With their cars, clothes, and homes covered in pet hair, BARCS staff and volunteers work tirelessly every day to support the animals of Baltimore City. The passion in this group of people is unparallelled. Partnering with local rescue groups, other shelters, and a network of fosters and volunteers, the shelter achieves incredible results for these animals. We work with what we have, which isn't much. This annual fundraiser supports the operation of the shelter and the enormous efforts to find a happy, permanent home for each and every animal in its care.