USEFUL AND INTERESTING LINKS
Dogs Trust (DT)
Dogs Trust is the UK’s largest Dog Welfare Charity. Their web site is packed with useful information on re-homing of dogs, microchipping and dog diseases.
Dogs Trust Worldwide (DTWW)
DTWW work to improve canine welfare outside of the UK. They organise International Training Programme workshops (ITP) several times a year as well as Overseas Education Workshops (OEW) and Overseas Behaviour Workshops (OBW). They also organise the International Companion Animal Welfare Conferences (ICAWC) which are held in a different European country every year.
Cats Protection (CP)
CP is the UK’s leading feline welfare charity. They provide an array of cat care information via publications, website and helpline. CP promote the benefits of neutering and seek to educate people of all ages about cats and their care.
Cat Action Trust 1977
Cat Action Trust is a small national charity dedicated to the welfare of feral cats. Visit the website for advice on trapping and taming.
A website covering cat welfare and fund-raising
Alley Cat Allies (USA)
For advice on talking to local authorities.
ANIMALS WORLDWIDE – Tourism & Animal Welfare
Helping animals around the globe. Animals Worldwide aims to help many of the small, under-funded animal shelters and rehoming centres around the world. It supports such initiatives as ‘Trap-Neuter-Release’ schemes, educational programmes promoting animal respect and welfare, and works with the tourist industry to promote animal-welfare-friendly tourism. AW provides a point of contact for returning travellers to voice their concerns regarding instances of cruelty and neglect, particularly in tourist resorts.
International Cat Care ICC
ICC was founded as the Feline Advisory Bureau in 1958. It’s a one-stop shop for information and advice about cats. Contact them to obtain “Feral Cat Manual” (2006) which includes guidance for vets on surgical techniques. In English, Spanish or Italian.
International Animal Rescue
This is a hands-on animal rescue and rehabilitation organisation that was founded in 1988. The charity’s head office is in Uckfield, East Sussex, in the UK and they have rescue centres in Goa, Tamil Nadu and Agra in India, as well as in Malta.
Worldwide Veterinary Service WVS
WVS supplies veterinary resources to animal charities and non-profit organisations around the world. Their projects involve teams of WVS volunteers who help their associated charities around the world. Their teams comprise both veterinary and non-veterinary volunteers who want to work in animal welfare.
World Animal Net
This is the world’s largest network of animal protection societies with consultative status at the UN.
Working to improve the status and welfare of animals with over 3,000 affiliates in more than 100 countries.
World Animal Day
World animal day is on October 4th every year. To find out more about what you can do to make a difference on World Animal Day, visit the website.