Houston Matters

Animal welfare agencies urge Houstonians to think about the four-legged set

What agencies and animal shelters are seeing, and what we can all do about it.


Dogs at the Rosenberg Animal Shelter.


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We've been hearing lately that many area animal shelters are discounting or waiving adoption fees as they contend with overcrowding. A recent Houston Chronicle report cited climbing euthanasia rates at BARC, the City of Houston's animal shelter and adoption agency.

In the audio above, we get an update on the state of some area shelters and animal rescue organizations by talking with Becky Best, director of the Gulf Coast Animal Welfare Alliance, Omar Polio, director of Animal Control for the City of Rosenberg, and Noelle Delgado, executive director of Houston Pets Alive!

Joshua Zinn

Joshua Zinn

Producer, Houston Matters

Joshua is a producer for Houston Matters on News 88.7 as well as the host of Encore Houston on Houston Public Media Classical. He joined Houston Public Media as a radio intern in 2014 and became a full-time announcer the following year. Now he prepares segments and occasionally records interviews...

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