This is a blog that went for approximately four months (October 2015 - February 2016) as an example of one way the medical/behavioral and LOS (Length-of-Stay) emails issued by Houston BARC could be further networked. It was a temporary measure as I am not equipped to do it permanently and am not local. Liz Marshall

Friday, March 11, 2016

Houston TX: Extremely urgent. New photos and video! RE: Beautiful Young Benny A1379469 GSD/ACD

Today 3/11/16 Volunteer Kari took these great photos of Benny. She also shot a video in which Benny is the second dog in. Note: besides Heartworms which Benny will need to be treated for, he is now being treated for Upper Respiratory Infection as are many of the pets at BARC. He is on the "LOS" list, i.e., Length-of-Stay, meaning notification must be given to BARC.Aid@houstontx.gov by 9 AM Monday 3/14 if you are interested in adopting, fostering or rescuing him.
Benny is just 50 pounds. He is easy-going outside and takes treats gently.

The cells at the shelter are tiny. Benny was surrendered by his owner on February 16th and was available immediately.

Click HERE for his Petharbor link. Benny is now labeled by BARC as a German Shepherd / Australian Cattle Dog. He is available for adoption (available for the Purrfurred pet adoption price of $20), foster or rescue. 

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3/9 POST

On Wed, Mar 9, 2016 at 3:10 PM, BARC Aid <BARC.Aid@houstontx.gov> wrote:
Benny is sadly still here as gorgeous as he is. He doesn’t show well in a kennel but is very smart! He was featured in our FB sit video as the first dog sitting J Here are a few more notes on him by his ACT:

Benny is very reactive when strangers/adopters pass his kennel. He barks, growls, sometimes lunging at the cage bars as if he would bite. He is insecure and wary & it appears that this is his way of making scary strangers move away from his kennel. Once out of the kennel however, he is very friendly and affectionate with strangers. He will approach with a relaxed body, alert ears, and loose, wagging tail. He walks nicely on a leash, will not potty in his kennel, and knows how to sit. I think he will be a great family pet, but does not show well at all in his kennel due to his reactivity. He is High HW+. He is a very handsome dog who would probably benefit from an updated photo as well. He looks very shepherd (especially his ears, tail, and stance!) but in a mini medium-sized package! We will attempt to dog test today.
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2/17 POST 
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: BARC Aid <BARC.Aid@houstontx.gov>
Date: Wed, Feb 17, 2016 at 1:03 PM
Subject: A1379469--hwhigh--gorgeous german shep mix!
To: BARC Aid <BARC.Aid@houstontx.gov>

Hello!

A1379469--dog is friendly and high heartworm positive


  • ALL hold requests are to be sent via email only (none will be accepted via phone) with the following required information:
EMAIL SUBJECT:       HOLD for (insert animal id number)
In the body of the email, provide the following:

Animal ID #: _______________________

Name of Rescue Group/Foster: __________________________________________

Name of designated person for pickup: ______________________________

Contact Phone Number for person placing hold: ________________________

Date & Time for pickup: ________________________

  • The hold will be placed for 24 hours and a confirmation email will be sent back to the requestor via email.
  • All incoming BARC Aid emails will be answered during the following hours and within the specified timeframe:
Monday  - Friday
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Within one hour
Saturday - Sunday
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Within two hours
Emails received outside of these timeframes will be answered the next day, during these hours.  If a response has not been received within the specified timeframes, please notify Mauricio Zepeda immediately via email mauricio.zepeda@houstontx.gov or cell phone 832.623.3871 (days off Friday and Saturday). If no response from Mauricio please contact Alejandra at 832.395.9081



Alejandra Peimbert, Education Coordinator – BARC Outreach
City of Houston, Administration & Regulatory Affairs
BARC Animal Shelter & Adoptions
3200 Carr Street, Houston, Texas 77026
Direct:  832-395-9081