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Safe Walk Home is keeping the ladies of Near Northside safe. Sign up for classes if you are interested. Limited spaces available.
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How did a dog named Jake wind up 1,000 miles away from home? We may never know. Who are the heroes that returned Jake to his family in Arizona? Several extremely generous people and one microchip.
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Did you know BluePearl hospitals stayed open 24/7 during both Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma? Our Florida medical director explains in this article some of the things we learned about your pets while weathering the storm.
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When her cat Rosita accidentally ingested medicine meant for her dog, BluePearl veterinary technician Amanda Fernandez did what 2,999,999 people had done before her: She called the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center. “Thankfully, prompt medical attention and the guidance of APCC’s knowledgeable staff allowed Rosi to make a full recovery with ‘nary a hitch in her giddy-up,’ Amanda says.” Amanda and Rosi learned that they were APCC’s 3 millionth case when their call was answered, and they want to say, “thank you to the entire staff at APCC for doing what you do—all day, all night; every day, every night, without fail.” If you need to reach the Animal Poison Control Center, call (888) 426-4435. And by the way, most BluePearl hospitals also are open around the clock. Our veterinarians are experts on many toxic substances that pets get into, but we sometimes call the poison control hotline also. It's a great resource.
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Come learn about "Dangerous Animals / Animal Cruelty” with Garland “MAC” Mcinnis at June's PIP Meeting!
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In honor of Cute Puppy Monday (if that’s not a holiday, we think it should be!), we offer this shot of 10 ridiculously adorable golden retriever puppies. One of them, Dakota, was a patient at our BluePearl hospital in Nashville, Tenn., when she had an allergic reaction to an antibiotic. Luckily one of board-certified emergency and critical care specialists was able to treat Dakota and help her get back home to her loving family. Thanks to rayoflightphoto.com for the great image!
Are you looking for volunteer opportunities? Come join us at our Northside Walkability Audit next Saturday, May 26! If you'd like to volunteer, please register using this link: bit.ly/walkaudit26
Join Us for a Fun Walk, ZUMBA and Community Food Fair
Please join the National Hispanic Network to Reduce Tobacco-Related and Cancer Health Disparities for its next free webinar: An Effective Intervention to Increase Cervical Cancer Screening Among Hispanic Women. Click the link below for more information! https://mailchi.mp/0ed9ac56a588/cervical-cancer-screening-intervention-webinar-wed-may-16-100pm-et-2884521?e=660dc32ab3
We're so glad Jack is better now...
The Greater Northside Management District is hosting their Northside Artist Meet & Greet at Sideout Volleybar next Thursday evening! We hope we'll see you there to meet #Northside artists, talk about arts and culture in the community, and learn about upcoming events!
Veterinarians can see joy and heartbreak almost every day, and Dr. Louise Beyea has been on the job for 30 years. This article from a Minnesota newspaper provides a real behind-the-scenes glimpse of life in a veterinary ER. Thanks, Dr Beyea, for touching so many lives!
This dog named Laggie is on the mend!
Hey #Northside! There will be a #FoodFair at Moody Park on Saturday, May 19 from 10 am - 12 pm. Don't miss out on this opportunity to get fresh fruits and vegetables! Please share with your neighbors!
Check out our May GO Neighborhoods #Northside Newsletter for loads of updates and exciting opportunities!
Have you seen today's Google doodle? It's in honor of #TeacherAppreciationWeek! We love our teachers in the #Northside for all they do for our kids and our community!
We love Bernese mountain dogs!
The deadline to apply for this paid youth program is TOMORROW! If you or someone who know is ages 16-21, you could spend your summer building your resume and learning new skills AND get paid to do it! Don't miss this opportunity. Apply here: www.SERhouston.org/BOA
Training for the Trainer, also known as T4T, is an amazing (and free!) 6-month leadership development program where you get to connect with and learn from other community leaders from across Houston! Participants learn valuable skills such as how to plan and facilitate meetings, conflict resolution, project planning, and more! Many #Northside residents have gone through this program and use these skills every day in their neighborhood. Check out the fliers below for more details! To apply for the 2018 program, click here: goo.gl/wFfg7A
It's May, and that means free eye exams for service dogs, courtesy of a fantastic program coordinated by Stokes and ACVO! This gorgeous hunk, named Vader, accompanied by his adorable friend Gwyneth, was seen by Dr. Erica Tolar in our Louisville hospital. Vader is a therapy dog who visits hospitals, nursing homes and helps with depositions for children.
Are you looking for a new career or to advance your education? Scholarships are available for these upcoming programs. Spots fill up FAST, so confirm your spot today! Contact Abdul Zawawi at (713) 223-8131 for more information!
