“Hear ye, hear ye! Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears! HPA! needs a new microscope. Can you help so they can better diagnose medical issues like my giardia? Yuck!” HPA! uses microscopes to diagnose all intestinal parasites, including but not limited to hookworms, roundworms, coccidia, giardia, tapeworms, whipworms, and many others, for ear cytologys […]
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Pickle was found not long ago by a local animal shelter abandoned by her owners, alone and in a major pickle. She has sarcoptic mange, which is caused by parasitic mites that burrow just beneath the surface of the skin and feed on material on or below the skin. It’s all over her body, as you […]
This sweet family was JUST dumped at our facility – the puppies were literally in a Huggies diaper box. Not only do they need a foster (if you can help, apply here), but we also need help covering their care! At an average of $252/pup, this family of 11 will run us $2750+ through their […]
This is #A570768. He’s only 3 weeks old and found himself sick and alone at a shelter. He has a horrible upper respiratory infection and conjunctivitis. And since he’s still so young and motherless, he needs to be syringe fed frequently until he’s able to eat on his own. Unfortunately, all of this created the […]
Last week, we put a call out to our HPA! family for a lifesaving foster. It wasn’t a small ask: a mama dog and her 11 one-week-old puppies. But because our family is amazing, a lifesaving foster stepped up to save this entire family. And, it turned out one puppy was hidden amongst them, and […]
Nearly every Saturday, we host a dog adoption event at our 2800 Antoine Drive facility. But this Saturday, things will be a little different. Instead of dozens and dozens of dogs finding their forever homes, over 100 HPA! alums will be receiving heart worm treatment, at NO cost to their adopters! At Houston Pets Alive!, […]
Princess Pooch was found as a stray and surrendered to a loud, scary shelter where her bony body couldn’t stop trembling – see for yourself in the video. Luckily, one of our fosters was able to step up to save her, and now she snuggles up to stay safe. But Princess Pooch’s battle isn’t over […]
Are you ready to save TWICE the number of lives for Giving Tuesday?! Thanks to a generous donor, all gifts will be matched 100%, up to $25,000. That means your Giving Tuesday donation–and your lifesaving impact–is DOUBLED! Will you help turn a $25,000 goal into $50,000 to save cats, dogs, kittens, and puppies at risk […]
In the spirit of the season, there is a good chance that your pet(s) and foster(s) (if you have one!) will have an opportunity to get in on some good treat action and socialization with new animals visiting from various places. This is a good time to refresh some important dos and don’ts over the holidays.
Something we get asked a lot is what “good play” looks like – folks often aren’t sure if their dogs are playing, they are being too aggressive, or if all the noises they hear are friendly or not!