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 12,000 animals will get a second chance thanks to friends like you.
***In-Kind Donations: We are accepting in-kind donations from our wish list, with the exception of bedding, blankets and other linens. Donations should be left outside of the front doors during regular operating hours when the gates are open. Donors may also choose to have in-kind donations mailed to the shelter addressed to BARCS, 2490 Giles Road, Baltimore, MD 21225. Those in-kind donors who wish to have a receipt of their gift should bring/include a copy of our donation form when they drop off or mail items (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1mEj-xEKPqYtzsOmTPKl5haYog5GyZ85c/view?usp=sharing), or simply email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.***
Caring for our animals requires a lot of time, love, money and supplies. Listed below is BARCS' “Wish List” of supplies. You can also donate items from our Amazon Wish List through AmazonSmile.
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!
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 email@example.com.
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 2490 Giles Road, Baltimore, MD 21225.
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)
Shower curtains (non-transparent)
Stainless steel no-flip bowls (all sizes)
Nylon flat buckle collars (16-20 inches, no plastic clip)
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 members 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.
BARCS has so many wonderful animals that need new homes. Even a small donation will make a BIG difference! 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 2490 Giles Road, Baltimore, MD 21225.
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
2490 Giles Road
Baltimore, MD 21225
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), 2490 Giles Road, Baltimore, MD 21225. 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), 2490 Giles Road, Baltimore, MD 21225. 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, Inc. (BARCS).”
Bequests and Planned Gifts
Support BARCS with a planned gift. 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 at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
BARCS Custom License Plate
Show your support for BARCS by purchasing a custom BARCS license plate. They are $75, and $50 from each plate goes directly to BARCS to care for our animals. Just send a check for $75 made out to BARCS to: BARCS License Plate Program, 2490 Giles Road, Baltimore, MD 21225. You will receive an application in the mail that should be completed and returned to the above address. You will then 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!
For more information on all of these programs, please contact BARCS Director of Development JoAnn Goldberger at email@example.com.