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Animal Attraction: BARC STARZ

Animal Attraction:  BARC STARZ

Sydney

by Stacy Fox

khou.com

Posted on February 8, 2010 at 6:05 AM

Never been a better time than right now.  One week ago, over 80 animals left BARC sto start new lives in loving homes.  Also thanks to Disney's Give A Day-Get A Day program more than 100 volunteers were on hand to help.  It would have been impossible to achieve these numbers a year ago.  BARC is getting better every day with the cooperation of the shelter staff, the City of Houston, numerous rescue groups, volunteers and the community. Keep spreading the word to family and friends to support BARC!  With everyone's efforts, we can have much more good news and happy tails!

Let's introduce you to two BARC STARZ!                                                                                  

PALOMA - SHE'S MAKING HER "CUTE FACE." At first we were worried that PALOMA had bats in her belfry, but with a little experience we learned that PALOMA is a smart girl with lots of energy who desperately needs to get out of the kennel. PALOMA longs to be outside, running in the grass and playing in the sunshine. She loves toys, particularly rope toys, and she seems to be fine with other dogs. She can even be snuggly when she settles down. A quick learner, it only took us a few minutes to teach her Down. PALOMA is a young Lab mix with some traits of a collie, including her soft, fluffy coat. She's spayed, microchipped and heart worm negative. Let PALOMA show you what a fun dog she can be!  Look for PALOMA at BARC in South A Ward, I.D. number A1007010. Email Bonnie at ford.bonnie@gmail.com or Elizabeth at evitek@yahoo.com for more information.
                                                                                                                                                     
                                                          
SYDNEY - HAVING A BALL! This little one's kennel card lists her as 3 years old, but we wonder if they meant 3 months old because she is so super-playful. SYDNEY is small, too, with tabby markings on her top and white underneath. She loves to race around and chase toys and other cats, and would be a great playmate if you have a lonely cat at home. SYDNEY is also very out-going and friendly, and she loves a good snuggle. Look for SYDNEY at BARC in the open adoption room in the North Building, ID number A1010728. Email Bonnie at ford.bonnie@gmail.com for more information.
                                                                                                                                                     

HAPPY TAILS!

Huge thanks to Buster's Friends Rescue for taking in Barney, the Brindle dog that had been at BARC since August. They report he is a "wiggly-butt love bug."  Barney is still up for adoption and can be seen at the Highland Village Adoption Storefront. Lilly the shy Rottie Mix has left BARC with her new family!  James from Weekends at BARC tells us Lilly was adopted by a really sweet couple who loved her the second they met her. And, as always, thanks to all the rescue groups and fosters who pulled cats cats from BARC and are helping them find great homes.
                                                                                                                                                     

UPCOMING EVENTS

GOOD NEWS: WAGS TO WHISKERS IS EVERY SATURDAY! COME SEE US AT BARC THIS SATURDAY FOR HALF-PRICE ADOPTIONS AND FREE HOT DOGS & SOFT DRINKS.

Feb. 6: WAGS TO WHISKERS FAMILY ADOPTION DAY at BARC, Noon - 4:00 pm, 3200 Carr St., Houston, TX 77026
Feb. 6: HAPI Homes Pet Adoptions Black Pawty, Noon - 4:00 pm, Blue Line Bike Lab, 3302 White Oak, Houston, TX 77007
Feb. 6: PetSmart 290, 13830 NW Freeway (Exit W. Tidwell), Houston, TX 77040,  713-690-0575  713-690-0575
Feb. 6: PetSmart Westheimer, 8380 Westheimer Rd. (at Dunvale), Houston, TX 77063,  713-914-0965  713-914-0965
Feb. 6 & 7: PetSmart Walisville, 5941 E Sam Houston Pkwy N, Houston, TX 77049,  281-436-1249  281-436-1249
Feb. 6 & 7: PetSmart in the Heights, 1907 Taylor St. (just off I-10 West), Houston, TX 77007,  713-863-0533  713-863-0533
Feb. 6 & 7: Highland Village Pet Adoptions, 4056 Westheimer next to Williams Sonoma
                                                                                                                                                     

THE ADOPTION FEE AT BARC IS ONLY $55 — THAT'S THE BEST DEAL IN TOWN!
That includes spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations, and the first year’s city license if the animal will reside in the City of Houston. For more information please visit BARC's website at: http://www.houstonbarc.com

BARC is the City of Houston Bureau of Animal Regulation and Care. The shelter is located at 3200 Carr Street, Houston, Texas 77026. Adoption hours are 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. You may also Contact BARC by phone at  713-229-7300  713-229-7300 .

INTERESTED IN FOSTERING FOR BARC?
Email BARCfoster@cityofhouston.net

INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING?
BARC: email BARCvolunteer@cityofhouston.net
FRIENDS OF BARC: email volunteersmb@friendsofbarc.org
WEEKENDS AT BARC: email HoustonAPI@gmail.com

To see more BARC animals available for adoption on the Web, please visit these other sites:

http://www.friendsofbarc.org

http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/TX779.html

http://www.cooperanimalclinic.com

http://www.petharbor.com/ (Enter your zip code, then click on City of Houston, Bureau of Animal Regulation and Care)

...and on Facebook: Friends of BARC and BARC Starz.

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