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City of Houston Bureau of Animal Regulation & Control (BARC)

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Dogs:  NoCats:  Yes
Critters:  NoVolunteer program:  No
Foster homes needed:  YesLow-cost spay & neuter:  No
Puppy classes:  NoDog behavior classes:  No
Cat behavior classes:  NoAgility classes:  No
Animal assisted therapy:  NoFeral cat program:  No
Microchipping:  NoLow-cost vaccine:  No
Humane education:  NoAnimal hospital:  No
Pet loss support:  NoPet survivor program:  No
Owner assistance services:  NoPrograms 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”

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5posted: January 3rd, 2008

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.


1posted: February 28th, 2007


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!!


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