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Pearl, a Cat Hard at Work
Mar 19

Pearl, a Cat Hard at Work

Once hard to place in a home, Pearl was given a second chance at a happy life thanks to one of BARCS' lifesaving programs. When you visit the Annapolis Maritime Museum, you expect to see replicas of massive work boats, displays on oyster fishing, and beautiful views of the Chesapeake Bay. You might not expect to see Pearl. But Pearl has an important job to do: she’s a cat at work. Pearl’s story began when she w...

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Kevin the Therapy Dog: How an Ordinary Mutt Changed a Community
Mar 6

Kevin the Therapy Dog: How an Ordinary Mutt Changed a Community

    Kristine Thomas was a dog lover at heart. She was particularly fond of shelter dogs--of mutts--for their adoring nature and eagerness to learn. Plus, she was conscious of the unfair stigma of shelter dogs being too “problematic.”   Our story begins in February 2008, when Kristine’s furry companion crossed the Rainbow Bridge, leaving behind a mutt-shaped hole in her heart. She instantly thought o...

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BARCS University
Mar 1

BARCS University

Get Adopted. Go to School. It’s 5:30 on an October afternoon in Baltimore. Normally the air would fill with buzzing, chirping sounds of insects. Not today. What I hear instead is a good bit of barking and the pleadings of owners, urging their dogs to sit and be quiet. It’s not working. They’ve come to the right place, a parking lot next to BARCS (the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter). Each person here adopted...

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