How to Report Animal Cruelty

In April 2017, Crime Stoppers of Houston, working with Harris County Precinct 5 Constable Ted Heap, formed a city-wide Anti-Animal Cruelty Partner Council to bring key partners and agencies together to collaborate on finding solutions to improve how crimes against animals are reported and responded to in Harris County and the City of Houston.

With over 50 law enforcement agencies in Harris County, citizens often do not know where to report this type of abuse. The council's goal was to make it easy for citizens to report animal cruelty and neglect to the correct agency, thereby helping animals in need as quickly as possible. This also would free up resources that were incorrectly getting the calls.

Following Hurricane Harvey, the Harris County Animal Cruelty Taskforce was formed with the primary goal of streamlining the process of where and how animal cruelty can be reported in the Greater Houston Area. The taskforce acquired 832-927-PAWS as their phone number in order to further streamline the reporting process, speed up response times and minimize duplication of efforts across the county.

Partner agencies of the Taskforce include:

 

  • Harris County Constable Precinct 5

  • Harris County District Attorney’s Office

  • Harris County Sheriff’s Office

  • Houston Police Department

  • City of Houston Animal Control

  • BARC

  • Crime Stoppers of Houston

  • Harris County Public Health Veterinary Public Health

  • Houston Humane Society

  • Houston PetSet

  • Animal ER of Northwest Houston

  • drumBEAT Marketing

 

Additionally, the Taskforce secured a partnership with drumBEAT Marketing and their website, www.Best4Pets.org drumBEAT Marketing is donating the time and services to create the one-stop website for citizens in Harris County and the Greater Houston Metropolitan area to report animal cruelty and get information on all issues pertaining to animal welfare.

Harris County Sheriff's Office has also added an additional Deputy to animal cruelty investigations.

Through education, awareness and continued collaboration, the Harris County Animal Cruelty Taskforce hopes to make a larger impact in the lives of abused and neglected animals.

Seth Rogan is "Flattered" That People Think a Dog Looks Just Like Him

“I’ve been tagged by dozens of people saying I look like this dog,” the actor tweeted.

Seth Rogen has no bones to pick over being told he looks like a dog.

Specifically, a dog whose photo went viral this week over the pup’s uncannily human-looking eyes and what looks like a slight grin.

As a reference, here's Rogan:

Dogs Of The White House

President Donald Trump didn’t bring a puppy to the White House, unlike his predecessors, including Barack Obama and George W. Bush.

The dog in question is actually Nori Porkchop, an Instagram-famous toy Australian shepherd and toy poodle mix who resides in Seattle. 

Nori’s photo went massively viral after Twitter account 41 Strange shared it, writing, “Just look at his eyes and smile.”

The photo was originally posted in June 2018 on Nori’s Instagram, where there are plenty more of the wise-eyed dog and his best friend, a Shih Tzu and Yorkie mix named Boba.

“Nori is very sweet. He wants to be friends with everyone, all dogs and all humans,” Nori’s human and social media manager Tiffany Ngo told Seattle Refined. She added that Boba is also sweet but is a “little more stubborn.”

And while many people thought Nori was a dead ringer for Rogen, others have compared his cute mug to Albert Einstein and the Mona Lisa.

Kevin Hurless, Nori’s other human, told Seattle Refined that in the past, the pup has also garnered comparisons to Chewbacca, Ewoks and actor Jeff Daniels.

In the end, maybe Nori really just looks like himself.

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