HOUSTON -

The city of Houston's animal shelter, BARC, will join a number of animal shelters and organizations across the country for the national no kill "Just One Day" event.

On Wednesday, BARC will not euthanize any animals that can be saved. This is the third year in a row that BARC has participated in this event.   The purpose is to stop euthanizations for a day and to get shelter animals into permanent homes.

“The 'Just One Day' event is a great day to engage Houstonians in the effort to save more lives,” said Ashtyn Rivet, BARC Marketing and Outreach Lead. “This is an opportunity to take part in something big. It's a chance to come together to save animals' lives in our community. Come and meet many animals at BARC that are looking for forever homes.”

BARC will celebrate the national no kill "Just One Day" event with a rare adoption special.   Proler Southwest/Sims Metal Management will sponsor adoption fees for the first 25 PurrFurred pet adoptions at BARC. PurrFurred pets are dogs and cats that have been at BARC for more than 20 days. The adoption package includes spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations, a one-year city pet license and a pre-registered microchip with lifetime registration.

To learn more about the BARC adoption process visit the website here.

According to “Just One Day,” more than 10,000 animals across the nation could be saved on June 11. At BARC, more than 50 will be saved.

BARC is located in the 3200 block of Carr, and is open for adoptions Tuesday-Wednesday and Friday-Sunday from noon to 5:30 p.m.