Heartworm Awareness Month


HOUSTON – BARC, the City of Houston’s Animal Shelter and Adoption Center (www.houstonbarc.com/) , is offering discounted heartworm prevention to all dogs adopted during the month of April as part of Heartworm Awareness Month.

“Heartworm disease is easy to prevent but very expensive treat. Left untreated, it can be fatal for dogs and limit the length and quality of their lives. BARC encourages all dogs be kept on preventative heartworm medication to avoid illness,” said BARC spokesperson, Jennifer Barrera Wandrey.

All dogs adopted through the end of April are eligible to receive 50% off 6-month boxes of TriHeart or Trifexis (up to 1-year supply) when purchased at the time of adoption at BARC Animal Shelter & Adoptions – 3300 Carr Street, Houston, Texas 77026. Puppy adopters may purchase less than 6-month supplies.

For more information about Heartworm disease, visit the Heartworm Society at www.heartwormsociety.org/pet-owner-resources/heartworm-basics.

About BARC

BARC, the City of Houston’s Animal Shelter and Adoption Center, takes in more than 25,000 animals annually regardless of behavior, breed, or medical condition. BARC works each day to improve the health and safety of Houstonians and their pets by pioneering programs such as low cost and no cost spay/neuter services, mobile adoptions, transfer/rescue partnerships, and community outreach. Through these programs and with support from community partners, BARC’s live release rate has improved from single-digits in 2009 to an 90% in 2019.

Visit www.houstonbarc.com (urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.houstonbarc.com_&d=DgMCaQ&c=ZFgi1KK2d7XsMm__BgCoKDzdajVZ2KbsRB8Q2XljaS0&r=6bMsEM35K80ndrDhQ8NpnUOFMzGzjoXMMkyl9QAtNOs&m=JPCNvemZOdUgD0hduOLPkkcQHj0y2…) or www.houstonbarcfoundation.org (www.houstonbarcfoundation.org/) for more information.

Jennifer Barrera Wandrey
Business Development & Outreach
Office: 832.395.9003
Mobile: 713.401.8794
Jennifer.BarreraGarcia@houstontx.gov (mailto:Jennifer.BarreraGarcia@houstontx.gov)

Adriane Fadely
Business Development & Customer Service
Office: 832.395.9030
Mobile: 281.619.0075
Adriane.Fadely@houstontx.gov (mailto:Adriane.Fadely@houstontx.gov)

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