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BARCS takes in 83 dogs, one cat after being found in crates in Baltimore home

Posted at 5:06 PM, May 23, 2024

UPDATE: The Nancy Sheretz Family Foundation made an emergency match donation to BARCS. They pledged an emergency match for all donations to the BARCS Medical Care Fund dollar-for-dollar up to $20,000 through next Sunday, June 2.

83 dogs and one cat were rescued from a Baltimore rowhome by BARCS Animal Shelter and are now looking for their forever homes.

The dogs were found in the Clyburn/Pimlico neighborhood and were of various ages, sizes and breeds.

There were 60 adult dogs and 23 puppies.

Officials say they were being housed together in small crates stacked on top of one another.

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The dogs were found covered in excrement and roaches, and the house had poor air quality, making it difficult to breathe.

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BARCS is responsible for all the medical care in this case, ranging from vaccines and spay/neuter, to more complicated treatment plans.

To help the shelter with some of the costs, here's how:

  • Donate to the BARCS Medical Care Fund, the restricted fund that provides medical care for the animals at BARCS.
  • Purchase items and supplies from the BARCS Wish List.
  • Become a foster for BARCS. In particular, BARCS is seeking to move their preexisting dogs, who are mainly large, adult dogs.
  • Adopt, the dogs from the hoarding case are not available for adoption, and BARCS cannot accept applications for their adoption. BARCS has dogs of all sizes, ages and personalities who need homes.