Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Houston TX: BARC Closed Tuesday 1-16-18


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From: BARC Aid <BARC.Aid@houstontx.gov>
Date: Tue, Jan 16, 2018 at 7:40 AM
Subject: BARC Closed Tuesday 1-16-18
To: BARC Aid <BARC.Aid@houstontx.gov>


Hello,

BARC will be closed today due to the inclement weather. We have essential staff here caring for the animals. If you have animals on hold we will hold them until Wednesday or until the weather gets better. We will not PTS any animals today unless it is critical.  I will send an update tomorrow if the hours of operation change.

Stay safe and warm.

Thank you!

Mauricio


Mauricio Zepeda, Rescue Coordinator - BARC Outreach
City of Houston, Administration & Regulatory Affairs Department
BARC Animal Shelter & Adoptions
3200 Carr
Houston, Texas 77026

Direct:     832.395.9054
Cellular:  832.623.3871

**To place a hold on a dog or cat please contact barc.aid@houstontx.gov**




Sunday, January 14, 2018

#Houston #TX: Great follow-up/NEW PHOTO to GOOD NEWS! RE: 01-13-18 URGENT plea for young #dog #A1530566 Mako

P.S. A volunteer sent a new photo and wrote Sun, Jan 14, 2018 at 12:38 PM: 
Mako is doing fine. He's eating, frisky, and feeling fine. No symptoms of pneumonia. Dr. Washington checked him out and gave her blessing. He is leaving the shelter (for good) today with an RPM foster. He will be going to Colorado. For those of you who never had the pleasure to meet him not only is he handsome, he is flawless. A perfect dog.
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8:35am POST
Yay! A1530566 is being rescued by Rescued Pets Movement per email message from the shelter contact at BARC.Aid below. Please support the rescuers! Thank you for crossposting.

On Sun, Jan 14, 2018 at 8:18 AM, BARC Aid <BARC.Aid@houstontx.gov> wrote:
yes

From: Liz Marshall [mailto:lizardmarsh@gmail.com]
Sent: Sunday, January 14, 2018 10:11 AM
To: BARC Aid <BARC.Aid@houstontx.gov>
Subject: Re: 01-13-18 URGENT plea for returned dog A1530566 Mako

Is he being rescued by RPM?
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Earlier 1/14/18 POST
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From: "BARC Aid" <BARC.Aid@houstontx.gov>
Date: Jan 13, 2018 2:11 PM
Subject: 01-13-18 URGENT plea for returned dog A1530566 Mako
To: "BARC Aid" <BARC.Aid@houstontx.gov>
Cc:

Available:

This poor guy was returned to us today.  He was being fostered with the intent of the foster to adopt him once he was over his URI.  Mako was not getting better so the adopter took him to his own vet who proceeded to tell him the dog has puenomonia.  The foster came back here and talked in length to our vet who showed him how to medicate the dog and tried to convince him to keep the dog since he had already spent $500.00 on him.  The foster said no, so Mako is now back with us.  He is not going to get better here so the vet asked me to send out an emergency plea to try to get him out, otherwise he will end up on the euth list.

We have Baytril from the full service vet visit as well as the meds we normally give.

Thanks,

Brenda


A1530566


  • ALL hold requests are to be sent via email only (none will be accepted via phone) with the following required information:
EMAIL SUBJECT:       HOLD for (insert animal id number)
In the body of the email, provide the following:

Animal ID #: _______________________

Name of Rescue Group/Foster: __________________________________________

Name of designated person for pickup: ______________________________

Contact Phone Number for person placing hold: ________________________

Date & Time for pickup: ________________________

  • The hold will be placed for 24 hours and a confirmation email will be sent back to the requestor via email.
  • All incoming BARC Aid emails will be answered during the following hours and within the specified timeframe:
Monday  - Friday
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Within one hour
Saturday - Sunday
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Within two hours
Emails received outside of these timeframes will be answered the next day, during these hours.  If a response has not been received within the specified timeframes, please notify Mauricio Zepeda immediately via email mauricio.zepeda@houstontx.gov or cell phone 832.623.3871 (days off Friday and Saturday). If no response from Mauricio please contact Brenda at 832.395.9081



Douglasville GA: GOOD NEWS! RE: Owner in Dire Straits - 4 cats need rescue ASAP!

