Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter​

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Jen Brause
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Barak, a very special shelter resident, was reunited with his dad after nearly four months of emergency boarding at BARCS. Back in October, Baltimore made national headlines when several neighboring houses in our city exploded. One of the homes belonged to Barak and his dad and by a miracle they narrowly survived the disaster. Barak was transferred to BARCS and his dad to shock trauma where he was put into an induced coma for life threatening burns. With more empty kennels in their shelter because of the increase in their foster program, animals in need of temporary boarding have a place to go in the shelter. Kudos to the BARCS team for offering this new temporary boarding program that kept Barak and his dad together. What a powerful illustration of the power of the HASS model of animal sheltering. Watch the video here.

At BARCS, our fostering program has always been a robust initiative serving as a lifeline for nearly 2,000 animals per year. Up until the 2020 pandemic, the program prioritized foster placement for animals who were underage, had long-term medical needs, or otherwise were not thriving in the shelter environment. When the pandemic hit, we had to vastly expand our foster placement of healthy and adoptable animals. Doing this allowed us to maintain our lifesaving outcomes by continuing adoptions outside of our shelter walls with minimal human-to-human contact, and refocusing our sheltering efforts on emergency and specialized cases that need immediate care within our facility. We gained hundreds of new foster families and a large foster-on-deck list who are at the ready to help us ease the number of animals coming into the shelter. BARCS Community Clinic Update This month, BARCS was able to resurrect our long-standing, public, low-cost vaccine and microchip clinic since the pandemic began. Earlier this year, our shelter was relocated to a neighborhood where we see our highest animal surrender and animal control impoundment intake. Although we were hampered for the first few months by the pandemic and strict quarantine gathering limitation, we knew that when the time came, we would look to bring our clinic back right in our new backyard–the most impactful place we could be! We partnered with a neighborhood nonprofit serving human needs, called The Transformation Center, to host the clinic. Over 100 animals were served. Many of our patients and their human parents were new to using our clinic and expressed gratitude for the convenience of not needing transportation to get care for their pets. We look forward to growing our clinic in the coming months and helping more animals live healthy, happy lives in the homes they already have!

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At BARCS, our fostering program has always been a robust initiative serving as a lifeline for nearly 2,000 animals per year. Up until the 2020 pandemic, the program prioritized foster placement for animals who were underage, had long-term medical needs, or otherwise were not thriving in the shelter environment. When the pandemic hit, we had to vastly expand our foster placement of healthy and adoptable animals. Doing this allowed us to maintain our lifesaving outcomes by continuing adoptions outside of our shelter walls with minimal human-to-human contact, and refocusing our sheltering efforts on emergency and specialized cases that need immediate care within our facility. We gained hundreds of new foster families and a large foster-on-deck list who are at the ready to help us ease the number of animals coming into the shelter.

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