VIRTUAL VISITS TO HOUSTON SPCA FOR BACK-TO-SCHOOL LEARNING

Live Animal Chats with HPD, Houston Public Library’s Pet Education Segments and More!

(HOUSTON) August 3, 2020 – Virtual learning opportunities for students and teachers, as well as a fun escape from “zoom meeting overload,” is just a click away as the region’s premier animal rescue and protection organization opened its campus virtually for some back-to-school learning and positivity.

They include a live weekly animal chat series with HPD’s GHPAL program; pet features on Houston Public Library’s Liftoff to Learning program, and a front-row seat inside the Houston SPCA via six live Campus Webcams featuring wildlife rehabilitation, felines and canines napping and playing.

  • Take a never-seen-before look inside the Houston SPCA’s Wildlife Center of Texas’ outdoor flight complex with four webcams from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. daily to watch majestic native birds like the Red-shoulder Hawk or Bald Eagle exercise and strengthen muscles before they are released back into the wild.
  • Check in every Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. for #Twitterlive from the Houston SPCA’s on-site dog park where the Houston Police Department’s GHPAL Program @hpdcentralpal will feature an adoptable pet and host a chat series with Houston SPCA team members who help rescue and care for animals in need.
  • Tune in for the Houston Public Library’s five-minute education segment, Liftoff to Learning that includes some furry friends from the Houston SPCA. It airs Monday through Thursday at 9:52 a.m. on KHOU, and recorded segments can be found on YouTube.
  • Enjoy the cuteness overload at www.houstonspca.org every day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., where adoptable cats and kittens frolic (and catnap) on the cat tree inside in the Kitty Lodge while cool canines learn a few tricks or enjoy hearing a story in the Spot Peabody Puppy Lodge.

During COVID-19, Cruelty investigations, 24-hour injured animal rescue ambulance, curbside adoptions, and wildlife rehabilitation at the Houston SPCA’s Wildlife Center of Texas continue to operate as normal. To report cruelty, file an online report here: Online Animal Cruelty Report or call (713) 869-SPCA. See an injured stray animal? Please call our 24-hour rescue ambulance at 713.880.HELP (4357). Find injured wildlife? Visit the Houston SPCA’s Wildlife Center of Texas. For more details and updates on this news and others, follow @HoustonSPCA on social and visit our Newsroom at www.houstonspca.org.

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