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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 and keep you posted on the investigation or you may remain anonymous.  You may click here and report your abuse right online.

Best Dog DNA Tests

Analyzing the DNA of your domestic companion can help you make educated lifestyle and health decisions on their behalf.  Thankfully, many of the privacy- and ethics-related concerns are waived when dealing with your pet; a full genetic profiling is only ever in their best interest.  Find out your dog's genetic make-up today!

Best Cat DNA Tests

For the proud owners of rescued or stray cats, their genetic make-up may be a complete mystery.  Many cat DNA tests provide insight on potentially inherited health risks.  Find out your cats genetic make-up today.

Bolton Veterinary Clinic and Hospital

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, their staff of highly trained vets, 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. 

**Please help keep a pet safe and make a donation today**