Dear Tabby, What does a microchip do? Can it track my pets if they run away from home? Why should we get them microchipped? To Microchip or Not To Microchip in Rice Military Dear To Microchip..., The month of May just so happens to be “Chip Your Pet Month,” so this is a valuable and timely question. With growing technology in the veterinary field, new measures of protection for companion animals are now available to owners at a low cost. Microchipping, one of the newest ways to locate and identify lost animals, is growing in popularity and efficiency. What Is A Microchip? A microchip is a glass encased device that bears an identification number unique to every marked animal. Once the microchip is inserted under the animal’s skin (which is a painless procedure and can be … [Read more...] about The Microchip: What does it do and is it necessary?
Upcoming events at First Baptist Church Heights First Baptist Church Heights, 201 E. 9th St., will hold GriefShare every Friday 7:30-9 p.m. May 18-Aug. 3 (except June 22), in the conference room. The Senior Event will be held 10:30-11:30 a.m. May 29. A community health fair will be 11 a.m.-2 p.m. June 9, in the fellowship hall. Jorge Castillo of the Houston Police Department Reporting Abuse and Adult Protective Services will be featured. The Senior Event will be held 10:30-11:30 a.m. June 26, and Cynthia Jones of Texas Mobile Dental will be guest speaker. Call 713-861-3102 for information. The Spring Artisan Market at St. Stephen’s The Spring Artisan Market, benefiting the Animal Justice League of Oak Forest, will be held May 19, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in the west sanctuary … [Read more...] about News from the Pews – May 19
TOUR DE OAK FOREST Oak Forest Homeowners Association Come out May 19, and be a part of the annual Tour de Oak Forest sponsored by Oak Forest Veterinary Hospital. Participants can register online or the day of the event starting at 8 a.m. The ride will be from 9:30-11 a.m. and is approximately 10 miles. Food trucks will be available for breakfast and lunch. The cost is $15 per person (children 10 and under are $10). Proceeds benefit the OFHA School Initiative’s Program. Information: www.ofha.org, 713-688-6342. WOOD WINDOW WORKSHOP The Church The Wood Window Workshop hosted by AIA Houston is from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. May 19 and 20, at The Church, 1548 Heights Blvd. This exciting wood window workshop will be led by a respected preservationist and craftsman, Steve Quillian. Through … [Read more...] about Calendar of Events – May 19
Everything is for sale at the former Temple Oaks Baptist Church and school, from pew to steeple – except someone’s already taken the steeple. Laryssa Lee and Lee Smith are business partners with Off the Hook Vintage and Estate Sales, working on behalf of church trustee R.P Jones. They have been trying to parcel out furnishings and fixtures in the church on 34th Street for weeks, with a big push this Friday through Sunday on-site at TOBC. They are urging area churches, educators, collectors – really anyone – to come make offers on pews, pulpits, choir risers, school desks, light fixtures, musical equipment, kitchen appliances. You get the idea. What was a fully functioning church and school for half a century is up for grabs. The property itself is also for sale, but Lee says a … [Read more...] about Temple Oaks church items up for grabs
Dear Tabby, My mother has a female dog who has not been spayed yet. Is it really necessary to spay a female dog when she won’t come into contact with any male dogs? To Spay or Not To Spay in Sawyer Heights Dear To Spay, If you have been coming up short on gift ideas for Mother’s Day, I think we’ve just solved your problem: Help you mother to get her dog spayed--as soon as possible! Spaying or neutering your dog is part of responsible canine care. Not only does it help with the overpopulation problem--saving lives of countless animals--but it also has many health benefits for the individual pup who has the procedure done. Also, even though you can try your best to keep your female dog away from unneutered males, you might be surprised at the lengths to which animals who … [Read more...] about Give the gift of a spay (or neuter) this Mother’s Day