Tag: baltimore animal rescue and care shelter
Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS) will temporarily suspend intake of dogs due to an outbreak of respiratory infections, WJZ reports.
The three-week moratorium will allow veterinarians to treat ill animals and ensure that the infection is not transmitted to more dogs at the shelter.
No new dogs will be admitted from June 3 to June 24.
The shelter will remain open, maintain its regular hours and continue adoptions of both dogs and cats.
”We’re currently seeing a much higher rate than normal of these serious respiratory infections in dogs, and we want to deal with the problem aggressively and make sure that as few animals as possible become ill,” said BARCS Executive Director Jennifer Brause.
“This was a difficult decision and one not made without careful consideration of all options. We’re confident it’s the right thing to do for the better health of animals in Baltimore.”
“We are asking people who have dogs they need to give up, to please hold on to them until the shutdown has ended, or to find alternate housing for this short period of time,” Brause said.
People who find dogs can contact BARCS, which will help them find other shelters or rescue organizations that can accept the animal.
Cat intakes are not affected.
Posted by jwoestendiek May 29th, 2013 under Muttsblog.
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The Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS) expects to reopen tomorrow, after evacuating all of its dogs and cats to a temporary home at First Mariner Arena on Monday morning.
Because the shelter lies in a flood-prone part of South Baltimore, BARCS convened a team of volunteers for the emergency evacuation before Hurricane Sandy hit.
More than 200 animals were moved to the arena.
BARCS stopped accepting animals and ceased adoptions, but said it planned to reopen Wednesday at 2 p.m.
Posted by jwoestendiek October 30th, 2012 under Muttsblog.
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Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter’s annual fundraiser is this Saturday (October 20, 2012).
The event begins at 11 a.m. near the pagoda in Patterson Park, but you’re welcome to come earlier and get some exercise.
This year BARCStober Fest, in partnership with Charm City Run, will be featuring its first “Ready…Set…Sniff 5 K Run OR Walk.”
Dogs are welcome to join their humans on the course around Baltimore’s Patterson Park.
Click here to register for the run.
BARCStober Fest is Baltimore Animal Rescue & Care Shelter’s primary annual fundraiser, and proceeds benefit the more than 12,000 homeless animals that come to BARCS each year.
The fest includes: pet contests (including costume), pet health and welfare specialists, pet blessings, pet micro-chipping, stage entertainment, food vendors, local artists, representatives from other rescue groups, a silent auction, raffles and, of course, some ready-to-be-adopted pets.
Posted by jwoestendiek October 16th, 2012 under Muttsblog.
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Dogs and cats over a year old can be adopted at Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter for free during the month of July.
The shelter – after waiving adoptions fees on cats in June — decided to expand the promotion through the end of this month.
Local shelters partnered on the promotion, aimed at finding homes for 500 cats in June.
Together, the found new homes for over 700 cats, 405 at BARCS alone.
“This campaign proved so successful in saving the lives of cats that BARCS is going to expand it, waiving all adoption fees for cats and dogs over one-year-old for the entire month of July, too,” BARCS said in a press release.
BARCS, the largest companion animal shelter in Maryland, took in 738 cats and 386 dogs in the month of June.
For more information, visit the BARCS website.
Posted by jwoestendiek July 12th, 2012 under Muttsblog.
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Baltimore Animal Rescue & Care Shelter (BARCS) is waiving adoption fees for dogs and cats six months and older for the entire month of December.
Included with adoptions are spaying and neutering, rabies vaccination, DHLPP vaccination, bordatella, de-wormer, flea preventative, a general examination, a food sample, a month of free veterinary care insurance, and Felv testing for cats and kittens.
Baltimore City residents are required to purchase a $10 pet license.
Puppies and kittens under six months old will be available for adoption at just $65 until December 31, 2011.
BARCS is also making gift certificates available for people who would like to give the gift of an animal to some one else. They are $65.
To adopt an animal from BARCS, stop by the shelter (behind M&T Bank Stadium), call 410-396-4695, or visit its website.
Posted by jwoestendiek December 3rd, 2011 under Muttsblog.
Tags: adoption, adoptions, animals, baltimore, baltimore animal rescue and care shelter, barcs, cats, december, dogs, fee, free, holidays, pets, shelters, waived, waives
Whether you’re a fan of trains, Ravens (the football kind), dogs, or all three, you’re invited to a Ravens “Pet Rally” Saturday (Sept. 10), proceeds from which will benefit Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS).
The event takes place (rain or shine) from 5 to 10 p.m. at the B&O Railroad Museum and Round House. In addition to vendors, food, beer, games and a silent auction, the event will feature music by Outbreak and Against The Grain.
Tickets are $15, and that includes admission to the museum and concert.
For more information call Terri at 410-952-5778 or stop by BARCS, located at 301 Stockholm Street.
Posted by jwoestendiek September 8th, 2011 under Muttsblog.
Tags: animals, B&O Railroad Museum, baltimore, baltimore animal rescue and care shelter, barcs, dogs, events, football, pet rally, pets, ravens
On Tuesday, two men saw the burning kitten as it ran by them in the 2400 block of Llewellyn Ave. in Baltimore City.
