Resources

When I was building and putting together my website, I did a lot of research. That of course means trying to find out a lot of different information, from a lot of different sources. Many of those I have found to be really helpful.

I wanted to give them some credit and so I have created this useful resource page, where I can list, and indeed link to all of the websites that I used along the way.

US Pet Statistics

This is a really useful website that shows the number of pets owned in the US. They go into a lot of statistical detail and present their information in a lot of different ways. With reference to cat ownership, they had some very interesting information, which I was able to use in many of my information articles.

AVMA

The AVMA is the leading advocate for the veterinary profession. Representing more than 89,000 members, we protect, promote and advocate for the needs of all veterinarians and those they serve. They also provided me with a lot of helpful information, and are of course experts in their field.

RSPCA

These initials stand for the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. They are a wonderful organisation who are a charity, and do as much as they can to highlight animal concerns, and prevent any harm coming to them. They have some wonderful, and indeed expert advice, on how to best care for cats and kittens.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

They provide useful information on the rules pertaining to bringing a cat into the USA. A general certificate of health is not required by CDC for entry of pet cats into the United States, although some airlines or states may require them.

However, pet cats are subject to inspection at ports of entry and may be denied entry into the United States if they have evidence of an infectious disease that can be transmitted to humans. If a cat appears to be ill, further examination by a licensed veterinarian at the owner’s expense might be required at the port of entry.

Pet Health Network

This website resource is for all domestic pets and that of course does include cats. They are dedicated to providing you with comprehensive and trustworthy information to ensure your four-legged family members enjoy the longest, healthiest, and happiest lives possible.

Pet Travel

This is a worldwide travel resource for pets including cats. It includes the rules and regulations for travelling with pets including cats and kittens. There are also well explained rules there for vaccinations etc.

Humane Society

As part of the Humane Society there is a section where they list the Delaware Feral Cat Organizations. As the name would suggest this is a list of all the organizations in the USA who care for feral cats. They are all pet rescue organizations who care for feral or wild and abandoned cats and kittens.

The Cat’s Meow Animal Rescue

The Cat’s Meow is the largest 501(c)3, all-volunteer feline rescue organization. They place rescued cats into loving foster homes as they await their forever homes. They believe that each of their cats deserves to find its perfect forever family.

International Cat Care

Their vision is that all cats, owned and unowned, are treated with care, compassion and understanding. Their mission is to engage, educate and empower people throughout the world to improve the health and welfare of cats by sharing advice, training and passion. They are a charitable organization and used to be known as the Feline Advisory Bureau.

International Society of Feline Medicine

This is the veterinary profession arm of the International Cat Care organisation. They work across the world to provide cutting edge information for the veterinary care of cats and is recognised and respected for the standards it aspires to.

Cat Adoption Team

As the name would suggest  their main objective is to save the lives of homeless, unwanted, sick, and injured cats and to work with their community to provide feline expertise and quality programs and services for people and cats. Like many of these organizations they provide shelter and medical care, and also offer low cost spray and neuter services.

Best Friends

This organisation is all about saving pets of all kinds including cats. Their mission is to is to bring about a time when there are No More Homeless Pets. They do this by helping end the killing in America’s animal shelters through building community programs and partnerships all across the nation. We believe that by working together they can Save Them All.

Cat Fanciers Association

The Cat Fanciers’ Association is a non-profit organization founded in 1906, after breaking ties with the American Cat Association. CFA has grown steadily over the years from its humble beginnings, licensing two shows to licensing approximately 400 shows each season, worldwide.

Membership in CFA is granted to clubs who have gone through an application and election process. Currently, CFA has over 600 member clubs. CFA shows are judged by individuals who have met high qualification criteria and have completed a rigorous training program which qualifies the judges to evaluate the show cats using a CFA Breed Standard for each one of its 42 breeds. To date, CFA has registered over 2 million pedigreed cats.

Panthera

This is an organisation who aim to protect all of the “big cats.” Whether on the front lines of conservation or based at our New York City headquarters, Panthera is led by a burgeoning team of multinational scientists, law enforcement professionals, and other wild cat advocates.

Blind Cat Rescue

This organization was started in 2005 in St Pauls, NC (USA) by a mother and daughter team. They wanted to find a safe place for blind cats that were deemed non appropriate by regular cat shelters.

Pets WebMD

A leading resource that gives any number of guides on how to keep your cat or cats healthy.

Vets4Pets

This is an online vet resource that offers a lot of great information on he general welfare of cats and kittens. They also offer a range of paid services including pet insurance and health plans.