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"Kittens Are Coming:" How Fostering Saves Lives
Jun 3

"Kittens Are Coming:" How Fostering Saves Lives

  As soon as temperatures begin to warm, animal shelters around the country are inundated with newborn and very young kittens. Kitten season, as it’s known, is a yearly affair that happens when stray momma cats give birth to their babies, and the babies end up in our care. These tiny kitties are exceptionally cute, yes, but are also in need of around the clock attention and care. Our dedicated foster Angela is very familiar wi...

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Mable's New Leash on Life
Apr 3

Mable's New Leash on Life

Mable was granted a second chance at love when her family adopted her and another chance at a happy life through BARCS' lifesaving programs. Two days before Christmas in 2017, Mable got the best gift a dog could ever ask for: a home. New parents Sara and Kyle were thrilled that this playful and sweet puppy was going home with them. For many pet parents, this is where the story ends. But for Mable, it was just beginning.   ...

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Cats Hard at Work
Mar 28

Cats Hard at Work

    Glitter is a multi-tasking, amazing cat. He’s not only a real charmer who loves people and other pets, he’s also a member of the mouse patrol at a farm in Freeland, MD. Glitter is one of over 150 cats BARCS has successfully placed through its Working Cats Program, which finds permanent homes for cats not suitable for traditional adoption. Timber Brook Farm’s Chelsea Whitaker says Glitter has been a rock star mou...

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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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