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This page includes links to other pet related web sites including:

Disclaimer: Inclusion of a web site link on this page does not indicate endorsement by the FAHS of the products, services, or opinions presented at those sites.

Other Oregon Animal Shelter and Animal Welfare Web Sites (Links will open in a separate window)

SafeHaven Humane Society Albany
Indigo Rescue and Adoption Beaverton
Humane Society of Central Oregon Bend
South Coast Humane Society Brookings
Coos County Animal Shelter/All for Animals Inc. Coos Bay
Heartland Humane Society Corvallis
Homeward Bound Pets Dayton
Bird Rescue of Oregon Eugene
Greenhill Humane Society, SPCA Eugene
Lane County Regulation Animal Shelter - Animals Received Eugene
Klamath Humane Society Klamath Falls
Spay/Neuter Your Pet Medford
Central Coast Humane Society Newport
Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon Portland
House of Dreams a non-profit, volunteer operated, no-kill cat shelter Portland
Oregon Humane Society Portland
Humane Society of the Willamette Valley Salem
Multnomah County Animal Control Troutdale
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Dog Licenses

We do not sell dog licenses at the shelter.  Most cities and unicorporated counties require dog licenses.  The information for the City of Florence and for Unincorporated Lane County follows:

City of Florence:

All dogs within the City limits shall be required to wear a current dog license tag issued by the City Manager or his designee. Failure on the part of the owner or custodian to properly license any said dog within the City shall be a violation of this Chapter by the owner. If the dog owner moves into the City and his/her dog does not have a current dog license from another city or county, the owner must obtain a license within five days of moving into the City.
The dog licenses can be purchased either at the City Hall, 250 Hwy 101, 997-3436, or Oceanside Veterinary Clinic, 1739 22nd, 997-2114.  The licenses for spayed and neutered dogs are $7 for one year or $18 for three years. The fees are higher for any dogs which have not been spayed or neutered.   In order to obtain a license, a dog owner must present documentation showing that the dog has a current rabies shot unless specifically exempted for medical reasons, in writing, by a licensed veterinarian.  Proof of spay or neuter must be presented if applicable.

Unincorporated Lane County:

Every dog in the City of Eugene and unincorporated Lane County MUST obtain a license when one of two things occurs: either the dog reaches the age of six months, or it obtains its permanent canine teeth, whichever comes first.  Failure to provide and keep the license current may result in a late fee and/or fine.

In order to obtain a license, a dog owner must present documentation showing that the dog has a current rabies shot unless specifically exempted for medical reasons, in writing, by a licensed veterinarian.  Proof of spay or neuter must be presented if applicable.  Licenses can be purchased or renewed in person or through the mail.

See the Lane County Web Page called Licensing Your Dog for further information, including fees and an online, printable license application which can be mailed in.

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Links to Shelter Directories (Links will open in a separate window)

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Miscellaneous Links (Links will open in a separate window)

House Rabbit Society A non-profit, all-volunteer organization that rescues rabbits and educates the public about rabbit care.
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary The nation's largest animal sanctuary for abused and abandoned cats, dogs, and other animals.
(Note: Web site periodically is unreachable, but keep trying.)
PupLinks PupLinks, All About Dogs, is a new site put up by a dog lover in Ohio with an interesting mixture of information, advice, and links.
National Animal Poison Control Center The ASPCA National Animal Poison Control Center, an operating division of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), is the only animal-oriented poison control center in North America. The Center is an allied agency of the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine.
American Animal Hospital Association This organization of more than 13,000 veterinarians and animal hospitals maintains this web site providing entertainment and care information about pets.
The Humane Society of the United States Web site for the national Humane Society organization.
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Humane Education Links (Links will open in a separate window)

For kids and teens who want to help animals: www.kindnews.org features the "KIND Clubhouse" with interactive games and projects for kids. ( Note :  This web page may crash Mozilla based web browsers.)

www.humaneteen.org helps teens become involved in animal protection. Includes step-by-step projects and a study/activity guide on issues affecting companion animals.

For people interested in teaching children to treat animals responsibly and humanely:

www.nahee.org has reviews of kids' books and movies with humane themes, a "research and evaluation" section with results of surveys and studies on humane education, and a shopping cart of humane education materials.

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Choosing a Pet (Links will open in a separate window)

The following web pages offer points to consider when determining what type of pet is right for you.

