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Renee Zellweger Surprises Animal Rescue Group by Volunteering to Help Harvey Pets

As volunteers rushed to care for abandoned pets in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, one Oscar winner quietly stepped up to help. Founder of animal rescue organization Houston Pets Alive!, Andrea Birkelbach, has been busy caring for animals, organizing volunteers and comforting owners faced with relinquishing their pets because they lost their homes. Then one busy morning after […]

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Renee Zellweger Helping Houston Animals After Harvey

HOUSTON (KTRK) — Homeward bound! 70 cats and dogs are going on the trip of a lifetime to find their fur-ever homes in California. Since Hurricane Harvey, local shelters have been packed with more and more animals. So, volunteers with Austin Pets Alive, Houston Pet’s Alive, MAD Dog Rescue and Lucy’s Pet Foundation are sending […]

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Bringing pets, owners back together after Harvey

HOUSTON – Andrea Birkelbach is an animal lover through and through. It’s the reason why she founded Houston Pets Alive! two years ago. It’s a group dedicated to turning Houston into a no-kill city. “Every day Harris County animal shelter sends us a list of who they’re euthanizing and so we pull from that euthanasia list and place […]

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Ready Harris News: Best Friends Animal Society and Harris County Public Health Team Up to Open Pet Reunion Pavilion in Wake of Hurricane Harvey

Best Friends Animal Society and Harris County Public Health Team Up to Open Pet Reunion Pavilion in Wake of Hurricane Harvey Partnering Texas groups Austin Pets Alive!, Houston Pets Alive!, Houston PetSet Houston, TX (Sept. 11, 2017) — Best Friends Animal Society is excited to announce the opening of the Pet Reunion Pavilion. Harris County Public […]

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People Exclusive: How a Flooded Bank Became a Sanctuary for Dogs and Cats in the Wake of Hurricane Harvey

Houston Pets Alive! usually saves pets at risk of euthanasia. But post-Harvey, the organization has shifted its focus to helping the tens of thousands of animals displaced by the flooding. “People don’t have a place to put their pets—they don’t have a place for themselves,” says Pets Alive! founder Andrea Birkelbach, 33. It took Birkelbach’s team […]

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