BARCS Animal Shelter Out Of Space For New Cats And Dogs


Credit: Baltimore Animal Rescue Center (BARCS)

BALTIMORE - The BARCS Animal Shelter in Baltimore is out of space for new dogs. The shelter opened on Monday with 16 more dogs than cages available to house them.

The shelter says the lack of space is taking a toll on volunteers.

"BARCS staff and volunteers have been working nonstop rearranging kennels to make more space, setting up animals in staff offices, and sending animals to temporarily foster homes to ease the crisis."

According to the shelter, their cats have already been at or over capacity for several weeks.

To prevent a crisis, BARCS is starting its annual "Black Fur-iday" adoption event immediately and will waive all adoption fees for animals at the shelter. "Black Fur-iday" will continue through Sunday, November 27. You can see animals available for adoption here.

BARCS says they need the community's help, even as volunteers work around the clock to find homes for the overcrowded cats and dogs.

"It's not enough, and we just can't make ends meet without additional help from our greater community."

BARCS is actively searching for foster homes for large adult dogs and adult cats if you're not in a place to adopt this holiday season. The current foster onboarding process is done digitally and should take no longer than one hour. Click here to learn more about fostering or sign up to foster.

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