1045 Animals Seized in Houston

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When SPCA investigators received an anonymous tip Wednesday afternoon about animals in need of medical care at a home in northwest Houston, they had no idea it would turn into one of the largest U.S. At that time, we didn't know how many animals were on the property," said Charles Jantzen, chief investigator for the Houston Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Tags: animal abuse Houston

VCA Offers Free Boarding for Pets Affected by Texas Wildfires

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To help those affected by the Texas wildfires, select VCA Animal Hospitals in the state of Texas (in and around both Austin and Houston) are offering free boarding for companion animals. Houston-area hospitals: VCA Tomball Veterinary Hospital. Here is a list of those who are available to help: Austin-area hospitals: VCA Ben White Animal Hospital. VCA Northwest Hills Animal Hospital. VCA Tanglewood Animal Hospital. VCA Woodlands Animal Hospital. VCA Spring Animal Hospital.

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The Stunning Twist Ending

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Red-necked Phalarope Phalaropus lobatus By Su Houston at Venus Modern Body Arts, NY, NY. So, in the face of my inevitable return to the mountain strongholds of Missoula, I now have one bird that I can count on being with me, country or city. Any habitat, any season, any continent, any time. Birds phalaropes tattoo

Texas Oil Spill Threatens Migrating Birds

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Oiled Laughing Gull photograph above by Melissa Phillip/ Houston Chronicle ). Here’s the outlook from the folks on the ground , namely Houston Audubon. Is last week’s oil spill near Galveston, Texas bad for birds? As the guys on SportsCenter say, it’s not good , according to conservationists and wildlife officials, since spring migration is just heating up.

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Gulf Coast Ribbon Snake

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Positive reinforcement tells me that I should be finding snakes in Houston, TX. The first one was found simply by accident, but consistent herpetological luck at Houston’s Arboretum makes me look harder and longer until I find one. It took two visits during this trip, but I was rewarded with a very intimate look at a charming little snake. This is the Gulf Coast Ribbon Snake Thamnophis proximus orarius.

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1,200+ Canines Don Tiaras & ‘Tails’ This Week for Doggy Proms

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Doggy proms will be held throughout the week at Best Friends Pet Care centers in the Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, Denver, San Diego and Houston metro areas, across Connecticut and New Jersey, and in Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Charlotte and at Best Friends Pet Care center at Walt Disney World in Florida. It’s prom season for teens everywhere — and that includes the canine kind!

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Siberian Husky Voted Top Dog in Pets-idential Election

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Filling out the three remaining cabinet posts are: Emmitt Martin, a chocolate Lab from Houston, TX, as Secretary of Play Time; Storm Groff, a German shepherd dog from Blackwood, NJ, as Treasurer of Treats; and. Canine Cabinet Posts Filled by a Melting Pot of Breeds from across the U.S. November 1, 2012, Norwalk CT – National pet services company Best Friends Pet Care has announced the winners of its 2013 Pets-idential Election for Canine in Chief and Canine Cabinet.

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More Regulation Needed for Factory Farm Waste

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Some huge livestock farms produce more raw waste than cities as large as Philadelphia or Houston. The US General Accountability Office (GAO) is not happy with the EPA. They've issued a report that throws a negative light on the EPA trying to ELIMINATE EVEN MORE REGULATION of factory farms. Deregulation is EVERYWHERE.

Write a Post, Help a Dog!

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Ryan Rice at Houston Dog Blog. Pedigree is resurrecting is insanely successful Write a Post, Help a Dog program. If you are a blogger, please join in and help shelter animals! In 2010, 391 bloggers wrote about the program and with each post, Pedigree donated 20 pounds of its Healthy Longevity dog food to shelter animals.

Dog Collars

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August Bering V, “Augie” to his friends, is President of Bering’s Hardware in Houston, TX. By Augie Berings, Bering’s Hardware. Nearly every dog owner buys a collar for their new pet but few are aware of the long history and many different types of collars. Archaeology has demonstrated that humans were crafting collars for their animals at least 7000 years ago and the possibility that this is a conservative estimate is large.

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Pet Paradise Resort to donate ALL pet hair clippings

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Pet Paradise was formed in 2002 and currently has 13 facilities in operation of which nine are located throughout Florida; two are in Houston, and one each in New Orleans and Charlotte. We sure love to share great press releases like this one! Did you know that pet hair clippings (and human hair too) can be used to help clean up oil? Read on to learn what Pet Paradise is going to do to help with the massive oil spill.

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Big Year Birding Update

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Not only that, but they are doing their big year to raise money for the Houston Audubon Society and the Katy Prairie Conservancy. Seeing as it is near the midway point of the year I thought it would be nice to check in on how the blogging Big Year birders are doing thus far in 2012. It’s quite a list! Josh Vandermeulen is sitting pretty at 317 species for the year in Ontario, only 21 off the province’s record of 338, set by Glen Coady in 1996.

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What’s the Next ABA-Countable Exotic?

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Outside of Florida, there are also growing populations in Los Angeles, San Antonio, and Houston. This popular cagebird also seems to have a toehold in the Houston area. In February of 2013, I wrote a piece outlining my thoughts on which exotic bird species should be added to the American Bird Association (ABA) checklist.

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We Love You Too, Beaverton!

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New York, London, Chicago, and Los Angeles are our top four, for example, and Melbourne, Sydney, San Francisco, Houston, Seattle, and Toronto round out our top ten. Exploring who visits your blog and why is a fascinating way to burn time on the internet. It is productive, too, because as you delve deeper into the statistics you can figure out why people are coming to your blog and try to tailor your content to what your readers want.

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Don’t Mess with the Great Texas Birding Classic

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How can you become part of the GTBC fun, short of hopping on a plane for Harlingen or Houston? Bird races, as anyone who’s competed in one knows, can be big fun. The addition of a competitive component adds a thrilling edge of urgency to the normally relaxed act of chasing birds. Even sitting around watching birds can be charged with adrenaline when team pride is on the line.

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Wrap-Up of 2012 Big Year Birding

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Not only that, but they raised money for the Houston Audubon Society and the Katy Prairie Conservancy. There were quite a few big years that took place in 2012. Here are the final results, so far as I was able to figure them out. Did I miss anyone? Please let me know in the comments.

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Birding Morelia

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One of the advantages of Morelia as a birding/tourist destination is that we receive direct flights from Houston on United, Dallas/Fort Worth on American, and Los Angeles, Oakland, San Jose (California), and Chicago/Midway on the Mexican carrier Volaris. If you are like me, you can get a fair amount of birding done while traveling with your non-birder spouse… as long as you make sure you visit places with lots of other interesting activities, to keep that spouse happy.

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