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BARCS takes over the Buddy Foundation of Maryland to better care for pets

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Posted at 12:47 PM, Sep 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-28 12:49:01-04

BALTIMORE — The Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS) is fully taking over The Buddy Foundation of Maryland (TBFMD).

The change took effect September 21.

Since 2011, over 150 dogs have been treated for various ailments thanks to TBFMD, which helps pet owners struggling financially to get their furry friends medical care.

"In the traditional and outdated model of animal sheltering, pet owners who were unable to afford pet care or found themselves in extraordinary circumstances had to surrender their animal in order to receive medical care or other resources. Post-veterinary services, animals were often not reunited with their owners and were adopted elsewhere," says Jennifer Brause, Founder and Executive Director of BARCS. "Our acquisition of The Buddy Foundation of Maryland proves that BARCS is working to change this model in our community to prioritize the human-animal family bond."

BARCS says the acquisition will allow them to start treating cats, and increase the total number of animals they treat, so pets and their families can remain together.