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June 30, 2010

BARC Offers Half-Price Pet Adoptions through July 10, 2010
New Hours Make Finding That Perfect Pet More Convenient

The City of Houston's Animal Regulation and Care (BARC) facility encourages residents in the Houston area to take advantage of an offer that can't be beat and find your new best friend.  Through Saturday, July 10, 2010, the city is offering half-price adoptions at only $27.50!  

BARC has experienced a sustained increase in the number of animals turned into the shelter over the last month, with 925 animals in a shelter designed to hold 550.  BARC is located at 3200 Carr, 77026 and has extended its hours on Thursdays and Saturdays to make it easier for residents of the Houston region to adopt a new pet. 

Monday:         closed
Tuesday:        11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday:  11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Thursday:      11:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday:           11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Saturday:      noon - 6 p.m.
Sunday:         noon - 4 p.m.

BARC "future pets" are featured every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Galleria in front of Gap Kids (except July 4th) and on Sunday at PetCo, 12015 NW Freeway, 77092 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. (including July 4th). 

Additionally, for one day only:
Homeless Animal Partnership Initiative Barks and Bikes Adoption Event
Saturday, July 3, 2010
5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Blue Line Bike Lab
3302 White Oak, 77007

If you aren't quite ready for the long-term commitment of pet companionship, please explore fostering an animal.  BARC relies on the selfless service of volunteers, who can often make all the difference in an animal finding a loving home. 

For more information regarding off-site adoption events, and how you can get involved at BARC, please contact Marilyn Simmons at or call her at

For more information about BARC, please visit