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A Place for Every Animal (No, Really!)
Nov 8

A Place for Every Animal (No, Really!)

  BARCS never turns away an animal in need. Every year, our shelter gives refuge to 12,000 animals who are in need of food, shelter, medical care or, most importantly, love.   While the majority of animals that come through our doors are cats and dogs, as an open-admission shelter, BARCS takes in all animals. In the past, we’ve had ferrets, hamsters, fish, pigs, goats and even alligators—just to name a few! &n...

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15th Annual BARCStoberfest Results!
Nov 1

15th Annual BARCStoberfest Results!

  We are so excited to announce that this year’s BARCStoberfest raised an incredible $284,000 for our shelter! October 26 was a beautiful day in Patterson Park—we dressed up, we ran, we ate, we drank, we celebrated, and we raised money to save lives.   As you know, BARCS is not an organization of “extra.” Each year, our shelter cares for 12,000 animals on half of our recommended budget. We’ve be...

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Meet Serena: A “Foster Fail” Fairytale
Oct 14

Meet Serena: A “Foster Fail” Fairytale

  Five months ago, sweet Serena was a stray running at large in Baltimore City. For how long, we weren’t sure—but at less than a year old, Serena had her whole life ahead of her. With a heart-melting smile and gorgeous, mismatched brown and blue eyes, this happy girl was full of puppy personality and mischief.   During her intake exam, it was apparent that Serena would not respond to loud noises. After further in...

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