BARC Goals to “Empty the Shelters” by way of Free Weekend Pet Adoptions – Metropolis of Houston


As shelters throughout the nation proceed to face overcrowding, BARC Houston, the Metropolis of Houston’s Animal Shelter and Adoption Heart and BISSELL Pet Basis goal to “Empty the Shelters” by sponsoring decreased adoption charges by way of Could 15. BARC is worked up to announce that the shelter can even offer free pet adoptions on choose days as a part of this yr’s marketing campaign:

  • Saturday, Could 7
  • Sunday, Could 8
  • Friday, Could 13
  • Saturday, Could 14
  • Sunday, Could 15

BARC will provide $10 adoption charges for all pets on the remaining days of the marketing campaign (Could 10-12). To fulfill our adoptable pets, cease by BARC’s Adoption Heart at 3300 Carr St. from 12 – 5 p.m. Tuesday by way of Sunday or go to to see our adoptable pets.

“Our shelter inhabitants stays excessive, and day by day pet consumption continues to stay excessive as nicely. To construct on the success of the marketing campaign’s preliminary launch, we’re fully waiving adoption charges on choose days,” stated Greg Damianoff, Director of BARC Animal Shelter & Adoptions. “We’re excited to work with Bissell Pet Basis once more to get as many pets as potential adopted into their endlessly properties. We’re grateful for this partnership that permits us to cut back and fully waive adoption costs for Houston adopters.”

“Empty the Shelters,” BISSELL Pet Basis’s largest program, started in 2016 as an effort to encourage extra households to undertake a pet into their house. Greater than 83,000 pets have discovered adoptive properties by way of this reduced-fee adoption occasion. Since its inception, this lifesaving occasion has expanded to organizations in 45 states and Canada, partnering with a complete of 443 animal welfare organizations. Within the winter 2021 Empty the Shelters Marketing campaign, BARC adopted out a complete of 238 pets – 86 cats and 152 canine.

“Shelters throughout the nation are over capability, and extremely adoptable pets are in danger as we face one in all the most important crises in recent times,” stated Cathy Bissell, Founding father of BISSELL Pet Basis. “BISSELL Pet Basis is looking on individuals to go to their neighborhood shelters throughout ‘Empty the Shelters’ to avoid wasting a life by way of adoption. With out you, there is no such thing as a tomorrow for these deserving pets.”

BISSELL Pet Basis and BARC Houston urge households to do their analysis in regards to the pet they’re taken with adopting, in addition to adoption necessities. For extra info on adopting or donating to “Empty the Shelters,” go to in addition to

About BARC

BARC, the Metropolis of Houston’s Animal Shelter and Adoption Heart, takes in greater than 25,000 animals yearly no matter habits, breed, or medical situation. BARC works every day to enhance Houstonians’ and their pets’ well being and security by pioneering packages resembling low-cost and no-cost spay/neuter providers, cellular adoptions, switch/rescue partnerships, and neighborhood outreach.
By these packages and with neighborhood companions’ assist, BARC’s reside launch price has continued to enhance and reached a historic excessive of 95.9% within the fiscal yr 2021.

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