HOUSTON – BARC, the City of Houston’s Animal Shelter and Adoption Center, is offering 50% off all regular priced adoption fees for all cats and dogs starting November 16, 2019 until December 31, 2019.

“We hope Houstonians will open their hearts and homes to a shelter pet this holiday season,” said Jennifer Barrera Wandrey, Outreach Manager at BARC. “If you are not able to adopt, we encourage the community to consider fostering a pet during the holidays. Don’t miss this opportunity to bring your “furrever” friend home for the holidays.”

BARC’s pet adoption package includes spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations, a one-year city pet license, and a pre-registered microchip with a lifetime registration — worth hundreds of dollars if purchased independently.

Pets currently available for adoption can be found at www.houstontx.gov/barc. BARC encourages adopters to stop by and meet each animal in person. BARC’s shelter, located at 3300 Carr Street, Houston, TX 77026, is open for adoptions seven days a week from noon to 5:00 p.m.

The simplest, but most powerful thing Houstonians can do to help BARC and pets throughout the community is to foster, volunteer, donate and adopt. BARC encourages people who are unable to permanently adopt a pet but would like to help animals in need to consider becoming a volunteer or a foster pet parent at BARC. By getting animals into foster homes, BARC has more space for additional animals as they enter the shelter.

About BARC

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 the health and safety of Houstonians and their pets 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 support from community partners, BARC’s live release rate has improved from single-digits in 2009 to an 84.6% in 2018.

Visit www.houstonbarc.com or www.Facebook.com/BARCHouston for more information.