Wesley Community Center will be hosting info sessions at their Financial Opportunity Center this week. Come learn about the services they offer and how they can help you reach your financial goals!
Are you a small business owner in need of help after Hurricane Harvey? Then this workshop is for you! May 7th, 6 pm - 8 pm at Leonel Castillo Community Center! Register here: bit.ly/TakeActionMay7
Hurricanes hit BluePearl hospitals in Texas and Florida last year, and our courageous veterinary professionals worked around the clock to save pets' lives. As you can imagine, we learned a lot from this experience. We wanted to share our knowledge with other veterinarians. So thanks @dvm360 magazine for sharing this article about our lessons learned!
Do you have a student or child who is in 6th-9th grade? Enroll them in this awesome summer camp offered by Wesley Community Center from June 4 - August 10! Activities will include art, photography, cooking classes, robotics, music, gardening, swimming, field trips and more! Contact Shawn Bell at 281-435-8311 for more information!
Are you someone who is interested in housing, land preservation and preventing displacement? Consider attending the Community Land Trust Conference being held at TSU on June 7, 2018!
We know it isn’t something we WANT to think about right now, but hurricane season begins in June, and lasts through November. If you can, start to get ready now—we can’t be too prepared for ourselves or for our neighborhood! #NorthsideStrong
Start your weekend off right with a clean ride! Northside High School Marching Band Car Wash Fundraiser Stop by for a wash or to leave a donation. Your support is appreciated.
National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is an important reminder to return unused prescription drugs, both for humans and for our furry friends, to prevent unintended consequences. If you would like to take the opportunity to empty your medicine cabinet and turn in unused or expired prescriptions, visit the the Take Back Day website to find your closest drop off location. Drop off sites are accepting prescriptions tomorrow, April 28th between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Avenue is hiring 6 new positions in the #Northside! Click on the link below to view all the positions and job descriptions, and don't forget to share with with your friends, family and neighbors!
A very playful 9-week-old Labrador retriever named “Pup Pup” did the unthinkable... she swallowed a metal bar protruding from a fence and was unable to shake herself loose. Pup Pup was saved after a midnight run to BluePearl in Sandy Springs, where Dr. Nicolas Berryessa was able to remove the metal rod without surgery. @wsbtv has the full story.
ELMO HAS ARRIVED! Come on down to Holy Name Church to take your picture with the most famous Sesame Street character!
Join us at Holy Name Church for a Free Health Resource Fair, with kids activities, a bounce house, and performances! Happening now until 1 pm!
Paid work opportunity for youth ages 16-21 this summer with a local nonprofit organizatation or Bank of America!
Spring is here, and many pets love playing outside and exploring the garden. While your pet may enjoy the time outdoors, it's important to be mindful that some common plants can be highly toxic to pets. BluePearl veterinarians explain how to keep your garden safe and avoid plant toxicity emergencies in this ABC Action News article:
Thank you to the wonderful Neighbors, Partners, Students and other volunteers who came out to clean Herrera Elementary’s Spark Park! We picked up 25 bags full of trash! The kids will be happy on Monday to have a clean park to play in :)
The clean up at Herrera Elementary is starting! Join us if you would like to help keep this park beautiful for the kids!
Finn the rescue pup developed signs of a serious, chronic illness shortly before his second birthday. BluePearl's Dr. Jean Ferreri, who is board-certified in veterinary internal medicine, diagnosed him with primary portal vein hypoplasia, an incurable disease that affects blood in the liver. Finn's loving owner Christina Fried established Finn's Fund to assist other families whose dogs are facing a vascular liver abnormality. Read more about this special pup and Finn's fund:
Join us for live music, lawn games, and more to celebrate the grand opening of the White Oak to Buffalo Downtown trail connection this upcoming Saturday, April 28 starting at 10 am!
While we tend to suffer from allergies respiratorily, dogs pick up allergens through their skin. Left untreated, a small allergy problem can become more serious long-term problem. Dr. Chris Cook, our veterinary dermatology specialist in Michigan, talked about allergies with @USAToday for their annual Pet Guide. That handsome bulldog is Henri, a dermatology patient of Dr. Noel Radwanski in Tampa.
Join Officer James Sobota on Tuesday, May 8th, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. for the Chief's Citywide "Positive Interaction Program" focusing on Robbery Awareness!
Come join us at our Health and Resource Fair April 21st from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm! Face painting, a pop-up library, live music, and a special appearance by Elmo are just a few of the fun things planned for that day! Or register as a volunteer!
Support small businesses in the #NearNorthside!
Come join us at our Health and Resource Fair April 21st from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm! Face painting, a pop-up library, live music, and a special appearance by Elmo are just a few of the fun things planned for that day!
Have you ever played hide and seek with your pet (or the other way around)? Give it a try, and let us know how it goes!