Houston's city animal shelter, the BARC shelter located at 3200 Carr Street, is completely and totally full. If you have been thinking about adding a pet to your life, now would be a great time to do so. This weekend, adoptions, which are normally $55 and includes the cost of sterilization and shots, are half price ($27.50, so you don't have to bust out your abacus) . If you don't want to permanently adopt, but can foster a pet in your home until it finds a happy forever home, that would be super, too.
Photos of available animals can be found HERE. Adoption hours are 12:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Saturday and 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. on Sunday. Normal business hours for adoption during the week are Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 12:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. and Thursday from 12:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Just like the beauty shop, BARC is closed on Mondays.
So, don't forget to donate some pet food to aniMeals on Wheels today. Then, tomorrow, after breakfast (which, I hope, involves some frijoles refritos y barbacoa), head over to BARC and pick out the newest member of your family.