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BARC Kicking Off Its Participation in the Monthly Heights First Saturday Event With Santa Claus

The City of Houston’s Animal Shelter Also Introduces Two More Mayor’s Pets of the Week

HOUSTON- BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions is joining Natural Pawz and Santa Claus at the Heights First Saturday event this Saturday, December 1 to ensure all of Houston’s pets get a photo with Santa this year. Every Houstonian is invited to take their pet to Natural Pawz in the Heights this Saturday for a photo with Santa from noon to 4 p.m. Each photo requires a $5 donation that will go toward supporting BARC’s animals. In addition to pet photos with Santa, BARC will also have dogs, puppies, cats and kittens available for adoption noon to 4 p.m. The Heights First Saturday event is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

BARC’s participation in the Heights First Saturday event on December 1 is the first of many adoptable pet appearances to come. BARC plans to join the recurring Heights First Saturday event on West 19th Street every month (the event is free admission). Dogs, puppies, cats and kittens will be available for adoption during each event at Natural Pawz, located at 514 West 19th Street, Houston, TX 77008.

“We are excited to partner with Natural Pawz to bring our animals to the community in a new way,” said Chris Newport, BARC spokesman. “Houston’s community can count on us to be at the event with some of our adoptable pets every single month. And we love that Santa Claus is joining us this Saturday to kick off the holidays for Houston’s pets in a big way.”

The event will provide a convenient opportunity for Houstonians to meet and greet some of BARC’s adoptable pets. For example, Tammie and Metya, Mayor Parker’s Pets of the Week will be at the event if they are still available for adoption. The photos below, and other photos of the Mayor’s Pets of the Week, can also be viewed on BARC’s Facebook Page:

Visit to find out more about the Mayor’s Pets of the Week and other animals at BARC.

The simplest, but most powerful thing you can do to help BARC, and pets throughout our community, is to talk to your friends, neighbors, and family about caring for pets responsibly. To donate to BARC online via the Houston BARC Foundation, click here.

We encourage everyone to visit BARC online at

Contact:Christopher Newport
713-837-9533 (o)
713-818-8859 (c)

Carlene Lormand
3200 Carr
Houston, TX 77026
Office: 713-229-7301
Cell: 713-775-4428

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