The McCullough Foundation, of Houston, recognized The Woodlands Dog Park Club this week with a $15,000 donation to be used in the Partnership for Paws Vaccination/Spay & Neuter Clinics that the Club hosts in cooperation with the Montgomery County Animal Shelter and County Commissioners. In 2008 the Partnership for Paws “Love Your Pets” outreach program vaccinated more than 1000 dogs and cats and spayed or neutered 500.
The Partnership for Paws clinics offer free on-site vaccinations to the public’s dogs and cats and are held throughout the year in various communities (representing the four precincts) around Montgomery County.
“Fix Felix For Free”! at the Houston Humane Society, February 11, 14700 Almeda Road. The first 500 male cats will be neutered at no cost. Take advantage of this fabulous offer…you will be taking another step toward ending pet overpopulation. By neutering a male cat, you can literally save thousands of future lives from euthanasia. […]
Houston’s animal control department, referred to as BARC (Bureau of Animal Regulation and Care), is in such shambles that it’s a total embarassment and black eye on this city! To call it animal “care” is a gross misrepresentation. It’s a display of poor leadership, incompetent management and for sure it is a poor-sighted political approach. If Mayor White cannot even run the “dog-catcher” department with minimal success, how does he think he can be a U.S. Senator for the great state of Texas?
BARC has been recognized as an extreme failure in Houston for decades. Mayor White had a chance to change the negligence and inhumane actions of this department but he has proven he is incapable. He and his team have allowed BARC to continue killing the large majority of adoptable animals brought into the shelter, they have maintained a staff at BARC that has been proven to be incompetent through their history of infractions against animals (as reported in the Houston Chronicle and Houston Press), they have done nothing about allegations of animal abuse, they have done nothing to utilize the efforts of many citizens that have stepped up to help BARC through an organized group called Friends of BARC and they have done nothing to improve the poor facility that houses the animals.
NOTHING SAYS I LOVE YOU, LIKE A LITTLE NIP, TUCK
Houston Humane Society Provides Free Neutering for Cats on Feb. 11
Show your cat you love him this Valentine’s, by helping him live a longer, healthier life. On Wednesday, February 11, 2009 the Houston Humane Society will provide a free neuter to the first 500 male cats which are brought to the shelter at 14700 Almeda Road. That’s a regular service fee of $40.00.
Animal overpopulation remains a community issue in Houston. Every day, 70,000 puppies and kitties are born to pets, which have not been spayed or neutered. This Valentine’s, the Houston Humane Society and pet owners can show what big hearts they have by helping keep the problem in check.
Recently the Montgomery County Animal Shelter on SH 242 at the north end of The Woodlands began a major upgrade and expansion of its facility. Included in this project is a revamping of the shelter’s Low-cost Spay/Neuter Clinic.
Local non-profit, The Woodlands Dog Park Club, a long time supporter of the shelter’s no-kill initiatives, held a fundraiser to raise money to assist with improvements at the clinic. Hometown Hounds & Cool Cats offered the public a chance to have their pets’ likeness painted on a large dog park mural in the clinic’s new lobby. Nationally renowned, New Orleans artist, Jim Tweedy, painted the animals’ likenesses and noted Conroe artist, Joe Kolb, painted the backdrop.