Help Needed Immediately in Houston, Texas Too -- Many Dogs to Be Put Down by 5 PM Monday the 8th

 |  Jan 7th 2007  |   12 Contributions


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Thanks to Debbie, Nikki''s furmom, for barking in about the situation in Houston, Texas:

Debbie wrote:
Save Houston Dogs From Death by Jan 8, 5 PM

If any of you are looking for a dog, or could possibly foster one, please check these guys out.

We already have one interested Dogster pup, Wrangler, who may need help transporting dogs from Houston, TX to Greenbrier, AK. Contact Wrangler . (Joy's note -- is that Alaska or Arkansas? Wrangler seems to be in Arkansas, not Alaska or AK.)

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Link to Houston Dogs

The thirty dogs [mentioned] here are at the Houston Bureau of Animal Regulation and Care. They will be euthanized MONDAY JAN. 8 at 5 p.m. if they are not adopted or found foster homes before then. If you or someone you know can help, read on.

There currently are over 30 dogs at BARC in Houston who have been there for more than 3 months. The folks at BARC really want them to find homes.... but simply cannot continue to house them. Not only is it inhumane for the dogs to be in small cages for months on end, these dogs are taking up space for other adoptable animals that come into BARC daily. BARC has given us until MONDAY, Jan. 8th at 5pm to find adopters or fosters for these dogs. Otherwise, they will be humanely euthanized. Can you help save a dog? As you can see by the photos, these are beautiful animals and each one has a story to tell.

Most of these dogs need some extra TLC, socialization and life in a home environment to learn rules and what its like to receive love and attention. Very few of them will be house trained, but can learn quickly.

In the title of each photo is the dog's BARC ID number. After clicking on each photo, you will find a brief description of the animal. On a few of them, I did not write down the sex but we can easily find out that info for you. If you have any questions, please feel free to email or call me, Barbara Sands or Julie Keeton (contact info below). One of our volunteers can assist you with locating the animal at the shelter and completing and all the necessary paperwork.

The adoption fee is only $55 (what a deal!!) All of these animals have been spayed or neutered and are current on all vaccinations.

You also can foster these animals to prevent them from being euthanized. You would need to house them until a new home is found. Please let me know if you are interested in doing this and again, we can help you through the process. We have lots of offsite adoption centers at Northwest Mall as well as 6 area Petsmarts where you can bring the animal on the weekend to meet potential adopters. If you've never fostered before, some of our experienced fosters also can help you with behavioral issues and other needs.

BARC is the Bureau of Animal Regulation and Care
It is located at 3200 Carr St., Houston, TX 77026
The shelter is open Mon-Fri from 10-5:30 and Sat/Sun 12-4.

Please forward to all of your dog-loving friends!! With your help, we save at least SOME of these wonderful dogs!

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Thank you,
Kathy Deffebach
BARC Volunteer Coordinator
713-412-1693
kdeffebach@sbcglobal.net

Barbara Sands
BARC Volunteer Coordiantor
206-713-4648

Julie Keeton
BARC Foster Coordinator
713-922-4748

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