Mayor Sylvester Turner
City of Houston
P.O. Box 1562
Houston, TX 77251
Phone: 832.393.1000
Fax: 832.393.1084
mayor@houstontx.gov

Council Member At Large #1
Mike Knox
900 Bagby, 1st Floor
Houston, TX 77002
Phone: 832.393.3014
Fax: 832.303.3347
atlarge1@houstontx.gov

Council Member At Large #2
David W. Robinson
900 Bagby, 1st Floor
Houston, TX 77002
Phone: 832.393.3013
Fax: 832.393.3336
atlarge2@houstontx.gov

Council Member At Large #3
Michael Kubosh
900 Bagby, 1st Floor
Houston, TX 77002
Phone: 832.393.3005
Fax: 832.393.3251
atlarge3@houstontx.gov

Council Member At Large #4
Amanda Edwards
900 Bagby, 1st Floor
Houston, TX 77002
phone: 832.393.3012
Fax: 832.393.3327
atlarge4@houstontx.gov

Council Member At Large #5
Jack Christie
900 Bagby, 1st Floor
Houston, TX 77002
Phone: 832.393.3017
FAX: 832.393.3261
atlarge5@houstontx.gov​​​
Council Member District A
Brenda Stardig
900 Bagby, 1st Floor
Houston, TX 77002
Phone: 832.393.3010
Fax: 832.393.3302
districta@houstontx.gov

Council Member District B
Jerry Davis
900 Bagby, 1st Floor
Houston, TX 77002
Phone: 832.393.3009
Fax: 832.393.3291
districtb@houstontx.gov

Council Member District C
Ellen Cohen
900 Bagby, 1st Floor
Houston, TX 77002
Phone: 832.393.3004
Fax: 832.393.3239
districtc@houstontx.gov

Council Member District D
Dwight Boykins
900 Bagby, 1st Floor
Houston, TX 77002
Phone: 832.393.3001
Fax: 832.393.3201
districtd@houstontx.gov

Council Member District E
Dave Martin
900 Bagby, 1st Floor
Houston, TX 77002
Phone: 832.393.3008
Fax: 832.393.3279
districte@houstontx.gov

Council Member District F
Steve Le
900 Bagby, 1st Floor
Houston, TX 77002
Phone: 832.393.3002
Fax:
districtf@houstontx.gov


Current Houston Mayor and City council members contact information
Council Member District G
Greg Travis
900 Bagby, 1st Floor
Houston, TX 77002
Phone: 832.393.3007
Fax: 832.395.9571
districtg@cityofhouston.net

Council Member District H
Karla Cisneros
900 Bagby, 1st Floor
Houston, TX 77002
Phone: 832.393.3003
Fax: 832.393.3224
districth@houstontx.gov

Council Member District I
Robert Gallegos
900 Bagby, 1st Floor
Houston, TX 77002
Phone: 832.393.3011
Fax: 832.393.3313
districti@houstontx.gov

Council Member District J
Mike Laster
900 Bagby, First Floor
Houston, TX 77002
Phone: 832.393.3015
FAX: 832.395.9423
districtj@houstontx.gov

Council Member District K
Larry Green
900 Bagby, First Floor
Houston, TX 77002
Phone: 832.393.3016
FAX: 832.395.9410
districtk@houstontx.gov

​There are now 200+ Open Admission shelters, serving 500 cities/towns, who are saving 90% to 100% of all pets entering their doors!   ​​Houston shelters can do it too but they need hard working leadership, who is dedicated to saving lives.

HOUSTON VOTERS FOR COMPANION ANIMALS
LIFE SAVING SHOULD NOT BE AN OPTION, ​IT SHOULD BE THE LAW
BARC Shelter Manager
Greg Damianoff
P.O. Box 1562
Houston, TX 77251
Phone: 713.837-9630
Fax: 713.837.0631
greg.damianoff@houstontx.gov

ARA Director (over BARC)
Tina Paez, Director
611 Walker, 13th Floor
Houston, TX 77002
Phone: 832.393.8501
tina.paez@houstontx.gov
aracontactus@houstontx.gov

BARC's facility
3200 Carr
Houston, TX 77026
Phone: 713.229.7300
Fax: 713.238.2189
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SPEAK FOR SHELTER PETS!
Please sign our letter asking the Mayor to implement the No Kill model of sheltering at Houston’s pound (BARC). It only takes a few seconds, but could save tens of thousands of lives every year.

