Shelter Updates During COVID-19

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Dear Houston:

Guest and employees visiting City of Houston facilities will be required to wear face-coverings and undergo a no-touch thermometer temperature check beginning Monday, June 1, 2020.

In the interest of maximizing social distancing while continuing to provide opportunities for pet adoptions, wellness and other BARC services to the public, effective immediately, BARC is implementing the following procedural changes:

BARC will not turn away any sick or injured animals.

➤ We ask the community to assist by not picking any stray animals unless citizens are prepared to care for them at home.

➤ We also request that non-emergency, owner surrenders (i.e. turning in an owned pet) be postponed allowing BARC the resources to deal with emergency surrenders resulting from the current crisis.

➤ BARC is providing pet food and crates, as available, to all citizens to support them in keeping animals in their possession. Other resources are available as well upon request.

Please see our updated Hours of Operation for the most current addresses and hours.

Thank you for your patience and continued support; we apologize for any inconvenience these new measures may cause. We understand that the scheduling of appointments for customers at any given time may result in delays, but we ask for your patience and understanding as we do everything, we can to maintain the health and safety of our customers, our employees, and the animals in our care.

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3200 Carr Street,
Houston, TX 77026
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