BARC Taking on the Texas Heat with Dog Days of Summer Pet Adoption Event
Adoption Fee Waived for First 50 Dogs and Cats Adopted
HOUSTON - BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions is taking on the Texas heat with a "Dog Days of Summer" adoption event this weekend. In addition to the hundreds of dogs and cats available for adoption, BARC's staff and volunteers are planning a beach party on Saturday with splash pools for the dogs, games and a moon bounce for kids, prizes, food and more.
Adoption fees will be reduced to $20 for dogs/puppies and $10 for cats/kittens starting Friday, August 24 and continuing through Friday, August 31. The adoption fees for the first 50 dogs and the first 50 cats will be waived, as they have been sponsored by donations from previous adopters. The event will take place at BARC, located at 3200 Carr Street, Houston, 77026. The shelter is open 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday - Sunday and Tuesday - Wednesday.
"Our staff, volunteers and supporters are working hard to finish strong as we approach the end of the ASPCA $100,000 Challenge's first month. Our goal is to start September as the frontrunner in the Challenge." said Alfred Moran, Director of the Administration & Regulatory Affairs Department, which oversees BARC. "We are already ahead in adoptions at BARC compared to this time last year, and we are just getting started. If you have been thinking about adding a pet to your family, now is the time to do it at BARC!"
BARC is partnering with Houstonian to reach its goal of 2,100 dog and cat adoptions to win the national ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge where 50 shelters across the nation are competing from August 1- October 31, 2012 to save more lives than ever. The shelter with the greatest increase in lives saved compared to their previous year’s total will win the $100,000 grand prize grant. So far, more than 500 BARC dogs and cats have gone home with their forever families!
If BARC wins the competition, the shelter will use the $100,000 grant to purchase a Mobile Adoption Unit that would allow BARC to travel across the city for adoption events.
To find out more about adopting from BARC, including adopter requirements, visit BARC's website. Every animal adopted from BARC is spayed or neutered, has received all age-appropriate vaccinations, has a pre-registered microchip and is licensed with the City of Houston.
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.