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October 18, 2021

Mayor Sylvester Turner Invites Public to Attend Houston BARC Foundation's Annual Halloween-Themed Fundraiser

In support of BARC, the City of Houston's Animal Shelter and Adoption Center, the Houston BARC Foundation will host "Tails from the Crypt - A Howl-O-Ween Cocktail Party" from 6:30 - 9 p.m. on Thursday, October 28, 2021, at the Heights Fire Station,107 W 12th St, Houston, TX 77008.

“This is an exciting opportunity for the public to enjoy a great Halloween-themed event while supporting our furry friends at BARC. There are no tricks, only treats when it comes to promoting pet adoption at our shelter,” Mayor Turner said. “We appreciate the support of our partners on the BARC Foundation, and I encourage the public to join us at this year’s fall fundraiser.”

Guests from the Greater Houston area are invited to join Houston BARC Foundation members for a fabulous evening of music, libations, and bites from featured local chefs and restaurants, along with a silent auction, to benefit our furry friends at BARC.

The mission of the Houston BARC Foundation is to improve the quality of life for all animals in Houston, especially those under the care of the City of Houston’s BARC Animal Shelter & Adoptions. Funds raised through this event will directly benefit animals sheltered at, or otherwise cared for by, BARC, including funding of spay and neuter services, community outreach, partnerships with animal rescues, and through purchases of medical, kennel, sanitary, and other supplies and equipment.

This year's event will honor Alan Ratliff and his firm, StoneTurn. In addition to generous annual donations to the Houston BARC Foundation, Mr. Ratliff served two appointed terms and chaired three of his four years with the board.

Tickets, sponsorships, and donation items are now available here:

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About BARC

BARC, the City of Houston's Animal Shelter and Adoption Center, takes in more than 25,000 animals annually regardless of behavior, breed, or medical condition. BARC works each day to improve Houstonians and their pets' health and safety by pioneering programs such as low-cost and no-cost spay/neuter services, mobile adoptions, transfer/rescue partnerships, and community outreach.

Through these programs and with community partners' support, BARC's live release rate has continued to improve and reached a historic high of 91.7% in the fiscal year 2020.

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