BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions

Our Location

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The BARC shelter is located at 3200 Carr Street, Houston TX 77026 off the East Tex Freeway (59) and the Collingsworth / Cavalcade / Kelly Exit. For general information or to report a problem, please call 311.

Houston Police Animal Control 713.884.3131

Pet Adoptions: barcadoptions@houstontx.gov
Volunteer Information: 832.395.9031
Rescue Group Information: barc.aid@houstontx.gov 832.395.9054
Foster and TNR Information: barc.aid@houstontx.gov 832.395.9054
Bite Case / Quarantine: 832.395.9049
Customer Service: 832.395.9051

Please note that if you would like to report a stray dog, dangerous dog, or any other complaint to Animal Control, please call 311.

*Entry into the shelter requires a photo ID (Drivers License, State issued ID card or Passport are acceptable)

Badged volunteers please enter through back entrance -- 2700 Evella St., Houston, TX 77026.

Who to Call. When to Call.

The main number at BARC is 311

Always dial 911 in case of a life-threatening emergency.

Call Houston Police Animal Control 713.884.3131 to report animal abuse, fighting or other mistreatment and/or animals in distress.

To report a dangerous animal running loose, call BARC 311

If you have a wild animal inside your home, call BARC 311.

If you have a wild animal or reptile in your yard, in the vicinity of your home or where you are: It is not necessary to call. Respect the animal and give it plenty of space. Move family and pets into a safe and secure area. Do not attempt to touch, feed or capture the animal.

* Never attempt to touch or capture the animal. Move family and pets into a safe, secure area and wait for assistance to arrive.

* Find out more about living with wild animals in and around the Houston area