BARCS competing in Rachael Ray/ASPCA $100,000 challenge

BALTIMORE - BARCS is on a mission to find as many animals a home as it can in a short amount of time.

The animal shelter is one of 50 shelters around the nation competing in the Rachael Ray and ASPCA $100,000 challenge.  The goal is to double the number of adoptions in June, July and August compared to the number of adoptions from last year.


For BARCS, it means finding homes for more than 2,100 dogs and cats, and they have enough to meet that goal.

"On average we take in about 35 animals a day," said Jennifer Brause, executive director of BARCS.  "In the spring and summer, we can take in upwards of 50 to 60 animals a day."

If BARCS did win the $100,000, the money would go toward its medical fund.

"We have a lot of animals that come into our shelter that need basic medical care all the way up to extreme medical care, for emergencies like hit by a car or broken bones," said Brause.

To sweeten the deal, BARCS is waiving the adoption fee on all cats and dogs for the month of July.

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