BARC tight on housing space, asks residents to adopt pets

December 16, 2010 12:37:38 PM PST
Houston's animal shelter is out of housing space and desperately needs residents to adopt or foster pets.

The Bureau of Animal Regulation and Care (BARC) says it's received an abnormally high number of dogs over the last two weeks because of an increase of arrests in the area. The pets are often removed from homes when their owners are incarcerated, even though the majority of their offenses are not related to the animal's care.

The shelter is having issues providing space for many of the animals because it's also housing quarantined animals that are the subject of bite cases. But all the pets up for adoption are all healthy.

BARC says it is expanding its current weekend 2-for-1 and 50-percent adoption fee special to every day through New Year's for all cats and dogs.

Interested individuals may view adoptable animals by following the PetFinder link on BARC's new website at www.houstonbarc.com or on BARC's Facebook page.


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