Curbing Baltimore's Feral Cat Population | WYPR

Curbing Baltimore's Feral Cat Population

Aug 14, 2015

So far in 2015, the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter, or BARCS, has neutered and returned close 1700 stray cats.
Credit Elizabeth and Jason Putsché via citylab.com

Baltimore City Health Commissioner, Leana Wen, recently said Baltimore is a city that is “overwhelmed with the overpopulation of animals.” Perhaps no one in the city knows this better than our guest Jennifer Brause, executive director of the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter, or BARCS. Brause, her 57 employees and 400-plus volunteers, take in around 12,000 animals each year. And if that number isn’t startling enough, BARCS has neutered and returned close to 1700 outdoor cats so far in 2015. In the first ten days of August BARCS has already taken in more than 100 cats that are available for adoption.