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  • Here are the top 6 things to do in Houston this weekend
    Locals can also look for a fierce and fabulous party for our furry friends, plus a local rap legend takes the mic on Thursday night.
  • Peeking Into the Homes of Houston’s Biggest Animal Lovers
    PetSet's Virtual Gala Brings Plenty of Real Fun
  • Two “Barks Up” Four Houston PetSet’s Virtual “Fierce & Fabulous Soiree”
    The upstairs patio at The Annie Café & Bar was “Fierce & Fabulous” this past Friday, as Houston PetSet founders Tena Lundquist Faust and twin sister Tama Lundquist hosted a small invitation-only “watch party” on the patio of one of Houston’s most celebrated restaurants.
  • Houston PetSet’s 2020 Fierce & Fabulous Soiree
    Friday, September 11 at 7:30PM
  • Chic and stylish Houstonians get fierce and fabulous for $200,000 PetSet soiree
    Stylish and animal-loving Houstonians recently gathered on The Annie Café & Bar’s patio for Houston PetSet’s Fierce & Fabulous Soiree’s watch party.
  • Ruff times in Texas: Pequot shelter takes in strays from flooded Houston
    A busload of homeless dogs from Houston PetSet in Texas drove up to Babinski Foundation in hopes of giving the pups a better shot at a forever home.
  • Animals Bound for New Homes
    Houston PetSet Helping Transport Tomorrow
  • Shelter Pets Find Forever Home
    Houston PetSet Transports Animals from Harris County Pets and Montgomery County Animal Shelter
  • The Practicalities of Partnerships for Social Change
    Here’s a snapshot of what we’ve learned bout strategic partnership so you can create great collaborations of your own
  • 200 Houston-area homeless furry friends fly to safety as Hurricane Laura advances
    Some Houston-area furry friends threatened by Hurricane Laura have a new lease on life, thanks to a local nonprofit.
  • ‘No one can go it alone’ | Lucky Dog rescues 20 pets from Houston ahead of Hurricane Laura
    DMV-based rescue organization Lucky Dog has been involved in animal emergency rescues since 2017.
  • Homeless Animals in Texas Shelters Fly to Richmond Ahead of Hurricane Laura
    Around 130 dogs and cats are being relocated from flood-prone areas of Texas to six Virginia shelters and rescues.
  • Hundreds of dogs, cats need fostering as Hurricane Laura approaches
    Hurricane Laura is expected to displace hundreds of animals across Houston and Galveston over the next couple of days.
  • The Good, The Bad & The Ugly of Houston News
    The Houston Matters panel of non-experts weighs in on stories from the week’s news and decides if they’re good, bad, or ugly.
  • Pets escape Hurricane Laura to be adopted in Virginia
    More than 130 dogs and cats evacuated from the path of Hurricane Laura arrived in Central Virginia on Wednesday afternoon.
  • Hundreds of Local Shelter Animals Being Evacuated to East Coast
    Houston PetSet & Petco Foundation have partnered to save lives as storm quickly approaches
  • Local Nonprofit Teams Up with National Foundation to Help Homeless Animals Fly to Safety in Advance of Hurricane Laura
    As Hurricane Laura draws closer to the Gulf Coast and the Greater Houston area, Houston PetSet, a local 501c3, has partnered with Petco Foundation to coordinate an airplane transport
  • Most of Port Arthur Has Evacuated
    Houston PetSet has partnered with Austin Pets Alive and the Corinne T. Smith Animal Center (Brownwood, TX) to evacuate animals from Port Arthur Animal Control.
  • 200 Homeless Animals Flown to Virginia Ahead of Laura
    Through this collaborative transport, Houston PetSet and the Petco Foundation have guaranteed that these animals’ lives will be saved
  • Houston PetSet + Petco Foundation’s Hurricane Laura Emergency Airplane Transport
    200 cats and dogs to fly to receiving groups on the east coast
  • Around H-Town: Houston PetSet
    KRBE's Freddy Cruz sits down with Houston PetSet Co-Presidents Tena and Tama to discuss the organization's mission
  • Great Day Great Deeds: Houston PetSet
    Jill Archibald with Houston PetSet is committed to finding solutions to end Houston's homelessness and suffering of companion animals.
