Library of Helpful Information

HHPR handouts

Your New Cat
Your New Kitten
The Truth About Declawing

Declawing (Onychectomy)

Position statement of the AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association)
Position statement of the AAHA (American Animal Hospital Association)

Cat Behavior and Tips on how to resolve problems

Pam Johnson-Bennett

HAVE A STRESSED OUT CAT (we gathered up some info on a few products you might want to try)

Articles about adopting the older cat

Victoria Lynn blog
Ann Arbor Cat Clinic

Losing a pet

When a Pet Dies – Helping Children

Helping a grieving pet

Do pets grieve? Yes, they do. Pets rely on consistency in their environment. Any change can cause an upset. But when something drastically changes like a death of a human or animal companion, a child leaving for college, a divorce or even relocation to a new home, pets need time to adjust. Pet Angel Memorial Center has compiled some helpful information in this article on PetGrief.

Orphan kittens

Alley Cat Allies has extensive information about what to do if you find kittens, how to care for them, stages of development and more.

Winter Cat Shelters

Alley Cat Allies gallery of ideas
Humane Society of the United States

Libraries cat section has an enormous library of information on all aspects of cats: health, behavior, basic care, life stages, nutrition and more. provides shelters with handouts. Below are links to this information. These are not to be distributed directly from this site because of copyright protection, but we want to provide the links. These are the web versions of the material.

How to Cat-Proof Your Home
How to Introduce Your New Cat to Other Cats
How to Introduce Your New Dog to Your Resident Cat
How to Make Your Cat a Lifetime Family Member
How to Make Your House a Great Place for Your Cat
How to Manage Your Cat’s Claws
How to Play with Your Cat
How to Prevent Litter Box Problems
How to Trim Your Cat’s Claws

About Feral Cats

Alley Cat Allies
Humane Society of the United States

About Pet Health Insurance has a Pet Health Insurance section that has extensive information about the subject with comparisons of different providers and some FAQs. Get reliable information from

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