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Volunteer Spotlight: All Risks Houston

In conjunction with the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation’s Week of Giving, All Risks Houston headed out to volunteer with Houston Pets Alive! on Friday, October 20, 2017. All Risks is the largest independent wholesale insurance broker in the country, and they are dedicated to giving back to communities through their employees. Paige Addison, Brokerage Underwriter […]

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New Foster Mom Dives Right In

Since joining the Houston Pets Alive! foster network in June, Phuong Trinh has dedicated her spare time to fostering kittens. Originally from Vietnam, Phuong Trinh moved to Texas to attend Texas A&M University. After graduation, Phuong spent two years in South America before moving back to Houston with her fiancé in April. It only took […]

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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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