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A Shake-Up At BARC, For Better Or Worse

10 years ago by Craig Malisow
BARC went through some housecleaning yesterday -- in a big way.In addition to the firing of veterinarian Eunice Ohashiegbula-Iwunze, other BARC personnel issues Wednesday included the resignation of Administrative Supervisor Dorian Strickland and a "disciplinary procedure in process" for vet tech Abiga Arredondo. Ohashiegbula-Iwunze had recently been demoted from the chief...
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Former BARC Vet Sues City Over His Firing

10 years ago by Craig Malisow
Veterinarian Gil Costas, fired from the Bureau of Animal Regulation and Care last February for an alleged registration violation, has sued the City under the Texas Whistleblower Act.Filed today, the suit accuses the city of "trying to hurriedly squelch Dr. Costas and discredit him" after Costas accused fellow BARC vet David Rundell of...
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BARC Down To Its Last Vet

10 years ago by Craig Malisow
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 brought into facility. Rundell, who...
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BARC's Head Vet Wasn't Just Reprimanded Once

10 years ago by Craig Malisow
No doubt many of Houston's animal-advocacy community are up in arms over this morning's Chron story on BARC's head vet, Eunice Ohashiegbula-Iwunze, who had her license suspended in New Jersey.But we at Hair Balls were a little more understanding - really, who hasn't accidentally killed people's dogs on three separate...
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BARC Whistleblower's Case To Continue

10 years ago by Craig Malisow
A Harris County Court judge found probable cause this morning in the case of a BARC volunteer accused of filing a false police report; the next court date is scheduled for August 28. With all the change-agentization taking place at BARC, Hair Balls was surprised that no one from BARC...
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Much-Loved Veterinarian Fired by BARC

10 years ago by Craig Malisow
Gil Costas, a part-time veterinarian at Houston's Bureau of Animal Regulation and Care, was fired today for lack of state-mandated certification, Houston Health and Human Services Spokeswoman Kathy Barton told Hair Balls. The news was originally broken by Nicole Sica, editor of the animal-welfare blog Poocini and a writer for...
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BARC's Problems Still Far Beyond the Scope of the City's Resources

10 years ago by Craig Malisow
A faulty anesthesia machine, a dog that nearly escaped during euthanasia, poor lighting, and a busted air conditioning system were among BARC's surgery room problems highlighted in an intra-office e-mail, according to newly released public records. "One of the [anesthesia] machines has a 02 reader that gets stuck," Management Analyst...
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Complain About BARC, Find Yourself Charged With A Crime

10 years ago by Craig Malisow
The Harris County District Attorney's Office has charged a BARC volunteer for filing a false police report regarding animal abuse he said he heard while at the city's animal control facility. Shelby Kibodeaux was charged July 1 with the class B misdemeanor, which carries a penalty of 180 days in jail and/or...
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A Q&A With The Man Who Oversees BARC Leaves More Q's Than A's

10 years ago by Craig Malisow
When it comes to the Bureau of Animal Regulation and Care, Stephen Williams is a man who does not like to dwell on the past. As the director of Houston's Department of Health and Human Services, he said in an interview Monday that while he was aware of years of...
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BARC Sucks

10 years ago by Craig Malisow
Properly trained, a man can be dog's best friend. — Corey Ford On a Sunday morning in February 2008, the owner of a two-month old Belgian Malinois mix decided the puppy needed to be put down. In an e-mail from the owner, "Judy J.," that became part of the subsequent...

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