In This Week's Issue: Pets, behind the scenes at BARCS, and more pets

The inaugural issue of Kitty Paper (!) features lots of good stuff about our little furry friends, including a look at the innerworkings of BARCS, the city's largest animal shelter and adoption center. We also have essays on pets, pet portraits, and profile of The Drawing Zoo, an arts program that brings animals to schools Here's a look at what's inside. 

Flashback: A 1997 story about the origins of the Chesapeake Bay retriever

Democracy in Crisis: Will the standoff at Standing Rock birth a new environmental movement?

Cover Story: The people at the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter work hard to find forever homes for the city’s four-legged residents.

Contact Sheet: CP staffer's pet portraits

Field Guide: The Drawing Zoo brings exotic animals up-close-and-personal.

16 digressions about a semi-tragic Chesapeake Bay Retriever

Field Tripping: Kate Drabinski embraces her inner cat lady

Hello Kitty: What happens when a dog person moves in with a cat

Edward Ericson Jr. on the origin stories of his adopted pets

Two dog-themed Baltimore eateries

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