HOUSTON –  BARC, the City of Houston’s Animal Shelter and Adoption Center, 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

The simplest, but most powerful thing Houstonians can do to help BARC and pets throughout the community is to foster, volunteer, donate and adopt. 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 a foster pet parent at BARC. By getting animals into foster homes, BARC has more space for additional animals as they enter the shelter.  

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.

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