Animal Poison Control, Pet First Aid, and Emergencies

Animal Poison Control Center – American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) provides information and answers FAQs

Pet Poison Helpline – Information and videos on poison prevention

Poisonous Plants Database – Cornell University

“Household Hazards” – American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) brochure for pet owners on protecting pets from household hazards

First Aid Tips for Pet Owners – The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) website offers first aid tips

Pet First Aid – American Red Cross book and ARC chapters that offer first aid classes

AVMA Disaster Preparedness – brochures and websites

AVMA TV – Informative video on disaster preparedness

Animal Help Now App – Animal Help Now is a nationwide wildlife emergency app and provides immediate and appropriate assistance for any wildlife emergency, coast to coast. Animal Help Now’s database includes more than 3700 helpers, including wildlife rehabilitators, rescues, and hotlines, as well as veterinarians who treat wildlife. Animal Help Now even offers access to businesses that humanely resolve conflicts with wildlife, such as raccoons in attics and skunks under porches.

The Animal Help Now program not only serves people who are trying to help animals – and by extension serves the animals themselves – it also serves animal emergency professionals. Equally important, it helps elevate the status of animals in society in that it demonstrates by its very existence that animal emergencies deserve immediate and effective attention.