On Saturday, August 18, 2012, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions is holding its first mega offsite adoption event of the ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge. The event will take place at the Tractor Supply Company 27400 Tomball Parkway,Tomball 77375 as part of the Tractor Supply Company's National Pet Appreciation Week. Dog/puppy adoptions will be $20 and cat/kitten adoptions will be $10. The Tractor Supply Company will also have special pricing on pet supplies, giveaways and more. As the national ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge approaches the middle of its first month, BARC is working tirelessly to meet its goal of 2,100 dog and cat adoptions before October 31, 2012 to win the competition. Since the ASPCA $100K Challenge kick-off on August 1, 2012, BARC has reached 340 dog and cat adoptions. BARC needs your help to continue saving lives and increasing adoptions to win the $100,000 grand prize grant! To help gear up for a big adoption week, the Mayor's Pets of the Week are Jasper and Louise. See below for more details about this cat and dog looking for a home. Jasper (left), a white and tan Domestic Short Hair, is an energetic and friendly little kitten. He is about 4 months old and loves playing with other cats, dogs and people. Jasper's Animal ID is A1088955. Louise (right), a white and orange Pointer mix puppy, was taken into BARC as a stray. She is a shy little girl who is about 13 weeks old and has lots of love to give, likes being held and gets along with other cats and dogs. Louise's Animal ID is A1089765. Jasper and Louise are two of many cats and dogs that have received their age-appropriate vaccinations, have been spayed or neutered and are at BARC waiting for their new home, so stop by today and adopt a new best friend! Visit www.Facebook.com/BARCHouston to find out more about Jasper, Louise and other animals at BARC. Update on last week's Mayor's Pets of the Week: Duke, the Labrador Retriever mix puppy has been adopted. Sierra, the sweet and easy-going black domestic short hair kitten, is still available for adoption. Sierra's Animal ID is A1087884. If you are unable to permanently adopt a pet but would like to help animals in need, BARC encourages you to consider becoming a volunteer or foster parent at BARC. Visit http://www.houstontx.gov/barc/index.php or www.Facebook.com/BARCHouston for more info about BARC! Contact Taran Hutchins, BARC's Adoptions Coordinator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.

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