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Give the Gift of Health and Life.

Medical care for our animals is the largest part of the BARCS budget, totaling more than $400,000 each year. It’s where funding for our shelter is always most critically needed. Our medical funds save hundreds of animals a year at BARCS. As Maryland’s largest animal shelter, we see some of the worst cases of abuse and neglect—donations are quickly used for treatment.

With increased donations, we can save more and more animals—which is why they need you.

Your gift today will give an injured pet a second chance, so that they may never live another day without medical care, shelter and most importantly love.

Our Special Funds:

Medical Care Fund: This in-house fund provides ongoing medical care for all of our shelter animals, including antibiotics, vaccinations, testing, and spay and neuter surgery. Nancy Cohen and Michael Schaffer from Eddie’s of Roland Park generously provided the seed funding to launch this lifesaving fund.

Franky Fund: Named after Franky, a special puppy who was the first recipient of care through this fund, the Franky Fund provides outside emergency and specialized medical care to homeless animals in need. Animals requiring critical assessment and immediate lifesaving treatment are sent to partnering veterinary hospitals to evaluate and treat them at a lower cost to BARCS.


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