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Laws in Connecticut including Anti-Tethering Law (CT Public Act 13-189)

If you see a dog left outside in extreme weather conditions especially in winter cold, you are encouraged to contact your local Animal Control Officer or 911 right away.

  • Never leave your animals outside in cold days for any long duration greater than 15 minutes

  • Add an extra blanket or two to your pet's bed when they come in from the cold

  • Always watch signs of exposure to the elements including shivering, heavy breathing, etc

  • Make sure that antifreeze is stored away from pets

  • Before you get into your car on a cold day, knock on your hood because cats like to hide underneath for heat

Signs of FrostbiteLearn about signs, symptoms, and treatment

  • Discoloration of the affected area of skin - this discoloration is often pale, gray bluish

  • Coldness and/or brittleness of the area when touched

  • Swelling of the affected area

  • Blisters or skin ulcers

  • Areas of blackened or dead skin


Signs of Hypothermia (winter months)Learn about signs, symptoms, and treatment

  • Shivering

  • Weakness

  • Shallow breathing

  • Stiff movement

  • Lethargy

Signs of Hyperthermia (summer months)Learn about signs, symptoms, and treatment​​

  • Excessive or heavy panting

  • Dark red gums

  • Excessive drooling

  • Warm to the touch

  • A racing heart rate

  • Vomiting

  • Diarrihea


Hartford Animal Control Unit

Connecticut Humane Society

Report Animal Abuse

If you see an animal in imminent danger or signs of animal abuse please contact your local police department immediately.  If your local police department is unresponsive, call PETA immediately day or night at 757-622-7382, option 2.  PETA will investigate the case.

Bi-State Pet Food Pantry (St. Louis, Missouri)

If you find yourself having trouble providing food for your pet and and are located in the St. Louis, Missouri area, Bi-State Pet Food Pantry will be more than happy to help.

Bolton Veterinary Dr. Kathryn Zyra, VMD

Are you looking for a veterinarian clinic that "really" cares about the best interest of your pet? Bolton Veterinary Clinic in Bolton, Connecticut, is a 24-hour AAHA accredited animal hospital providing comprehensive medical, surgical and dental care.  In addition to specializing in small animals such as dogs and cats, Dr. Kathryn Zyra can also treat a variety of animals ranging from rabbits to rats to reptiles and wildlife. You will never feel like just another customer in the Bolton Veterinary Clinic.

Feral Cats of East Windsor

A non profit organization helping to control the feral cat population through TNP (Trap Neuter and Return Program.  Feral Cats of East Windsor also provides shelter and feeds many colonies on a daily basis. They also adopt out kittens and adults that are socialized, fixed, and have had shots. You may contact Russell Bergeron for more information.

Enfield Cat Community Project

A non profit cat rescue providing veternary treatment to sick or injured abandoned cats within Enfield.  Also providing foster homes while seeking permanent homes.  For feral cats, TNP (Trap Neuter and Return Program) is also available provided they have a designated group to feed. 

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