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How Fostering and Training Dogs Saves Lives
May 9

How Fostering and Training Dogs Saves Lives

  At BARCS, we depend on our fosters to help us care for Baltimore’s homeless animals. Today, we’re shining the spotlight on Matt Robeson, one of our dedicated dog fosters. Three years ago, Matt’s life changed for the better when he adopted Kima, a bully type dog, from BARCS. Matt was fully aware of the stigma that came with owning a pit bull type dog, so he did everything in his power to subvert the stereotypes by...

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Meet Macy, BARCS Rescue Coordinator and Animal Advocate
Apr 11

Meet Macy, BARCS Rescue Coordinator and Animal Advocate

BARCS has the best team members, no doubt about that! Our group of animal lovers are passionate about helping BARCS achieve its mission to save the lives of all homeless animals in Baltimore. Today, we want to shine the spotlight on Macy, our Rescue Coordinator and a Marine Corps veteran, whose passion for animal welfare began when she was just a kid.   Military Service In 2011, Macy wasn’t sure where she wanted to be, but ...

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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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