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Sheltered Pets: Unwanted animals find a new home with some help from BARCS

Sheltered Pets: Unwanted animals find a new home with some help from BARCS

Cutie, an 11-year-old black, orange, and white cat relaxing in a large Purina cheddar cheeseburger-flavor food box slowly flips her tail back and forth while the intake staff member at Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS) asks his owner why she was being brought in.

Dan, a tall older man wearing a baseball cap, a T-shirt, and shorts, says the problem is his son, who is supposed to be the cat's owner. "He doesn't take care of it," he says, adding that the cat urinates outside of the litter box as well.

The BARCS staffer transfers Cutie from the cardboard box to a white plastic carrier with a clear front and holes on the side. Cutie...

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