BARCS Goes For the Gold in Adoption Olympics Challenge

| August 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

Help Us Make Our Goal of 1,679 Adoptions & the Chance for a $100,000 Prize

The Olympics are over in London but the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS) is still carrying the torch in its own Olympic competition! BARCS is keeping the flame alive for the shelter’s chance to win $100,000 in the Rachel Ray ASPCA Shelter Challenge. BARCS is hoping the community will adopt 1,679 pets between August 1- October 31 for a chance to win funding that will help the shelter’s 11,000 animals cared for each year.

Just in its first two weeks, more than 350 animals have been adopted and BARCS anticipates the 500th adopter, who will win a Bronze medal, will walk into BARCS this weekend at 301 Stockholm Street in Baltimore. Could it be you???

During the Adoption Olympics Challenge, medals and prizes will be awarded to the Bronze-500th adoption; Silver-1,000th adoption; and Gold-1,679th adoption. Almost 2,000 loving animals will be the true winners, along with their new forever families, as this challenge is BARCS’ most ambitious adoption event in its history.

By helping BARCS hit its target of 1,679 adoptions, the shelter will save even more lives than last year and could win $100,000 in funding from the ASPCA’s national Rachel Ray $100K challenge. Through this funding, BARCS will be able to assist thousands of additional animals in need in the Baltimore area. During the Olympics Challenge, adoption fees will be waived on all animals. The best thing you can do as a BARCS’ supporter, besides adopt of course, is to SPREAD THE WORD!!

BARCS, the largest companion animal shelter in Maryland, takes in almost 12,000 dogs and cats a year, plus more than 800 exotic wildlife and small mammals. A non-profit organization, BARCS has saved more than 40,000 animals over the past six years. On average, 250 animals are living at BARCS, more than 200 are being cared for in foster care and roughly 35 new animals arrive at the shelter daily. Volunteers and donations are always needed and welcomed. For additional information, visit

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Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter, Inc. (BARCS) is a non-profit organization created in July 2005. BARCS takes in homeless and unwanted animals in Baltimore City as part of its mission to provide sanctuary for all animals and to promote a more humane community.
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