Third Annual BARK for BARC Pet Walk Hits a Home Run: Pet Lovers, Astros Fans & Houston’s Leaders Praise BARC’s Role During Harvey and Raise Over $100,000 for City’s Animal Shelter
Proving that not even Harvey can keep Houston’s animal advocates down, over 280 Houstonians, pet lovers, and Astros fans happily strutted their mutts at the 3rdAnnual BARK for BARC Pet Walk and raised over $100,000 for Houston’s homeless animals. The April 28th event held at Rice University was hosted by “First Lady” of Rice, Y. Ping Sun, along with her daughter, Mei Leebron, Founder and Chair Sofia Adrogué, BARC Foundation Advisory Board Chair, along with her daughter, Schuyler Adrogué Gustafson, as well as Co-Chair Caroline Baker Hurley, along with her son Bruce Hurley III. The significant funds raised solidified that the third time is indeed the charm, breaking previous records and raising funding and awareness for BARC, the City of Houston’s Animal Shelter and Adoptions Center. Lance McCullers Jr., Houston Astros Pitcher, served as Honorary Chair, and addressed the crowd along with Mayor Sylvester Turner and Former Mayor Annise D. Parker.