Getting a Cat

Senior Dogs Project

Links to Rabbit Ownership Information

The Ferret Owner's Manual by Dick Bossart

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FIV, FECV, and FIP links (Links will open in a separate window)

Sometimes we list cats and state that they have tested positive for FIV (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus) or FECV (Feline Enteric Corona Virus). These cats can live long happy lives, though we suggest they be indoor only cats.

FIV cannot be passed easily between cats. The virus can be spread through blood transfusions, badly infected gums, or serious, penetrating bite wounds. (Bite wounds of this kind are extremely rare, except in free-roaming, unneutered tomcats.)

FECV (Feline Enteric Corona Virus) is benign, but can mutate into the much more serious FIP (Feline Infectious Peritonitis). FECV is extremely common, particularly in homes with multiple cats. It can be passed through the feces and sometimes saliva.

For more details, you can start with the links below.  These are only a few of the informative links you can find by a web search using a search engine such as Google .

Cornell Feline Health Center--Feline Immunodeficiency Virus
... Virologists classify feline immunodeficiency virus ( FIV ) in the same Retroviridae
family as the Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV), but with one major difference ...

Feline Immunodeficiency Virus ( FIV )
Feline Immunodeficiency Virus ( FIV ). After discovering that our cat
tested positive for FIV . ... No. You cannot catch FIV from your cat. ...

FIV - A Bad Case of Rumors
... FIV - Catching a Bad Case of Rumors Despite what many people think, cats
with this condition can live perfectly long, happy, healthy lives. ...

Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP)
... is currently infected or recently exposed to FIPV (or FECV ). Therefore, there is
NO POINT in vaccinating a cat that already has a corona virus antibody titer ...

Feline Infectious Peritonitis ( FIP ) - Overview & Types - ...
... infectious peritonitis virus). If a cat's immune system responds poorly,
the mutant FECV may cause the systemic infection called FIP . ...

Cat Fanciers' Association: Health Committee - Feline Infectious ...
... In addition to selecting disease-resistant breeding stock, breeders can initiate
husbandry practices that discourage the spread of FECV and development of FIP . ...

Pet Health - FIP
... Feline Infectious Peritonitis ( FIP ). Feline Infectious Peritonitis Virus (FIPV)
is a coronavirus. ... In fact, FIP is not considered an infectious disease. ...

Antech News - October 2001
peritonitis (FIP) is a highly fatal infection of cats and is the leading ...

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Feline PKD links (Links will open in a separate window)

On rare occasions we will have a cat with PKD, Polycystic Kidney Disease.  Since it most commonly occurs in Persian cats it is not often it gets diagnosed in shelter cats.  PKD can only be inherited, it is not contagious!

According to The Feline PKD FAQ

"PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease) is a progressive, genetic disease of the kidneys.  It occurs in humans, cats, dogs, and other animals.  PKD is characterized by the presence of multiple cysts in each Kidney"

"Is PKD Fatal?  If So, Is It Always Fatal?
If a normal cat lived forever, PKD cats would eventually progress to the point where renal failure occurs, and would eventually die of renal failure.  However, in real life, it is believed that most PKD cats actually die from something other than renal failure due to PKD.  So the practical answer to this question is no, most PKD positive cats will not die from PKD."

In addition to the FAQ link above, here are a select few informative links from the thousands that a Google search will turn up.

Feline PKD Links page

The Feline PKD Home Page

CFA (Cat Fancier's Association) Health Committee: Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease in Persian Cats

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Canine Separation Anxiety (Links will open in a separate window)

Canine separation anxiety sometimes results in dogs being returned to us shortly after adoption. There is a great deal of information on the problem which can be found by searching on the phrase Canine Separation Anxiety in almost any search engine. Here are some of links for those who want to skip the search.
Canines of America Separation Anxiety and Behaviors From The Animal Behavior Center of New York.  Relatively short article, may require browser newer than what the webmaster uses.
How to Handle Separation Anxiety with your Dog From The Doggie Door to Canine Behavior web site.
Severe Separation Anxiety - A Personal Experience One of many personal experiences to be found in the searches.  This one concerns a Greyhound where medication was required.
There are many other information filled sites out there, many of which can be found using Google . The main point is you will have to make an effort if your dog has this problem and you can't stay with him or her all the time.
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