City of Houston Bureau of Animal Regulation & Control (BARC)
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|Foster homes needed:||Yes||Low-cost spay & neuter:||No|
|Puppy classes:||No||Dog behavior classes:||No|
|Cat behavior classes:||No||Agility classes:||No|
|Animal assisted therapy:||No||Feral cat program:||No|
|Humane education:||No||Animal hospital:||No|
|Pet loss support:||No||Pet survivor program:||No|
|Owner assistance services:||No||Programs for kids/teens:||No|
|Prison dog program:||No|
“Operated by the City of Houston (TX); adoptable cats and dogs; hold stray cats and dogs for owners to reclaim”
This is the shelter I was rescued from. The women organizing the adoptions were very helpful and a pleasure for my Mommy to work with on the process of adopting me from out of state.
BEWARE!!! This place has a REALLY bad reputation for needlessly putting animals to sleep before finding out whether or not they belong to anyone. In 2006 there was a huge controversy because BARC was euthanizing lost animals without scanning them for microchips, therefore, killing animals who could have been reunited with their families. Recently (Feb. 2007), BARC is once again under the microscope for having euthanized a lost and very much loved Chow Chow because they did not bother to check beneath the dogs fur and see that the dog was indeed wearing a collar with not one but TWO ID tags on it!!