BARC wants to find 2,100 pets homes in 3 months

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HOUSTON - The city's animal shelter has a big goal -- it wants to find 2,100 animals homes in three months.

The Bureau of Animal Regulation and Care is kicking off its effort by holding a mega adoption event at its headquarters at 3200 Carr Street from 12 to 6 p.m. Saturday.

"Our goal of 2,100 adoptions in the next three months is ambitious, but we know that we can do it with Houston's partnership," said Alfred Moran, director of the department which oversees BARC. "Each one of the 2,100 adoptions is like a gold medal for each family that provides a new home and new hope for our pets."

All animals up for adoption are spayed or neutered and have received age-appropriate vaccinations, a city of Houston license tag and a microchip. People who adopt dogs will also get a free voucher for a six-week obedience training class at BARC's facility.

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