Houston SPCA confirms abused dog seen in viral video has been found
HOUSTON – The Houston SPCA confirmed that the dog seen being beaten in a viral video on social media has been found. According to the HSPCA, the dog has been found and is currently their possession. KPRC 2 reported earlier this week on a viral video that showed a Houston woman kicking a dog as onlookers laughed. The woman seen in the video told KPRC 2 that before the recording starts, the animal attacked her 5-year-old son three times. RELATED: ‘They’re threatening to kill me and my kids:’ Houston woman seen kicking dog in viral video tells her side of storyRepresentatives with the HSPCA said they could not comment on that but said their focus is on the animals well being.
‘Feline’ like you are ready for a cat? Several Hurricane Laura rescues are ready for a home
HOUSTON – The Houston SPCA rescued nearly 100 animals from Louisiana after Hurricane Laura, nearly half of which were cats and kittens. These felines, along with other animals, were rescued from Lake Charles after Hurricane Laura devastated the area, according to the HSPCA. Click through the gallery above to see some of the cats and kittens looking for homes. For a complete list of available pets, visit the HSPCA website. More pets are added to the website daily, so check back regularly to find the pet perfect for you.
Looking for a new pet? 90 cats, dogs being transferred to Houston from Louisiana following Hurricane Laura
HOUSTON Hurricane Laura barreled through Louisiana Thursday, but humans are not the only ones having to face the devastation left in its wake. Animals all over the affected area are being relocated to other cities and shelters as people work to clean up the damage. According to the Houston SPCA, 50 cats and 40 dogs from the Lake Charles Animal Shelter will be coming to the Bayou City. This morning we are headed to Louisiana to #cleartheshelter with help from Hills Pet Nutrition. Well be back with... Posted by Houston SPCA on Friday, August 28, 2020You can learn more information about adoption at the HSPCA website or on the organizations Twitter or Facebook page.
60 animals rescued from deplorable conditions in Spring pet store, officials say
60 animals were rescued from a pet store in Spring on Wednesday, according to the HSPCA. SPRING, Texas The Houston SPCA and Montgomery County Sheriffs Office and animal control rescued dozens of animals that were living in what authorities described as deplorable conditions inside a Spring pet store. Authorities said 60 animals were rescued Wednesday from the pet store at a strip center off the North Freeway near Briarcrest Drive. The animals were emaciated and underweight, living in very poor conditions without food or water, authorities said. There will be a hearing next week where the animal rescue and protection organization will seek full custody of the rescued animals.
Animal abandonment cases in Houston see 20% increase due to coronavirus pandemic, HSPCA says
HOUSTON The coronavirus pandemic has caused a huge shift in many peoples circumstances, which has led to a dramatic increase in animal abandonment cases, according to the Houston SPCA. Since mid-March, the HSPCA and multiple law enforcement agencies have investigated 187 abandonment cases 90 of which are still active and, according to Adam Reynolds, Chief of Animal Cruelty at the Houston SPCA, that is about a 20% increase. Just in the past 30 days, 11 animals that were found in deplorable conditions have been rescued, according to the HSPCA. According to the HSPCA, eight dead animals were also found inside the home. Reach out to the Houston SPCA or your local animal shelter rather than leaving an animal to suffer or die.People can report animal cruelty by calling 713-869-7722 or file a report at HoustonSPCA.org.