Animal Shelter Takes Another Step Forward in the Effort to Increase Pet Adoptions
HOUSTON, TX – The following statement can be attributed to Carlene Lormand, BARC Marketing & Outreach Manager:
“We are pleased to announce that BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions is offering free adoptions for dogs and cats six months of age or older from Friday, June 1 through Sunday, June 3. The promotion will be offered during business hours at BARC’s 3200 Carr Street facility. We owe a big thank you to Bed & Biscuits Pet Spa in Houston for making this event possible.
“Bed & Biscuits Pet Spa’s donation could not have come at a better time. We have more dogs and cats than our shelter can hold and we must find homes for them immediately. BARC takes in more dogs and cats during the Spring and Summer months than any other time of the year. This year is no exception. In fact, BARC took in more than 350 animals over Memorial Day weekend. We expect this intake number to increase over the next few months.
“This weekend’s free adoption opportunity is just one of several recent examples of BARC’s creative dedication to finding new families for Houston’s homeless pets. Two weeks ago, BARC began waiving the previously required three day wait period between the time an animal is taken into the shelter and the time it can be fostered for animals younger than four months. Houstonians can now take these young pets home the same day they enter the shelter!
“Our hope is that this weekend’s event results in numerous adoptions, allowing BARC’s dogs and cats to find their forever home. BARC currently has hundreds of available pets, so there is a dog or cat for every kind of individual or family! If you cannot currently adopt a dog or cat from BARC but would like to support our efforts by making free adoption events possible, please visit the Houston BARC Foundation website to make an online donation. Visit www.HoustonBARC.com to find out more about our efforts.”
“Bed & Biscuits Pet Spa provides doggie daycare, training, grooming and kennel services for Houston-area pet owners and is a constant supporter of BARC’s animals. The pet spa provides groomers to wash and groom dogs and animal behavior volunteers for the Meet Your Match program each week, all in an effort to get more pets adopted!”
BARC is located at 3200 Carr, Houston TX, 77026. BARC is open to the public from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday through Sunday. For more information, including directions and hours for our weekly off-site adotption events, visit our Adoption Event web page here: http://www.houstontx.gov/barc/aap_adoption_events.php
The simplest, but most powerful thing you can do to help the BARC Houston shelter, and pets throughout our community, is to talk to your friends, neighbors, and family about caring for pets responsibly.
Houston, TX 77026