Houston Matters

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 about a third […]

Houston Matters

What’s Being Done to Deal with Houston’s Stray Animal Problem?

Posted on · On Wednesday, the Houston City Council passed an animal control measure by a 15 to 1 vote (with one council member absent). The measure sets into motion policy changes designed to help Houston’s Bureau of Animal Regulation and Care (BARC) better address our ongoing challenges with dangerous animals. Currently, the department doesn’t have enough officers or resources to keep the […]