No dogs accepted: Positive distemper case closes public dog intake at BARC Houston
BARC, the City of Houston's Animal Shelter and Adoption Center, will temporarily suspend public dog intake appointments for the next few weeks and is activating quarantine protocols in response to a shelter animal that has tested positive for distemper.
Houston Administration and Regulatory Affairs Department responds after Midtown night club promised ‘exotic animals in cages’
Houston’s Administration and Regulatory Affairs Department released a statement Friday after KPRC 2’s Bryce Newberry reached out for comment concerning a club called Babylon that promised “exotic animals in cages” for its debut on July 1 in Midtown Houston.
GRB to open as ‘warming center’ for those without heat, experiencing homelessness amid winter storm
HOUSTON – The George R. Brown Convention Center will open its door Sunday afternoon for those looking to escaping the winter weather. The GRB will begin accepting people beginning at 2 p.m. with the capacity to house up to 500 people if needed. Pets will also be allowed but will be kept in a separate area, according to officials. “BARC is here to set up some kennel space and have food and some basic care items for the people that come through our shelters with pets. They’ll be here to manage the area so the pets can you the facility and relieve themselves,” Rayne said.
Welcoming a new furry member to your family with local pet adoption event
HOUSTON – 2021 is the perfect year to become a pet parent and help relieve some of the stress from 2020 and BARC Animal Shelter can help make that happen. BARC is the City of Houston’s Animal Shelter and Adoption Facility. BARC Animal Shelter is dedicated to pet adoption and a live release initiative. They also collaborate and coordinate with the Houston Pet Rescue groups and through social media networks to cast the widest possible adoption net. To get more information about the pet adoption event and what furry friends are up for adoption, just click here for more information.
Investigation underway after dog chews off foot while being held at BARC animal shelter
HOUSTON – How could a dog being held at the city’s BARC animal shelter manage to chew off his paw without anyone noticing? The dog was seized and confined to the city’s animal shelter operated by the Bureau of Animal Regulation and Care, while Webre appealed the order in court. How could an animal mutilate itself that severely while confined to the city shelter without anyone noticing? Meantime, the dog remains in custody at the BARC shelter. She’s been given permission to transfer her dog from the BARC shelter to her veterinarian’s office to be housed while her case works its way through the courts.