It rolled on the ground and put the fire out itself. They confined it until Animal Control arrived. The black kitten smelled strongly of smoke and is singed on both it’s back and its belly.
It will most likely lose its ears and its skin is already sloughing off. The kitten was medically treated and is now in foster care receiving on-going treatment.
BARCS is asking the public to contact 911 with any information regarding the case.
Donations to the BARCS Franky Fund, that treats sick and injured animals, are being accepted to help treat the kitten. Checks may be made payable to BARCS Franky Fund, 301 Stockholm Street Baltimore, MD, 21230. They can also be made online through PayPal at http://baltimoreanimalshelter.org.
Posted by jwoestendiek July 28th, 2011 under Muttsblog.
Tags: 911, animal control, animal cruelty, baltimore, baltimore animal rescue and care shelter, barcs, burned, burned cat, burns, cat, cruelty to animals, franky fund abuse, third
Yesterday, the city’s office of Animal Control picked up a 12-week-old kitten who appeared to have been burned. He was found outside of a residence.
The kitten was taken to BARCS where he was evaluated by a shelter veterinarian. The kitten’s whiskers and eyebrows are singed off, and the tips of his ears are burned.
The cat also smelled of smoke, had brown discoloration throughout his coat and red spots on several areas of his body. He is receiving hydrotherapy, pain medication, antibiotics and burn cream.
The kitten, now named Jonah, was picked up in the 4000 block of Oswego Court.
BARCS asks that anyone with information about the cat contact Baltimore City Animal Control at 410-396-4688.
The kitten is being cared for at BARCS, and contributions to his care and that of other sick and injured animals can be made through BARCS Franky Fund.
You can find more information at www.baltimoreanimalshelter.org.
Posted by jwoestendiek June 1st, 2011 under Muttsblog.
Tags: abuse, abused, animal cruelty, animal welfare, animals, baltimore, baltimore animal rescue and care shelter, barcs, burned, cat, cats, dogs, franky fund, jonah, kitten, oswego court, pets, shelter, singed, torture
The star of my book signing in Federal Hill yesterday wasn’t me.
Nor was it my book, “DOG, INC.: The Uncanny Inside Story of Cloning Man’s Best Friend.”
And it wasn’t even — awesome celebrity traveling dog that he is — Ace.
No, the show was stolen by Jude, a pit bull mix from Baltimore Animal Rescue & Care Shelter who showed up in hopes of getting adopted.
(While a couple of people showed interest in her yesterday, my latest information is that she’s still available.)
Jude, according to the BARCS volunteers that accompanied her, was surrendered to the shelter a couple of months ago. Either her former owners or the staff at BARCS have taught her well.
At about two years old, she’s an absolute sweetheart, with a playful but peaceful soul, and she got along with everyone, dog and human, that came into The Book Escape (it’s dog-friendly) during the signing.
Well, she did a lot more than get along; I think she captured some hearts.
If I weren’t still wandering and trying to figure out where home is, I’d have snapped her up. She will be the best investment somebody will ever make.
Thanks to all those who came out in yesterday’s drizzly cold weather, bought my book, and/or donated to the Franky Fund, which BARCS uses to provide medical care to seriously injured animals. You can learn more about it here.
Also joining in was local artist Kelly Lane, who showed up to sell her hand-made Valentines Day cards, also donating 20 percent of her sales to BARCS. Kelly will be selling her cards today — Super Bowl Sunday — at Captain Larry’s, 601 E. Fort Avenue.
Captain Larry’s is holding its 4th annual chili cookoff today — for $5 you can sample chili to your heart’s content, at least until it runs out. The event starts at 4 p.m., and proceeds are going to BARCS.
Thanks again to all that helped out yesterday — Andrew Stonebarger, owner of The Book Escape, Kelly Lane, Tamara Granger (for making sure Ace behaved) and the staff and volunteers at BARCS.
And, hey, most of all, Jude.
Posted by jwoestendiek February 6th, 2011 under Muttsblog.
Tags: adopt, adoptable, animal welfare, baltimore, baltimore animal rescue and care shelter, barcs, book, books on dogs, dog inc., dogs, franky fund, hey jude, john woestendiek, jude, pets, rescue, shelters, the book escape
Included for free with any adoption during the holiday special are spaying and neutering, rabies vaccination, DHLPP vaccination, bordatella, de-wormer, flea preventative, a general examination, a food sample, a month of free veterinary care insurance, and Felv testing for cats and kittens.
Normal adoption procedures apply, and Baltimore City residents will need to purchase a $10 pet license. Puppies and kittens under six months old are available for adoption at $65, through December 31, 2010.
People who would like to give the gift of an animal to some one else can purchase a BARCS gift certificate for $65.
To adopt an animal from BARCS. stop by the shelter (behind M&T Bank Stadium) Monday through Friday from 2 to 6 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., call 410-396-4695 or visit BARCS online.
BARCS is hosting a Holiday Open House at the shelter this Saturday, December11, and Sunday, December 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., featuring cookies and punch and, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., photos of your pet with Santa. Photos are $10 each for a digital print and the proceeds will benefit the animals at BARCS.
Posted by jwoestendiek December 10th, 2010 under Muttsblog.
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