  • Houston PetSet, BMW of West Houston collecting pet food for owners in need due to COVID-19
    “Houston PetSet has always focused on keeping people with their pets,” Tama Lundquist, Co-President of Houston PetSet said in a news release. “Hosting this event with BMW of West Houston allows us to collect valuable pet food donations, which we can then distribute to the owners and pets in need.”
  • Houston PetSet Hosts Pet Food Donation Drive with BMW of West Houston
    Canned food, unopened dry food and cat litter needed for pet owners facing difficult times
  • Many in Houston Needing Pet Food
    In a recent survey more than half of Houston-area pet owners say they need animal welfare services and pet food.
  • Houston PetSet Hosts Animal Food Drive
    BMW of West Houston, Houston PetSet Collect More Than 400 lb. of Pet Food at Donation Drive
  • Pet Food Donation Drive Held for Families in Need of Supplies
    The dealership & nonprofit organization will provide support to hundreds of pets in need
  • Pet Food Donation Drive
    BMW of West Houston teamed up with Houston PetSet to host a pet food drive
  • Houston leads nation in dog attacks on postal carriers
    FOX 26 Reporter Randy Wallace speaks with area experts who say they city's stray problem might be to blame.
  • Harris County Animal Cruelty Task Force credits spike in cases to pandemic, domestic abuse
    Domestic abuse victims are at higher risk during quarantine, and some experts worry that the pets they stay behind with to protect may also be at increased risk.
  • Pets face increased danger of abuse
    Domestic abuse victims are at higher risk during quarantine, and some experts worry that the pets they stay behind with to protect may also be at increased risk.
  • Help for domestic abuse victims who won’t leave out of fear for their pets
    There's no doubt COVID-19 is causing more domestic violence than ever before.
  • Non-profit helpings pets from abusive homes
    Houston PetSet Launches Pet Protect Program
  • Constable, Crime Stoppers discuss Houston-area animal abuse
    People abuse animals and Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, animal cruelty has not taken a break.
  • Tena Lundquist Faust and Tama Lundquist of Houston PetSet
    Learning More About Houston PetSet's Efforts During COVID-19
  • New service protects Houston pets suffering from domestic violence
    Reports across the country reflect an increase in domestic violence, which experts blame on isolation, stress, and anxiety.
  • Nonprofit Houston PetSet brings boarding initiative to Westbury Animal Hospital
    Houston PetSet, a Houston-area nonprofit, has launched a pet boarding initiative for survivors of domestic violence at Westbury Animal Hospital, at 4917 S. Willow Drive, Houston, the nonprofit announced May 20.
  • Houston nonprofit launches free pet boarding program to aid survivors of domestic violence
    Houston nonprofit PetSet has launched Pet Protect, a free pet boarding initiative for survivors of domestic violence. The initiative aims to create an opportunity for individuals to flee dangerous environments safely without having to leave behind their pets.
  • Houston PetSet program offers free animal boarding for victims of domestic violence
    Reports of domestic violence and animal cruelty increased during the COVID-19 stay-at-home order.
  • Houston PetSet program offers free animal boarding for victims of domestic violence
    Matt Bryant, owner of Houston Dog Ranch, noticed that a troubling dynamic was developing in the early days of COVID-19’s countywide stay-home order: Reports of domestic violence and animal cruelty had gone through the roof.
  • Restaurants, non-profit pair up to help homeless pets with Takeout & Take Me Home program
    People suffering in this pandemic can speak up and get help, but unfortunately, that's not so for the four-legged voiceless.
  • Non-Profit Helps Restaurants and Animals
    Houston PetSet Launches Takeout & Take Me Home Campaign
  • Sick or injured pet? Free mobile veterinary clinic treating Houston pets in need of urgent care
    Houston PetSet and Laurel's House mobile unit treating pets with minor and major ailments as well as performing urgent surgeries.
  • Non-profits offer free mobile veterinary services to those in need
    Two non-profits offer free mobile veterinary care for residents financially struggling due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Nonprofits Providing Relief for Struggling Pet Owners
    Houston PetSet Funds Emergency Veterinary Services
  • 227 Animals seized from Katy area home in Fort Bend County
    In a joint effort led by the Fort Bend County Constables Office for Precinct 3’s animal cruelty investigator, 227 animals were seized from a home in the 2000 block of Saddlehorn Trail in Katy, just south of Katy Mills, Fort Bend officials said.
