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Photo Courtesy of Mauricio Zepeda, Foster & Rescue Coordinator - BARC Outreach

In 2010, the Houston BARC Foundation was organized by private citizens with the support of Mayor Annise Parker and the Houston City Council and created as a non-profit, 501(c)(3) fundraising organization.

The Houston BARC Foundation’s 2010 Founding Board of Directors, eight of Houston’s philanthropic leaders, are Linda F. Barrett, Janet R. Dietrich, Danielle Ellis, Sidney Faust, Tena Lundquist Faust, Tama J. Lundquist, Michelle Mantor and Sue Powell… all of whom share a deep love for animals.

The Houston BARC Foundation strives to improve the quality of life and survival rate of all homeless animals in Houston. In a major effort to prevent animal homelessness, the BARC Foundations goal is to raise the money needed to support the City of Houston BARC Animal Shelter’s life-saving and homeless animal prevention programs, as well as making spay and neuter assistance programs more widely accessible to Houston residents.

Since its incorporation in October 2010, the Houston BARC Foundation has raised more than $550,000 in donations. Foundation grants are made exclusively to Houston’s only municipal animal shelter, BARC. The BARC Foundation’s grants provide much-needed supplies, equipment, and medical care to the more than 500 dogs and cats at the BARC Animal Shelter. The BARC Foundation has also spearheaded and funded widespread adoption and spay/neuter initiatives throughout Houston.

Since 2013, the Houston BARC Foundation has worked in partnership with the City of Houston to complete funding for the new, state-of-the-art BARC Adoption Center.

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