Petitioning Mayor of Houston Annise Parker and 19 others

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

3,309
Supporters

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 over 200 OPEN ADMISSION shelters/animal control facilities, representing 500 communities, who are saving 90% to 98% of all animals entering their doors while in 2013 BARC's Save Rate was less than 50%. 

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 sky high kill rates is in the hands of Houston's city council.  We ask city council hire leadership to will work hard to vigorously implement every single recommendation in Nathan Winograd's assessment report now.

 

Letter to
Mayor of Houston Annise Parker
ARA Director Tina Paez
Asst Dir-BARC Greg Daminaoff
and 17 others
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 Richard Nguyen
Council Member District J Mike Laster
Council Member District G Oliver Penngington
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 Stephen Costello
Council Member At Large #4 C.O. "Brad" Bradford
Council Member At Large #5 Jack Christie
Council Member District E Dave Martin
ARA Department
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 over 200 OPEN ADMISSION shelters/animal control facilities, representing 500 communities, who are saving 90% to 98% of all animals entering their doors while in 2013 BARC's Save Rate was less than 50%.

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 sky high kill rates is in the hands of Houston's city council. We ask city council hire leadership to will work hard to vigorously implement every single recommendation in Nathan Winograd's assessment report now.