RESOURCES FOR PET PARENTS
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Search for pet-friendly apartments! No point in moving if you're best friend won't be allowed.
First Step of Wayne County - Supporting domestic abuse survivors and their pets.
Read more about First Step's ARK (Animals Receiving Kindness) program here.
HEALTH & WELL BEING:
Pet food reviews and recall notifications. Sign up! https://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine works with government and industry to replace the use of animal tests with more modern methods to test safety of cosmetics, chemicals, pesticides, drugs and other products. Sign up for newsletter / alerts so your voice can be heard on important issues. www.pcrm.org
Shop Cruelty Free with https://www.leapingbunny.org/
The Derm Review's guide to cruelty free skincare and cosmetics https://thedermreview.com/guide-to-cruelty-free-skincare-cosmetics/
Disaster Preparedness. Be ready for the unknown. https://www.aspca.org/pet-care/general-pet-care/disaster-preparedness
ID TAG and MICROCHIP
Even if your dog is micro-chipped, the old school method of having an ID tag with current phone number on your pet at all times will help your best friend get back home quickly, if lost. We'll stand on our soap box and preach all day long about the power of the microchip and ID tag and how it helps the entire pet community. All of us want your pet home safe and sound if lost. Please keep up-to-date ID on your pets at all times!
A note about invisible fences: Please consider the dangers before making your purchase.
Never put a puppy on an invisible fence
ENDING PUPPY MILLS
We support the end to the mass production of dogs in commercial kennels ("puppy mills"). Join the effort! You can make a difference. Check out Bailing Out Benji, an organization that is dedicated to educating the public and providing them with the most current and accurate data regarding the puppy mill industry.
ANIMAL LAW 101 (Submitted by Amelia, a young animal advocate via the Kellytown Reading Group)
Includes a breakdown of Animal Law, including the Animal Welfare Act, the Endangered Species Act, the PACT Act, and additional research resources.
ATTORNEYS FOR ANIMALS - Michigan-based organization whose mission is work within the legal system for the rights of animals to be treated humanely.
MICHIGAN HUMANE ADVOCACY