I’m sure all of you have seen at least one pet hotline information number list - many of us have probably seen many more. You can find them every where - in the newspapers, on the internet, on the television, and on the radio to name only a few places.
Oftentimes these pet hotline information calls are free, but occasionally a small fee may be charged, depending on the type service involved, so be sure to check before you make the call.
Beware 900 numbers in particular as these almost always have a charge (sometimes hidden) and may add up very quickly to be quite a hefty sum over the course of your call(s).
Below you will find a listing of several pet hotline information numbers which you may, or may not, find helpful. As with all other emergency numbers, you may want to put these in a safe place should you ever need them. Phone numbers change from time to time so you may want to check and update your list from time to time - just in case.
We hope you never have the need to use any of these pet hotline information numbers, but if you do, here they are for your convenience and ease of use.
Stolen Pet Hotline Information: 1 800 STOLEN PET
Call these people if you believe your pet has been stolen.
AKC Companion Animal Recovery: 1 800 252 7894
Here is additional help finding lost AKC registered dogs.
Animal and Pet Travel Resources - Airplanes/Airline Regulation: 1 800 545 USDA
Before traveling with your pet by taking it on a flight, call this number first with all your questions about transporting your pet, what you'll need to provide or bring with you, etc.
Emergency Disaster Hotline: 1 800 227 4645
The American Humane Association offers this number in the event of earthquakes, or if earthquake preparedness for your pets is needed. Also, what to do and where to go in case of an emergency.
ASPCA Pet Poison Hotline: 1 888 4 ANI-HELP or 1 888 426-4435
This is the only dedicated animal poison control hotline in the world manned by veterinarians.
National Animal Poison Control Center: 1 888 426 4435
This manned, 24 hour, emergency number is your pet lifesaver in the event it is poisoned. There may be a fee for consultations.
Lyme Disease National Hotline: 1 800 886 5963
Call for help if you think your pet has ticks or if you need information to prevent this deadly tick-borne disease.
National Pet Recovery Hotline: 1 800 984 8638
This membership based 24-hour service will help you to locate your lost pet.
Tattoo-A-Pet: 1 800 828-8667
For a $35.00 lifetime membership (for the life of the pet) fee, which includes an identification tattoo, this 24-hour service will monitor all lost pets found that have tattoos, where found, etc.
Spay Helpline: 1 800 248 SPAY
SPAY USA provides free or low cost spay services to all. Schedule an appointment or check possible locations at over 950 programs and clinics nationwide.
Pet Loss Support Hotline: 1 888 478 7574
This free service is funded by the Iams Company, but manned by Veterinary students at the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine to provide a source of emotional support for those who have lost a pet or are anticipating the loss of their pet.
Petfinders: 1 800 666 5678
Their specialty is helping people find their lost pet.
National Found Pet Hotline Information: 1-800-755-8111
Call this number if you find a lost animal and want to report it.
Animal Behavior Hotline: 415 554 3075
They offer assistance with many kinds of animal and pet behavior problems. You will be responsible for paying any long distance phone charges incurred.
Dog Training Hotline: 212 727 7257
This free dog owners training, resource and referral helpline is rovided by the American Dog trainers network director. You will be responsible for paying any long distance phone charges incurred.
Yesterday I was a dog. Today I'm a dog. Tomorrow I'll probably still be a dog. Sigh! There's so little hope for advancement." - Snoopy
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