BARC, BISSELL Pet Basis Combat Shelter Overcrowding by Waiving Adoption Charges – Metropolis of Houston


As our nation’s shelters face unprecedented overcrowding, BARC, the Metropolis of Houston’s Animal Shelter and Adoption Heart and the BISSELL Pet Basis are doing their half to taking homeless pets from kennels to couches by sponsoring waiving charges from July 12 – 31. The longest-ever Summer season Nationwide “Empty the Shelters” occasion shall be hosted in greater than 250 shelters in 42 states, together with BARC.

“Shelters are calling me each day and BISSELL Pet Basis is feeling the burden of overcrowding. With the euthanasia of homeless canines up 22% in only the primary quarter of 2022 alone, we knew we needed to act shortly to assist at-risk pets,” stated Cathy Bissell, Founding father of BISSELL Pet Basis. “Empty the Shelters is the most important funded adoption occasion within the nation, and by extending the occasion to 3 weeks, we may also help meet the instant want to save lots of lives.”

From July 12 – 31, BARC will fully waive adoption charges for all pets, together with puppies and kittens, as a part of this summer season’s marketing campaign. To satisfy 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.

“We’re excited to work with Bissell Pet Basis once more to get as many pets as attainable adopted into their ceaselessly properties,” stated Greg Damianoff, Director of BARC Animal Shelter & Adoptions. “We’re grateful for this partnership that permits us to fully waive adoption costs for Houston adopters.”

BISSELL Pet Basis’s “Empty the Shelters” occasion is the most important funded adoption occasion within the nation. With a objective of encouraging extra households to decide on adoption, this lifesaving effort has helped greater than 96,000 pets discover loving properties since 2016. “Empty the Shelters” is BISSELL Pet Basis’s largest program, partnering with a complete of 443 animal welfare organizations in 47 states and Canada to scale back adoption charges.

Adoption is a lifetime dedication. BISSELL Pet Basis and BARC urge households to do their analysis concerning the pet they’re concerned about 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 corresponding to low-cost and no-cost spay/neuter providers, cellular adoptions, switch/rescue partnerships, and group outreach.
Via these packages and with group companions’ assist, BARC’s reside launch price has continued to enhance and reached a historic excessive of 95.6% within the fiscal 12 months 2021.

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