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Pet fees, deposits and rent are out of control. Apartments are charing too much money and causing hardships for families wanting to keep their pets or adopt new ones.

Ted W over 1 year ago
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A company in Australia invented a self serve dog wash called a K9000. It's apparently really popular. I wanted to suggest City of Austin may want to operate a public dog wash. The machine needs little maintenance and can be open 24/7. I think it would be popular enough that operating one will provide additional revenue for the city. I'm thinking the animal shelter or dog parks would be good locations. http://www.trubludogwash.com.au/

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I just saw an episode of Nature on PBS about beavers. Apparently beavers help conserve and store water by deepening ponds and building their dams across even small creeks to create wetlands. In deserts in Nevada they are seen to be making wetlands in the middle of deserts with just a small creek. I don't think I've actually seen any beavers in this area (they are supposed to range as far south as Mexico) and I get to thinking if there aren't maybe we should offer some locations for rescued beavers to make a home, turn a creek into a pond, and help store more water, especially in this drought. According to the documentary a beaver can increase the water holding capacity of a body of water by 10x! A beaver lives in the Bronx River in New York City and the Martinez. CA has seen a beaver family change a trickle creek into multiple beaver ponds.

Leave It to Beavers http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/leave-it-to-beavers/leave-it-to-beavers/8836/

Martinez, CA Beavers http://www.martinezbeavers.org/wordpress/

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Grackles are both a nuisance and menace, especially the large deafening flocks that congregate in trees surrounding public areas and businesses. Having recently moved back to Austin from San Antonio, I'd witnessed the success of Bird Chase Super Sonic scaring devices in keeping grackles away from the Riverwalk, mall parking lots, HEBs, and anywhere else the simple yet effective device was installed. I recommend a proof-of-concept installation at 1 Texas Center, with additional installations made wherever grackles and pigeons congregate. Device info at: http://www.goodlifecompany.com/shopexd.asp?id=3762&storeid=bcp.

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Grackles are both a nuisance and menace, especially the large deafening flocks that congregate in trees surrounding public areas and businesses. Having recently moved back to Austin from San Antonio, I'd witnessed the success of Bird Chase Super Sonic scaring devices in keeping grackles away from the Riverwalk, mall parking lots, HEBs, and anywhere else the simple yet effective device was installed. I recommend a proof-of-concept installation at 1 Texas Center, with additional installations made wherever grackles and pigeons congregate. Device info at: http://www.goodlifecompany.com/shopexd.asp?id=3762&storeid=bcp.

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Grackles are both a nuisance and menace, especially the large deafening flocks that congregate in trees surrounding public areas and businesses. Having recently moved back to Austin from San Antonio, I'd witnessed the success of Bird Chase Super Sonic scaring devices in keeping grackles away from the Riverwalk, mall parking lots, HEBs, and anywhere else the simple yet effective device was installed. I recommend a proof-of-concept installation at 1 Texas Center, with additional installations made wherever grackles and pigeons congregate. Device info at: http://www.goodlifecompany.com/shopexd.asp?id=3762&storeid=bcp.

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Shame on all of you for euthanizing all these dogs. Ignorance at its' finest.

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neither the or animal control properly did their jobs. the wrong animals were put to death and and the wrong owner was charged when his dogs were leashed and retained.

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