The city and BARC are continuing their hard sell to win the ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge, and if that means getting the mayor to pose with cute widdle animals, she's up for the task.
Not looking to limit potential adoptee's options, Mayor Annise Parker sat with a puppy and a kitty in a valiant ... More >>
Mayor Annise Parker joined other officials in unveiling designs for a planned $12 million adoption center for the historically troubled Bureau of Animal Regulation and Care Tuesday.
Scheduled to break ground in October, the initial phase of the center will be funded by $4.1 million in capital impro ... More >>
Bad memories includedIf you've ever wanted to own a prison, now's your chance: The city of Littlefield is auctioning off the Bill Clayton Detention Center, abandoned by the GEO Group, a private prison operator with a troubled history in Texas.
The Florida-based GEO pulled out after the son o ... More >>
BARC, making sad puppies everywhereWhen Chatauqua Allen, a supervisor at the Bureau of Animal Regulation and Care, was shut out of certain meetings, she got the nagging notion that it may have to do with her race.The feeling was compounded when Allen, who is black, w ... More >>
You said you would change, BARCA former Bureau of Animal Regulation and Care employee filed a whistleblower suit against the City of Houston Tuesday, claiming she was fired after she notified investigators of animal cruelty and record-tampering.
Hope Bennett's complaint states that she  ... More >>
If there's one thing Gerry Fusco, the interim bureau chief for the Bureau of Animal Regulation and Care, loves, it's hiring consultants. If there's one thing he and BARC spokeswoman Elena Marks don't love, it's telling the public how much taxpayer money is going to those consultants -- and ju ... More >>
Photo by riquardIn a move to raise revenue for a new adoption center, the City of Houston is ordering veterinarians to provide clients' names and their pets' licensing information. According to a September 28 letter from Administrative and Regulatory Affairs Director Alfred Moran to&nbs ... More >>
Photo by dunkvThe biggest surprise during yesterday's City Council Committee on Human Services and Technology meeting on BARC was not that it was three hours of meaningless bureaucratic babble -- Hair Balls had $50 on that -- but that the ghost of Dante Alighieri showed up. "Aband ... More >>