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.