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Petitioning Mayor of Houston Annise Parker and 19 others

Hire leadership for BARC who will implement the No Kill model of sheltering


In 2009, the international No Kill expert, Nathan Winograd, assessed Houston's pound i.e. BARC and wrote a detailed report telling Houston's leadership how they could stop shelter killing in Houston.  Yet, BARC leadership has ignored most of Nathan Winograd's recommendations since that time.  As a result, BARC's Kill Rates have increased every single year for 3 years.   

There are now more than 200 OPEN ADMISSION shelters/animal control facilities, representing 500+ communities, who are saving 90% to 100% of all animals entering their doors while in 2015 BARC's Save Rate was only 71.5%. 

There is no excuse for for continuing to kill healthy and treatable pets when we know the solution.

It is time for real change.  The solution for BARC's high kill rates is in the hands of Houston's city council.  We ask that the mayor and city council hire leadership to will work hard to rigorously implement every single recommendation in Nathan Winograd's assessment report now. 

This petition was delivered to:
  • Mayor of Houston
    Annise Parker
  • ARA Director
    Tina Paez
  • Asst Dir-BARC
    Greg Daminaoff
  • Council Member District D
    Dwight Boykins
  • Council Member District I
    Robert Gallegos
  • Council Member At Large #2
    David W. Robinson
  • Council Member At Large #3
    Michael Kubosh
  • Council Member District A
    Brenda Stardig
  • Council Member District F
    Steve Le
  • Council Member District J
    Mike Laster
  • Council Member District G
    Greg Travis
  • Houston City Council, District H
    Ed Gonzalez
  • Council Member District B
    Jerry Davis
  • Council Member District C
    Ellen Cohen
  • Council Member District K
    Larry Green
  • Council Member At Large #1
    Mike Knox
  • Council Member At Large #4
    Amanda Edwards
  • Council Member At Large #5
    Jack Christie
  • Council Member District E
    Dave Martin
  • ARA Department

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