Responsible Pet Ownership
The East Aldine District Board of Directors is dedicated to promoting responsible pet ownership in collaboration with our community partners lead by Harris County Public Health and Environmental Services. To learn more about their services or any of our community partners who are helping us promote and encourage responsible pet ownership please visit the websites below and join us in making a difference!
Our leading partner in the effort to stop abuse and neglect of animals and promote responsible pet ownership we work hand and hand with HCPHES on many pet initiatives including the most recent “Tricks for Pits” Program which as a huge success. To learn more about their great work in East Aldine visit http://www.hcphes.org.
City of Houston – BARC
BARC is the City of Houston’s Animal Shelter and Adoption Facility. BARC is the only city shelter in Houston required by law to accept every animal that comes through their doors regardless of breed, temperament, health conditions, and circumstance (from owner surrender, stray pickup, rescued or confiscated animals). They have built a best-in-class team that stewards our mission of professionalism, responsibility, compassion, commitment, integrity, and accountability. To learn more or get involved, http://www.houstontx.gov.
Friends of BARC was founded in 2003 by a group of animal lovers looking to support the humane care and treatment of the animals residing at BARC—the City of Houston Animal Shelter—and to help them find a chance for a better life. While BARC is fully funded with taxpayer funds, Friends of BARC is a non-profit and is funded 100% by donations. All donations made to our group are used to help the animals residing at the shelter. In addition to sponsoring weekly adoption events, we step in and help when the city budget is unable to support the needs of the animals. Their group has grown over the years and many BARC animals have benefited from their help—but we need your help to do more! Visit http://www.friendsofbarc.org/about.htm to learn how you can help!
SNAP’s mission is to prevent suffering and death of dogs and cats due to overpopulation and preventable diseases, especially in low-income areas. Want someone from SNAP to speak to your school or civic group? The SNAP Community Outreach Program is ready! Call 713-862-3863 or visit http://www.snapus.org.