HOORAY! A rescue just committed to taking them a week from Monday/Tuesday.
On Sun, Jan 14, 2018 at 10:35 AM, c pq <cpqcpq6@yahoo.com> wrote:
The rescue is Half the Way Home. They welcome donations and of course, fosters and volunteers:  Welcome to HTWH!

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Earlier 1/14 POST
Contact Mike Chiulli at 678 - 988 - 6441
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From: c pq <cpqcpq6@yahoo.com>
Date: Sat, Jan 13, 2018 at 9:48 AM
Subject: Douglasville, GA - Owner in Dire Straights - 4 cats need rescue asap!
To: C P <cpqcpq6@yahoo.com>

Desperate Situation!


Mike was given 1 year to live back in 2014. When they discovered the cancer in his bladder, they told him they needed to take everything from his bellybutton on down. Consequently, he has had most of his lower organs and parts removed: bladder, intestines, prostate and other things that he says made him think he'd be better off dead. He says he's been pretty much "gutted," has had a pulminary embolism twice, and had his heart stop. He has a lot of tubes, and is in a lot of pain. 

As you can imagine, he has lost almost everything, including his wife, who left him because she said she couldn't watch him die. He can't afford food for the cats, and says they are hungry. He is in such bad shape finacially that he can't even afford to buy replacement bags for his colostomy. 

Because he can't care for himself, he has to give up his house, and move in with someone out of state. That someone is a relative who is also physically infirm (cancer, I believe he said). He will be leaving in a matter of weeks because he can't do anything for himself anymore. He can't even bend down to pat the cats.

Sadly, he has been unable to find any real help. He has been given advice however. People have told him to [gruesome advice deleted].

The situation is critical, and he needs help now. Mike is praying for help, and is sitting by the phone, hoping for a miracle. Calls are only way to reach him.

Mike's description of the cats:
  • Black and white is Molly 10 years 4 lbs (kicked a rat off of her when she was a tiny kitten. The rat was literally eating her). 
  • Calico is Cally 5 years, 8 lbs. 
  • Big tan is called Sucky, I didn't name him. 8 lbs, 10 years old.
  • White boy 7 lbs, 7 years old. 
All are fixed, and all have had initial vaccines. The dog was taken by someone already.

Please help if you can!

contact:
Mike Chiulli

Friday, January 12, 2018

CA: GOOD NEWS! RE: Lost #SCHNAUZER 01/10 - Redondo Beach / Torrance area

Update per Dorit Hahn's Facebook timeline: Atom was found and is home again! All’s good! Thank you!

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From: "Rescue Hub"
Date: Jan 11, 2018 10:10 PM
Subject: FW: Lost dog - 01/10 - Redondo Beach / Torrance area
To: "[NETWORK]" <hub@farescue.org>
Please forward before you delete.  It could be your ONE forwarded email that can help this animal get united with his/her family.
Thanks!


From: Dorit Hahn 
Date: Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 7:00 AM
Subject: Lost dog - 01/10 - #Torrance area


please forward/share.

Thank you
Dorit

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Houston TX: Urgent Rescue Grace A1531162 the 4-yr-old #Bulldog mix hit by motorist.

Grace needs a rescuer.
On Tue, Jan 9, 2018 at 1:35 PM, BARC Aid <BARC.Aid@houstontx.gov> wrote:
Many are interested but no one has committed.
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1/9/18 Morning Email from BARC

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From: BARC Aid <BARC.Aid@houstontx.gov>
Date: Tue, Jan 9, 2018 at 9:00 AM
Subject: UPDATE Grace, A1531162
To: BARC Aid <BARC.Aid@houstontx.gov>

Amazing Grace went on a little ride yesterday to get x-rays. Below is the analysis from North Durham Clinic and x-rays attached. 

From: North Durham Animal Hospital [mailto:ndanimalhospital@gmail.com]
Sent: Monday, January 08, 2018 4:17 PM

Grace A1531162 Write-up
Presentation: Paraparesis

Analysis: Collapse of intervertebral disc space L1-L2.  Urinary bladder unidentified. Possible urinary bladder rupture.  Hip dysplasia

Conclusion: Possibly ruptured urinary bladder, intervertebral disc disease

Recommendation: Steroid or non-steroid anti-inflammatory treatment is warranted.  MRI or CT at a neurology practice can be considered if no improvement.  Further testing for urinary bladder rupture is warranted.


