BARC, the City of Houston’s animal shelter, is fighting a capacity crisis. BARC has received an abnormally high number of kittens and puppies due to an early springtime breeding season that hasn’t let up yet. High intakes have exhausted BARC’s capability to provide additional space. “Over the past two days we have taken in over 200 animals and we are beyond capacity,” said David Atencio, General Manager for BARC. Litter upon litter of puppies and kittens are flooding the BARC facility while many area rescue groups are already full.
BARC has lowered its adoption fee to $10 for cats and $20 for dogs over the weekend, starting Friday, July 15th. All animals offered for adoption are spayed/neutered and have received age-appropriate vaccinations.