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Williamsburg Colony February 2018

PET INFORMATION

PET INFORMATION ATTENTION! PET POOPS / YOU SCOOP Please be respectful of community grounds and neighbors’ yards. If your pet poops during your walk, be prepared to scoop and trash. Come with a scooper and a recycled grocery bag or anything else. It may not be the most fabulous way to walk your pet, but it does show your respect for every homeowner and our beautiful community. 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. Harris County Animal Control advises, “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 leash 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. Please remember that cats fall under the same laws as dogs and must be licensed and kept restrained when not on the premises of the owner. We’ve been told that spreading moth balls in flower beds might keep cats away. To make a complaint or report an animal that is not properly restrained please contact: Harris County Precinct #5, Contract #87: 281-463-6666 Harris County Animal Control: 281-999-3191 Harris County Health Department, Rabies/Animal Control Section 2223 West Loop South, Houston, Texas 77027-3588 www.countypets.com 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 children and 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. SPECIAL PET SHELTERS DREAM Dachshund Rescue is a local, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization committed to rescuing abandoned, stray and owner-surrendered Dachshunds. We are an all-volunteer rescue and we’re looking for qualified foster homes to provide food, water, shelter and love to rescued Dachshunds while they wait for a loving forever family to fall in love and adopt them. All DREAM Dachshunds are spayed and neutered, current on all vaccines, receive dental care if needed and are fully examined and treated - if necessary, by our certified veterinarians. 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the cost of any and all medical treatment and monthly heartworm preventative while dogs are in foster care. If you are interested in fostering or adopting a DREAM Dachshund, please visit our website and fill out our easy online application. You can also view the over 65 adorable Dachshunds we currently have on our foster-roster! Find us on the web at www.DreamDachs.org and “Like” us on Facebook at www.Facebook. com/DreamDachshundRescueEducationAdoptionMission. If you have any questions, please send us an email to Contact-Us@DreamDachs.org. PugHearts of Houston - PugHearts of Houston is a non-profit rescue dedicated to giving unwanted and neglected Pugs a second chance. It is staffed by a network of volunteers in and around the greater Houston, TX area. All of our dogs are in private foster homes throughout the area where they learn to live (some of them for the first time) in a home with foster siblings and parents who teach them how to be part of a loving family. There are many ways in which you can donate to PugHearts of Houston, be it with your time, your skills, adopting, fostering or by making a financial donation. For more information, please visit www.pughearts.com. RESCUE - REHABILITATE - REHOME LONE STAR BOXER RESCUE Lone Star Boxer Rescue is a nonprofit 501(C)(3) organization dedicated to the health and well being of the boxer breed. LSBR is run and managed by volunteers. Our main objective is to rescue, rehabilitate, and re-home boxers that come to us from many sources including local animal shelters, owner surrenders, and strays. Call 713-464-1381 or visit our website - www.lsbr.org, P.O. Box 541286 Houston, TX 77254-1286, email - info@lsbr.org. ADOPT A PET - ADOPT A CAT, a non-profit cat shelter, has cats available for adoption at the Petco at Hwy. 6 and FM 529 on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month from 12:30 to 5:00 PM. Pets of the Week are always at Petco and available for adoption. The $70 fee includes spay / neuter, FeLV and FIV testing, some shots and de-worming. Call 281-580-6652 for more information. CITIZENS FOR ANIMAL PROTECTION IS A NON-PROFIT SHELTEr - Make a Ddfference in the life of an Orphan Animal - Adopt - Located at 17555 Katy Freeway, Houston, TX 77094. We are a unique example of humane housing for homeless animals & open 7 days a week. CAP’s Pet Supply Shop has everything you need for your pet or for the people that love them and at a reasonable price. Monday - Friday, 11 AM - 5 PM, Saturday 10 AM - 4 PM and Sunday, 1 PM - 5 PM. For more information, call 281-497-0591, www.cap4pets.org. DACHSHUND RESCUE OF HOUSTON - We are a small group of volunteers right here in Houston and the surrounding areas and we love dachshunds! Our primary mission is to rescue (from pounds and shelters) purebred (and a few mixed) dachshunds that end up alone, abandoned and/or abused and for many of them, it can be an 11th hour rescue. All of our rescued dachsies receive a complete health evaluation by our accredited veterinary clinics and are either spayed or neutered (if not already), given immunizations, dental care and are started on any necessary medical treatment(s). Our focus following rescue, is rehabilitation and relocation into a safe and loving foster home. If you think you might be interested in fostering or maybe even adopting, please join us at Dachshund Rescue of Houston on Facebook or visit us and our “dachsies in waiting” on our website at www.dachshundrescueofhouston.org. DRoH