From: BARC Aid [mailto:BARC.Aid@houstontx.gov]
Sent: Saturday, January 06, 2018 6:09 PM
To: BARC Aid <BARC.Aid@houstontx.gov>
Subject: 01-06-18 A1531162 Urgent plea for injured dog
 Available:

This sweet girl is pretty amazing.  When she came in she was dragging her legs behind her.  She has a dog bed in her kennel and she is able to get her back legs over the side of the dog bed.  I was waiting to make sure that she could urinate and deficate before deciding to plea her.  She is just so friendly and loving and even though she is in pain she still smiles and wants affection.
 Thanks,
 Brenda
 Hind end paralysis, very sweet and friendly

dog came in as an injured stray.  She is down in both rear legs.  Her rear feet knuckle but she does not right them.  She is not moving her tail.  She is low heartworm positive and friendly.  She was noted to have defecated today but has not been seen to urinate
a:  possible hit by car with hindend paralysis
p:  outreach to decide on plea and will need to monitor for urination/defecation and manually express her bladder if she is not urinating.  Will take her one day at a time to evaluate the extent of her paralysis.


1/6/18 defecated and urinated in kennel this morning. Em
 




Tuesday, January 9, 2018

#Houston #TX: RIP RE: Beyond urgent! A1530341 Final Plea for large HW+ 8-yr-old Black Lab POSSIBLY HIT BY MOTORIST prior to 12/29

BARC.Aid said his behavior is unpredictable and he was killed today 1/9/18.
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1/8 POST
click for larger view of kennel card
Following is BARC's Final Plea dated Sunday 1/7. Their earlier plea was 1/4 and may be viewed HERE as a pdf on Dropbox.

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From: BARC Aid <BARC.Aid@houstontx.gov>
Date: Sun, Jan 7, 2018 at 1:53 PM
Subject: 01-07-18 A1530341 Final Plea for unpredictable 80 pd. dog
To: BARC Aid <BARC.Aid@houstontx.gov>

Available:

citizen that turned in dog said to be very cautious with him because he doesn't like people other animals. said she has had him for over a week. and dog is sensitve to his back because he was ran over by a car. Dog does not have any apparent wounds or injuries... if she's only had for a week, how does she know dog was HBC. She is a dog trainer/boarder and has been working with him. But in attempt to put dog in kennel, she told me not to touch him because he will bite. She did not allow me to put ID band on him. She did not allow to take the leash to kennel him...

Just an FYI. This guy almost bit the crap out of me yesterday. He was fine 99% of the time. When I was filming his video at the very end, he snapped but backed away. Then, no problem. It may have been the camera. I cut the last part of the video out and due to my lightning fast reflexes ?? it was not an issue.

The ACT in B ward stated that he has not had any problems with this dog.

This dog would need a very experienced foster...

Thanks,
Brenda

A1530341
  • ALL hold requests are to be sent via email only (none will be accepted via phone) with the following required information:
EMAIL SUBJECT:       HOLD for (insert animal id number)
In the body of the email, provide the following:

Animal ID #: _______________________

Name of Rescue Group/Foster: ____________________________

Name of designated person for pickup: ______________________________

Contact Phone Number for person placing hold: ________________________

Date & Time for pickup: ________________________

  • The hold will be placed for 24 hours and a confirmation email will be sent back to the requestor via email.
  • All incoming BARC Aid emails will be answered during the following hours and within the specified timeframe:
Monday  - Friday
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Within one hour
Saturday - Sunday
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Within two hours
Emails received outside of these timeframes will be answered the next day, during these hours.  If a response has not been received within the specified timeframes, please notify Mauricio Zepeda immediately via email mauricio.zepeda@houstontx.gov or cell phone 832.623.3871 (days off Friday and Saturday). If no response from Mauricio please contact Brenda at 832.395.9081


Sunday, January 7, 2018

Gardena CA: GOOD NEWS! RE: Urgent! Save Dejavu A4383344 adopted from high-kill pound as puppy and surrendered 6 years later!

RESCUED!
Dejavu's record was moved to the SAFE Album 1/03! She was RESCUED by Rachel Strachino &
BFF PET RESCUE 🎉🎉
Honor Pledges via PAYPAL to : bffpetrescue@aol.com

Thanks to everyone who crossposted for her!
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12/1217 POST
Dejavu has been at the high-kill shelter since Nov 28, 2017!
Click for her record in Petharbor. It will display as long as she is alive and available: PetHarbor Pet

Click to go to Facebook post by Saving Carson Shelter Dogs: