Close The importance of spaying and neutering pets On the streets or penned in cages, it's hard to get a leg up on Houston's exploding animal population. That's why shelter officials are trying to educate Houstonians about the importance of spaying and neutering. KHOU 10:22 PM. CDT May 19, 2017 TRENDING VIDEOS Hurricane Maria becomes Cat. 5 again Gruesome murder case shocks Baytown police Evacuees scrambing to find permanent housing Naval Hospital Jacksonville removes employees in viral photos Hauling away Harvey's debris Tuesday morning forecast Taco Bell to get rid of drive-through, add alcohol at some new locations Complaints growing about new shelters for evacuees Harvey shelters closed or near closure Woman charged in gruesome murder of boyfriend in Baytown More Stories Hurricane Maria pounds Caribbean, targets U.S. islands Sep 19, 2017, 5:13 a.m. Flooded home catches fire in W. Houston Sep 19, 2017, 12:35 p.m. Wortham closed until May 2018; repair work on… Sep 19, 2017, 12:46 p.m.