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Houston voters to decide on $47 million bond for BARC amidst ‘crisis’ at local animal shelters

Posted on · The numbers of stray dogs and cats being euthanized have increased in recent months at animal shelters operated by the City of Houston and Harris County, which are coping with capacity issues related to staffing shortages and declines in pet adoptions.

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How Realistic Would It Be for More Animal Shelters to Become No-Kill?

Posted on · Greater Houston has a well-documented stray animal problem. And area animal shelters face the challenge trying to care for and place many of those animals. The city’s Bureau of Animal Regulation and Care, or BARC, is required to accept stray animals. BARC has the capacity to care for about 550 at a time, but collects […]

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Homeless Count, No Kill Animal Shelters, and Zola Jesus: Houston Matters for Friday, Jan. 30, 2015

Posted on · Last night, more than 500 volunteers took to the streets throughout Houston as part of an annual homeless count undertaken by the Coalition for the Homeless, to collect hard data about the number and characteristics of the area’s homeless community. That data is expected to be released in a few months. On this edition of […]

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