To help Baltimore's homeless and abused animals at BARCS. More than 11,000 unwanted, abused and stray animals enter the doors of the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter each year...kittens, puppies, even wildlife and exotic animals. BARCS accepts all animals in need. Many of the animals BARCS cares for were abandoned or given up by owners who can no longer care for them. Too many animals come to the shelter as victims of abuse or hit and run accidents and they need our help. BARCS is working to improve the lives of Baltimore's homeless animals. Formerly the Baltimore City Municipal Animal Shelter, BARCS was recognized as a non-profit in July 2005.Since then BARCS has hired new staff, created new programs and changed the shelter's standard operations. These changes have helped us dramatically increase adoptions and rescues, and significantly decrease euthanasia. And we've done all of this on a shoestring budget. So with your help we can do even more.