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Medical Links

Behavior Help

  • American Dog Trainers Network
  • Animal Humane Society - Pet Behavior and Training
  • Pet Helpline - Free Behavior Advice and Resources
  • Minnesota Dog Bite Prevention Program-Every year, almost 5 million people are bitten by dogs in the United States, and most of those victims are children. The good news is that most dog bites can be prevented if people, especially children, learn how to be safe around dogs. Children will learn how to: Safely approach and pet a dog; What is "safe" and "unsafe" around a dog; Basic dog body language (for older children); How to STAND LIKE A TREE or LIE LIKE A LOG if a strange dog runs up to you. To get the names of local certified Dog Bite Prevention program veterinarians or certified veterinary technicians to contact and schedule one to come to your school or youth group. Please email or call the MVMA office. (651) 645-7533 or i[email protected].

Pet Registries

  • American Kennel Club
  • United Kennel Club With 300,000 registrations annually, the United Kennel Club is the world's largest performance dog registry, and second oldest all-breed registry in the United States. Founded in 1898, the UKC has supported the "Total Dog" philosophy through its events and programs for over a century. As a departure from registries that place emphasis on a dog's looks, UKC events are designed for dogs that look and perform equally well.

Subsidized Pet Care Options

  • Animal Care Foundation Hennepin County Veterinary Member Clinics Working Together to Serve People Who are Blind, Disabled, or Elderly and Have Limited Financial Resources
  • Animal Humane Society - Subsidized Care Links
  • Care Credit
  • Kindest Cut High quality, low-cost spay/neuter and wellness services for pets of people in need.
  • MN SNAP - MN Spay Neuter Assistance Program. It is our mission to end the suffering and death of animals due to pet overpopulation by providing high-quality, affordable, and accessible spay and neuter surgery to MN shelters, rescue organizations, and underserved populations.
  • Pet Food Shelf
  • VeTouch - Vaccines and basic preventive care for low and no-income families. The church number (where we hold the clinics at) is 612-872-5303.

The above information and websites are organizations that have been provided the opportunity to describe their program and services to the MVMA's Small Animal Welfare Committee. They have indicated to the committee that their intention is to meet a need in the community that they believe is currently not being met as it pertains to animal care for indigent pet owners. However, the posting of this information does not indicate that the MVMA endorses any of the organizations and the MVMA reserves the right to remove this information from its website at any time.

Wildlife Information

Other Links

  • American Humane Association   
  • Animal Welfare and Violence Against Animals    
  • BART (Basic Animal Rescue Training) Basic Animal Rescue Training is a non-profit organization operated by volunteers in the veterinary profession and supported by community donations. BART offers classes to first responders (firefighters, police, paramedics, EMTs, and Community Emergency Response Teams) teaching restraint and handling of pets, horses and livestock, as well as patient assessment/first aid and CPR for companion animals.  The Fire/EMS departments undergoing training receive an emergency medical kit that contains all the materials covered in the small animal course.  BART is dedicated to the honor and memory of Bart, a German Shorthaired Pointer who lost his life in a house fire.  The program was created by veterinarians to ensure that fewer families will suffer a similar loss, and is endorsed by the Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association.  Click on the link above to learn how to become a BART volunteer, find more information on courses offered, schedule training for your emergency responders, or make a donation.
  • Financial or Domestic Assistance- Animal Humane Society
  • Lost & Found Pet Recovery - Microchip Look-Up
  • Pets Welcome Hotels and Motels    
  • Peaceful Passing for Pets