BARC, the City of Houston’s dog and cat adoption center, is beyond capacity. The shelter currently has 671 dogs and cats at the facility designed for 550. The high population is due to an increased number of owners surrendering animals to BARC over the last two weeks.
To increase adoptions, BARC has recently extended its presence in the Houston community by hosting five weekly adoption locations around the City, attending special events such as PetFest 2010, promoting its pets on Facebook, and launching a new website (www.houstonbarc.com). BARC is upping the ante again this Saturday, hosting an event from 12pm to 6pm at the facility located at 3200 Carr, 77026 in a huge effort to attract potential adopters to the shelter to address the over-population. The event will also provide benefits to previous BARC adopters and all Houston citizens.