Tests 5 stray animals for dangerous, life-threatening diseases
Provides nutrition for a litter of motherless kittens
Provides lighting, heat and A/C for our pets for one week
Saves the life of a pet who came in as a critical overnight emergency
Every month, BARCS takes in nearly 1,000 homeless, neglected and abused animals. Each and every one needs a special guardian who has pledged to donate for their care. When you sign up as a Constant Companion and make a recurring monthly gift throughout the year, you truly are a lifesaver. You’ll ensure we have the resources to give every animal food, shelter, medical care and the loving home they deserve.
Our Constant Companions give that promise. This year, more than 11,000 animals will get a second chance thanks to friends like you.
Caring for our animals requires a lot of time, love, money, and supplies. Listed below is BARCS “Wish List” of supplies needed. You can also donate items from our Amazon Wish List. If you donate an item through Amazon, please let us know (Amazon sends it to us anonymously) so that we can properly acknowledge your contribution, by emailing your full name, address and item purchased to firstname.lastname@example.org
Donating wish list items helps us with the day-to-day care of our animals and supports our operational needs.
Items can be dropped off during the following hours:
Monday - Friday from 10:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday from 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Our address is 301 Stockholm St., Baltimore, MD 21230.
TOYS & ENRICHMENT
Kongs (Large and XL)
Nylabones (Large and XL)
Catch interactive feeder for dogs
Chuck-it balls (large)
Kong Goodie Bone
Stretch and Scratch box for cats
Feather wand toys
Realistic/felt mouse toys (no catnip)
Large heating disc
Triple antibiotic ointment or cream
Gauze (3”x3” 4PLY)
Latex Gloves (all sizes)
Non-Latex Gloves (large)
Batteries- AAA, AA, 9V
New toothbrushes – Must be individually wrapped
Blankets, comforters, towels, sheets (gently used accepted)
In 2016, BARCS introduced a new major donors circle, the Leaders of the Pack. This special group is for people who understand that they aren’t just providing support— they are saving lives. BARCS’ Leaders of the Pack contribute $1,000 or more annually to help us continue our work finding homes for Baltimore’s homeless pets. Through their donations, Leaders of the Pack members provide the critical resources necessary to support and expand BARCS’ programs, allowing us to save more lives each year. These critical funds have an extraordinary impact on our work.
Including the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS) in your final giving plans allows you to enjoy the benefits of a gift to charity while making a powerful statement about your love of animals. With so many homeless pets in our community, your bequest will provide shelter, food, veterinary care, medicine and loving new homes for years to come. Your gift will be your legacy to the animals.
Your attorney or financial advisor can assist you in including BARCS in your will, trust, or codicil.
To include BARCS in your plans, you will need the following information:
Legal Name: Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter, Inc.
Legal Address: 301 Stockholm Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21230
BARCS has so many wonderful animals that need new homes. Even a small donation will make a BIG difference! A $50 gift can go towards spaying or neutering a pet. Donations – large and small – can help a young puppy that needs special medication or help a cat in pain get the immediate care that it needs to get adopted. If you would like to make a donation to BARCS, you can do so in a variety of ways:
Visit our secure, online donation page to send your gift quickly and directly to the animals. You can choose to make a one-time gift or support us monthly through our Contact Companions program.
Donate by Mail
You can mail a check made payable to "BARCS" to 301 Stockholm Street Baltimore, MD 21230. Please fill out the BARCS donation form and send it with your tax-deductible donation.
Donate through the Charity Campaigns
You can donate to the shelter through the Charity Campaigns at work by using BARCS designated numbers:
Baltimore City Charity Campaign: #0192
Maryland Charity Campaign: EIN/Taxpayer ID 86-1130456
Combined Charity Campaign (Federal): #33054
United Way: Write in BARCS as Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter, Inc.
Did you know that many employers sponsor matching gift programs that match charitable contributions made by their employees? Some companies even match gifts made by retirees and spouses. By enrolling in your company’s matching gift program, your gift could be doubled and go that much further in helping support BARCS' mission.
Here are two ways to initiate your matching gift:
Submit a matching gift verification request through your company’s online portal.
Obtain a matching gift verification form from your human resources department.
Please email or mail your completed form and a copy of your donation receipt to:
Attn: Matching Gifts
301 Stockholm Street
Baltimore, MD 21230
Memorial or Tribute Donation
To make a donation in memory of a person or pet, please fill out the Memorial or Tribute Form and mail it to Baltimore Animal Rescue & Care Shelter, Inc, (BARCS), 301 Stockholm Street, Baltimore, MD 21230. Or when making a donation online, fill out the "Dedicate Your Gift" section and indicate the occasion.
In Lieu of Flowers (for Funerals or Memorials)
Suggested text to use for memorials:
“In lieu of flowers, the family of ______________________ requests your consideration in donating to Baltimore Animal Rescue & Care Shelter, Inc, (BARCS), 301 Stockholm Street, Baltimore, MD 21230. In memory of ______________________”
In Lieu of Wedding Favors
Getting married? Think of donating to BARCS for your wedding favors. Suggested text: “In honor of this special day, a gift has been made on behalf of all of our wonderful supportive family and friends gathered here today and those with us in spirit to the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter. (www.barcs.org)”
Bequests and Planned Gifts
You can support BARCS with a planned gift and you may benefit from income and capital gains tax savings when you establish a planned gift. Donors can also direct their insurance plans, retirement funds and IRAs in support of BARCS. This designation often allows the donor to make a considerable legacy gift. Careful planning is necessary for the use of IRAs and other retirement plans to fund charitable gifts, so please contact your tax advisor. You may also contact JoAnn Goldberger, development director, at email@example.com for more information.
BARCS Custom License Plate
Show your support for BARCS by purchasing a custom BARCS license plate. They are $75 each and $50 from each plate goes to BARCS to care for the animals. Just send a check for $75 made out to BARCS to: BARCS License Plate Program, 301 Stockholm Street, Baltimore, MD 21230. You will receive an application in the mail which should be completed and returned to the above address and you will receive your new plate in 6 - 8 weeks. Please make sure you include your address if the address on your check is not current.
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support BARCS every time you shop, at no cost to you.
When you shop at AmazonSmile, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to BARCS. Be sure to use our specific link so that we benefit from your purchase!