Just Announced: Petco Foundation has Pledged $100,000 to Match Donation to BARCS
Jul 13

Just Announced: Petco Foundation has Pledged $100,000 to Match Donation to BARCS


Just Announced: Petco Foundation has Pledged $100,000 to Match Donation to BARCS

This emergency donation match begins today to help our shelter through the critical summer months.

Summertime is, without a doubt, the busiest time of year for BARCS. Between the infamous kitten season—the annual influx of newborn kittens that all shelters see—and warmer weather leading to more medical cases and complications from unvaccinated young animals, our hardworking team doesn’t seem to have a moment’s rest.

As you can imagine, the ongoing COVID crisis has forced BARCS to change our operations. While we gear up for another busy season, we are operating with minimal staff. 

Now, more than ever, we need your help to save lives.

From now through July 26, our friends at the Petco Foundation will match donations up to $100,000. This means that every dollar you give will have double the impact by providing food, medical care, sheltering and lifesaving programs to twice as many animals!

How we will use your donation to save lives:

  • $25 turns into $50 to provide vaccines, a flea treatment and a comprehensive medical exam for one abandoned or stray animal
  • $50 turns into $100 to feed five animals with special medical diets for one week
  • $100 turns into $200 to provide care and nutrition to a litter of motherless kittens or puppies
  • $500 turns into $1,000 to save the life of a pet who came in as a critical, overnight emergency

When you give, please consider making your gift a monthly donation. As an essential service and an open-admission shelter, BARCS continues to take in and care for hurting and helpless animals in our community. We are still welcoming new animals in our shelter each and every day. It is because of our dependable monthly donors, our Constant Companions, that we know each day what funding we will have to get us through.

Thank you, Petco Foundation! BARCS is tremendously grateful to have wonderful partners like the Petco Foundation to help us save lives this summer here in Baltimore. The Petco Foundation believes every animal deserves to live its best life. Since 1999, it’s invested over $280 million in animal welfare work and has helped 6.5 million pets find loving families. With over 4,000 animal welfare partners, it empowers communities to make a difference. Learn more at