BARCS Animal Shelter Donation Drive

Generative AI image of dogs and cats lined up together for a portrait in front of a seamless pink background. Mixed breeds at an animal shelter.
June 20, 2024 – July 23, 2024 all-day
INBT Business Office
Shaffer Hall 103
Johns Hopkins Institute for NanoBioTechnology

The Johns Hopkins Institute for NanoBioTechnology is accepting donations for BARCS, a non-profit animal shelter and pet adoption center in Baltimore.

BARCS is an open admission shelter, granting refuge to every abandoned, neglected, abused, lost, or surrendered animal that comes through their doors. No matter the circumstance, they do not turn away an animal in need of shelter, food, medical care, and a loving touch. Yearly, this equates to 11,000-12,000 dogs, cats, kittens, puppies, and even wildlife and exotic animals that need care and placement.

Please only purchase items from BARCS wish list. Below is a list of some of those items.

Drop off donations at the institute’s business office, Shaffer Hall 103 or contact to Gina Wadas at to arrange pick up.

Toys & Enrichment
Scratch boxes for cats
Feather wands
Chuck-it balls

Veterinary Care
Latex and non-latex gloves
Triple antibiotic ointment
Digital thermometers

Kennel care
Stainless steel no-flip bowls
Baby wipes
Cat brushes
Kitten nursing bottles

Food & Treats
Dog/puppy food: dry and wet (unopened)
Cat/kitten food: dry and wet (unopened)
Bully sticks
Smooth peanut butter
Full Moon brand dog treats (Training Size)

Cleaning Supplies
Paper towels
Dawn dish detergent
Lint rollers
Plastic watering cans