BARC Reunites Cat & Owner After 8 Years!

BARC Reunites Cat & Owner After 8 Years!

After eight long years of separation, BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions reunited a cat with his original owners, Ron and M’Lee Brooks, in an emotional and fulfilling moment. The cat had wandered away a little too far from the Brooks’ home in 2004 and eventually found a new life with a new owner where he […]

BARC Takes on 2012 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge

BARC Takes on 2012 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge

From BARC:Beginning April 5, 2012, BARC Animal Shelter & Adoptions will be a participant in the Qualifying Heat of the 2012 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge.  BARC is competing for a chance at more than $500,000 in grant funding, including a grand prize of $100,000.  Supporters of BARC can help by voting online at http://votetosavelives.org/ and selecting […]

Houston Police & BARC Save Dog

Houston Police & BARC Save Dog

  This letter was sent to Mayor Parker and our Police Chief yesterday regarding the kind act of two policemen to save this poor pup. We wanted to share it with you! To: Mayor Annise Parker, City of Houston Police Chief Charles McClelland, City of Houston Your Honor and Chief McClelland: I would appreciate your […]

BARC Now Approved on Adopt A Shelter Shopping Program

BARC Now Approved on Adopt A Shelter Shopping Program

City of Houston BARC / Houston BARC Foundation has been approved and is now listed on AdoptAShelter.com.  Every time fellow supporters shop using adoptashelter.com,  they are financially supporting City of Houston BARC /Houston BARC Foundation, Houston’s city animal shelter.  Remember, it’s easy to use (no login or password needed), it’s free and your every purchase helps animals… so tell every animal […]

BARC Has Historic Weekend of Adoptions

BARC Has Historic Weekend of Adoptions

BARC, Houston’s city animal shelter, experienced a historic weekend with a high volume of adoptions, so much so that BARC management conveyed that they ran out of cats! Well…not exactly. Animals that are ready for adoption have been spayed or neutered and prepared for a new home. There are plenty of additional animals at BARC […]

The April issue of Houston PetTalk is on the stands…be sure to pick up a copy while this sure-to-be-popular issue lasts! Learn about the improvements and future of BARC, our city shelter as well as tips on choosing the correct collar, how to “spice up”  your pet’s food and get ready for the Easter Bunny […]

Houston Media Community Comes to the Aid of the Innocent Supporting AAF–Houston’s Public Service Initiative

If you travel I-45 south through downtown you can’t miss the bigger-than-life billboard just feet from the Pierce elevated freeway. The outdoor board features a sad looking, innocent cat in a police line-up with the headline “Does the punishment fit the crime?” It’s not a perplexing question when his punishment could be the death penalty […]

Meadowlake Pet Resort In Houston Helping BARC Dogs Stay Off “Death Row”

In effort to help dogs on “Death Row” at BARC (Bureau of Animal Regulation and Control), volunteers from Friends of BARC stepped in and recently saved two lives.  After Sassy and Trapp were saved, preparation was made for them to be placed at a rescue sanctuary in Colorado.  Unfortunately those arrangements have fallen through and […]

Houston’s BARC Needs Help: Too Many Animals

The Bureau of Animal Regulation and Care (BARC) has experienced a drastic increase in the number of animals turned into the shelter in the previous two weeks. The average daily intake over this period is approximately 100 animals, and the average number of animals in residence per day is 720.

On April 15, BARC experienced a total animal intake of 184 animals. The number of animals in residence as of this morning is 878. This population level is absolutely unsustainable. The BARC facility was designed to shelter 600 animals, and existing foster and rescue networks are at capacity as well.

Houston City’s Proposed Site For New Animal Facility: A Very Bad Choice

City of Houston’s planned pet adoption facility will mean death to many animals in many ways by Bett Sundermeyer, No Kill Houston
www.NoKillHouston.org
The city of Houston recently announced plans to build an “animal campus”, including a 30,000 square foot pet adoption facility, at Gragg Park (2999 S. Wayside).

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