Animal Resources

What to do if you have lost your pet

Wildlife rescue and species specific rescue

Report Animal Abuse

Steps to take when your cat is urinating outside of the litter box

Spay and Neuter programs

Finding a pet-friendly apartment

Cat Bathing Procedure to Help Owners with Allergies

What to do if you have lost your pet

(These same resources should be utilized if you find a stray animal)

 

lost dog

Contact your local police department (non-emergency number) or animal control to see if you pet has been reported.

 

Contact local vets to see if anyone has reported seeing your lost pet.  This is also important because many lost pets are taken to a vet to be scanned for a microchip.

 

Put posters up in a 5 block area around your home.  Include a description of your pet, a photo if possible, and your contact information.  Place signs in local pet stores and vet offices.

Utilize social media and the internet to get the word out.  The following links offer a “lost and found” for pets, where you can post information on your lost pet, as well as search the “found” section to see if your pet has been found.

Find Toto                                            http://www.findtoto.com/

Animal Ark Lost & Found  

http://www.animalarkmn.org/              

 

Facebook Lost Cats                   https://www.facebook.com/LostCatsMN

Facebook Lost Dogs                  https://www.facebook.com/LDoMN

Craigslist                                            https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/laf/

Call local animal shelters and rescue organizations to let them know you are looking for a lost animal.  You can find a list of local animal rescues by logging on to https://www.petfinder.com/animal-shelters-and-rescues/search? and enter your zip code.

 


Wildlife rescue and species specific rescue

Wildlife

Wildlife Rehabilitation Center

651-486-9453

Animal Humane Society

Wildlife-763-522-4325 X 170

Wildlife Rehab and  Release

763-489-2223

University of MN Raptor Center

612-624-4745

Minnesota Wildlife Haven

612-318-0077

 

Pet Birds

Blackberry Vet-Suzanne

651-552-9101 IGH

 

 

 

Rabbits

MN Companion Rabbit

Society

651-768-9755 Edina

Email

 

 

 

Ferrets

In the Company of Ferrets

651-439-5209

 

 

 

Horse

MN Hoofed Animal

Association

763-856-3119

 

MN Horse Council

763-576-1757

 

 

 

Reptile

Exotic & Reptile Rescue

612-669-4887

 

 

 

Rat

MN Pocket Pet Rescue

Email Website

 

 

 

Guinea Pigs

The Piggy Place

Email

 

To report animal abuse

Animal Control Ramsey County - 651-266-1100

 

(Tip: Animal Control may get there faster if you call the St. Paul Police Dept.non-emergency number first - 651-291-1111.

The police will usuallyhave Animal Control accompany them.)

 

 

Humane Society Ramsey County  -   651-917-0098 or 651-645-7387

Humane Society Hennepin County -  763-522-4325

 

Animal Control Ramsey County –      651-266-1100

 

 

 

Behavior Helpline - 763-489-2202

 

 

Steps to take when your cat is urinating outside of the litter box

  1. Rule out a health related issue.  Take you cat to the vet to have him or her checked for urinary tract infections, or other related issues
  2. Clean the box more often.  Cats are very clean by nature, and many times, they will refuse to use a dirty litter box.  Try giving the box a thorough cleaning with enzyme cleaner and hot water.  Fill the box with clean litter and scoop daily.
  3. Confine the cat to a single room to help narrow down the behavior issues.  (it is much easier to spot an “accident” in one room versus the entire house.  This will also let you keep a closer eye on your cat’s litter box contents.  Check for blood in the urine.
  4. Thoroughly clean all urine spots on carpeting, upholstery etc. with an enzyme cleaner, such as Nature’s Miracle.  Not only will it help eliminate the odor, but it keeps your cat from going back to the same spot to mark repeatedly.
  5. Consider adding another litter box to the household.  The cat may have an aversion to the location of the current box, and adding another box in a separate location will often solve the problem. (if you have multiple levels in your home, consider adding one to each level).
  6. Change the brand of litter.  If your cat refuses to use the litter box, he or she may not like the litter.  Cats often do not like heavily perfumed litter.  Arm and Hammer litter is a great choice for cats who are particular about the litter they use.  You can also try a litter additive such as Cat Attract.
  7. Try a calming collar.   This may take a week or two to show results, so be patient. 
  8. Never discipline the cat for going outside of the litter box.  It will only encourage them to hide it better the next time.
  9. As a last resort, talk to your vet about medications, such as an anti-anxiety prescription, that can modify a cat’s behavior.

 

The above procedure has been used successfully by cat owners associated with Last Hope.  It is not intended to replace any procedures recommended by Veterinarians or other credible sources of information

 

Homeless and Feral Cats Spay/Neuter

 

Animal Ark Neuter Commuter

Mary Salter

651-772-8983 x 21

Feline Rescue

Vicki LaChelt

612-729-4962/
651-642-5900

 

 

Find a pet friendly apartment

Help 411

Animal Friendly Apartments

 

Cat Bathing Procedure to Help Owners with Allergies

  1. Have the following items ready before you start:

a.  Johnson’s Baby Shampoo.  Do NOT use any other brand.
b.  Downy liquid fabric softener.
c. Two (2) large bath towels.
d. Large plastic water pitcher.

  1. Shampoo cat with Johnson’s Baby Shampoo. Avoid getting water in eyes & ears.
  1. Rinse with clear water and towel dry.
  1. Fill laundry tub 1/3 full of water.
  1. Add 1/8th cup of Downy liquid fabric softener.
  1. Place cat in water and work this in good with fingers.
  1. Take cat out and do NOT rinse. Towel dry. 
  1. Let cat dry in very warm room.
  1. Repeat every 6 to 8 weeks.

The above procedure has been used successfully by cat owners associated with Last Hope.  It is not intended to replace any procedures recommended by Veterinarians or other credible sources of information