Houston, TX – The email chain below illustrates another instance of BARC & City of Houston management creating IDIOTIC rules that cost animals their lives.
Stacy emailed me because she offered to foster this kitten but BARC management (Amneris Diaz) told her no. Stacy then offered to adopt the kitten, but BARC again told her no because the kitten is 5 weeks old.
So, the 3 day hold period for this kitten expires today meaning that BARC can either choose to kill this kitten or work to find an alternative such as a foster home or adopter. In this case, BARC does not even have to work. An offer to save her is already there, yet BARC has REFUSED offers of adoption and foster care. So that means that BARC would rather kill this kitten. If another rescue group doesn’t offer to take this kitten, which isn’t likely since it is kitten season and most rescues are very full, she will be killed.
A beautiful, perfectly adoptable kitten will be KILLED by BARC…. while an offer to save her is in BARC’s lap.
How many times a day is this happening?! How many adoptable pets are KILLED by BARC even when people have offered to save them? Dozens? Hundreds? Thousands?
How long does this have to go on before the citizens of Houston finally say ENOUGH! How long will our tax dollars pay to KILL perfectly adoptable pets who have a place to go?
This is yet another example of why BARC is still a high kill facility.
If you are as outraged at this horrific insanity, tell Annise Parker that it is not acceptable to kill animals that have a place to go. You can contact her at: 832-393-1000 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Tell her:
Annise Parker, when will you keep your promises and do everything in your power to transition Houston to a No Kill facility? Continuing to KILL kittens that have a place to go is NOT the way to get there.
Not only are your employees NOT working hard to save lives, they are actually turning down the public’s offer to save them.
You should also tell BARC’s shelter manager, Greg Damianoff. His contact information is here
Sent: Thursday, May 29, 2014 2:18 PM
Subject: Re: Kitten – Ragdoll Himmie Mix At BARC – due out date today. HELP!!!
Sent: Thursday, May 29, 2014 1:30 PM
Subject: Kitten – Ragdoll Himmie Mix At BARC – due out date today. HELP!!!
This little girl is at BARC in Houston. Due out date is today 5/29. ID is A1238418 under LOST and listed as Himilayan Mix. Since I live outside the city limits. They won’t let me foster or adopt. However a rescue group can pull her. Let me know. She is just precious and a shame to be put down. I have attached a picture.