BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The BARCS Animal Shelter will waive pet adoption fees through the weekend after the shelter says it’s “out of space.”

“When you have extra animals coming in and not as many people adopting we get full, we get out of space,” said Bailey Deacon with BARCS.

The shelter said in a post on their Facebook page that they are in a “desperate situation” after taking in 350 rescues over the last week.

“We took in another 30 animals today so we’ve got to get ones adopted and open the cages for those guys,” Deacon said.

The adoption fees will be waived at the 301 Stockholm Street shelter through Sunday for any dogs and cats.

The waiving of fees is a campaign that generally goes over well and helps contribute to the shelter’s save rate.

“So far in 2018, we’ve saved 91 percent of the animals which is an incredible feat because we take in 12,000 animals a year,” Deacon said.

“As an open-admission shelter, we take in every animal that comes to us in need. Our facility only has so many cages, and a large influx of stray and surrendered animals quickly creates an urgent situation. We need as many animals to leave with positive outcomes as we are taking in, otherwise, animals could be at risk,” the shelter posted.

They also shared a picture of Blue Eyes — a dog with special needs — who is deaf and has medical complications with her ears (unrelated to her deafness) that would need major surgery.

blue BARCS Out Of Space, Waiving Pet Adoption Fees Through Weekend

Blue Eyes is deaf and has additional medical complications with her ears (unrelated to her deafness), that could result in major surgery. Anyone interested in saving her life will have access to communication with our medical team for questions regarding her care and next steps.

BARCS asked that people come sooner than later to adopt these animals.

To find some of the adoptable animals, click here. 

If you can’t adopt, share this information so that others are aware of the shelter’s need. Fostering is also an option.

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