Harris County Animal Shelter opens new pet saving resource center
HOUSTON – The Harris County Animal Shelter has finally opened its new pet saving resource center to the public. The center replaced the former Harris County Animal Shelter facility and will provide a pet- and customer-friendly space for adoption, foster, animal transport, animal control and wellness services. The 55,000-square-foot facility has the capacity to house up to 525 dogs and cats. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on Oct. 28 to commemorate the new facility and its expansion of programs for residents. The new facility was made possible due to the $24 million bond proposition passed by voters in 2015.
Animal shelter barn collapse during Hurricane Hanna while owners fought coronavirus in the hospital
The couple spent a week in the hospital together after Gloria said they unknowingly contracted the virus. I mean we don’t go anywhere but the only thing I can think of is we got it with a package maybe food for the animals,” Gloria said. When she got home from the hospital Tuesday night, Gloria found their barn toppled over. Jack and Gloria run a no-kill animal shelter in Needville, supporting almost 200 animals including horses, ducks, hogs, cats, goats, chickens and roosters. They are hoping volunteers can come in and help rebuild the barn soon.