Six-Month-Old Puppy Left to Die in Brooklyn Alley, Taken in by BARCS

| May 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

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barcs_aBaltimore, MD–  A six month old female mixed-breed puppy was brought to the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS) on May 28 by a good Samaritan who found her in an alley behind Deacon Hill Court in Brooklyn.

The good Sam said she was friendly, and tried to get up, but was too weak to move or get to the alley by herself so must have been placed there, probably earlier that day.  She showed signs of malnutrition and would not have been able to fend for herself in her condition if stray for longer than a day or two.

She has an extreme case of mange that has been left untreated for months, causing lesions all over her body and sepsis from infection.  She was found starving, bleeding from countless wounds, all raw and sore with discharge all over her body.

Named Deacon, she was immediately fed and treated at BARCS, then left with an emergency transport at 4 am this morning on her way to South Carolina for continued treatment and recovery at Noah’s Ark Rescue.

We are asking the public for help on this investigation. Anyone with information about Deacon should contact Animal Control directly at 410-396-4688.

Each year, BARCS receives hundreds of animals that are seriously sick or injured and in need of immediate emergency medical attention. Through our Franky Fund, we are able to save hundreds of animals each year. Unfortunately, BARCS does not have enough funding or resources for extensive, specialized long term treatment necessary for some of the animals taken in. The Franky Fund enables us to begin treatment on these more severe cases while we reach out to our rescue partners for additional care.

If you would like to donate toward Deacon’s care, please visit Noah’s Ark Rescue website at

If you would like to donate toward the next Franky Fund candidate please 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.