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Houston Business Journal
Nov 06, 2018
Harris County will begin construction on its new $24 million animal shelter Nov. 5, which will increase the county’s ability to take in and house dogs and cats.
Houston Public Media
Nov 05, 2018
Officials say the new facility will ensure the county’s high live-release rate can be maintained.
Community Impact
Nov 01, 2018
Harris County will begin construction on its new $24 million animal shelter Nov. 5, which will increase the county’s ability to take in and house dogs and cats.
KUT 90.5
Oct 31, 2018

Harris County has its own lab, and tests for West Nile and other viruses on-site. Debboun says the data is still being analyzed and there will be at least one more round of testing, or validation, next summer. But he has high hopes for the kind of impact this method could have in the future.

Texas Public Radio
Oct 31, 2018
hat’s the idea behind a project underway in Harris County. It’s a collaboration between Harris County, the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and ExxonMobile’s philanthropic arm known as the ExxonMobile Foundation. Melissa Nolan helped spark the idea. She’s now with the University of South Carolina but was a researcher at Baylor when she struck up a conversation with the medical director for Exxon Mobile at an awards dinner in 2017.
Texas Standard
Oct 31, 2018
Remote sensing utilizes satellite imagery and can show small items on the ground like tires and birdbaths – areas that invite mosquitoes to breed.
The Houston Chronicle
Oct 24, 2018
PETS OF THE WEEK available for adoption from the Harris County Animal Shelter. Photographed on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, in Houston.
KHOU 11
Oct 18, 2018
The rare illness called Acute Flaccid Myelitis is also showing up in clusters in 16 states, including Texas.
Community Impact
Oct 18, 2018
Over the past decade, the Harris County Animal Shelter has decreased its euthanasia rates through programs and partnerships with rescue groups and other nonprofits.
The Houston Chronicle
Oct 16, 2018
“We definitely just want to educate people about it,” said Dr. Sherri D. Onyiego, a chronic disease prevention physician at Harris County Public Health. “We don’t necessarily want to cause a panic and have everyone flood the emergency rooms or anything.”
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