National Dog Day is Tuesday, August 26, and that means you need to do something special for your pup. While you could just take them for a walk, give them a belly rub or play with them more than you normally do, you could also give them a special bakery treat. Yes, they're going to go bonkers over ... More >>
If you've ever considered adopting or fostering an animal, listen up: Houston's Bureau of Animal Regulation and Care has taken in nearly 600 dogs and cats in the last week, busting the shelter's capacity. These furry dudes and dudettes need your help, stat.
You Have 51 animals in your home, claim to run a no-kill shelter and you write notes to your dead veterinarian? Sounds fine.
Critics say the common cat surgery is painful and can lead to other problems.
Last month, Almita Flores of Houston found a gorgeous yellow lab. She says she posted flyers in her neighborhood, as well as a notice on Craigslist, but never heard from anyone claiming to be the owner. After two weeks, she says, the dog -- who she decided to call Max -- got out of her gate, only to ... More >>
We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them. So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning, from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even. This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula involving wit ... More >>
No one likes rabid Tyra.You know what blows? Rabies. You know what doesn't blow? The new Bureau of Animal Regulation and Care Wellness Center's prices: You can make sure your furry friend is rabies-free for just $20. Coinciding with World Rabies Day (which we at first mistakenly thought was ... More >>
Animal psychic Sonya Fitzpatrick hears voices - the dog and cat kind.
Sonya Fitzpatrick, as documented in this week's cover story, knows what your dog, cat, bird or frog is thinking. If you happen to have a bear or tiger as a pet, the famous animal communicator could let you know what those beasts are feeling, too. Before the world's most celebrated pet psych ... More >>
Damnit, Wilbur, fix my ugly ass grill!In what is apparently the worst government over-regulation since monkeys were banned from grinding organs for a living (damn you, Organ Grinders Local 182!!!), the Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners is meeting to decide whether the important job of hors ... More >>
Veterinarian David Rundell resigned today from the Bureau of Animal Regulation and Care, spokeswoman Kathy Barton confirmed. Nicole Sica at the Houston Examiner was the first on the story. Rundell was suspended with pay three weeks ago for allegedly treating a sick dog with Valium he brou ... More >>
A Letterman favorite drops into The Improv