Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Houston TX: Urgent 2-24 BARC medical/behavioral DOG and CAT alerts

Some of the souls at BARC today

Today 2-24 so far there are 12 new medical/behavioral DOG alerts including a plea for Anastasia A1378644 who is adoptable and a Rat Terrier mama nursing two babies. There is also what might be a Redbone Coonhound mix A1381049; he has a joint issue in his right front leg that needs x-rays and vet attention. There are several big puppies, an 8-yr-old Collie mix female, and others. There are no new alerts for CATs today, but more alerts could be added. Please consider the previous days' alerts as well. Everybody at BARC is very urgent. Medical/behavioral impounds are available for FOSTER or RESCUE. 

DOG alerts are at:
CAT alerts are at:

There is a box at top left of each blog to search by ID number, breed, or other key word such as name. Each alert has instructions for placing a hold, and there are icons at the bottom of each to click for sharing by email or social media. In viewing on a phone, the blogs are set for mobile viewing and one can click at the bottom where it says "View web version" to see the whole layout.

An abundance of adoptable pets is viewable on Petharbor as well as Petfinder (see Friends of Barc for quick link to Petfinder page). The shelter is the contact for FOSTER, RESCUE, or ADOPTIONS. They are very busy but rescue-friendly. Please contact them atBARC.Aid@houstontx.gov with any questions.

[Note: My blogging of BARC's emails concerning Medical/Behavioral and Length-of-Stay DOGs and CATs will cease as of 2/27. There have been over 1,000 medical/behavioral alerts for DOGs and over 100 medical/behavioral alerts for CATs in the approximately four-month span I have been publishing them.  Ideally BARC staff could put their alerts online via their own blog or webpage. BARC's foster and rescue partners could subscribe to a blog and automatically receive alerts via email in their inboxes as soon as published. For future, there will be a few Houston links on a page here at my main blog lizardmarsh.net (see tab above). Incidentally, I was delighted to see announcement today of a new website initiated by Betsy Saul, the founder of Petfinder, that will focus on urgent pets with 72 hours or less to find rescue/adopton; I will make a separate post about 911fosterpets.com soon.]