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Sofia Adrogué recognized for helping animals

Houston • Jan. 17, 2019

Humans aren't Houston's only residents. Millions of animals and pets share our city too. Unfortunately, not all of them have a home. 

Houston First Board Member Sofia Adrogué's work to fix that caught the attention of city officials. Mayor Sylvester Turner even proclaimed Dec. 18, 2018 as "Sofia Adrogué Day."

In 2016, Adrogué co-founded and co-chaired the Bark for BARC Pet Walk held at Rice University. Now in its third year, the Bark for BARC Pet Walk has raised a total of $250,000 for the Houston BARC Foundation. Funds from the walks have supported post-Hurricane Harvey animal wellness efforts and contributed to the completion of the cat adoption and kennel area in BARC’s adoption center.

Adrogué served on the Houston BARC Foundation Board of Directors for three years and worked to improve the quality of life for all animals in Houston, especially those under the care of BARC, the City of Houston’s Animal Shelter and Adoptions Center. 

What's the BARC Foundation? 
The Houston BARC Foundation’s mission is to raise the money needed to support the City of Houston’s life-saving adoption programs as well as making spay and neuter and wellness programs widely accessible throughout the community. The Houston BARC Foundation raises funds to provide much needed supplies, equipment, and medical care to the more than 500 dogs and cats in BARC’s care each day and over 25,000 animals in BARC’s care per year.

More information about BARC
Find out more about the Houston BARC Foundation.
Find out more about BARC.

More information about Sofia Adrogue 
Read Sofia Adrogué's bio on houstonfirst.com's Board of Directors page.