Welcome to the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter, Inc. (BARCS), a non-profit organization created in July 2005 to take over the operations of the city shelter and to work directly with Baltimore City Animal Control. We take in homeless, neglected, and unwanted animals in Baltimore City. BARCS' mission is to accept and care for all animals in need and promote responsible pet ownership for a more humane community in Baltimore City.

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Thursday, December 3rd (630p-900p)
BARCS first Date with Paint Pet Portrait night sold out on Nov. 19th!!  A second one was highly requested so here it is...   More Info

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Now, with a click of your mouse you can support BARCS and help the animals of Baltimore City find new homes.

BARCS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
All donations are tax-deductible.



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