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Feral Cat Squad Update

Many thanks to the neighborhood volunteers who have been working since last summer to bring the feral cat colonies in Old Braeswood under control. Since July, the self-styled “Cat Squad” has trapped, fixed, and released 26 adult cats; and has trapped and adopted out 9 kittens and 2 other, more tame adult cats. They’ve also inadvertently trapped (and released to the same location) about 10 possums.

The Squad makes a point of coordinating their efforts with neighbors on whose properties the cats spend time. They take most of the trapped cats to All Cats Veterinary Clinic on Stella Link for spaying/neutering and health interventions.

If you would like to support this effort, you can do so in one of the following ways:

1) Financial Support:
a.  To make a credit card donation, contact All Cats Veterinary Clinic after 3:30pm during the week at 713-664-2287 and ask for Jean, and mention that you are calling to make a donation to a “trapper pay” account.  The name on the account is “Shari Esquenazi.”
b.  Send a check to “All Cats Veterinarian”,  9119 B,  Stella Link Rd., Houston, TX  77025.   Include “Shari Esquenazi/Old Braeswood” on the memo line.  **After making a contribution, please send a quick note to esquenazishari@gmail.com for tracking purposes.

Kitten season is coming up soon. The Squad hope to pick up a lot of kittens in the next few months and save them from a cruel life of living on the streets. Through the volunteers, they can be socialized and adopted out when young.

2)  Volunteer Support:  In addition to financial support, the Squad is in need of fosters for these kittens. We can provide supplies, if you supply the love and affection! Please contact Adam Gottlieb (agottlieb27@gmail.com) for more information.

Do You Live Near a Cat Colony?  The Cat Squad wants to hear from neighbors who live near “hot spots” with lots of feral cats.  The squad can trap in your front/back yard, with your explicit permission. Please send a direct message or email to esquenazishari@gmail.com if you are interested in having feral cats trapped on your property.

Thank you! Special thanks to all who have sent in donations to support the trapping/spay-neuter program. You’re making a difference!

Armed Robbery Suspects Apprehended

We are pleased to announce that HPD has arrested and charged four men who robbed a yard crew and a construction crew last year in Old Braeswood.  Information gathered from SEAL Security and neighbors helped lead to these arrests. Despite this excellent news, please remind your workers to remain vigilant. HPD reports that crime is… Continue Reading

Executive Committee Mtg 1/19 @ 7pm

OBPOA Executive Committee Meeting The next regular meeting of the Executive Committee will take place 1/19/2021 at 7 p.m. The agenda will include: Minutes of past meeting, Treasurer’s Report, Committee Reports, Old/New Business. Per the OBPOA Bylaws, members in good standing may attend the Executive Committee meeting on a space-available basis. Due to social distancing requirements,… Continue Reading

Executive Committee Mtg 10/27 @ 7pm

The next regular meeting of the Executive Committee will take place 10/27/2020 at 7 p.m. The agenda will include: Minutes of past meeting, Treasurer’s Report, Committee Reports, Old/New Business. Per the OBPOA Bylaws, members in good standing may attend the Executive Committee meeting on a space-available basis. Due to social distancing requirements, please contact us for… Continue Reading

Nominations for 2020-2021

The OBPOA Nominating Committee will be meeting soon to determine a slate of officers for the 2020-2021 term. If you are interested in serving or know of a good candidate, please send nominations to nominations@oldbraeswood.com by October 15.  Committee members are Jean Boisaubin, Anna Kalluri, Andrea Lapsley, Paul Sanders, and Susan Teich. The Executive Committee… Continue Reading