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You and Your Pet Can Strut Your Stuff at Rice While Raising Money for BARC

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Chances are, if you have a pet, your furry friend won't let you sleep in late Saturday morning, so as long as you're up, you might want to treat both of y'all to the Houston BARC Foundation's "BARK for BARC" pet walk at Rice University, which will raise funds for the city's new adoption center.

The BARC Foundation is a private nonprofit group "dedicated to raising funds from the private sector to provide much needed medical and kennel supplies, equipment, and better living conditions" for thousands of animals who need a home. Donations have helped build new surgical rooms and purchase floor buffers to keep the digs nice and clean, among other things. 

Your $30 single-walker registration for the 9:30 a.m. event, available on the website, can help with necessary spay/neuter surgery, offsite adoption events and filling bowls with delicious kibble. So you'll be doing good, along with getting some exercise. You can also get T-shirts and goody bags, as well as enter a raffle and check out vendor booths. Plus, how often does your dog get a chance to poop on the grounds of such a prestigious learning institution? 

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