Saturday, July 4, 2009

Free dogs, starting tomorrow at BARCS

Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS) is celebrating Independence Day with a special “Spirit of ’76″ promotion: Starting July 5, the shelter will be waiving adoption fees for the first 76 adopted dogs.

“We’re celebrating Independence Day by making this best time ever to adopt a dog,” says Jennifer Mead-Brause, Executive Director at BARCS. “Our goal is give 76 dogs their freedom from life in the shelter by placing them in wonderful new homes.”

Every dog adopted from the shelter has been neutered and de-wormed; given rabies, DHLPP and bordatella vaccines; and provided with a flea preventative, a general examination, a food sample, and even a month of free health insurance. Regular adoption procedures will apply.

To adopt an animal from BARCS, call at 410-396-4695 or visit

BARCS is open for adoptions Monday through Friday from 2 to 6 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 11 am to 4 pm. The shelter will be closed on Independence Day.

BARCS, along with other Baltimore area animal shelters — the Maryland SPCA and the Baltimore Humane Society — report that their earlier adoption promotion, the Baltimore 500, was a success. The three shelters waived adoption fees in June in an attempt to find homes for 500 cats.

A total of 573 cats and kittens were adopted from the three organizations, compared to 353 in June 2008 .

Reposted from:  ohmidog