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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Sunday, June 1st - Sunday, August 31st (M-F 2-6pm, Weekends 11am-4pm)
Be a Hometown Hero and help BARCS save more lives this summer than last year. The Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS) is one of only 50 shelters selected to participate in the... More Info

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



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