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Sidewalks, Dogs and Cats, and Sports Monday: Houston Matters for Monday, July 21, 2014

Posted on · Montrose residents are petitioning the city to address that neighborhood's deteriorating sidewalks. The Montrose Sidewalk Coalition says cracked sidewalks pose a danger – they'd like the city to offer a plan to the public to address the state of their sidewalks and ensure safety and access. There’s just one problem: according to city law, property […]

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Protecting Your Pets from Ticks and Answers to All Your Pet Questions

Posted on · Once again, Houston Matters goes to the dogs...and cats. Today, we focus on a new tick season that is about to kick into high gear with the heat coming right around the corner. We also look at why many people feed their animals better food than themselves, but is it the right food? To help […]

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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 […]

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Pets as Christmas Presents & Pet-Proofing Your Home for the Holidays

Posted on · Once again, Houston Matters goes to the dogs…and cats. Today, we focus on important steps you can take to dog and cat proof your holiday-infused home, prepare for visitors wanting to feed your dog or cat holiday treats they shouldn’t, and we’ll discuss the care and feeding of dogs and cats, in particular, during Houston’s […]

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Scooping Your Poop For You, Not Just A Passing Phase

Posted on · It's no secret that we live in an animal friendly city. Boarding and grooming are a booming industry and so is the services of scooping your pet's unwanted matter. For a small fee over 16 companies with names like Rovers Leftovers and Scoop Le Poop will remove that unsightly and unsanitary pet waste for you.