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When Happily Ever After Is Hundreds of Miles Away
Sep 18

When Happily Ever After Is Hundreds of Miles Away

  Transporting animals is a critical part of volunteer work at BARCS. Thanks in part to our partnerships with Franky Fund clinics and rescue organizations, we have animals coming to and going from BARCS for a variety of reasons. While these trips are usually pretty short, one dedicated volunteer and foster, Asta O., has gone above and beyond transporting animals to their happily ever afters. In her words, read what has inspired her to ...

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Miracle the Kitten’s Miraculous Rescue
Sep 9

Miracle the Kitten’s Miraculous Rescue

  At BARCS, our team is our family. This includes our selfless volunteers and fosters, who dedicate their personal time to ensure that our animals are loved and our shelter runs efficiently.  One experienced foster, Susan, woke up one morning to discover that a newborn kitten was missing. This scare set off a chain of events that led to a daring rescue of the baby with the help of Mike, the BARCS Offsite Adoptions Coordination,...

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Opening Your Heart and Home to Special Needs Cats
Jun 24

Opening Your Heart and Home to Special Needs Cats

  At home, Chessie is known as “The Ambassador” for her habit of greeting foster kittens once they’re cleared for socialization. Tyr, also known as “Little Loaf,” prefers to be snuggled and carried around the house.   Despite their different personalities, Chessie and Tyr are the very best of friends. This affectionate duo loves to play and wrestle with each other—on their side so they don...

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Kitten Season Chaos: How You Can Help
Apr 22

Kitten Season Chaos: How You Can Help

  Animal shelter life is already unpredictable as it is. But all of that changes when the weather gets warmer.   That’s right: we’re entering kitten season.       We know kitten season sounds like it should be really cute. After all, who doesn’t melt at the sight of those teeny, tiny, fuzzy jelly beans? But kitten season--really, the summer season--brings a whole new set of c...

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