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Houston Chronicle
Aug 27, 2019

We’re in the thick of mosquito season now as the summer months stretch long and hot, which means plenty of swatting and flailing.

Houston Chronicle
Aug 22, 2019

The Bayou City was also put in the spotlight for less heartwarming reasons, such as when news of the overcrowding at the Harris County Animal Shelter gained attention from thousands online. The animal shelter has been inundated with animal seizures this summer, reaching over-capacity levels several times.

Houston Chronicle
Aug 22, 2019

Even after last weekend's national Clear the Shelter adoption event, there are still many animals in need of forever homes. Take Petie, a sweet, two-year-old Labrador Retriever mix who was brought to the Harris County Animal Shelter by his owner.

Houston Chronicle
Aug 20, 2019

Texas leads the nation in the number of cats and dogs killed...The good news is that things are improving, and places such as Harris County and Houston are examples of how communities and governments can set up and give as many pets as possible a chance at survival.

KPRC 2
Aug 19, 2019

Houstonians did their part on the national Clear the Shelters Day. More than 1,200 four-legged creatures found their forever homes.

American Association of Health Journalists (AHJC)
Aug 15, 2019

“We have an invisibility crisis,” Harris County Public Health Executive Director Umair A. Shah said. “The work we do is behind the scenes and often forgotten … the testing of water, the restaurant inspections, the community vaccinations, spraying of mosquitoes … and so we have to engage with our community” to help them see what public health officials are doing to build trust for an emergency.

Houston Chronicle
Aug 14, 2019

The Harris County Animal Shelter has over 400 animals in need of homes, and is offering fee-waived adoptions that include spay and neutering services, vaccines, microchipping and a one-year pet license, according to the shelter website.

Houston Chronicle
Aug 13, 2019

Houston was just named the no. 35 most pet-friendly city in the United States, falling behind Austin at no. 4, according to a WalletHub report.

KPRC 2
Aug 13, 2019

KPRC 2 is once again joining NBCUniversal's Clear the Shelters initiative and teaming up with Telemundo Houston and animal shelters in the Houston area to host the fourth annual Clear the Shelters on August 17.

Houston Chronicle
Aug 11, 2019

Stewart Title Fine Properties, Kirby and Heights collected donations including eight large boxes of cat and dog food items to benefit the Harris County Animal Shelter. More than 15 cats and dogs were adopted and found safe and loving homes in the area.

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