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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.

Good, Bad and Ugly

Human Trafficking and Stray Animals: The Good The Bad and The Ugly of the News

Posted on · A lot can happen in a week. Some of it good. Some of it bad. Some of it downright ugly. When faced with intriguing developments in the week's news, we turn to our rotating panel of "non-experts" to parse The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of it all. On this edition, we discuss the […]

Houston Matters

Who Picks Up Stray Horses, Cattle and Zebras in Harris County?

Posted on · About 30 minutes north of Houston, in Atascocita, tucked behind the Harris County Fire Marshal's office and the training academy is the Sheriff's Livestock Office. On any given day, you can find a stray horse, some cattle or even a zebra enclosed in their pens. Edel Howlin went out to the Harris County Sheriff's Livestock […]

Houston Matters

Galveston Cat Fight: Bird Lovers and Cat Lovers Square Off

Posted on · Galveston Island is 30 miles long and is home to about 50,000 residents, but that still doesn't mean some of the island’s newest residents have room to stretch out and live in peace. We're talking unwanted visitors of the four-legged kind — namely feral cats — who just happen to prey on the island's abundance […]

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 […]