PURPLE MARTIN MIGRATION

PURPLE MARTIN MIGRATION

By Cheryl Conley, TWRC Wildlife Center Everyone looks forward to the arrival of the Purple Martins each year. Most of us think their arrival means spring is just around the corner. But, at this time of the year, no one really thinks about them anymore. Most people don’t know that they’re very busy getting ready […]

THE PLASTIC PLIGHT

THE PLASTIC PLIGHT

By Cheryl Conley, TWRC Wildlife Center I’m deviating from my usual articles about local wildlife and addressing an issue that should be important to all of us. It’s the plastic pollution of our oceans. Why should we be concerned?  Plastic is killing our wildlife. Fish, seabirds, seals, sea turtles and marine mammals ingest plastics causing suffocation, […]

Grooming Tips for Summer Temps

Grooming Tips for Summer Temps

by Elizabeth Fordham, Contributing Writer Houston heat can be stifling, and the temptation is real to give Fido or Fifi a summer cut. Houston temperatures in 2018 climbed from monthly highs of a sweltering 95 degrees in June to a 99 blistering degrees in July and 98 degrees in August, according to Brian Tamplen, an […]

Captain Marvel Debut

Captain Marvel Debut

Are you a Captain Marvel fan? Have you heard Goose the CAT just might steal the show? With the release of the Captain Marvel movie in theaters this weekend, PetTalk decided to have some fun with it! We caught up with Head Trainer: Ursula Brauner and Cat Trainer: Mark Harden, trainers to the “Pet Stars” […]

Baby Lemurs Born at Houston Zoo

Last week, on Monday, Jan. 21 in the ring-tailed lemur habitat at the Houston Zoo, a tiny (and we mean TINY) baby ring-tailed lemur was born to experienced mom, Cairrean. At an estimated three ounces at birth, the unnamed baby will cling to Cairrean’s chest for a couple of weeks before moving to her back and then […]

ATTRACTING WILDLIFE

ATTRACTING WILDLIFE

By Cheryl Conley, TWRC Wildlife Center     It seems that everywhere we look we are seeing trees being torn down and grassy areas being turned into parking lots. Sadly, there’s not much we can do about it. There are things you can do, however, to help replenish some of the natural resources that are […]

Anatomy of a Vet Hospice Consultation

Anatomy of a Vet Hospice Consultation

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JJ Watt, The Animal Ambassador

JJ Watt, The Animal Ambassador

    By Cheryl Conley, TWRC Wildlife Center

Kill The Lights, Save The Birds

Kill The Lights, Save The Birds

By Cheryl Conley, TWRC     Who doesn’t love seeing the Houston skyline at night, or any big city for that matter? The buildings are all lit up like Christmas trees but did you know that the lights can have a devastating effect on migrating birds? Digital billboards, floodlights and electric signs can have the […]

A Dog in Danger

A Dog in Danger

by: Karena Loggins, Rover Sitter Shorty after Hurricane Harvey made landfall, I received a desperate message through Rover’s Sitter to Sitter program: There was a dog, marooned by flood waters on Houston’s suburban outskirts, in immediate need of a new sitter. Her name was Annabelle, a senior Labrador with a sleek black coat, showcasing eyes […]

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