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Save Our Dog Friends ASAP!

This is a special place for Catsters to help Catsters arrange for community transport of rescues or cats being re-homed. Even though we love our community, please remember this is the Internet. Be sure not to post personal information publicly or share it prematurely; always use your best judgment when working with people unknown to you. Thanks for helping our furry friends get to their furrever homes!

  
Joey Bear

The Most- Beautiful Cat in- the World
 
 
Purred: Sun Jan 7, '07 12:50pm PST 
If any of you are looking for a dog or could possibly foster one please check these guys out.

OK, go here, read this and click on Slide Show:
http://www.beloblog.com/KHOU_Animal_Attraction/archives/2007/ 01/last_chance_for.html

Here's the link to the slide show:
http://www.khou.com/perl/common/slideshow/sspop.pl?recid=2481 &location=www.khou.com

The thirty dogs [mentioned] here are at the Houston Bureau of Animal Regulation and Care. They will be euthanized MONDAY JAN. 8 at 5 p.m. if they are not adopted or found foster homes before then. If you or someone you know can help, read on.

There currently are over 30 dogs at BARC in Houston who have been there for more than 3 months. The folks at BARC really want them to find homes....but simply cannot continue to house them. Not only is it inhumane for the dogs to be in small cages for months on end, these dogs are taking up space for other adoptable animals that come into BARC daily. BARC has given us until MONDAY, Jan. 8th at 5pm to find adopters or fosters for these dogs. Otherwise, they will be humanely euthanized. Can you help save a dog? As you can see by the photos, these are beautiful animals and each one has a story to tell.

Most of these dogs need some extra TLC, socialization and life in a home environment to learn rules and what its like to receive love and attention. Very few of them will be house trained, but can learn quickly.

In the title of each photo is the dog's BARC ID number. After clicking on each photo, you will find a brief description of the animal. On a few of them, I did not write down the sex but we can easily find out that info for you. If you have any questions, please feel free to email or call me, Barbara Sands or Julie Keeton (contact info below). One of our volunteers can assist you with locating the animal at the shelter and completing and all the necessary paperwork.

The adoption fee is only $55 (what a deal!!) All of these animals have been spayed or neutered and are current on all vaccinations.

You also can foster these animals to prevent them from being euthanized. You would need to house them until a new home is found. Please let me know if you are interested in doing this and again, we can help you through the process. We have lots of offsite adoption centers at Northwest Mall as well as 6 area Petsmarts where you can bring the animal on the weekend to meet potential adopters. If you've never fostered before, some of our experienced fosters also can help you with behavioral issues and other needs.

BARC is the Bureau of Animal Regulation and Care
It is located at 3200 Carr St., Houston, TX 77026
The shelter is open Mon-Fri from 10-5:30 and Sat/Sun 12-4.

Please forward to all of your dog-loving friends!! With your help, we save at least SOME of these wonderful dogs!
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Max

I'm really a- doll ... honest!
 
 
Purred: Sun Jan 7, '07 12:53pm PST 
Contact these people about adopting a dog:

Kathy Deffebach
BARC Volunteer Coordinator
713-412-1693
kdeffebach@sbcglobal.net

Barbara Sands
BARC Volunteer Coordiantor
206-713-4648

Julie Keeton
BARC Foster Coordinator
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♥- Callie- ♥

Survivor
 
 
Purred: Sun Jan 7, '07 12:55pm PST 
Email to my mom from Kathy:

Some of them have already been fostered/adopted. These are the dogs remaining: Mojo, Dusty, Ranger, Abby, Toto, Tex, Quincy, Sunshine, Angel, Misty, Tawny, Ginger.

There are 13 others I will have photos of tonight. They did not make my original email .… I just ran out of time getting photos and getting it out.

If people are interested in any, we can probably put a hold on them for a couple of days but that's it.
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Baxter

This is MY home!
 
 
Purred: Sun Jan 7, '07 2:02pm PST 
Link to Houston Dogs
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Morris

454246
 
 
Purred: Sun Jan 7, '07 2:30pm PST 
Wish I could help, They are just too big for me to take in as a foster dog
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Baxter

This is MY home!
 
 
Purred: Mon Jan 8, '07 2:09am PST 
UPDATE!!!! Last Chance BARC Dogs Need out by Monday, 1/8

http://tinyurl.com/ybea2e
For those of you asking for an update…. here it is! Truly, wow is all I can say! Thanks to all of you, so far 25 of the original 30 dogs from the “last chance” email sent on Jan. 4th have found permanent or foster homes. Thank you to everyone who has read, forwarded and responded by coming out to BARC to adopt or foster a homeless animal. You truly have saved lives! Kind of restores your faith in mankind, now doesn’t it?

Could we make it 100%? The 5 dogs remaining are Mojo, Dusty, Toto, Tawny and Ginger. In addition, there are 9 other dogs at the cut-off date, which did not make my original email due to my limited time and photography skills. This certainly was no fault of these dogs..... This email is their last and only chance. I’ve added their photos to this file. That makes 14 TOTAL dogs that need out by Monday, JAN 8th at 5pm. If you are interested in one of these dogs, but absolutely can’t make it on Monday to the shelter, BARC has allowed us to place holds on them until this FRIDAY, JAN. 12th. That is the absolute deadline for holds and it cannot be extended.

Can you help save one of these dogs???? Please double click on the photos and read the comments for a little more information. Don't hesitate to email or call us for more information.

As I said before, these dogs will require some extra love and attention. Being in a shelter for several months causes many dogs to become distrustful of humans and overprotective of food or toys. For those of you who have or will give these dogs a chance, remember this: "The basic period of adjustment can be anywhere from
six to twelve weeks. If you're committed you'll get there. Go into
this with your eyes open...and then stand back and marvel at the transformation. It will knock your socks off!" (from "Second Hand Dog", Carol Lee Benjamin)

For only $55 you can adopt one of these dogs. You also can provide foster care to prevent them from euthanasia. However, please do not take on a foster if you cannot commit to keeping the animal until a permanent home is found.

BARC is the Bureau of Animal Regulation and Care
It is located at 3200 Carr St., Houston, TX 77026
The shelter is open Mon-Fri from 10-5:30 and Sat/Sun 12-4.

Thanks again for reading and forwarding. Together, we've made a difference to these lost souls.

Thank you,
Kathy Deffebach
BARC Foster Coordinator
713-412-1693
kdeffebach@sbcglobal.net

Barbara Sands
BARC Volunteer Coordinator
206-713-4648

Julie Keeton
BARC Foster Coordinator
713-922-4748
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♥- Callie- ♥

Survivor
 
 
Purred: Mon Jan 8, '07 11:21am PST 
Please read! 14 dogs still need to be saved - and don't forget about the cats that are in the shelter too!

Houston Dogs Update
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