  • U.S. Animal Shelters Struggle During COVID-19 Crisis
    Newsmax Interviews Tena Lundquist Faust
  • It Takes a Village
    Echo Lane Animal Clinic has been working closely with the Pasadena Animal Shelter and Houston PetSet
  • Animal cruelty cases on the rise, but so are charges against abusers
    In 2019, the task force says it investigated 4,315 animal cruelty cases involving 10,649 animals. 174 criminal charges were filed.
  • The Ten Most Wanted Harris County Animal Cruelty Suspects
    Call 713-222-TIPS if you have information about any of these wanted individuals.
  • State commission deciding if breeder licensing program should stay or go
    FOX 26's Randy Wallace has more on a state commission who is deciding if breeder licensing program should remain or not.
  • Houston PetSet: saving animals during the pandemic
    Becky Best is the community relations and grant manager for Houston PetSet, an organization that advocates for the safety of animals.
  • Police investigating viral video of Houston woman kicking, beating whimpering dog
    Several people can be heard laughing while a Houston woman kicks a cowering dog. You can also hear the dog whimper and cry while she beats it.
  • Lance McCullers, Jr. Grants Pet Rescue a $40K Donation
    Houston PetSet Transports Animals to Safety with Foundation's Help
  • Lance McCullers Foundation Grants $40K to Help Save Homeless Animals
    Partnership with Houston PetSet Continues in 2020
  • Houston PetSet: For the Animals
    Tena Lundquist Faust and Tama Lundquist are co-presidents of Houston PetSet.
  • Houston’s Don’t-Miss Fall Parties — 13 Events That Everyone Will be Talking About
    From Sports Celeb Bashes to Beyond Glamorous Nights
  • Kara & Lance McCullers to be Honored at Houston PetSet Soiree
    Astros Pitcher to be Honored for Animal Welfare Contributions
  • Lance & Kara McCullers Honored for Their Work With Houston PetSet
    Astro Gives His Time to a Good Cause
  • Lance McCullers Jr. and His Wife Fight for Animals, Push to Make Houston a No-Kill City
    A Different Playing Field With Life and Death Stakes
  • Animal Advocates Party for a Cause at PetSet’s 15th Annual Bash
    The “Fierce and Fabulous Soiree” honored Kara and Lance McCullers this year and raised more than $440,000 for animal welfare efforts around the city.
  • Heartfelt Help for the Helpless
    Houston PetSet’s 15th Annual Fierce & Fabulous Soirée attracts many of the city’s animal lovers
  • Pups and pints mix at these Houston-area pet-friendly bars
    All proceeds from this adorable event will benefit Houston PetSet, and who knows? You might leave with a full heart in addition to a full belly.
  • Houston PetSet holds candidate forum
    The evening featured candidates for Houston Mayor, and Council Member candidates for Districts D and H
  • Local group trying to solve homeless pet problem
    Animal shelters across our area are experiencing overcrowding and, on Friday, they'll likely get more animals.
  • Houston PetSet Trying to Get to Core of Homeless Pet Problem
    Local Animal Shelters Overcrowded with Surrendered Cats and Dogs
  • New $9.95 Million River Oaks Mansion Opens its Doors for Homeless Animals
    Inside The Bellemore's Stunning Luxury Wonderland
  • Sonny the rescue dog helps juveniles mend emotional wounds
    In this week's HTownTails, we're talking about second chances.
  • Here are the top 8 things to do in Houston this weekend
    Fierce & Fabulous at The Bellemore
  • New Texas House Bill Aims To Help Protect Dogs
    A bill moving through the house could save the lives of dogs
  • Texas lawmakers to vote on bill that provides chained dogs ‘adequate shelter’ during extreme heat, cold
    The new bill defines what "adequate shelter" is and requires tethered dogs have access to clean water and food.
  • 86th Texas Legislature – Senate Bill 295 and House Bill 940
    Bill Would Regulate Dog Tethers in Texas
  • Houston’s Hottest Young Professionals Step in to Save Adorable Puppies
    Hurting Dogs Find Their Forever Home
  • Here are the top 11 things to do in Houston this weekend
    Enjoy a stylish evening for the animals with Houston PetSet.
  • House Resolution 1284
    Recognizing the work of Tena Lundquist Faust, Tama Lundquist and Houston PetSet
  • Finding True Love Can Be Ruff, But This Startup Could Have Your Match
    Too many people treat pet adoption like a one-night stand.
