Baltimore's BARCS experiencing higher rate of surrender

BALTIMORE - Baltimore’s BARCS Animal Shelter is experiencing an uncommonly high number of surrenders, exceeding its average daily intake of 30 to 35 animals. More alarmingly however, the shelter reported yet another dog was dropped off with severe, traumatic injuries.

But dogs don’t need lower jaws to give kisses.

Sophia was brought to Baltimore’s BARCS Animal Shelter Wednesday with extensive injuries, including a missing lower jaw, scaring and missing teeth. Staff said her scars are indicative of fighting.

BARCS STAFF AND SOPHIA WILL BE ON ABC2 NEWS IN FOCUS AT 6 PM TO TALK ABOUT ANIMAL ABUSE.

Despite these traumatic injuries, Sophia still wags her tail and responds well to the staff giving her care.

From the shelter:

Whatever happened to her has been very traumatic and in spite of her tremendous pain and suffering, Sophia showed us that she’s still man’s best friend and filled with love, making her an ideal candidate for the BARCS Franky Fund-- animals needing critical assessment and immediate lifesaving treatment that are sent to veterinary hospitals who have partnered with BARCS to evaluate and treat them at a lower cost to BARCS

Sophia was treated by BARCS staff before she was sent off to a local veterinary hospital for emergency medical treatment, according to a post on the BARCS Facebook page .

Four dogs already in 2014 have had to be transported to Noah’s Ark Animal Hospital for emergency care and treatment.

“Racing to save more lives this summer, BARCS has waived the adoption fee on all animals for the month of June in hopes that many of you will come to BARCS to adopt a wonderful shelter cat or dog during the #100KChallenge ,” read the statement posted to BARCS’s Facebook page.
 

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