Houstonian Wins Purina Contest

A hometown Houston gal, Kate Smargiasso, recently took the grand prize in a national contest sponsored by Purina. The photo-essay contest celebrates how profoundly pets and people make life better together.
The “Four Plus Two: Tales for the pet lover’s heart” contest called on pet owners to share how companion animals enhance their lives. Kate shared the story of her love for her rescued Itailian Greyhound, Reznor, and how he has impacted her life.

Photo by Evin Thayer. Look for Kate & Reznor in our December issue!

A Mural for Change in Montgomery County Animal Shelter

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.

It’s Holiday Shopping Season!

The shopping season has officially made its “mark” on retail stores and as you make your list and check it twice

Adopt A Pet – ReCycle!

My personal commitment to shelter adoption began with Tiny, a six-year-old poodle, sitting quietly in the midst of a bustle of energetic

A Ray of Hope

Miracles happen when fate intervenes, and luck plays its part. Left lying beside a rural Texas road with multiple hip fractures, severe head trauma and deep lacerations, Sunshine’s “ray of hope” was wavering until she felt the kind of touch and gentle lifting hands of her guardian angel. A cry for help went out on […]

Deborah Duncan Is Great With Animals Too!

It’s true…Deborah Duncan is just as big-hearted as her smile is charming and her wit is quick! The new host of Great Day Houston is dazzling her audience every day but what some may not know is that she also gives her time and talent to animal charities in Houston. Deborah Duncan needs no introduction […]

Lost Houston Dogs Found At Shelter But Owner Cannot Claim Them – Please Microchip Your Pets!

This story was aired this week by Channel 13. It’s quite sad for the owner and we hope our community can find a way to help this pet owner get her dogs back. Please be sure to Microchip your pets because it’s the only way to ensure your pets would be returned to you from […]