The Austin Humane Society is kicking off its annual "Summer of Love" cat adoption special with a weekend of promotions starting Friday, May 24 and running through Monday, May 27. To find as many new homes as possible, the shelter is offerin...g $10 adoptions for kittens under one year of age and free adoptions for all adult cats.
The Austin Humane Society hosts the "Summer of Love" campaign every year to encourage the adoption of cats of all ages. Free adoptions for all adult cats (one year of age or older) will continue through Labor Day weekend. http://www.austinhumanesociety.org/
WHAT: More than 80 kittens and adult cats ready for adoption; free adoptions for all senior pets.
WHEN: Friday, May 24 through Monday, May 27
WHERE: Austin Humane Society
124 W. Anderson Lane
Austin, TX 78752See More
As residents in Hood, Johnson, and Ellis counties begin the rebuilding process after Wednesday night's outbreak of tornadoes, those wish to assist have a number of options.
- The Red Cross is providing relief funds to the area through their general disaster relief fund. Those who wish to contribute can text REDCROSS to 90999 and give $10 to the fund.
-Two shelters in Hood County for victims. They are located at First Christian Church, 2109 West Hwy 377 in Granbury and First United Methodist Church, 301 Loop 567 in Granbury.The group is also working to set up a shelter for victims in Johnson County.
-Hood County sheriffs say anyone that wishes to volunteer should report to the First United Methodist Church, 301 Loop 567 in Granbury. Volunteers should meet on the Loop side and look for the CERT trailer, according to a press release.
Seven of 14 people who had previously been unaccounted for had checked in by Thursday morning, Deeds said at a press conference on Thursday. About 100 people were reported injured and as many as 250 were homeless after the swarm of twisters that ripped up trees and knocked down homes on Wednesday evening.
The six deceased were all adults, Deeds said. There have been no reports of injuries to first responders, the sheriff said.
"Everything's running smooth, everything's looking good," Deeds said of recovery efforts on Thursday.
Kelly at the Austin Humane Society sent us a heads up about a lot of wonderful kitties that are up for adoption. This weekend it's a Name Your 'PURRICE' Weekend to help a kitty get a great new loving home.
"Name Your Purrice" cat adoption event this weekendSaturday (4/27) & Sunday (4/28) ). ATX city animal shelter (AAC) is way overloaded with cats, so the Austin Humane Society have stepped in to help. They have brought in 44 of their cats to their shelter in the past 24 hours. Every adoption this weekend will help them both out greatly, so the ATX Humane Society is allowing adopters to name their own price for cats. All the same rules still apply. Adopters must fill out an application, go through all the same questions, and meet with an adoption counselor.
There is an extensive list of locations open for shelter for survivors following that deadly fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas.
For information on family and loved ones in West, there is an emergency hotline set up: 254-202-1100.
Central United Methodist Church
Texas State Technical State College in Waco
Blair's Cove Apartment in Waco
Gholson Baptist Church
Latham Springs Inn
Alliance Auto Auction on I-35
Sykora Family Ford in West
Abbot Community Center
La Vega Veterinary Clinic- taking in small animals for the night
Pharmacy at H-E-B store on Woodway is open
The Home Depot in Bellmead has reopened for anyone needing to buy supplies.
Organizations taking donations or items (clothing, blankets, etc.) for victims:
Scott and White Blood and Donation Center- taking blood donations overnight
Point West Bank - drop off or send to 200 West Oak Street, West 76691
Information courtesty of KXAN
The Blood and Tissue Center of Central Texas is taking blood donations. There is a shortage of 0 negative, AB postive and AB negative blood. There are 3 locations for you to go to. You must call and make an appointment. The number to call is 512-206-1266.
To help you locate a loved one or friends, the Red Cross has a safe and well finder . Here is the link!
Here are four important tips and websites in the wake of what happened yesterday at the Boston Marathon.
1. The Boston Police Department and FBI have asked for ANY photos, videos, or information from yesterday. They're stressing that NOTHING is irrelevant. You can reach the FBI at 1-800-CALL-FBI or email them atBoston@ic.fbi.gov. There's also a Boston Crime Tips Hotline at 800-494-8477.
2. The Boston Mayor's hotline if you're looking for a loved one is 617-635-4500.
(And both theRed CrossandGooglehave set up websites to help connect people with their friends and family in Boston.)
3. It's best to text people in Boston rather than call them. The cell towers there are overloaded, and it helps to keep them open for emergencies.
4. The Red Cross says they have enough blood AND enough money to handle the crisis. Instead of donating blood now, wait for a few weeks or months. You can still donate money, but make sure you go to the source and watch out for scams.
My allergy drops and carrying case from Texan Allergy!
After 7 years of suffering from seasonal allergies, I finally decided that 2013 was the year to do something about it! First things first, I hate shots!! One of the reasons I put off getting treatment for my allergies was the fear of allergy shots. I also did not feel I wanted to deal with weekly appoitments to get the shots. I'm busy just like you are and I didn't want the inconvenience of it.
All of this changed when I found out about Texan Allergy! They told me about their Allergy drops that can be used to treat allergies. The great thing about these drops is that I can take them with me and there is no need for weekly appointments to get them. This was great news. I also found out that the test for my allergies would only take 90 minutes, not hours or weeks. Last month I went in for my test which was painless and comfortable. I was tested for 58 different local allergens and I found out in less than 2 hours what I was allergic to.
My arm during my allergy tests at Texan Allergy.
I found out I am not allergic to cedar or ragweed, which I thought I was, but I am highly allergic to molds and dust mites! I now take 3 drops a day under my tongue! That's it and I already feel the difference.
Don’t let anyone in your family suffer from allergies anymore. Set an appointment today with Texan Allergy with locations all around Austin. You can call them at 686-5068 or vist their website for more information. Start feeling better today!!
The Oscar's are this Sunday and the means it's time for your annual Oscar ballot. If you're in an office pool, having a party or just hanging out with your cat in your pj's by the TV, this is the best ballot out there. This is the printable version! Enjoy the show!!
We are what we eat and lately I have been focusing on not just what I eat but how much I eat. Portion control is so important when it comes to healthy eating! For me the lines have gotten blurry. If you've been wondering why it's so hard to lose weight, start with your portion sizes. You'll be amazed at how many extra calories you may be eating everyday! I found this great website with pictures of 200 calorie portions. It seems that the healthier you eat the more you can eat! Check it out here!