Houston’s Bureau of Animal Regulation and Care, now know by the more friendly sounding acronym of BARC, is planning to begin offering low cost spay and neuter services.
While BARC already fixes about animals that are surrendered to the shelter or are picked up by animal control officers, but does not currently offer spay and neuter services to the public. As BARC strives to revise it’s reputation for putting down strays by raising its efforts to adopt out potential pets, this is a great opportunity to nip the problem in the bud by lowering the number of strays in the community.
The shelter plans to start offering these services in November of 2014.
Fees ranging from $29 to $65, dependent on the pet. The shelter also plans to offer more free services to lower income families by partnering with local businesses, starting with a Nov. 6 fundraiser at St. Arnold Brewing Co.