  • Houston Petset: protecting pets and helping strays live off our streets
    For the second survey in a row, the UTHealth School of Public Health's "Health of Houston Survey" reported that stray animals were the top concern of respondents, outranking crime among other issues.
  • Houston’s stray overpopulation problem becomes issue in mayoral race for the first time
    Stray animals outranked crime, drinking water, and dumping waste as far as importance to Houstonians.
  • Stray Animal Crisis
    2018 UT Health of Houston Survey Finds Stray Animals Top Concern Among Respondents
  • Houston Astros fan favorite pitches in to help needy locals for Thanksgiving
    Hoping to give back ahead of Thanksgiving, McCullers approached Big Brothers Big Sisters about lining up families who otherwise might not afford the single biggest expense on the traditional Thanksgiving dinner table: the turkey.
  • Chic Houston ladies step up for local animals at stylish soiree
    "Lunch with Lela" Benefiting Houston PetSet
  • Columbia County boy continues dog rescue efforts with Texas transports
    Roman McConn wanted to partner with Houston PetSet, an animal advocacy group, after seeing a viral video of a dog owner dragging his pets into the Harris County shelter.
  • Frontline Animal Nonprofits Benefit From Houston PetSet
    Animal nonprofits in Houston work daily rescuing, fostering, spaying, neutering, and adopting tens of thousands of the city’s animals to prevent them from being euthanized.
  • Houston Modern Luxury Community Spotlight
    The 15th Annual Fierce & Fabulous Soiree
  • Must Love Dogs
    Neighbors who foster pups
  • Preventing Animal Cruelty with Newly Launched Taskforce
    Tama Lundquist and Sergeant Charles Jantzen speak about how to report abuse
  • Animal Cruelty Taskforce credited with saving hundreds of animals
    Since its start 7 months ago, 2,757 cases of animal abuse or neglect have been reported
  • Animal abuse crackdown saves lives
    Since Harris County Animal Cruelty Taskforce's start 7 months ago 2,757 cases of animal abuse or neglect have been reported
  • Animal Cruelty Taskforce to announce number of cases solved in Houston area
    The Harris County Animal Cruelty Taskforce members announced the number of animal cruelty-related reports and investigations
  • Fierce and fab Houstonians party like animals for four-legged friends
    Partygoers packed the Post Oak Hotel's glowing ballroom as they enjoyed dinner and an exciting auction
  • Soirees and ball gowns; see photos of the dazzling start to Houston society season
    The weather is starting to cooperate and it's not horrifically hot outside, which can only mean one thing, Houston society season is back in action.
  • Party animals raise record $500,000 at the Post Oak for Houston PetSet’s Fierce & Fabulous Soiree
    Princess Tatiana Galitzine Sierra, Sue and Lester Smith and more fete animal rescue organization's annual fundraiser Uptown
  • Rescue Pets Outshine a Glamorous Crowd at Houston’s Hottest New Hotel
    A Princess and The Twins Step Up for Pups
  • Here are the top 11 things to do in Houston this weekend
    Party fur a good cause at Houston PetSet's Fierce & Fabulous Soiree
  • 70 Animals from Harris County Shelter Headed to Shelter in Tulsa
    Animals will be transported to other rescue partners across the country from there
  • Program aims to alleviate overcrowding at Houston animal shelters
    A new program driven by a partnership is hoping to find forever homes for animals in Houston and Harris County shelters that are overcrowded.
  • Harris County Animal Shelter gets helping hand from groups in Tulsa
    Some local pets in an overcrowded animal shelter are getting a new home until they can be adopted.