We have made it very easy for animal lovers to SPEAK for shelter pets.

Option 1
​Clicking the below link will open a Pre-Addressed, Pre-Written email to the mayor and city council.

Once the email is opened, please add your own words to the subject line or email body, so that all emails are not exactly the same.

(If everyone's email is different, they are less likely to be blocked by the city's computer system. Just adding a couple words, like your name, to the email will help. )

After you send your email, please SHARE this page with your friends and family and ask them to do the same.
Option 2
If you do not want to use the email link above, you can also copy the email addresses and email text below and paste them into your own email, letter, or fax or use it as talking points to call your elected officials.

Email addresses (copy and paste into the "To" field):
mayor@houstontx.gov, atlarge1@houstontx.gov, atlarge2@houstontx.gov, atlarge3@houstontx.gov, atlarge4@houstontx.gov, atlarge5@houstontx.gov, districta@houstontx.gov, districtb@houstontx.gov, districtc@houstontx.gov, districtd@houstontx.gov, districte@houstontx.gov, districtf@houstontx.gov, districtg@houstontx.gov, districth@houstontx.gov, districti@houstontx.gov, districtj@houstontx.gov, districtk@houstontx.gov

Body of email (to copy and paste into your email):
In Mayor Turner's response to a Houston Voters For Companin Animals 2015 Candidate Survey, he stated that 'Implementing a no-kill policy should be the ultimate goal for Houston's animal control. As mayor, I will champion policies in pursuit of that goal.'

As a Houston voter, I am asking the mayor to keep his campaign promise, and I am asking city council to work with the mayor to implement the programs that will end the killing of all healthy and treatable pets at BARC. I do not want my tax dollars used to finance the needless killing of Houston's shelter pets at BARC, when there are solutions to stop it.

The lives of shelter pets matter deeply to me and I want my elected officials to address and solve issues that reflect my values. I want my tax dollars spent to save the lives of shelter animals and not spent to end those lives.

BARC had 76.76 percent save rate in 2016. This save rate is higher than previous years, but is not good enough when it means that 6,600+ pets were needlessly killed at BARC. That is 18 pets killed every day.   We can do a lot better.  

​​200+ Open Admission shelters are saving 90% to 100% of all animals. So can BARC with the right leadership.

You have successfully addressed potholes, the budget and pensions. You can solve this issue too. There is a proven solution. The only thing BARC leadership has to do is comprehensively implement it.
Why are we doing this?

Houston’s taxpayer funded animal control shelters (BARC), killed or lost 6,643 pets in 2016 alone. That is 18 pets killed by BARC every single day of the year.

It does not have to be this way. It has been proven, by hundreds of Open Admission shelters all over the country that they can transform themselves into No Kill shelters. There model of sheltering – a groups of programs and services --- that when comprehensively implemented, ends the killing of shelter pets.

BARC has made some progress over the last few years, and more lives are being saved now than in the past. However, moving from an “F” to a “C” is not good enough when it means thousands of pets are still being needlessly killed by BARC.

As animal lovers, and taxpayers, we should EXPECT our municipal animal shelter to use the very best practices known, and to work hard, in order to save every healthy and treatable pet.

In Mayor’s Turner’s response to Houston Voters For Companion Animals' candidate questionnaire, he stated that “Implementing a no-kill policy should be the ultimate goal for Houston’s animal control. As mayor, I will champion policies in pursuit of that goal”. We should ask him to keep his campaign promises.

Elected officials listen to what a large number of voters want. So, we need all animal lovers to SPEAK and tell the mayor and city council that this is important to you, as an animal lover and VOTER.

We must SPEAK out to ensure that this issue gets on the mayor's agenda. Otherwise, nothing will change.


Help us reach every Houstonian!
​There are 2.2 million people in Houston. That is approximately 1,430,000 pet owners in Houston. Our goal is for all 1,430,000 pet owners to ask the mayor to end the killing of shelter pets. But, it is expensive for us to reach that many people and we need your help to continue spreading the word.

Please consider a donation to help us fund this effort. Click here to donate.