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Health and Human Services

Nov. 26, 2008         Contact: Kathy Barton   713-794-9998
                                                                                    Porfirio Villarreal 713-794-9021

Dogs, cats available weekends through holiday pet adoption project

The Bureau of Animal Regulation and Care at the Houston Department of Health and Human Services (HDHHS) and several volunteer organizations will open two weekend pet adoption centers during the holiday season. 

Spayed or neutered dogs and cats with required vaccinations will be available for adoption.

The adoption center at Houston Pavilions, 1201 Fannin Street, will open Nov. 29 through Dec. 28 on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.  The Highland Village adoption center, 4056 Westheimer Road, will open December 12-21 on Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Other project sponsors include, Friends of BARC, Pup Squad, RedCollar, Furry Pals and Lucky Leash.

This news release was issued November 26, 2008.