Nathan Winograd

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2009

    BARC's Change Agent Finally Gets A Contract

    City Council unanimously approved hotly debated 6-month contract for Gerry Fusco, interim chief for the Bureau of Animal Regulation and Care. The unanimity was a bit of a surprise, given the sharp critcism doled out two weeks ago by Councilwoman Jolanda Jones, who said she felt Fusco had refused to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2009

    The "No-Kill" Advocate Issues A Report Showing All's Still Not Well At BARC

    Photo by wsliver​Hair Balls has just been making our way through "no-kill" advocate Nathan Winograd's just-released assessment of the Bureau of Animal Regulation and Care, and we have one question for city officials: When are you going to sue this guy for libel?!We ask that because the BARC descri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2009

    City Council Once Again Considers BARC; Once Again Does Little To Nothing

    Photo by abcrumley​City Council delayed voting again on extending the contract for Gerry Fusco, the Bureau of Animal Regulation and Care's interim chief. Council members Ronald Green and Pam Holm asked that the vote be tabled. (Green told Hair Balls earlier this week that he hadn't read the contra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2009

    A Three-Hour Council Meeting On BARC Achieves...About What You'd Expect, Unfortunately

    Photo by dunkv​The 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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2009

    An Interview With The New Head Of BARC: This Time, Things Really, Really Will be Fixed. Really

    Photo by Craig MalisowAs BARC's new bureau chief, Ray Sim has his work cut out for him. He now heads an organization that has historically resisted change and ostracized volunteers who have made claims of cruel conditions, with the full support of an administration and city council that believes the ... More >>

  • News

    April 30, 2009

    UH Gets the Brush-Off from Nike

    Highlights from the Blog at HOUSTONPRESS.COM

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2009

    No-Kill Animal Shelter Speaker Comes To Town Tomorrow

    Tickets are still available for no-kill animal shelter advocate Nathan Winograd's seminar Saturday. The California-based Winograd will present his "Building a No Kill Community" workshop at the South Texas College of Law, 1303 San Jacinto Street. Tickets are available at for $1 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2009

    BARC Down To Its Last Vet

    Veterinarian David Rundell resigned today from the Bureau of Animal Regulation and Care, spokeswoman Kathy Barton confirmed. Nicole Sica at the Houston Examiner was the first on the story.  Rundell was suspended with pay three weeks ago for allegedly treating a sick dog with Valium he brou ... More >>

  • News

    February 12, 2009


    Shelter Storm

  • News

    January 29, 2009

    BARC Sucks: System Failure

    Taking BARC to task

  • News

    January 29, 2009

    BARC Sucks

    The city's animal shelter just can't get its act together

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2009

    Nathan Winograd, No-Kill & BARC

    Since its inception, Houston's Bureau of Animal Regulation and Care has been defined by mismanagement. Relegated to an unsightly corner of Houston's Fifth Ward, the facility, which operates with a staggeringly high 80-percent euthanasia rate, has been a historically low priority for Houston's leader ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2009

    Man The Barricades For Dogs And Cats

    Have some free time at noon today? If so, and you feel the city is ignoring problems at the Bureau of Animal Regulation and Care, you might want to scoot down to a demonstration at City Hall.No Kill Houston wants the city to approve a contract to bring a supposed "no-kill" animal shelter consultant ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2009

    What's It Gonna Take To Get A No-Kill Expert To Look At The City's Animal Shelter?

    More bad news for advocates who want the city's animal shelter to go no-kill: a proposed contract between the city and national no-kill consultant Nathan Winograd appears to be stuck in limbo....sorta like a puppy in a pound, come to think of it.Bett Sundemeyer of No Kill Houston tells Hair Balls th ... More >>