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BARC to Hold Adoption Olympics Saturday, August 4th

Mega Adoption Event Starts Effort to Reach 2,100 Pet Adoptions in Three Months

Houston, TX - BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions is holding Adoption Olympics Saturday, August 4th to help launch its effort to reach 2,100 dog and cat adoptions in the ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge. The mega adoption event will take place 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. at BARC, located at 3200 Carr Street, Houston, TX 77026. Opening Ceremonies will begin at 1 p.m. with an Adoption Partner parade and torch lighting ceremony.

There will be hundreds of dogs, puppies, cats and kittens available for adoption. Dogs and puppies will be available for $20 and cats and kittens will be available for $10. Potential adopters can learn more about BARC’s adoption process including basic eligibility requirements by visiting the “About Adopting at BARC” page on BARC’s website. All animals offered for adoption are spayed or neutered and have received age-appropriate vaccinations, a City license tag and a microchip. Additionally, canine adopters receive a free voucher for a 6-week AKC obedience training class at BARC’s facility.

“This weekend is BARC’s opening ceremony for the Challenge,” said Alfred Moran, Director of the department which oversees BARC. “Our goal of 2100 adoptions in the next three months is ambitious, but we know that we can do it with Houston’s partnership. Each one of the 2100 adoptions is like a gold medal for each family that provides a new home and new hope for our pets.”

Individuals or families who are unable to adopt permanently but would like to help animals in need are strongly encouraged to foster an animal from BARC. BARC fosters temporarily take dogs, puppies, cats or kittens into their homes until the animal is ready for adoption. To find out more about BARC’s pet foster program, visit BARC’s website.

BARC is also looking for Houstonians to help grow its volunteer program. Volunteers play a crucial role in the success of the animal shelter and will be vital to the success of winning the ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge. Find out more about BARC’s volunteer opportunities, including the date and time of the next bi-monthly Volunteer Orientation, by visiting the volunteer page of the shelter’s website.

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 www.houstonbarc.com.

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CONTACT:
Christopher Newport
christopher.newport@houstontx.gov
713-837-9533 (o)
713-818-8859 (c)

BARC
Carlene Lormand
3200 Carr
Houston, TX 77026
Office: 713-229-7301
Cell: 713-775-4428
Website: www.houstonbarc.com

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