Saturday, July 26, 2014
Houston has a millions of street and homeless dogs. Local rescues are doing what they can to help these dogs, but more needs to be done. Fostering a dog is great way to help local rescues. Most do not have a facility to keep their rescues in and rely on volunteers to foster and care for these fur babies. You can foster for a weekend or longer and help give these dogs a chance to socialize with people and other pets in preparation for finding their fur-ever home. Fostering is also a great way to teach children about the responsibilities of pet ownership. Most parents have heard the plea from their children, "please mom/dad, can we have a dog?" What better way for them to see for themselves what is involved in caring for a dog, than by fostering one for the weekend? Fostering also helps the rescues by showing these formerly homeless dogs what it is like to be in a loving home with people who actually care about them. If you are interested in fostering one of these great dogs, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about their availability.
Friday, July 25, 2014
Looking for a new addition to your family? Barrio Dogs will be at Natural Pawz Woodway, Saturday, July 26, 2014 from Noon until 4:00 pm with some great dogs who would love to find a loving family of their own. Please stop by and say hello and if you think one these special pups would fit in with your family, arrange for a meet and greet sleepover. All Barrio Dogs are current on vaccines and spayed/neutered before being offered for adoption.
Building on DiverseWorks' long history of social activism through art,Barrio Dogs, Inc., BOX 13 ArtSpace, and DiverseWorks have teamed up to present "No One's Dog", a community-based project that uses art to bring attention to Houston's animal overpopulation crisis."
Saturday, July 26, from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm will be the opening of the No One's Dog: A Community Art Project. Houston residents were asked to submit photos to show the Houston animal overpopulation crisis. The exhibition will run for two weeks at DiverseWorks Artspace located at 4102 Fannin Street, Houston, TX. Houston has over.1 million homeless dogs. Most of these dogs were abandoned, turned loose to fend for themselves or dumped by their owners who no longer wanted the responsibility that comes with owning a pet. Many non-profit organizations are working in the Houston area to rescue, foster and re-home some of these forgotten souls as well educate the public on what is to be a responsible pet owner. The hope of this project is to shine a light on this crisis and the need for low cost veterinary care to prevent more unwanted liters.
A selection of photos can be seen here: Abused, neglected dogs subject of Houston art project (contains graphic images), an article from the Houston Chronicle. Please note that there are graphic images in this slide show that shows the horror these animals face living on the streets of Houston.