Information Sources / Links: New Listings (updated September 4, 2009)
NEW WEBSITE ADDRESS! The Ohio County Dog Wardens Association (OCDWA)
NEW LISTING! Black & Orange Cat Foundation "We help all cats, no matter their shading."
Information Sources (alphabetical)
American Humane "Protecting Children and Animals Since 1877"
American Kennel Club (AKC) Breeds List
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)
American Veterinary Medical Association (AMVA)
Animal Legal and Historical Web Center
(Michigan State University College of Law) Animal Law "...over 950 full text cases (U.S., Historical and UK) and over 1100 U.S. statutes fully available on the site, with Michigan and California being very comprehensive. More importantly, we have over 50 topics that give the viewer directions and comprehensive explanations on some of the more interesting issues of the animal area. We also have a number of legal articles addressing a wide variety of animal topics. This is the best way for non-lawyers to access the information. The international collection continues to expand." (navigation on left side of home page allows access to all content) This site is not a law firm and cannot offer legal advice.
Maps of State Laws
"...links to U.S. maps that provide specific state laws. Simply click on the link to reach a particular map of the fifty states. At the map, you may click on your state to view the state law for the topic. Please note that all states may not have a law for the specific topic. The maps are not meant to be a comprehensive source of all state laws, but rather are provided as an alternative launching point to learn more about these type of laws in each state.
Assistance Animal/Guide Dog Laws
Black & Orange Cat Foundation: Fixing Felines to Keep Communities from Going Astray. P.O. Box 126, Plain City Ohio 43064. 614-873-0880 Ext. 209. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org "Black & Orange Cat Foundation (or “B & O”) is named for two very special and very spoiled cats, Butler and Oswald. Butler, the “B” in “B & O” is the black cat in the group, while Oswald, the “O” in “B & O” is our orange feline. Although, we are especially fond of our black and orange cats (and, yes, we love those black and orange tortie mixes, too), we do not just help cats of those colors. We help all cats, no matter their shading." http://www.bandocats.org and http://www.bandocats.org/contact.php Hours: 9:00 AM - 1:15 PM and 2:15-6:00 PM, Monday through Friday; Saturday 9 AM to Noon.
Dog Bite Laws
Dog Laws for All Fifty States
Endangered Species Laws for States
(Please note that the Federal Endangered Species Act takes precedence over all state endangered species laws if those laws conflict with the federal law. Also, Alabama, North Dakota, Utah, West Virginia, and Wyoming have not adopted a state endangered species law. Arizona's law only pertains to endangered or threatened plants and is not included on this site).
Equine Activity Liability Laws
(Please note that California, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, and Vermont have not adopted specific equine liability laws).
Local Government/Municipal Codes
(This map contains two sets of local government codes for each state so your particular local government may not be listed. The localities were chosen to illustrate a larger and smaller city, township, or county. Please note that these codes were last updated in 2005 and may not be current. Changes may have occurred since the codes were last posted. Please consult your local government unit if you have any questions about your particular local code.)
(Currently, 30 states have adopted statutes that allow owners to create trusts for their pets.)
Veterinary Practice Laws for all States
(Includes laws related to licensing, records, disciplinary sanctions for incompetent/impaired veterinarians, laws related to animals abandoned at offices, and provisions for state veterinary boards).
The Association of Shelter Veterinarians
The Association of Shelter Veterinarians veterinary medical care guidelines for spay-neuter programs
(much excellent information, though more technical than layman language often used)
http://www.sheltervet.org/documents/Miscellaneous/HQHVSN_javma%20233%201.pdf (13 pages; 397.63 KB)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Healthy Pets Healthy People (browse by animal, browse by disease, additional resources, more)
Free Kibble Kat
Listing of all Ohio Cities
National Animal Control Association
National Association of Counties (NACO) list of Ohio counties (lists square miles, county seat, population in year 2000, year founded, more)
NEW WEBSITE ADDRESS! Ohio County Dog Wardens Association (OCDWA)
Ohio Federated Humane Societies "for the promotion of humane principles through knowledge"
Ohio Department of Health (ODH)
Ohio Department of Health (ODH) - Zoonatic Disease Program
"A zoonotic disease is a disease which can be transmitted from animals to humans. The disease may or may not produce clinical illness in the animal. The Zoonotic Disease Program is focused on preventing transmission of diseases from animals to humans. Zoonotic diseases include: Those which can be transmitted directly from animals to humans (e.g. rabies); Diseases that can be acquired indirectly by humans through ingestion, inhalation or contact with infected animal products, soil, water, or other environmental surfaces which have been contaminated with animal waste or a dead animal (e.g. leptospirosis, anthrax); Vector-borne diseases which require a mosquito or other arthropod to transmit the disease from animals to humans (e.g. St. Louis encephalitis, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, West Nile virus)"
Ohio Department of Health (ODH) - Zoonatic Disease Program: Rabies
(Information, including 2008 Ohio Rabies Map, 2008 Rabies Summary, more)
Ohio Department of Health (ODH) - Rabies Search Results
Ohio Revised Code (ORC)
Pet Abuse Database "Database of Criminal Animal Cruelty Cases"
"Saving the lives of homeless dogs, cats, and pets with your help!"
Tufts University - Animal Hoarding (The Hoarding of Animals Research Consortium - HARC)
"Our goal is to eliminate stereotypes and increase the baseline level of awareness of this behavior among those involved in caring for animals, among public agencies, and among those involved in public health and the legal system. It is our hope that increased awareness will stimulate additional research and help interested parties come together, so ... they may help those involved in hoarding cases -- be they friends, family members, municipal authorities, health professionals, or animal protection groups -- achieve a more humane and more lasting intervention for all involved."
Wikipedia - list of Ohio counties