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A BARCS Volunteer's Thoughts on Compassion
Jan 23

A BARCS Volunteer's Thoughts on Compassion

  At BARCS, one of our core values is compassion: for the homeless animals who come through our shelter doors and for the people of our community. Every day brings new challenges for our passionate staff and volunteers. Recently, Brigid H., a BARCS volunteer, reflected what compassion means to her after an average day at our open-admission shelter: “Today, I did a transport for a mama dog and her two puppies (one of whom is pict…

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How Field Trip Changed Our Lives
Jan 17

How Field Trip Changed Our Lives

  Dear BARCS Supporter, My husband and I adopted "Field Trip" back in March from BARCS. When we got him, he was almost nine years old; his fee was waived thanks to the "Love Lasts Forever" program. Trip, as we now call him, had been in and out of BARCS for the better part of two years, and he had a thick stack of papers that made up his extensive medical record. It seemed that no one wanted to give this sweet, olde…

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Pippa's Bucket List
Jan 3

Pippa's Bucket List

  10-year-old Pippa's story began like many others in our shelter: she arrived at BARCS through no fault of her own after her owner could no longer care for her. She was a happy, spunky gal who loved spending time outside and munching on treats. During her intake examination, our skilled and caring veterinary staff noted that Pippa had several mammary masses. During her spay surgery, our team removed two masses and sent them to a …

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