Author Archive | Andrea Birkelbach

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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Griffey the Miracle Dog

I promised myself that I wouldn’t take in another foster dog until after my sister’s September wedding. My previous foster dog, Kate Spade, was adopted in 13 days and I was still following the foster high that many of us feel when our babies are adopted to good homes. Last week Jess sent me a […]

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Strut Your Mutt

Strut Your Mutt, hosted by Best Friends Animal Society, is an annual fundraising event that saves the lives of our furry friends in shelters across America. So why are we joining thousands of fellow animal lovers and taking part in the event? Every day, nearly 5,500 dogs and cats are killed in America’s shelters, simply […]

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A Guardian Angel

Jeff thought he was prepared for Hurricane Harvey. He did everything that was suggested to do and was ready to wait out the storm in his home in Texas City. Unfortunately as the rain came down, his precious 14-year old dog Dallas passed away from natural causes in his flooded-in home. Jeff was inconsolable at […]

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Putts for Paws

Houston Pets Alive! is hosting its 2nd annual golf tournament, Putts for Paws, on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at Hermann Park Golf Course. Come play golf and help raise money for Houston’s homeless pets. Hermann Park Golf Course | 4 Man Scramble 1255 North MacGregor Way, Houston, Texas 77030 DATE/TIMES • Saturday, May 12th • […]

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AmazonSmile – Raise Money for Free!

When you select Houston Pets Alive as your charity of choice, AmazonSmile donates 0.5% of the price of the purchase back to us. How it works: Register now to make Houston Pets Alive your AmazonSmile charity by clicking here. Continue to go to Smile.Amazon.com every time you shop and raise money! Thank you for supporting […]

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Second Annual Tailgate! For Houston Pets

 Watch the Texans & Support Animals! Houston Pets Alive is excited to announce our Second Annual fundraising event, Tailgate for Houston Pets! Cheer on your Houston Texans while watching their game on TV and support Houston’s homeless pets. When: Sunday, October 30, 2016 from 12PM – 5PM Where: West Alabama Ice House at 1919 W […]

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Houston Animal Welfare Conference

Houston Animal Welfare Conference Saturday, May 7, 2016 from 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM Willow Street Pump Station, 811 N. San Jacinto, Houston, Texas 77002 Houston Pets Alive! has partnered with the University of Houston- Downtown Animal Rescue Club to create the first Houston Animal Welfare Conference. This is a day of interactive lectures all […]

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