HPD is planning to open a new truck transport service for animal transport, a service that allows people to haul pets for pet-related businesses and to take pets to a veterinarian.HPD is hiring a truck driver to serve as the public relations officer for the service, which will provide the vehicles to a company called PetSmart.
The company is based in South Texas and is working with a local veterinarian to locate and bring animals to the clinic.
Hollis County Animal Services, which oversees animal welfare, said they were the first to get the order, which was granted by the county’s animal welfare board on Saturday.
They said it’s one of the first truck services in the country.
PetSmart said the service will be operated out of a former HPD animal shelter in Katy.
It’s an alternative to private transport for pets that can be booked on a computer and driven to a vet, and it can be paid by the pet owner.
The truck driver will be paid $75 per day for the first week and $15 per day thereafter, PetSmart said in a statement.
It said the drivers are expected to work 40 hours a week, six days a week.
The service is scheduled to open on Saturday in Houston and in other areas of the state, according to the statement.