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Teresa learned about Emancipet while visiting her primary care doctor, and our next door neighbor, Dr. Jimenez. She was thrilled to find out about the free services available for her furry family members. And just how big is the furry side of the Lopez family? Well, after Teresa’s kids found a litter of Chihuahua mix […]

In 1992, Susan Powter told us we could eat 5,000 baked potatoes a day and not gain a pound. A few years later, Dr. Atkins recommended a restrictive, almost carb-less diet. Today, food fads are different- low-carb, gluten-free, vegan, paleo, raw. Well, different, but the same. Just like humans have seen major changes in supermarket […]

In 2015, Toronto-based photographer Pete Thorne, created “Old Faithful,” a collection of intimate portraits of elderly dogs. His subjects, many who were deaf, blind, or both, all had one thing in common- their faces showed their age. And what a beautiful thing. All the character, the history, and the strength- anyone could see what made […]

by Gretchen Nelson Are we managing with the same care with which we are hiring? We all know that hiring well can be hard work. In fact, we have developed a system at Emancipet that is almost bullet proof for hiring people that will be successful in our culture. No matter what system you are using, hiring […]

One important takeaway from the relief efforts post Hurricane Harvey, was how necessary microchips were for reuniting missing pets with their owners. Microchips are as common as two meals a day for any animal shelter once an animal is part of the system.  With the influx of adopting animals, microchips have become a mandatory part […]

Tis the season for mistletoe, warm meals, and longer wintery (or as close to winter as Texas weather can be) nights. While the ushering in of the holiday season brings joy, there is nothing joyful about having a pet emergency interrupt your cheer. Holiday Food Holiday baking includes a lot of chocolate, seasoned meats, and […]

Sonia adopted her sweet Mia, a husky mix, about two months ago. Mia is a typical adolescent – she doesn’t know a stranger, is constantly annoying Sonia’s older dog, and like a typical husky has a lot to say! Her visit to Emancipet was for her second round of booster shots; the first was just before Harvey […]

Nora Gomez and her daughter Mia Tran visited our clinic with the newest member of their family, a fluffy peach colored kitten named Georgie. Nora’s sister feeds feral cats, and Georgie was abandoned by his mother. When Nora saw him he reminded her immediately of their beloved rescue Persian cat who passed away from Feline […]

by Myles Chadwick At Emancipet we are always looking for innovative, cost effective ways to do this work better. Sometimes the ideas we hatch lead to big programs that take on lives of their own, but more often they lead to a series of little innovations that become woven into the fabric of what we […]

Marie says that she was once depressed and lonely. And then one day, everything changed. Marie went to ACCT (Animal Care and Control Team) to get a cat- and that’s when she saw Checkers. He was 2 months old and the cost to adopt him was $85.  Marie didn’t have the money, but she had […]

Sheri has been rescuing animals as long as she can remember. Seven years ago, she rescued a pair of dogs she found wandering the streets. “Lucky hopped right in my car. Star was more cautious, but wasn’t sticking behind without her best friend, so she hopped in after.” The two dogs remain inseparable. Unfortunately, Hurricane […]

Julie Telford got Leo four months ago. She was living on the top floor of her apartment building when Harvey hit; she thought she’d be okay but the water rose 15’ to completely submerge the first floor and started creeping into her apartment. Afraid the whole building was going to be submerged, she got people  […]

Mary Tate’s grandfather wasn’t able to take care of his dog Scrap anymore. Mary’s job was to take in the lovable Norfolk Terrier until she could find a permanent home for him (not a bad assignment, if you ask us). She brought Scrap to Emancipet for a general veterinary exam and flea prevention medicine. Emancipet’s […]

William Yerger recently brought in his rescued dog, Bane, for his first-ever round of vaccinations. Bane is such a lover, and greeted everyone in our clinic with sloppy wet kisses! Although William isn’t sure exactly how old Bane is, Emancipet’s veterinarian conducted a thorough examination and estimated his age at about a year and a half. […]

by Myles Chadwick I was speaking to a group of animal welfare professionals recently about something that we at Emancipet believe passionately: People love their pets and given the opportunity will take care of them as best they can. This simple idea guides our outreach programs, our customer service policies, and even where we locate […]