As pet adoptions increase, rescue shelters are finding animals forever homes

Baltimore – Covid-19 has increased the amount of animals being adopted nationwide. Rescue shelters are committed to finding perfect matches for their animals, including one formerly abused cat named Byron who has found his forever home.

BARCS holds a pet-friendly festival to promote pet adoption

The Baltimore Animal Rescue & Care Shelter saves thousands of abused and abandoned animals each year. Max Marcilla reports on how the group hopes to raise awareness and promote adoptions at its 15th annual BARCStoberfest.

State’s largest animal shelter gets $250,000 grant for Valentine’s Day

The Petco Foundation on Wednesday surprised BARCS–the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter –with a $250,000 grant in celebration of Valentine’s Day. The shelter is the largest in the state with over 12-thousand animals taken in every year.

Statewide Spay and Neuter program shows promising signs

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — The Humane Society of Somerset County van travels more than two hours every other Wednesday for low-cost clinic care for cats and dogs as a result of a state Spay and Neuter Grant Program.

Increased animal abuse in Baltimore viewed as indicator of growing crime problem

It’s no secret that Baltimore is battling a rising violent crime problem but it’s not just the humans who are paying the price. Animal abuse in the city is up as well and many say there‚Äôs a direct link between the two.

DOG COSTUMES: BARCStoberfest 2016 brings together two-legged and four-legged friends

Furry friends took over Baltimore’s Patterson Park on Saturday, October 22nd for BARCStoberfest. The yearly Halloween festival includes a costume contest for pets and raises money for Maryland’s largest companion animal shelter, BARCS.

ANIMAL CRUELTY: FBI tracking abuse cases

After years of proven studies, the FBI announced this year they are tracking animal abuse cases because of its link to other crimes.

Legislation Nullifies Court’s Ruling On Dangerous Dogs

Since 2012, dog bites by pit bulls could bring harsher penalties on landlords, owners and the dogs themselves than bites from other breeds. But with the governor’s signature, that will change.

Pit Bull Challenge- Marylanders fight to keep their pit bulls a

BALTIMORE- Pit bull owners in Maryland are hoping for relief from either the courts or the state legislature following a ruling by Maryland’s highest court which called the dogs “inherently dangerous.” After the court ruled that landlords would be liable for any damages in the case of an attack, many landlords told their renters to move out or get rid of their dogs. Pit bull owners who rent their homes are still fighting to keep their dogs.

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