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KHOU 11
Nov 04, 2019

In Texas, the law says an animal can only be declared dangerous if it attacks a person. Families whose pets have been attacked or killed want that changed.

Houston Chronicle
Nov 01, 2019

Teddy is a 1-year-old Australian Kelpie/German Shepherd mix being fostered through the Best Friends Animal Society and just can't catch a break. After he was surrendered to the Harris County Animal Shelter because his owner had to go on deployment, the sweet pup waited and waited for a new owner to come and find him.

Houston Chronicle
Oct 31, 2019

Umair A. Shah, MD, is Harris County Public Health’s executive director and said HCPC stands on its core values of innovation, engagement and equity and that they are focusing now on equity through addressing a variety of issues like education, the environment, economic development, agriculture and food insecurity.

Houston Chronicle
Oct 31, 2019

The mega adoption event is sponsored by Petco and is in partnership with Houston-area organizations such as BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions, Montgomery County Animal Shelter, Fort Bend County Animal Services, Harris County Animal Shelter, League City Pets Alive and SPCA of Brazoria County.

Best Friends
Oct 29, 2019

Harley ended up at Harris County Animal Shelter (HCAS), a Best Friends Network partner organization that is one of the Houston area’s largest shelters. And due to the pressures of overcrowding, along with Harley’s size and heartworm-positive condition, she was also on the euthanasia list. Luckily, it was possible for her to go to a Best Friends foster home where she could get started on heartworm treatment.

Houston Chronicle
Oct 29, 2019

Harris County Public Health Executive Director Dr. Umair Shah announced a task force, founded after the August mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, Ohio, to study the sources of violence against residents, including gun violence.

KHOU 11
Oct 29, 2019

Dr. Umair Shah, Executive Director of Harris County Public Health, announced during Tuesday’s meeting his agency has started a task force on violence and injury prevention, which includes gun violence.

KHOU 11
Oct 26, 2019

The latest numbers from Harris County Public Health show four teens and two young adults have developed the lung illness. The Houston Health Department's latest numbers show four total cases.

The Augusta (Georgia) Chronicle
Oct 24, 2019

On Wednesday, 58 dogs from the Harris County Animal Shelter in Houston and 10 dogs from Cassie’s Place and Second Chance Dog Rescue in west Texas were transported to eight shelters in Washington and Idaho through financial assistance from Project Freedom Ride.

KHOU 11
Oct 23, 2019

The number of vaping-related lung illnesses in Harris County has increased to six, according to the Harris County Public Health Department.

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