From my Inbox:
ATTENTION ANIMAL LOVERS
The Bureau of Animal Regulation and Care (BARC) and their Chief, Kent Robertson, would like to invite YOU, to a meeting this Sunday, MAY 20TH AT 11 AM in the admin. building meeting room at BARC. Kent wants to talk to you TAXPAYERS about BARC’s past year and BARC’s future years, and get your input. All volunteers, past, present, or future are welcome. All adopters and fosters, past, present, and future are welcome. All residents and taxpayers are welcome.
The Bureau of Animal Regulation and Care (BARC) enforces city ordinances that encourage annual rabies vaccination and licensing of pets and requires that all dogs are confined in a yard or on a leash. BARC investigates animal bites and encourages spaying/neutering to control the unwanted animal population. The kennel is open to the public 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
You can get directions and see photos of all of the available animals by going to http://www.houstontx.gov/health/BARC/index.html. The adoption fee is only $55 which includes the animal’s vaccinations, spay/neuter surgery and micro chipping.
Note that if you’re the least bit susceptible to cute animals, beware of going to the kennel unless you really need another dog in your house. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, mind you, I’m just saying. Thanks to Andy Neill for the heads up.