After eight long years of separation, BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions reunited a cat with his...Read More
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From BARC:Beginning April 5, 2012, BARC Animal Shelter & Adoptions will be a participant in...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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.Read More
City of Houston’s planned pet adoption facility will mean death to many animals in many ways by Bett Sundermeyer, No Kill Houston
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).
This article is written by Nicole Sica, Examiner.com
Some of you may have heard that Stephen Williams, Director of the Department of Health and Human Services which oversees BARC, has mentioned the fact that he thinks Winograd’s “snapshot” services, paid for by community donations, can be better used.
Instead of an overall assessment as to why BARC is broken, he thinks Winograd should just provide a training session instead. According to Williams, he has had an impressively named “Incident Command Team” at BARC for weeks and weeks now, and they have it all figured out why BARC can’t get right.
Well, here’s my experience with the kick ass Incident Command Team.
A couple weeks ago, I decided to foster a black momma cat and her 6 kittens. Everything was arranged just so, but the morning momma and babies were to come home – Bam! Dr. O kills the momma.Read More
A Letter From Bett Sundermeyer,
BARC (Houston ‘s animal control or city pound) is overflowing with cats/kittens (it is kitten season). Euthanasia is at an alarming rate to make room for more. You can help stop this by fostering a cat or litter. BARC doesn’t want to keep litters because it takes several weeks for them to be big enough to spay/neuter and adopt out.
Your bathroom or laundry room could save lots of tiny lives. If it’s a nursing litter, the momma cat will do most of the work. All you need to provide is a safe spot and some food and water.Read More