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ABC 13
Dec 23, 2019

A boy under age 1 has died of the flu in northwest Harris County, health officials confirmed. Experts said this is the first flu-related pediatric death in Harris County this flu season, which began Oct. 1, 2019.

KHOU
Dec 23, 2019

HOUSTON — A baby boy in northwest Harris County has died from the flu, becoming the first pediatric flu-related death in the Houston area this season.

Houston Chronicle
Dec 23, 2019

The death of the infant should be a reminder to Harris County residents "to get a flu shot and protect themselves and their loved ones," said Dr. Umair A. Shah, executive director of Harris County Public Health.

Houston Chronicle
Dec 19, 2019

Harris County Precinct 5 Constable deputies and the Harris County Public Health Animal Control officers, helped relocate this 3-year-old potbelly pig from a Bear Creek home when his owners were evicted and left him behind.

CultureMap Houston
Dec 19, 2019

Presented in collaboration with BARC, Montgomery County Animal Shelter Texas, Harris County Animal Shelter and Fort Bend County Pets — Fort Bend County Animal Services, the Holiday Wishes for Shelter Pets adoption event will be placing as many animals as possible in homes for the holidays.

Community Impact News
Dec 18, 2019

The new facility, funded by a $24 million bond approved by Harris County voters in 2015, will serve as a replacement facility for the existing shelter. Construction on the new shelter began in January 2019, and both facilities are located on the same property at 612 Canino Road, Houston.

Houston Chronicle
Dec 18, 2019

Animal activists across the Houston area are urging residents to think twice about spontaneously gifting a pet this Christmas as caring for an animal is a long-term commitment that should not be taken lightly.

Houston Chronicle
Dec 17, 2019

Pets of the Week: These sweet pups need forever homes

El Venezolano Houston
Dec 12, 2019

The Harris County Public Health (HCPH) received a $2 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to combat opioid overdoses in the area. The department is partnering with the Sheriff's office and the Baylor College of Medicine to help combat the problem.[Article in Spanish.]

Houston Chronicle
Dec 12, 2019

Holiday Wishes for Shelter Pets will offer reduced adoption fees for dogs and cats at the Harris County Animal Shelter, Montgomery Animal Shelter, Fort Bend County Animal Services and BARC.

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