Support BARCS

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


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You can make a big difference!

BARCS has so many wonderful animals that need new homes. Even a small donation will make a BIG difference! A $50 gift can go towards spaying or neutering a pet. Donations – large and small – can help a young puppy that needs special medication or help a cat get the immediate care that it needs to get adopted. If you would like to make a donation to BARCS, you can do so in a variety of ways:

Donate Online

Visit our secure, online donation page to send your gift quickly and directly to the animals.

Donate by Mail

You can mail a check made payable to BARCS to 301 Stockholm Street Baltimore, MD 21230. Please fill out the BARCS donation form and send with your tax-deductable donation.

Donate your Vehicle

We'll take it, running or not! By donating your old car to BARCS, you will not only save the life of an animal in need, you’ll save yourself the headache of a private sale or a trip to the junk yard. We work with a reputable vehicle donation partner who will pick up your vehicle, at no charge. Tax documentation will be provided after the vehicle has been sold. In addition to cars, you can donate trucks, vans, boats, motorcycles, jet skis, snowmobiles, RVs and even airplanes!

Just one call makes it easy: Free towing. No hassle. Pick up ASAP. Donate your vehicle online to help the animals at BARCS or call 855-BARCS-98 (855-227-2798).

Donate through the Charity Campaigns

You can donate to the shelter through the Charity Campaigns at work by using BARCS designated numbers:
Baltimore City Charity Campaign: #0192
Maryland Charity Campaign: EIN/Taypayer ID 86-1130456
Combined Charity Campaign (Federal): #33054
United Way: Write in BARCS as Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter, Inc.

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)”

Planned Gifts

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.

BARCS Custom License Plate

Show your support for BARCS by purchasing a custom BARCS license plate. They are $75 each and $50 from each plate goes to BARCS to care for the animals. Just send a check for $75 made out to BARCS to: BARCS License Plate Program, 301 Stockholm Street, Baltimore, MD 21230. You will receive an application in the mail which should be completed and returned to the above address and you will receive your new plate in 6-8 weeks. Please make sure you include your address, if the address on your check is not current.