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Eldridge May 2017

PET INFORMATION SCOOPAGE

PET INFORMATION SCOOPAGE PET POOPAGE It may not be a fabulous way to walk, but please have courtesy to please scoop when your pet poops during your walks. Throughout the community trails, you will find areas to toss your pet’s poopage and in some areas, there are also bags. Carry your own grocery bags - you’ll be recycling at the same time! Many of your neighbors work hard with their lawncare and landscaping. Come with a scooper and a recycled grocery bag or anything else. Picking up after your pets shows your respect for every homeowner and our beautiful community. Pet feces damages lawns and many residents are working hard to maintaining their grass! VETERINARY PUBLIC HEALTH DIVISION (Formerly called Harris County Animal Control) The Veterinary Public Health Division posts photos of all animals found on their website and updates it twice daily. If you have lost your pet, please check this website, www.hcphes.org/vph. Have you lost a pet? Start your search immediately, don’t wait to make flyers. Contact all possible animal control or animal welfare agencies in the area. Visit each location at least every other day. Call your pet’s veterinarian and the microchip company to make sure they have current contact information for you. A citizen may try to call the veterinarian’s office or microchip company themselves from your pet’s tags. Call all the veterinarians in your area to alert them to the description of your lost pet in case someone brings it to their clinic. Check with your neighbors, especially families with childrenand ask if they’ve seen a pet that looks like yours. Search your neighborhood on foot, your pet maybe be nearby but is injured and unable to get back home. Leave a towel or article of clothing with your scent on it outside of your home. Your pet may be disorientated and will be attracted by your scent. Have you found a pet? First, think of the animal as lost and not abandoned and make every effort to reunite the animal to an owner. Contact the HCPH VPH office by telephone and report the animal as found. Bring the animal to the HCPH VPH facility or check with a local veterinarian to scan the animal for a microchip. Return to the place where you found the animal and put up a found pet poster near that location. If you find the owner, especially off a newspaper or website posting, ask them to provide a picture of the animal and meet in a public place like a police station. More information about Microchips & Microchip companies A microchip is a small device (size of a grain of rice) that is permanent and implanted with a needle under the skin of pets. Pets do not have to be given any pain medication or anesthesia to implant a microchip. Microchips are not likely to move or need repair if implanted correctly. Microchips, when scanned, show a unique code. The microchip must be registered with the corresponding microchip manufacture to record any owner and animal data. Microchips do not work like GPS locators or LoJack and cannot give a signal to find the location of your lost pet. SOURCE Harris county Public Health Department, Veterinary Public Health (formerly called Harris County Animal Control), 612 Canino Road, Houston, Texas 77076, 281-999-3191, www.hcphes.org/vph. Veterinary Public Health Division HARRIS COUNTY LEASH LAW Animals that are not properly restrained pose a threat to all our residents. While you may know your pet is friendly, an animal running at someone who is walking by is very scary for that person. Many children are afraid of animals and become frightened, which could result in the child getting hurt trying to avoid the animal. Veterinary Public Health (formerly called Harris County Animal Control) advises that “All dogs and cats must be kept under restraint while in the unincorporated areas of Harris County, Texas. The custodian of a dog or cat is not authorized to have, harbor or keep any unlicensed dog or cat, nor to allow any dog or cat to become a stray.” Restraint is defined as “the control of a dog or cat under the following circumstances: 1. When it is controlled by a line or leash not more than six (6) feet in length, if the line or l eash is held by a human being, who is capable of controlling or governing the dog or cat in question 2. When it is within a fully enclosed vehicle 3. When it is on the premise of the custodian and the animal does not have access to sidewalk or street.” While it may be nice to have your animal out in the yard while you work or play, it is against the law, unless the animal is properly restrained. Let’s all help keep our community a safe and comfortable place for all our residents by being responsible pet owners. This will not only protect anyone who may be walking or bicycling in the area, but also the pet owner who could be held legally responsible or possibly sued for failing to properly restrain their pet. For a complete list of regulations, call 281-999-3191 or visit www.hcphes.org/vph. CONSIDERING GETTING A NEW DOG? …or if you know friends and family who are, please consider and suggest rescuing vs. buying a dog from a breeder. We have every breed of purebred dog available in our Texas pounds and shelters, in great quantities. This is because of the complete lack of any regulations or limit on breeding in Texas. • Approximately 30-40% of euthanasias in pounds involve purebred animals. • Mixed breeds in Texas stand almost no chance of making it out of the pounds alive. There is absolutely nothing wrong with these dogs; they just had the misfortune of being owned by people who did not provide for their needs and care and obviously had no real commitment to their pet. • Countless numbers of people turn their own dogs in to high-kill shelters, dump them rurally in the middle of nowhere or let them roam and stray. It reflects a mentality that most dog lovers do not understand. • When you or someone you know considers adopting a dog, please check out one of our five local animal shelters: 1. BARC - Bureau of Animal Regulation and Care i.e. Houston’s animal control or city pound 2. Harris County Animal Control 3. Houston SPCA 4. Houston Humane Society 5. CAP - Citizens for Animal Protection Or check the following breed specific rescue organizations: www.petfinder.com www.adoptapet.com www.houstonpettalk.com/resources/ 6 Eldridge Echoes | May 2017

ELDRIDGE TEENAGE JOB SEEKERS LIST If you are between 12 and 18 and would like to be added to the teenage job seeker’s list, please fill out the form on our website (www.krenekprinting.com, click submissions and choose Jobseekers) with your name, birthdate (mo. & yr.), phone number, year you will graduate and the name of your newsletter/subdivision. Check the list of jobs you want on your form. Please make sure your email is correct, we send emails in the summer to make sure all the info is still good and that you want to stay on the list. If we do not hear back from you after 3 tries, we will remove you from the list until we do. Must have parent(s) permission. DISCLAIMER Neither the subdivision, nor Krenek Printing is responsible for those listed on the Teenage Job Seeker List. Please ask for and check out references if you do not personally know those listed. This is just a list of teenagers from the subdivision who wish to find part time jobs. Responsibility for any work done by these teenagers is between those seeking helpers and the teens and their parents. CODE KEY: B - BABYSITTING, CPR - CPR CERT., FAC - FIRST AID CERT., RCC - RED CROSS CERT., SS - SAFE SITTER, SL - SWIM LESSONS, PP - PET/PLANT SITTER, P - PET CARE ONLY, H - HOUSE CARE, L - LAWN CARE, C- CAR CARE/DETAILING, T - TUTORING Geyer roofinG Specializing in Re-Roofing BABYSITTING LIST NOT AVAILABLE ONLINE “We work as unto the Lord” Ron Geyer 713-462-3898 RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL REMODELING • Kitchens • Bathrooms • Windows / Doors • Floors • Hardi Siding • Rooms Additions • Complete Renovations • Patio Covers Rob Geyer 281-477-3456 Visit our website Geyerremodel.com Eldridge Echoes | May 2017 7