Howl-o-ween Dog Parade
Attention all families and dog owners, this one’s for you! Levy Park is hosting their 5th annual ‘Howl-o-ween’ Dog Parade and Costume Contest presented by H-E-B this Sunday! A few furry friends stopped by our studio today to show off their PAWsome costumes and get you ready for what’s in-store.
Neighbors stunned after more than 130 cats living in deplorable conditions seized from Sugar Land home
The city of Sugar Land’s animal shelter was already overcrowded and dealing with staffing shortages due to half its workers being fired for unauthorized euthanizations. Now, an influx of 138 cats removed from a hoarding house has added another layer of complication.
Local churches to hold Blessing of Pets events
Even our pets can use a blessing and several churches across the Rio Grande Valley will hold Blessing of the Pets or Blessing of the Animals events beginning Saturday. The Blessing of the Animals came about from St. Francis of Assisi who is the patron saint of animals. He is known for his love for animals and nature. The feast of St. Francis is celebrated on Oct. 4, and this is when churches tend to hold the pet blessings. At a blessing of the pets’ event held last October at St. Episcopal Day School in Brownsville, Rev.myrgv.com
Houston helps Clear the Shelters to support homeless animals
It’s the final weekend of Clear the Shelters, a nationwide effort that promotes animal adoption and raises funds to support animal welfare. Animal shelters and rescues across the country team up with NBC and Telemundo stations to find forever homes for pets in need.
PHOTOS: 28 baby egrets, blue herons released to the wild after they were found injured at protected breeding ground
Over 20 baby egrets and blue herons were released back into the wild after an investigation was launched where dozens of birds were found injured or dead at a northwest Harris County subdivision.
‘Exotic animals in cages’ a promised feature of nightclub to open in Houston’s Midtown
A 6,000-square foot nightclub called Babylon is opening in Midtown Friday and promising an attraction of “exotic animals in cages,” according to a news release from nightlife group Jet Hospitality that says it’s opening the club.
KPRC 2 Pet Project: Meet Serena, a Belgian Malinois mix searching for her gorever home
This week’s KPRC Pet Project pup is Serena. Serena has had a rough start in 2021 after being dumped in our parking lot. She has lived with the Houston Humane Society for 243 days now and cannot wait for a loving family to choose her.
Leapin’ lizards! Watch as over 200 captive-bred Texas horned lizard hatchlings are released into the wild
The Texas Horned Lizard, one of the Lone Star State’s threatened species, made its viral internet debut Thursday when the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department released a video showing hundreds of captive-bred hatchlings scuttling out into the wild.
Hearts of Animals Wishes You a Disaffected Christmas
^ Keep Houston Press Free Support Us LocalCommunityJournalismI Support Support the independent voice of Houston and help keep the future of Houston Press free. “Christmas Time Again” opens the album strong and is what I would call the most typical Hearts of Animals track. Yes, Merry Christmas Anyway is cynical, but I honestly found it hopeful. After all, recording a Christmas album in August does imply you expect there to be a December. Merry Christmas Anyway is available on Bandcamp.houstonpress.com
Moody Gardens preparing to reopen Memorial Day weekend
GALVESTON, Texas Moody Gardens says attractions will open Saturday, May 23, for Memorial Day weekend. The Moody Gardens Hotel opens Friday, May 22, and the golf course will also be available for visitors. Hamachek said Moody Gardens has developed something called the pyramid promise.What that is, is that were offering an experience that will be clean, safe, and fun. Were going to have some floor graphics to kind of help guide with that and also when people are in line. We do feel like people are getting used to this at this point, Hamachek said.
Even as grocery stores limit meat sales, US farmers may have to euthanize 10 million pigs
Some grocery stores are limiting meat purchases yet pig farmers around the country are having to make the unthinkable decision of having to euthanize their livestock. The National Pork Producers Association estimates up to 10 million hogs could be euthanized between April and September. Pork production down 40%The NPPC, which represents 42 affiliated state associations, says it is seeking federal government assistance to help the nation's roughly 60,000 pork producers through this difficult time. The Minnesota association is working to connect farmers with resources for depopulation and disposal, financial resources, and mental health resources. Minnesota hog farmers are working with veterinarians and following guidance from the American Association of Swine Veterinarians for humane euthanasia.