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Full Show: Advice On SBA Disaster Relief, And Reuniting Animals And Owners After Harvey (Sept. 28, 2017)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: A representative from the Small Business Administration answers your questions about applying for disaster relief aid from the agency. We learn how the Houston SPCA is reuniting animals with their owners after Harvey. And Houston's poet laureate shares poetry she wrote after the storm.

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Hanging Out at The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

Posted on · The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo heads into its second week. In just its first five days, the annual event has drawn more half a million visitors to events ranging from calf roping, to mutton busting, to the carnival and numerous big-name musical acts. We sent Michael Hagerty to the rodeo to talk to some […]

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Who Needs the Puppy Bowl? Take a Trip to the Cat Show

Posted on · We all know about the big football-related event happening in Greater Houston lately. No, not that one. I’m talking about The Feline PAW Foundation’s international cat show in Deer Park last weekend (Jan. 28-29, 2017). The theme was, fittingly, “Felines, Football and Fun” and, from the Houston Public Media Cat Entertainment Desk, Michael Hagerty brings […]

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Horse Neglect and Abuse: Still an Issue Inside a Sprawling Metropolis

Posted on · The Houston Police Department and the Houston Humane Society have been working to address incidents this year of neglect, abandonment, and abuse of horses in Greater Houston. We learn more from HPD Captain Larry Baimbridge and the Humane Society’s Monica Schmidt. (Above: A photo, taken by HPD Cpt. Larry Baimbridge, of a malnourished horse, nicknamed […]

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Outgoing Houston Zoo CEO Discusses the State of the Zoo and the Return of Gorillas

Posted on · Houston Zoo President and CEO Deborah Cannon is retiring this summer, after more than 10 years leading the organization. She joins Houston Matters to talk about her time at the zoo and how it’s changed. Cannon’s visit comes as the zoo unveils its new gorilla exhibit to the public. It's been 11 years since the […]

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All Your Petcare Questions Answered — Not Just Dogs and Cats

Posted on · Frequently, Houston Matters aims to answer your questions about caring for your beloved dogs and cats. And, occasionally, we get asked to expand the discussions to other animals. So, today we welcome your pet care questions for both Dr. Lori Teller (who normally handles your canine and feline queries) and Dr. Melissa Creswell, who will […]

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How Realistic Would It Be for More Animal Shelters to Become No-Kill?

Posted on · Greater Houston has a well-documented stray animal problem. And area animal shelters face the challenge trying to care for and place many of those animals. The city’s Bureau of Animal Regulation and Care, or BARC, is required to accept stray animals. BARC has the capacity to care for about 550 at a time, but collects […]

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Homeless Count, No Kill Animal Shelters, and Zola Jesus: Houston Matters for Friday, Jan. 30, 2015

Posted on · Last night, more than 500 volunteers took to the streets throughout Houston as part of an annual homeless count undertaken by the Coalition for the Homeless, to collect hard data about the number and characteristics of the area’s homeless community. That data is expected to be released in a few months. On this edition of […]