Petitioning Mayor of Houston Annise Parker and 18 others

Bad choices & bad management keep the kill rate high at BARC

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Supporters

Alfred Moran has been managing BARC since  late 2009 yet BARC's kill rate remains high.  In fact, BARC killed or lost an average of 1,088 pets every month in 2011.  This is unacceptable to citizens of Houston. 

We are asking Mayor Parker to keep her promises to do everything in her power to make Houston a No Kill city.   In order to do this, BARC must have leaders who will work hard to implement all of the programs that are working in other communities. 

Since September 2009, the city of Houston has had a step-by-step guide detailing how to end shelter killing.  This guide was written specifically for BARC by international No Kill sheltering expert, Nathan Winograd,  yet the city of Houston has ignored most of his recommendations for almost 3 years.  

There are now over 40 Open Admission shelters in North America who are saving over 90% of all animals entering their doors.  There are now 5 here in Texas. These 5 became No Kill since Nathan Winograd issued his assessment of BARC.  BARC could be No Kill by now too if BARC had been rigorously implementing Winograd's recommendations since 2009.  Instead BARC's kill rate remains high.

Now the city has announced plans to spend Ten Mmillion dollars to build an adoption facility in the same remote location that the Mayor herself admitted DETERS adoptions.  This location choice will NOT help more animals get adopted from BARC.  

As our elected representatives, we ask that you make fiscally and morally wise decisions for BARC and build the adoption center in a location where the animals will actually have a chance to be seen by the adopting public. 

Letter to
Mayor of Houston Annise Parker
City council member Mike Laster
Manager, BARC David Atencio
and 16 others
City council member Councilmember C.O. Bradford
City council member Councilmember Wanda Adams
City council member Councilmember Melissa Noriega
City council member Councilmember Andrew C. Burks, Jr.
City council member Councilmember Stephen Costello
City council member Councilmember James Rodriguez
City council member Councilmember Ellen Cohen
City council member Councilmember Oliver Pennington
City council member Councilmember Jerry Davis
City council member Councilmember Al Hoang
City council member Councilmember Helena Brown
City council member Councilmember Mike Sullivan
City council member Councilmember Jack Christie
Director of Administration and Regulatory Affairs Alfred Moran
Houston City Council, District H Ed Gonzalez
City council member Larry Green
Alfred Moran has been managing BARC since late 2009 yet BARC's kill rate remains high. In fact, BARC killed or lost an average of 1,088 pets every month in 2011. This is unacceptable to citizens of Houston.

I am asking Mayor Parker to keep her promises to do everything in her power to make Houston a No Kill city. In order to do this, BARC must have leaders who will work hard to implement all of the programs that are working in other communities.

Since September 2009, the city of Houston has had a step-by-step guide detailing how to end shelter killing. This guide was written specifically for BARC by international No Kill sheltering expert, Nathan Winograd, yet the city of Houston has ignored most of his recommendations for almost 3 years.

There are now over 40 Open Admission shelters in North America who are saving over 90% of all animals entering their doors. There are now 5 here in Texas. These 5 became No Kill since Nathan Winograd issued his assessment of BARC. BARC could be No Kill by now too if BARC had been rigorously implementing Winograd's recommendations since 2009. Instead BARC's kill rate remains high.

Now the city has announced plans to spend Ten Million dollars to build an adoption facility in the same remote location that the Mayor herself admitted DETERS adoptions. This location choice will NOT help more animals get adopted from BARC.

As my elected representative, I ask that you make fiscally and morally responsible decisions for BARC and build the adoption center in a location where the animals will actually have a chance to be seen by the adopting public.