Adoption Time: Are You On Team Annise Puppy Or Team Annise Kitty?

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 effort to get someone to save these pets from Death Row.

First up: Louise, a female pointer mix.

Louise is a shy little girl who was taken into BARC as a stray. She has lots of love to give, likes being held and gets along with other cats and dogs. Her orange and white colors make her beautiful and unique. Louise has received age-appropriate vaccinations, has been spayed and is ready to go home with her forever family!

Or maybe Jasper, a Domestic Short Hair, is more your speed.

Jasper is an energetic and friendly little kitten and loves playing with other cats, dogs and people. His tan and white fur, and large, curious eyes are adorable. Jasper has received age-appropriate vaccinations, has been neutered and is ready to go home with his new family!

(Note: Exclamation points are mandatory in these things, apparently.)

BARC and had 319 pets adopted since beginning the challenge and hopes to reach 2,100 by October 31. If they win the competition they will finance a mobile adoption vehicle.

"We are thrilled at Mayor Parker's support for BARC pets and BARC's competition in the $100K Challenge," said Alfred Moran, Director of the Administration & Regulatory Affairs Department, which oversees BARC. "We are right where we want to be so far. A lot of what we are doing is about getting into the decision-making process of potential adopting families. If we can do that, our animals take care of the rest and win the day."

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