In my area, there are a great amount of animal shelters (excluding the Animal Control pound). There’s the county SPCA, Maryland’s SPCA up in Baltimore, as well as one that has separated itself from the SPCA name – BARCS Animal Shelter.
I’ve always had an interest in what these shelters do to protect animals and save their lives, so it didn’t take long for me to get on my social media and follow them to keep up. In a nutshell (and according to their website), BARCS is “a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization operating Maryland’s largest open-admission animal shelter and pet adoption center, nestled in downtown Baltimore’s Federal Hill neighborhood”. They stand to take in each and every animal that walks (or is carried) through their doors, giving them their well-deserved second chance at life.
Through their Facebook page, I’ve virtually watched them take in emergency cases, raise enough money to cover their medical costs and rehabilitation expenses, and find them amazing homes like it’s no big deal. (It’s a pretty big deal if you ask me.) Their ability to share the stories of cats and dogs that have either been rescued from terrible situations and accidents or been surrendered into their care allow us, their readers, to feel even more connected to their efforts.
Running this amazing organization could not be done without the hard work of the veterinarians, vet techs, employees, and volunteers who follow their passion of helping animals in need and working towards putting an end to animal abuse.
How can you help?
Visit any of the links below to keep in touch with BARCS, make a donation to helping a homeless animal in need, or give one of the adoptable animals at their adoption center a forever home.
BARCS website: www.baltimoreanimalshelter.org
Facebook page: www.facebook.com/BARCSbaltimore
Make a donation: www.baltimoreanimalshelter.org/donate
Looking to adopt? www.baltimoreanimalshelter.org/adopt