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Foster Spotlight: Ruta Kidolis
Jul 20

Foster Spotlight: Ruta Kidolis

  Ruta Kidolis began volunteering at BARCS in 2018, working with cats who needed help with their behavior. She knew she would have more success with these cats if she could just get them out of the shelter, and a little over a year ago, she got to do just that. She and her husband had moved with another couple to their current house, and when the other couple moved out, Ruta could dedicate a room in the house to these cats. “I c…

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Foster Spotlight: Mao-Bin Shen
Jul 13

Foster Spotlight: Mao-Bin Shen

  Mao-Bin Shen obviously cannot get enough of dogs. Mao started volunteering to walk dogs in January of 2020, shortly after one of his dogs passed away in 2019. With so much room in their home and only having a senior toy poodle, he and his wife Denise thought, why not foster? Last year, they fostered a total of six dogs. A senior dog, Shiba, became part of their family in March of 2020. However, they continued to foster …

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Foster Spotlight: Kuor Kumoji
Jul 2

Foster Spotlight: Kuor Kumoji

  Kuor Kumoji never thought she and her family could have a dog. She is a public health official, and almost every month, she travels out of the country for a week at a time. But after finding out about the foster program at BARCS, she discovered how wrong she was. Last Christmas, at the height of COVID, Kuor and her family welcomed their first foster dog into their home. “While we have all been so focused on the toll COVID h…

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