is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All donations are tax-deductible, no matter the amount. ALL TEXAS DACHSHUND RESCUE is a non-profit organization consisting of volunteers dedicated to the rescue and placement of Dachshunds and Dachshund mixes into foster or permanent homes. If you would like to become a foster parent or adopt one of these wonderful little dogs, please check us out on the web at www.ATDR.org or email info@atdr. org. FRIENDS OF BARC - a 501c(3) non-profit corporation that supports the humane care and treatment of animals. Cats and dogs at BARC are longing for forever homes. Visit BARC at 3200 Carr St., Monday - Friday, 11:30 AM -5:30 PM, Saturday - Sunday, noon – 4 PM. Or you can see animals at one of our many Pet Smart adoption locations listed on our web site. Donate - Send a tax-deductible donation to Friends of BARC. Donate online or send a check to Friends of BARC Community Newsletter | February 2018 PET INFORMATION Inc., P.O. Box 70315, Houston, TX 77270. Spay or Neuter - Encourage friends and family to spay or neuter their pets. Foster - Save lives by getting animals out of the shelter and preparing them for their forever homes. Volunteer - We have many volunteer opportunities including transporting animals to adoptions, counseling prospective pet parents and walking and bathing animals at the shelter. To learn more, visit www.FriendsofBARC.org or call 713-229-7300. GOLDEN BEGINNINGS GOLDEN RETRIEVER RESCUE is a non-profit organization, staffed solely by volunteers, devoted to providing rescue and necessary veterinary medical care for unwanted, neglected, abused, homeless and displaced Golden Retrievers. We strive to place our Goldens in adoptive homes where they will receive a lifetime of love. Call 281-480-4942 or visit our website at www.gbgrr.org. GBGRR, PO Box 19848, Houston, TX 77224-9848. GOLDEN RETRIEVER RESCUE. Golden Retriever Rescue of Houston is a non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue, foster care, welfare and placement of Golden Retrievers in the Houston, Texas area. GRRH is an all-volunteer group that provides temporary shelter; quality medical care and permanent homes for unwanted, abused or abandoned Golden Retrievers. Call 713-521-9019. Or visit their website – www.grrh.org. Golden Retriever Rescue of Houston, Inc., PO Box 19594, Houston, TX 77224. GREYHOUND RESCUE - Adopt a retired athlete! Greyhound Pets of America Inc. is a national non-profit organization dedicated to finding responsible homes for retired racing greyhounds. Since there is never a lack of dogs waiting for adoption, potential parents have the opportunity to meet several dogs. It is our goal to find the perfect match for both pet and owner. For more information on adoption, volunteering, greyhound merchandise and tax deductible donations please visit our website at www.gpahouston.org or you may call us at 713-667-3804. HORSE RESCUE needs members, foster homes and contributions, www.bluebonnetequine.org or 888-542-5163. BASSET BUDDIES RESCUE OF TEXAS - We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization staffed solely by volunteers devoted to the rescue of unwanted, abused, and homeless basset hounds in Houston, TX and surrounding regions. Bassets are rescued from shelters or received directly from owners who feel unable/unwilling to continue to care for them. Basset Buddies Rescue of Texas, PO Box 130244, Houston, TX 77219-0244, 281-303-5496. (SNAP) Spay-Neuter Assistance Program, Inc. provides free (to qualified individuals) and low-cost (to all) spay/neuter and wellness services for domesticated dogs and cats, and feral cats. SNAP provides sterilization services, vaccinations, heartworm tests and preventative, and flea preventatives. SNAP is a non-profit organization that has mobile clinics, a surgery clinic and a wellness clinic and has volunteer opportunities. Please visit us online at www.snapus.org or the Surgery Clinic at 713-863-0010, the Wellness Clinic at 713-862-8001 or the Mobile Clinic at 713-522-2337. SPECIAL PALS - Offers adoption, vaccines/wellness clinic, spay/neuter services, micro chipping and boarding. If you would like to donate to Special Pals, send your donation to: Special Pals, Inc, 3830 Greenhouse Road, Houston, TX 77084. Special Pals is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, we need your help in supporting our animal shelter. We are located at 3830 Greenhouse Road, Houston, Texas 77084, 281-579-PETS (7387). Hours are: Closed Mondays for low cost spay & neuter, Open Tuesday - Sunday 12 - 4 PM. S.T.A.A.R. (South Texas Animal Adoption Resource) is dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating and finding loving homes for dogs that have been discarded, or neglected. We are a no-kill, not for profit organization that is run entirely by volunteers. We hope that you enjoy our website, and that what you find there informs, endears and enlightens. Maybe you too will become a part of the ever-growing S.T.A.A.R. family. Visit us at www.staarnet.org to see pictures of the available dogs or you can call 281-392-0927. Please donate online or by mail to: P.O. Box 6575, Katy, Texas, 77491. Weimaraner Rescue of North Texas has wonderful Weims available for immediate adoption in the Houston area. Visit www.weimrescuetexas.org for details or call 972-994-3572. Foster homes for these marvelous dogs are also urgently needed. Houston area Wiemarner’s can be found at this website. 31