Considering a new pet for your household? Well, one consideration is how long that pet will be a part of you life. Here is a list that explores an animal’s potential lifespan:
The average life expectancy of an indoor cat is nine to fifteen years. The oldest cat ever was a Texan from Austin! Creme Puff was born on August 3, 1967, and died on August 6, 2005.
The median life expectancy of dogs is 12.8 years. This varies greatly by breed. The oldest dog ever was Australian cattle-dog, Bluey. He lived twenty-nine years and five months, from 1910 to November 14, 1939.
The larger the bird, the longer the expected life span. Birds vary from a finch or canary that has a life expectancy of fifteen years to a cockatoo that may live sixty-five years.
The life span of a hamster is two to three years.
In general, the larger the fish, the longer the life span; and, egg laying fish live longer than those that give birth to live young. Bettas usually live an a little over two years, while goldfish may live ten to thirty years.
This event benefits the CHRISTUS St. Catherine Breast Cancer Awareness Fund, promoting community outreach, health, wellness and education.
Date: Saturday, October 22, 2011
Start: 7:30 AM Check In, 9:00 AM Start
Location: Cross Creek Ranch
6450 Cross Creek Bend Ln.
Fulshear, TX 77441
Join us for a day of FUN for the whole family – pets welcome too (leashed only please!) There will be tons of excitement in the Kids Zone – bounce house, rock wall, face painters and pumpkin decorating! Walk to honor, to support or strengthen the cause and celebrate with us following, at the Pink Pamper Party with local boutiques, spa services – including pet pampering, shop at the Pink Market, enjoy live music,pamper your pets with Wagon Tails – and much, much more.
Register Online or By Mail:
- $20 Before October 7th
- $25 October 8th through 20th
- $30 Walk Day
- $50 “Sleep In” Donation
- FREE – Children 6 and Under (T-shirts are available)
Each participant receives a “Celebrate Your Princess” tote and t-shirt!
For more information, go here or contact:
Dana Mersiovsky – CHRISTUS St. Catherine Hospital at 281-599-6696
Melissa Guerra – Cross Creek Ranch at 281-675-3720
The Katy Dog Park
5414 Franz Road
First of all, what is a dog park?
The Houston Dog Park Association (www.houstondogpark.org) states that, “Houston Dog Parks are public parks designated and built specifically for you and your dog to socialize and exercise safely and off-leash.”
The Katy Dog Park consists of 14 acres of grass, shade trees, a paved walking trail, water fountains, benches, agility equipment, a doggie wading pool, and a dog washing area. It was opened in March 2007, and is managed by the City of Katy. Dogs of all sizes are welcome to walk off-the-leash seven days a week from dawn until dusk. Events such as HOWL-o-WEEN and PAWS in the Park Easter Egg Hunt, among others, are held yearly.
Photo Credit: Free Digital Photo
City of Katy Animal Control Department
5456 Franz Road
Katy, Texas 77493
City Of Katy Animal Control
The City of Katy requires that cats and dogs in the city be registered with the Animal Control Department by the age of six months. You can find the registration form on the website above. A valid rabies vaccination certificate and two dollars must accompany the form. Dogs and cats may not run at large, except on fenced property belonging to the dog or cat owner. Any dog or cat more than six months old must wear a collar or harness that has attached to it a current tag showing that the animal has been vaccinated against rabies by a Texas licensed veterinarian as well as a tag showing that the animal has a current license issued by the City of Katy Animal Control Officer.
Each residential development also has its own rules and regulations with regard to pets. Check with your Association for requirements.