The Public Health Informer- Summer 2019 newsletter talks about heat safety, building an emergency kit, pet preparedness tips, West Nile Virus, and Enable Fort Bend.
Fort Bend County Social Services will host its first annual National Nonprofit Day event, Fort Bend Serves, on Saturday, August 17, 2019 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at participating nonprofits.
Local nonprofits across the county will collaborate on this day to showcase the importance of their
organization and work in the Fort Bend community. Fort Bend County is home to numerous nonprofit organizations serving a rapidly growing community with changing demographics, social, and economic needs. Interested individuals, groups and families will have an opportunity to tour the facility/facilities of their choice.
After the tour, we are asking everyone to act on his or her passion and sign-up to volunteer, make a donation or become an agency advocate.
“Sherita J. Herring, a renowned speaker, best-selling author and business strategist, founded National Nonprofit Day to educate, enlighten and empower others to make a difference, while acknowledging those that are in the trenches, impacting lives every day – the Change-Makers of the World!” (The National Day Calendar)
For participating nonprofits and more information, visit Social Services’ website or contact Stasha Scruggs at 281-344-6116.
Fort Bend County Animal Services will hold a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony July 18 at 4 p.m. for its new Intake Facility at 1210 Blume Road in Rosenberg.
The facility, now ready for medical staff and pets, features an intake room where new pets are screened for a microchip, receive initial vaccinations, and get a medical check-up. It also has two rooms dedicated to cats, one for quarantine of cats involved in bite investigations and the other for sick cats that require isolation. The new facility will also add 24 dog kennels and 12 quarantine kennels. Additionally, the Intake Facility has a new surgical suite for spay/neuter surgeries, medical office, conference/training room, and an office area for Animal Control Officers when they return from the field so they can enter animal information into the shelter’s software.
“We are really excited to add this new facility to the shelter. Our pets deserve the best initial medical evaluation we can give them, and now with our new veterinary and surgical suite for spay/neuter, we will be able to go above and beyond our current capability,” said Rene Vasquez, Animal Services Director.
Other areas in the new facility include a bathing room, whelping room for expectant moms and puppies, a large food storage room, and a laundry and storage room for the medical staff.
In the future, Animal Services will add three new play yards near the facility. The play yards will be funded through an ASPCA grant to ensure the Dogs Playing for Life program continues, giving shelter dogs the opportunity to play and socialize every day.
Join King the Preparedness Dog, Fort Bend County Animal Services, Fort Bend County Homeland Security & Emergency Management, and Fort Bend PAWS to learn about preparing your pet for an emergency. We will have raffles, personal and pet preparedness information, the new EMS AMBUS, and pets available for adoption!
When: Saturday, June 29, 2019 from 11:00am-2:00pm.
Where: Rosenberg Annex, 4520 Reading Rd. Rosenberg, TX 77471
RSVP using this link: www.fbchealth.org/pet-preparedness-event-rsvp
4520 Reading Rd., Ste. A-800
Rosenberg, Tx 77471
O:281-342-7469 | Fax: 281342-5572
Regardless if a water well is new or existing, water sampling must be done with special consideration to obtain a good water sample and avoid additional contamination. Please read this document completely, as it outlines the correct procedure for taking a water sample.
All samples must include a sample label on the container (or write the sample information directly on the bottle). All sample label must include the PWSID number, date and time of sample collection, sampler’s initials and the address/location where the sample was collected. Any sample submitted without a label will be rejected and a replacement sample will need to be submitted.
Water samples are only tested for the presence of fecal coliform bacteria. If you desire your water tested for other substances, contact the Texas Commission of Environmental Quality at (713) 767-3500 for further information.
The Fort Bend County Medical Reserve Corps, in partnership with Fort Bend County Health & Human Services’ Public Health Emergency Preparedness Program (PHEP) and the Homeland Preparedness Project, is offering a no-cost tire recycling opportunity on the following days from 9am to 12pm:
The events are subject to rescheduling if weather conditions are poor.
“Discarded tires can breed thousands of mosquitoes and we want to make sure our residents have the opportunity to get rid of them before the start of mosquito season, which begins May 1,” said David Olinger, PHEP Coordinator. The tire drive will serve as a mitigation project to help reduce breeding grounds for mosquitoes that may carry diseases such as Zika, Chikungunya, and West Nile.
This event is open and at no cost to any Fort Bend County resident. The following guidelines apply:
Residents with other items to be recycled, such as newspapers, plastic bottles, etc., can contact Fort Bend County Recycling Center at 281-633-7581 or visit its website for more information.