When first examining the life of Haidar Barbouti, it’s very apparent that he is incredibly well versed in business and real estate transactions. He’s worked on all manner of projects, including the Highland Village Shopping Center in Houston, TX. Land development projects are the key, and he has been working in this field since the mid 1980s, so he has seen all sorts of economic landscapes, from booms to recessions. He knows exactly how to utilize any of these properly and has had such great success by figuring out how land can best be used going forward, no matter what the climate is like. However, when you get past all of this success, you’ll find that he has a second love, as well: Animals.
On the whole, Barbouti’s goal is to find animals who need help and to provide them with what they cannot get for themselves. He understands that many animals have no homes and are unwanted. As domesticated animals, though, they can’t survive in the wild on their own. They been specifically conditioned and bred for life with people, and they need loving families to take care of them, much like children. Seeing the lack of these families as a sad reality, Barbouti has created the Highland Village Adoption Center to help find homes for them.
The center brings in all manner of dogs and cats, taking those who are turned over on purpose and those who are found trying to live as strays because they have nowhere to go. It provides them with food, water and shelter, and volunteers and staff members come in to take care of the animals. Vets are hired when needed to provide medical care and to make sure all of the animals have a clean bill of health. When they’re ready to be adopted, online postings are put up to alert those who want to adopt, and then connections with the center are made so that the pets and people can meet in person.
Animals need these types of shelters, and they need this type of active outreach. There are far too many animals in shelters who just need loving homes, and Barbouti has worked hard to make sure that they move through the system as quickly as possible.