The City of Brownsville is temporarily modifying its services to contain a virus that circulated among its canine residents, earlier this week, at the Brownsville Animal Regulation and Care Center (BARCC). Staff at the care center is actively responding to canine distemper, a virus that primarily affects dogs. BARCC is still open for cat adoptions as feline residents are not affected by this virus and are waiting for their forever homes.
As reported earlier this week, dog adoptions at BARCC are suspended until further notice. This precautionary measure is necessary to ensure the wellbeing of our canine population. BARCC staff are working diligently with veterinarians and experts to control the virus, treat canines that were impacted, and ensure a quick return to normal services.
During the modified services time, BARCC will continue to accept dogs that need emergency medical care, those that have rabies, those that are extremely aggressive, those that have been seized, and animal cruelty cases.
The Brownsville Animal Regulation and Care Center still has an array of wonderful cats of all breeds, ages, and sizes who would make great companions. We encourage our residents, who are interested in cat adoption, to begin their search by visiting our pet listing at BARCC online at www.24petconnect.com. Once you find a cat you're interested in, please take note of the provided ID number, from Pet Connect, and call us at (956) 544-7351 to set up an appointment with our adoption specialist.
Thank you to the community for your understanding and cooperation during this time. We are committed to providing the best care for our canines and cats while ensuring the safety of our potential adopters. The situation continues to be monitored and updates will be provided as necessary.