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Help us save Mina's life

Saturday, October 21st

PLEASE HELP US RAISE MONEY: Even though Mina is safe at BARCS, her terrified little eyes show us she hasn’t forgotten the horror that she’s been through. Someone locked this beautiful puppy up in a crate, left and never returned. No food, no water, no way out. They walked away, knowing that without a miracle, she would slowly and painfully die alone.

Luckily, Baltimore City Animal Control found her, but when they finally did, it was a shocking sight. Mina was ice cold, weak and extremely emaciated.

When she got to BARCS earlier this week, Mina was immediately sent to the ER.

She was saved just before it was too late.

There’s no way to know how long Mina had been in that crate, but it was long enough for her own waste to burn her skin and damage her paws. Mina’s body score is less than 1/9 and she’s very depressed.

The only thing that stops her from shaking and crying is when she gets into the warm laps of our BARCS volunteers. She is unable to stand on her own.

All of us at BARCS are absolutely heartbroken and sickened by this case—but we are turning our dismay into motivation to save her life.

We believe Mina is 8 – 10 months old, which means with the proper care, she will have many more years to forget the abuse she’s endured—but we need your help to give her that safe, happy future.


Donations are still being matched by Pet Valu through Sunday, so whatever you are able to give will be doubled to help Mina and the hundreds of other animals in our care. Please designate your donation by putting “Star” in the Dedicate Your Gift section.

When you donate to the Franky Fund, 100% of your donation goes towards medical care. Any donations made exceeding the cost of Mina's medical bills will help the other dozens of animals this week who need emergency care.

Please share with your friends, family and networks. Thank you.

Additionally, if you have any information about Mina's former owners, please file a report by calling Baltimore City's 311. You can remain anonymous.