Harris County Public Health

Pets and AnimalThe Harris County Animal Shelter, operated by the Veterinary Public Health division, affords a secure haven to a whole lot of lost, neglected and abandoned animals. Our most numerically vital use of animals is for meals. We kill greater than 60 billion animals for food annually, and this doesn’t depend the even larger number – estimated conservatively to be a couple of trillion – of sea animals. We don’t need to eat animals for optimum well being. Certainly, an rising number of mainstream healthcare authorities, together with the Nationwide Institutes of Well being within the US, the American Heart Affiliation, the British National Health Service, and the British Dietetic Affiliation, have said that a sensible vegan weight loss program could be simply as nutritious as a food regimen that includes animal foods. Some authorities have gone further to say that a vegan food plan will be healthier than an omnivorous weight-reduction plan. In any event, it cannot be credibly claimed that we need animal products for well being reasons. And animal agriculture is an ecological disaster.

During our open hours: Please bring the animal to us so we can test for a microchip. You could then selected to go away the animal with us because many house owners will begin the seek for their lost animal on the shelter. In case you are not in a position to transport the animal, please contact Animal Management at 343-8119 and we will choose up the animal.

Our hospital, inbuilt 2008 is an 11,000 sq. foot trendy facility that was designed with affected person care and customer service in thoughts. It features a large reception area, eight examination rooms, an in-home laboratory, pharmacy, a double surgical suite, a treatment space, a digital radiology suite, and separate wards for feline, canine and intensive care patients. Along with our separate cat condo ward, there are 64 clear,spacious indoor runs and suites outfitted with tv and video cams for canine boarding. The facility was constructed with a big pure gasoline generator and hurricane proof home windows to protect your pets in case of a pure disaster in the Bradenton-Sarasota area.

One key query is where to get your new pet. Please think about adopting: There are a lot of fantastic dogs, cats, rabbits and different animals at most local animal shelters. There are additionally rescue teams for a lot of specific dogs breeds and other varieties of pets. What’s more, the staff at your native animal shelter can help you find just the right pet for you. They know the animals of their care and can help you make a very good match on your persona and life-style.