Houston Matters

What’s Being Done to Deal with Houston’s Stray Animal Problem?

Posted on · On Wednesday, the Houston City Council passed an animal control measure by a 15 to 1 vote (with one council member absent). The measure sets into motion policy changes designed to help Houston’s Bureau of Animal Regulation and Care (BARC) better address our ongoing challenges with dangerous animals. Currently, the department doesn’t have enough officers […]


Crime Stoppers: Dog Dumping Still a Problem in North Houston

Posted on · Last year we told you about an area in North Houston nicknamed the "Corridor of Cruelty". Dead or stray dogs are routinely found in this wooded area. Some are casualties of dog fighting, others unwanted by their owners. Bill Stamps has an update on the situation there.


Time to Bring the Pets Inside

Posted on · Animal experts are warning pet owners not to forget about their dogs and cats during this cold front. Bill Stamps talked with one of those experts and has this report on what people should do with their pets when the temperature drops.


Houston Plans Animal Adoption Center

Posted on · A proposed pet adoption facility and animal park is the latest effort in the part of the City of Houston to improve its battered reputation for animal care. The city launched a six-million dollar fundraising campaign today for the animal campus. Laurie Johnson reports.


Sea Turtle Nesting Season Begins

Posted on · The gulf coast weather is warming up and it's also the beginning of the sea turtle nesting season. Wildlife experts say beach-goers can help the endangered turtles best, by just leaving them alone. Jim Bell explains.


Houston Woman Cares for Abandoned and Abused Dogs

Posted on · Two weeks ago we reported on an area in North Houston that's been nicknamed the corridor of cruelty. It got the name because many pet owners use the area to drop off dead dogs, or those they simply don't want anymore. One woman has made it her goal to take care or rescue as many of those dogs as she can. Bill Stamps has the story.


Controversial BARC Hire Stirs Animal Rights Activists

Posted on · Animal activists come to Houston city hall to voice their displeasure about the new chief veterinarian at The Bureau of Animal Regulation and Care (BARC). They're upset because her license had been suspended in New Jersey. Pat Hernandez has the story.