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.
Here are some pet-giving do’s and don’ts this holiday season
Dogs can make you healthier, happier, and even keep you safe. Two out of every three American homes have a pet. That number significantly increased during the pandemic. And now that Christmas is around the corner, there may be another rush to add a fluffy or fido to the family. But there are a few things you should think about before gifting a pet this season.
How you can bring comfort and joy to Houston animal shelters (and your home) this holiday season
It is hard not to smile while watching a kitten frolic among the wrapping and bows, or feel filled with comfort and contentment as a dog snuggles up to you on the couch and rests their soft head on your lap while you watch your favorite holiday movie.
Local teen finds creative way to help heartworm-positive dogs at Houston Humane Society
In honor of “Adopt a Less Adoptable Pet Week” we’re shining a spotlight on a local teen who’s spreading awareness for heartworm-positive dogs. While volunteering with the Houston Humane Society Riley Burwell noticed some pups were often getting passed over due to their condition. Through some creative fundraising, Burwell found a way to help sponsor their treatment and find them forever homes.
San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week
Both pets are available for adoption at the San Marcos Regional Shelter. To meet both pets, please visit the shelter in person, which is open from noon – 7 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and from noon – 5 p.m. on Wednesday and Saturday. Or visit SMRAS online at https:// bit.ly/2Je9BzL to choose a pet, fill out an online adoption application, and then give thesanmarcosrecord.com
Help KPRC 2 Clear the Shelters with our annual pet adoption drive!
KPRC 2 is proud to once again join NBC and Telemundo's Clear the Shelters initiative and team up with Telemundo Houston and animal shelters in the Houston area to host the seventh annual Clear the Shelters nationwide pet adoption drive from now until September 19.
Houston nonprofit launches free pet boarding program to aid survivors of domestic violence
Houston nonprofit PetSet has launched Pet Protect, a free pet boarding initiative for survivors of domestic violence. The initiative aims to create an opportunity for individuals to flee dangerous environments safely without having to leave behind their pets. Since the stay-home, work-safe order was enacted, weve seen an increase in reports of domestic violence, Co-President of Houston PetSet Tama Lundquist said. Unfortunately, we know that oftentimes an abuser will use a pet as leverage to keep their victim in the home. Too often it is not just innocent people that are subjected to violence but their pets endure abuse as well, Houston Dog Ranch owner Matt Bryant said.
Amazon driver accused of stealing dog while on delivery and trying to sell it for $100
EMBED >More News Videos Thieves in Houston get off with $44K in puppies from Pets 'R Us. PARKER COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) -- Police arrested an Amazon delivery driver after she allegedly stole a dog from a home and tried to sell it on Craigslist for $100.Police say 22-year-old Mycah Keyona Wade was making deliveries as a contract driver for Amazon when she spotted the dog, a 2-year-old Dachshund named R.J.Reports say the dog darted out of his home in Parker County, just west of Dallas, when his owners headed out to the grocery store, and Wade snatched him.A landscaper who recognized her along with some private security video helped police track down Wade.Wade eventually turned herself in and returned the dog to his owners.She was released from jail and is now being charged with theft. She has since been fired from Amazon.abc13.com