Community organization helps vaccinate stray cats to avoid euthanization

Beltsville, MD – Beltsville Community Cats helps stray cats by vaccinating and giving them all the necessary shots to prevent them from getting euthanized.

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.

Patriotic Pups: Maryland pets show up at the polls

CNS gathered some of the best photos of pets voting (along with their humans) in last week’s midterm election.

Local shelter helps with relocation of pets in path of Hurricane Florence

WASHINGTON—Shelter animals now in the path of Hurricane Florence are being relocated to other facilities along the East Coast, including one Washington shelter. Shelter officials say that moving the animals keeps them out of harm’s way and frees up space for pets that become separated from their families as a result of major storms like Hurricane Florence.

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.

Anne Arundel County animal shelter’s reading program helps community bond with animals

n Anne Arundel County teenager has found a way to bring the local community together through books and shelter animals.

Baltimore’s first cat cafe opens in Hampden

At the newly opened Charm City Cafe you can sip on some coffee, nibble on a few cookies and mix it up with a few cool cats who are available for adoption.
By: Hallie Miller

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.

Welcome to Washington’s “Catfe”

How about some whiskers with that latte? We know just the place in Washington.