Costumed characters Krypto and Ace, stars of the upcoming “DC League of Super-Pets” movie, will be visiting BARC, the City of Houston’s Animal Shelter and Adoption Center, from 3 – 5 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at 3300 Carr St. to pose with fans of the movie and provide goodies to children who attend. As part of their visit, Warner Bros. will also be supporting the shelter by sponsoring the first ten adoptions of the day on Saturday.
“We’re very grateful to Warner Bros. for picking BARC as one of the stops on their upcoming character costume tour,” said Greg Damianoff, BARC Shelter Director. “The film prominently features shelter pets, and we’re grateful that Warner Bros. chose to partner with BARC to both highlight our own furry friends and encourage the community to adopt, don’t shop, through these waived adoption fees.”
In “DC League of Super-Pets,” Krypto the Super-Dog, voice by Dwayne Johnson, must convince a rag-tag pack of shelter pets—Ace the hound, PB the potbellied pig, Merton the turtle and Chip the squirrel—to master their own newfound powers and help him rescue their fellow DC superheroes. Watch the film trailer here.
Adoptions at BARC are first come, first serve and include a spay/neuter surgery, routine vaccinations, and a pre-registered microchip with a lifetime registration — worth hundreds of dollars if purchased independently. To meet our adoptable pets, stop by BARC’s Adoption Center at 3300 Carr St. from 12 – 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday or visit http://www.houstontx.gov/barc/adopt_a_pet.html to see our adoptable pets online. For more information on BARC’s full services, visit www.houstonbarc.com.
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 94.1% in 2021.