Your gift will save thousands.
We have more than 300 pets in our shelter right this very minute—we are feeding, caring and showing love to each of them. Being an open admission shelter means that, no matter what, our hearts and doors are open to every single animal in need. Your gift today will go directly to helping the pets here at Maryland's largest companion animal shelter.
Thank you for opening your heart. It is because of you that BARCS can save more than 12,000 animals each year.
|$1,000||A month’s worth of medications for all BARCS cats and dogs!|
|$500||Save a seriously ill or injured animal.|
|$100||Provide medical care and shelter for one cat or dog for a week.|
|$50||Spay or neuter one homeless dog or cat.|
|$25||Feed two abandoned adult dogs or cats for one week.|
|Other||A donation to BARCS in any amount is greatly appreciated!|
Please keep BARCS in mind for other donation opportunities. You can support BARCS with a planned gift and you may benefit from income and capital gains tax savings when you establish a planned gift. Below are some examples:
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), 301 Stockholm Street, Baltimore, MD 21230.
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), 301 Stockholm Street, Baltimore, MD 21230. In honor 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 & Care Shelter, Inc. (www.baltimoreanimalshelter.org)”
You can support BARCS with a planned gift and 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 in the use of IRAs and other retirement plans to fund charitable gifts, so please contact your tax advisor. You may also contact the BARCS Development Department for more information.