  • Harris County shelter animals headed to Oklahoma for adoption
    More than 60 dogs and cats were transported from Harris County to Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Get Set to PetSet
    Animal lovers join Houston PetSet at annual Soiree
  • Houston Chronicle
    Stray dogs and cats Public Enemy No. 1 across Houston [Editorial]
  • KHOU
    A bittersweet sendoff: Rescue groups send 90 animals to new homes
  • CultureMap
    18 Houston charities making a difference for local animals in need
  • Houston Chronicle
    Frances Moody's favorite things in Galveston and beyond
  • Houston Chronicle
    Builder-designer show house raises money for Houston PetSet
  • CultureMap
    Houston's most eligible singles meet and mingle at adorable pup-up shop
  • Pets Moving to Minneapolis Shelter
    90 cats and dogs arrive in Minneapolis to find forever homems
  • KHOU
    Helping local strays find hope for a family
  • Houston Chronicle
    Overloaded animal shelter ships 88 Harvey-rescued pets out of state
  • The Montgomery County Courier
    Overloaded animal shelter ships 88 Harvey-rescued pets out of state
  • Houston Chronicle
    55 dogs from overcrowded Montgomery County shelter transferred to Michigan
  • Click2Houston
    50 dogs removed from overcrowded Montgomery County animal shelter
  • CW 39
    Montgomery County Animal Shelter sends dogs to Michigan for adoption
  • Montgomery County Police Reporter
    50 dogs leave Montgomery County for Snow Country
  • Houstonia
    Pet Fashion Show Raises More Than $100,000 for Animals in Need
  • KHOU 2
    Animal abuse task force, hotline, website launched in Harris County
  • The Houston Chronicle
    Welfare groups help shelter animals during cold winter
  • River Oaks Living
    PetSet Gifting: Houston PetSet celebrates a record year of giving to local non profits
  • PetSet Soiree Raises $500,000
    The evening honored Susan and Dan Boggio
  • Shelter Pet Transport
    Houston PetSet and the Lance McCullers Jr. Foundation Send Animals to Homes in Minnesota
  • Houston PetSet supports animal welfare nonprofits through grants
    According to a Rice Kinder Houston Area survey in 2018, more than one in four Houston residents said that stray animals in their neighborhood were a very serious problem.
  • Pet Rescue Organizations Come Together To Save 90 Lives
    It’s amazing what can be done when people work together
  • “How I Met My Dog”
    Service Matches Dogs with Owners Based on Personality
  • Dog Days
    Houston PetSet supporters showed up for the organization's 14th annual Fierce & Fabulous Soiree
  • Animal Instincts
    Annual Fierce & Fabulous PetSet Gala Sets Records
  • Animals Looking for Homes
    Flying to East Coast from Harris County Shelter
  • Dog killed after shot in neck by arrow
    The public is being asked to help identify a suspect
  • Fourteenth Annual Fierce & Fabulous Soiree
    Over 400 guests attended the 14th annual Fierce & Fabulous Houston Soiree
  • A Life to Live
    Cats ride Rescue Express to better future
  • The Houston Chronicle
    Local advocates, lawmakers to be honored for strengthening animal cruelty laws
  • Culture Map
    Houstonians build and distribute free freeze shelters for at-risk pets
  • KHOU 11
    Houston Huts 4 Mutts aims to build dog homes for low-income pet-owners
  • CW39
    Local animal rescue groups build 120 dog house to keep pets, strays warm during winter
  • Houston Chronicle
    NRG pet pavilion hopes to reunite owners, animals
  • ABC 13 Eyewitness News
    Pets Sent to West Coast After Overcrowding from Harvey
  • Houston Chronicle
    NRG is Sheltering Pets that were Displaced in Harvey's Wake
  • Chron.com
    Meet the 2017 Class of Houston "It" Girls
  • Paper City Magazine
    Young Professionals Party to Help Homeless Animals
  • Houston Public Media
    Harris County Animal Shelter Expands Clinic Services
  • Houston Chronicle
    Harris County ramping up animal welfare initiatives
  • Press Release
    Rice University, Houston PetSet Partner on Animal Welfare Study
  • River Oaks Living
    PetSet Hugs & Kisses Party
  • Paper City Magazine
    Houston Young Professionals Get Sky High for Pooches
  • KARE – NBC
    Rescued pets arrive in Minnesota from Houston
  • KSTP – ABC5
    Rescued After Harvey, Homeless Animals Make Way to Minnesota for Adoption
  • PaperCity Magazine
    Plight of Homeless Animals in Houston Addressed by Some of the City’s Biggest Stars
  • Cat Nips
    What If It Were My Family?
  • The Houston Chronicle
    Rhonda Barron Animal advocate works with foster care programs to ensure that dogs get the care they need to thrive in new homes
  • The Houston Chronicle
    Last of Hurricane Harvey pets headed to East Coast
  • ABC 13
    Astros pitcher's foundation helping send homeless pets to new homes in CA
  • Paper City
    A Reality TV Star, a Celebrity Dog and a Local TV Host Join Forces in Houston to Help Animals in Need
  • Houston Culture Map
    Ladies swoon, greenbacks flow as Prince Lorenzo Borghese leads PetSet to gala windfall

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