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Harris County Shelter – Part II

K-9 Angels Rescue went to help clean up at HCPH for the second time yesterday.  We were so surprised when Miranda Lambert’s Mutt Nation arrived at HCPH.  They took 71 dogs!  It allowed the staff to get the shelter extra clean and ready for hurricane relief. Thank you to everyone who helped!

 K-9 Angels Rescue – Houston, TX 

By Mary Tipton
with Melissa Carson, Natalie Freed Yeager, Brian Yeager, Randall Kissling

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Image may contain: one or more people and outdoorThis black cat has a hair fetish.  He really liked blondie here.

 

Image may contain: 1 person, standing and shoesBy day 2, we were pretty good at cleaning crates the right way. Humberto says we still need to learn to move faster.

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Dr. Alexx DeCrosta works so hard to save cats. She is my hero.

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Image may contain: 1 person, smiling, standingIn the middle of it all, Dr. Victoria Martin is trying to get me to take a mange pup.

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This girl’s ears looked as if someone had cut the flaps to look pierced.
She was afraid to be touched. Dogs should not be hurt by humans.

In case anyone would like to donate to this sweet lady’s Strut Your Mutt page!
🙄   bit.ly/tanksmom  🙄

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Image may contain: one or more people, people standing and shoesNew kennel attendant, Melissa Carson, needs a little more training
and a lot less backtalk!  🙂

Image may contain: 5 people, tree and outdoorMutt Nation loaded and ready to leave. Thank you!

 

 

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K-9 Angels coming together to take care of our furry community

Monday August 28 2017

K-9 Angels volunteers deliver food and 175 crates
to the convention center shelter for evacuees’ pets.

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 K-9 Angels Rescue – Houston, TX 

 

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Harris County Shelter – The days of Harvey

Just because we’re in the middle of a hurricane, doesn’t mean the animal shelters can shut down.  Harris County animal shelter put out a plea for volunteers to help, so 4 of us from K-9 Angels Rescue – Houston, TX showed up this morning to clean.  Best way to get over my hurricane hangover 

Instead of hunkering down at home with their families, the shelter has a skeleton crew to care for and monitor the cats and dogs stuck there during this bad weather.  The staff even has several people spending the night at the shelter every night until the storm passes.  If that’s not dedication, I don’t know what is.  I don’t know many people that would be willing to do that, yet they were all smiles, as usual, because these animals are their passion.

The amazing HCPH staff cares so much for these homeless, unwanted, discarded and forgotten animals, but we can’t get cats adopted at all.  The adoption fee is $0 this month. They’re free.  Fully vetted – fixed, chipped, vaccinated.
65 cats are ready to go.  Nobody wants them.  They literally can’t give them away.

Please tell your friends to go adopt a cat and save a life.  It’s heartbreaking seeing these beautiful animals counting down their days in such a terrifying place.  Because the truth is that there won’t be space to hold them forever.  And more just keep coming in.

If we can get on the road in the morning, we’re going to clean again.  If you’re a current HCPH volunteer, we’d love you to come help.  It’s the least we can do.

By Melissa Carson
with Mary Tipton, Natalie Freed Yeager, Randall Kissling, April Herrera, Kiersten Thoma

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Animal Shelter at Capacity After Hoarder Dumps More Than 70 Dogs

August 11 2015 – ABC13 (KTRK), by Deborah Wrigley

Hoarder dumps more than 70 dogs at shelter

HOUSTON (KTRK) — The Harris County Animal Shelter is said to always be at capacity, which is why a single person surrendering more than 70 dogs in a short period of time poses such a problem.  Video here.

Since June, a man described as a hoarder, has delivered 78 “Chi-Weenies” to the facility in northeast Houston.  The dogs are a mixture of Dachshund and Chihuahua.  The man who turned them over to the shelter is not being identified by the county.

By law, the shelter cannot refuse to take in any animal surrendered by residents of unincorporated Harris County.

According to shelter director Dr. Michael White, the hoarder was recently evicted from his home, and had to get rid of the animals.  “How can you live with 70 animals in your house?,” White asks.

The dogs were not spayed or neutered.  “It may have started off with a couple of dogs, and they breed, and a couple can turn into 60.”  White says there’s nothing to suggest the man was a breeder, but a hoarder.

More than two dozen were dropped off this past Saturday, including a mother and nine, tiny puppies, all of which appear friendly and healthy.

A few dozen more are housed in three large kennels at the shelter.  None seem to have health problems.  For some, human attention seems new to them.

The problem is that so many animals from one source creates problems for other shelter dogs, which have been housed longer.  When space disappears entirely, euthanasia can be part of the discussion.  It is something Dr. White, who comes from a back-ground of having a private veterinary practice, prefers not to do.

“There are plenty of adoptable animals here, and this affects the ones already here.  If you’re going to be a responsible pet owner, you need to spay and neuter your dogs.  That’s the conversation we need to be having.”

Mary Tipton, of K-9 Angel Rescue, is a fixture at the shelter taking animals, some of which are scheduled to be euthanized on the day she pulls them from the list.  “I met him, the hoarder, on the day he dumped 19 animals here on a Saturday afternoon,” she says.  “I offered to help him have his dogs neutered and spayed. He seemed offended that I thought he didn’t love them.”

A rescuer who recently moved from Wyoming to Bellaire took five of the dogs.  Her daughter took another five.  Dale Jones has taken the pups in for their shots, spaying and neutering. She also has a Facebook page: “Save the Chiweenies!”

The county shelter on Canino Road will have a half-price adoption event this Saturday, August 15, 2015 featuring cats, dogs and the Chiweenies.

 

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