several steps you can take to find pet-friendly rental housing. Read our tips on conducting a search for a rental community that will welcome both you and your loyal companion. (The Humane Society of the United States)
Pet Insurance - We recommend that pet owners consider insurance to cover unforeseen or expensive vet bills for injuries and illnesses that may befall your pet. This link contains information on pet insurance and different carriers.
Tips on international travel with cats, from one of our volunteers
Make sure you know what paperwork you need. Talk to your vet about international microchips and up to date vaccinations. The instructions for government paperwork are well summarized and can be accessed for different countries here: https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/pet-travel/
Use a carrier that is big enough for your cat to lay down in. There are several airline-approved carriers, and the soft-sided carriers can often fit under seats. Consider putting a puppy pee pad in the carrier in case your cat has an accident. Before traveling, leave the carriers at home near their bed so it smells like home and they get used to it as a safe space
Consider harness-training your cat before flying; you can clip harnesses to carriers, and it provides an extra way to secure your cat in case they try to escape. You can find comfortable harnesses online, but make sure the harness fits your cat. It should be neither too loose nor too tight. You can try to accustom the cat to wearing the harness by putting it on before feeding treats or playing with them.
Mention the cat to security agents before you get to the X-Ray machine, and be sure to tell them if the cat can't come out of the carrier (risk of escape). Oftentimes they will allow you to be screened in a private room with a door so you can secure the cat and they can send the carrier through the X-Ray machine without the cat inside.
When you arrive at your destination, make sure you've packed familiar food and litter, as well as blankets and toys that smell familiar. Identify a vet in your new area as soon as possible, and make sure the cat is eating and drinking properly. It may take them a while to adjust, so be on the lookout for any signs of stress.
Other cat and wildlife information
Alley Cat Allies - Dedicated to protecting and improving the lives of our nation's cats. Organization advocating trap/neuter/return as a method of reducing feral cat populations.
Pets With Disabilities - Researches the procedures for rehabilitation of pets that have suffered a disability due to congenital defects or traumatic injuries.
In Defense of Animals -Working to protect the rights, welfare and habitats of animals. A highly active non-profit organization working to protect animals worldwide. They sponsor a variety of programs and initiatives and work to draw media focus to animal rights and welfare issues.
Connecticut Wildlife Rehabilitators Association - Dedicated to the preservation of wildlife, here is a link of how to help distressed wildlife without injuring them or yourself.
Wildlife in Crisis, Inc. - Wildlife in Crisis (WIC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to wildlife preservation and land conservation. WIC's habitat protection, wildlife rehabilitation and environmental education programs share the parallel goal of protecting wildlife while improving the quality of life in our community.
TicketNetwork Animal Sanctuary - Looking for a new home for goats, llamas, or fowl? The TicketNetwork Animal Sanctuary located in South Windsor, CT would love to give shelter and care. The TicketNetwork Animal Sanctuary also takes donations of fencing, reclaimed wood, hoses and feed.