The American Dog Trainers Network

HELPLINES AND HOTLINES

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Dog Training and Behavior

Animal Behavior Helpline: 212-721-1231.
Linda Goodloe, Ph.D. and Peter Borchelt, Ph.D.
Cost is $40 for 30 minutes, $1/minute beyond that.
(Certified applied animal behaviorists, licensed psychologists

ASPCA, Education Dept.
(212)876-7700

Canine Resource and Referral Helpline
American Dog Trainers Network
(212)727-7257 (1-3pm EST)
[Note: Due to limited staff, if our machine is full or if we do not return your call within a few days, please call us again. No mornings, please!

Canine Behavioral Problem Helpline
William Campbell, PhD
(503)476-5775
[Cost: $25. per call]

Northern Centre for Animal Behavior
John Rogerson
East Howle
Co. Durham
DL17  8SA
Tel: (0740)653572


Grief Counselors

Some of these professionals counsel by phone, while some counsel in person -- either privately or in group sessions. (NOTE: There may be a charge for some services, so please inquire first.)

Susan Cohen
Animal Medical Center
(212)838-8100

Diane Davis, CSW
(212)737-1191

Carol Fudin
(212)473-0932

ASPCA
(212)876-7700

JoAnn Jarolman
(201)652-2068

Howard Kogan
(212)889-0870

Barbara Newman
(212)533-6495

Pet Loss Foundation
Suite A23, 1312 French Rd.
Depew, NY 14043
(513)932-2270

Pet Loss Helpline
University of Florida
College of Veterinary Medicine

Pet Loss Support Hotline
University of California, Davis
(916)752-4200

Jamie Quackenbush
University of Pennsylvania
(215)898-3662

Howard Shapiro
(212)496-9860

Nancy Saxton-Lopez
(201)761-4925
(201)540-0100: crisis hotline
@ Morristown Memorial Hospital


 Bereavement Helplines:

Chicago Veterinary Medical Association
(708)603-3994
(Leave voice mail message;
calls will be returned 7 PM - 9 PM, Central Time.
Long-distance calls will be returned collect)

Michigan State University
(517)432-2696
(Tuesday - Thursday: 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM, EST)

The Ohio State University
(614)292-1823
(Monday, Wednesday & Friday:
(6:30 PM - 9:30 PM, EST;
voice mail messages will be returned collect, during operating hours)

PetFriends, Inc.
(800)404-PETS or
(609)667-1717(Southern NJ / Philadelphia area)
(Leave voice mail message; calls will be returned within 24 hours. Long-distance calls will be returned collect)

Pet Loss Support Hotline
Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine

Tufts University
(508)839-7966
(Tuesday & Thursday: 6 PM - 9 PM, EST;
(Voice mail messages will be returned daily,
collect if outside Massachusetts)

University of California-Davis
(916)752-4200
(M-F: 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Pacific Time)

University of Florida
(904)392-4700, then dial 1 and 4080
(M-F: 7 PM - 9 PM, Eastern Standard Time)

Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
(540)231-8038
(Tuesday & Thursday: 6PM - 9PM, EST)


Lost and Found Pets

Lost and Found Hotline
Sponsored by the American Humane Association & U.S. Sprint
(900)535-1515: If you've lost a pet. [Cost: $1.95 per minute]
(800)755-8111: To report finding a pet. [No charge]
[Both lines require a touch-tone phone.]

PetFinders
(800)666-5678

Sherlock Bones
John Keane
(800)942-6637


 Poison and Medical Emergency Hotlines

National Animal Poison Control Center
(800)548-2423 [Cost: $30. per case. Credit cards only.]
(900)680-0000 [Cost: $20 for the first 5 minutes,
then $2.95 per minute thereafter.
No charge for follow-up calls regarding same case.]

24 hr. Poison Hotline
(ASPCA/National Animal Poison Control Center)
Call: (800)548-2423 or (888)426-4435)
($30 per case -- via credit card); or
1-900-680-0000 ($20 for the first 5 mins.,
$2.95 for each additional minute.)


Miscellaneous Helpline Services

POWARS
Pet Owners With AIDS Resource Services
P.O. Box 1116, Madison Square Station
New, NY 10159
(212)744-0842

Copyright 1995 - 2000,  Robin Kovary

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Robin Kovary is the American Dog Trainers Network helpline director
 and canine behavioral consultant.