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Whatcom Humane Society

Offering pet adoptions, animal control & rescue, low cost microchip and low-cost spay & neuter services, humane education programs and more.

Whatcom Feline Alliance

Volunteer-based cat rescue, foster and adoption services.

Bel-West Cat Rescue and Adoption

Volunteer-based cat rescue, foster and adoption services.

Alternative Humane Society

Volunteer-based canine and feline foster and adoption services, spay & neuter assistance and humane education.

Osteoarthritis & Pain Detection Tools

Feline Grimace Scale

A great tool every cat parent should know about for detecting acute pain in your cat.


Does Your Cat Have Arthritis?

A simple and helpful checklist developed by the NC State University to help screen your cat on a regular basis.

Offers a  detailed checklist for scoring the degree to which a cat is suffering pain associated with a chronic musculoskeletal disorder. You need to create an account to download the form.

Osteoarthritis in Cats: More Common Than You Think

An interesting article by the FDA about the prevalance of OA not only in older but also in younger cats. Please note that the information about available treatments is outdated.

Canine Arthritis Management: 

Vast amount of information about OA in dogs, some of which is equally applicable to cats. Please check also their FB page for valuable interviews and information concerning canine and feline OA.

Kidney Disease

Chronic Kidney Disease

A good overview of chronic kidney disease , signs, symptoms and treatment options.

Guide to Chronic Kidney Disease 

This is a comprehensive guide about chronic kidney disease. It includes extensive data of dry and canned cat foods and their phosphorus content.

Complementary Therapies

Tellington Touch

A specialized approach to the care and training of companion animals. I have trained with Linda and other instructors and I have found this gentle hands-on method very helpful when working with my kitty clients.

Jin Shin Jyutsu for Your Animal Companion

A gentle hands-on art to help haromize and balance the life force energy in the body. I use this wonderful art frequently, especially with my senior cat clients.

Tallgrass Animal Acupressure

Offers books, videos, courses and trainings in animal acupressure. Many of my senior cat clients have benefitted from this work.

Cat Behavior

Help with Cat Behavior Problems

Offers resources for addressing cat behavior issues.

Pam Johnson-Bennett

Best selling author and cat behavior expert.

Alley Cat Alleys Cat Behavior Webinars

Offers a three-part webinar series to help you better understand your cats.

Pet Loss & Grief Support

Cedar Grove Veterinary Housecalls 

Mobile veterinary services including in-home euthanasia.


Madrona Veterinary Housecalls

Specializing in Fear Free™ Veterinary Hospice and Home Euthanasia for Whatcom and Skagit Counties.

Whatcom Humane Society

Local monthly support group for pet loss and grief.

Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement 

Offers video support and chat rooms for grief counseling and an extensive directory of resources related to pet loss and bereavement.

Animal Rights & Welfare

Alley Cat Allies

A nonprofit animal welfare organization that advocates for reform of public policies and institutions to better serve the interests of feral and stray cats.

Humane Society Legislative Fund

An affiliate of the HSUS that works to pass animal protection laws at the state and federal levels, to educate the public about animal protection issues, and to support humane candidates for office.

Animal Legal Defense Fund

A non-profit animal law advocacy organization. Its stated mission is to protect the lives and advance the interests of animals through the legal system.

Best Friends Animal Society

Operates the nation's largest animal sanctuary and advocates for "a time when there are No More Homeless Pets®." Works tirelesly to end the killing in America's animal shelters through building community programs and partnerships all across the nation with the motto " by working together we can Save Them All."

Other Resources

Fear Free Pets

Offers courses and educational resources for professionals and pet guardians to help prevent and alleviate fear, anxiety and stress in pets.

Fear Free Happy Homes

This website is part of the Fear Free initiatve. It is specifically designed for pet guardians, offering free educational content to help prevent and alleviate fear, anxiety and stress in your pets.

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