Missing Texas tiger transported to animal sanctuary
HOUSTON (AP) — A tiger that frightened residents after it was last seen briefly wandering around a Houston neighborhood was transported to a wildlife sanctuary on Sunday after police found the animal a day earlier following a nearly week-long search.myrgv.com
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.
Harris County Animal Cruelty Task Force credits spike in cases to pandemic, domestic abuse
Harris County Animal Cruelty Task Force credits spike in cases to pandemic, domestic abuseOfficers with BARC, a task force partner, seized nearly 100 animals after a self-proclaimed flea market breeder surrendered the animals to police in April. Animal abuse and human abuse is directly linked, said Harris County Constable Precinct 5 Sgt. Harris County Animal Cruelty Taskforce leaders saw 116 more reports of animal cruelty this March, compared to March 2019. The Harris County Animal Cruelty Taskforce, created in 2017 to help more efficiently and proactively respond to animal cruelty cases across the sprawling region, has seen sharp growth each year of its existence, organizers said. These are red flags to systemic issues that affect all of us [so] instead of ignoring animal cruelty cases, we are saying, take them, study them, prosecute them and file charges.The Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act (PACT) makes some forms of animal cruelty a federal felony in the U.S.chron.com
Meet Zeus, a big boy who thinks he's a tiny pup, and other BARC shelter pets that need homes
Meet Zeus, a big boy who thinks he's a tiny pup, and other BARC shelter pets that need homesPHOTOS: Pets of the WeekBARC is full of loving animals that are eager to leave the shelter. >>>See the shelter's adorable residents currently available for adoption here... Photo: Karen Warren, Staff Photographer Photo: Karen Warren, Staff Photographer Image 1 of / 17 Caption Close Meet Zeus, a big boy who thinks he's a tiny pup, and other BARC shelter pets that need homes 1 / 17 Back to GalleryAmong the pets currently available for adoption at the BARC Animal Shelter in Houston is Zeus, a very big boy that thinks he is a tiny puppy. The promotion reduces adoption fees to just $10 for all dogs five months and older and will run every Wednesday through January. Normal adoption fees are $50 for dogs and $75 for puppies up to four months old. Adoption fees include spay/neuter surgery, initial vaccinations, microchip with lifetime registration and rabies vaccination/city license.chron.com
Houston, this is the $1 pet adoption event you don't want to miss this week
HOUSTON - BARC Houston, the city's animal shelter and adoptions center, is holding a special event this weekend to help clear the animal shelter: $1 adoption fees on every animal in the shelter from Thursday through Sunday. The shelter has capacity for 550 animals, but has been taking in 700 animals each week since May, according to a Facebook post about the event. SEE THE ADORABLE ANIMALSThe adoption event is a good deal because adoption fees usually range up to $75, according to the shelter. BARC's adoption package includes a spay/neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, a one-year city pet license, and a pre-registered microchip with lifetime registration. City drops animal adoption fees to $1 Thursday through Sunday HOUSTON - BARC, the Citys Animal Shelter and Adoptions... Posted by BARC on Wednesday, June 26, 2019Copyright 2019 by KPRC Click2Houston - All rights reserved.
Adopt a dog or cat for only $1 at BARC this weekend
HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Ready to welcome a furry friend into your life? "We desperately need the community's help this weekend," said Mayor Sylvester Turner. "Each day more and more animals arrive. We don't typically drop adoption fees to $1, but we want to give the animals in our care the best possible to chance to find a home. By getting these animals out of BARC and into foster homes, BARC has more space for additional animals are brought to the shelter.abc13.com