The Baldwin County Humane Society (BARC!) is having a giant yard sale on March 5, 2011, at the United Methodist Church in Gulf Shores.
We need items that are clean and in good usable condition, so clean out your closets and garages too. Items are being accepted through February 26; contact the BARC! office at 251.928.4585 to arrange pickup.
Proceeds from this event will help care, feed and meet medical needs of dogs and cats like Autumn, a Labrador Retreiver/Golden Retreiver mix who was rescued from a local kill-shelter and required major leg surgery immediately.
Another miraculous recovery is Corky, a two-year old Black Lab mix who was rescued from a home in Summerdale where he was tied to the branch of a tree and had very limited slack in his chain to move around. He managed to escape his chain only to be hit by a car causing severe injury to his leg. He was not taken to the vet but only chained again so his leg literally died due to lack of treatment. When Corky came into BARC's care in August 2010, he needed his leg amputated. Due to the intensive veterinary attention he's received, Corky is now healed and adoptable.
The Baldwin County Humane Society (BARC!) was formed in 1979 as a 501(c)3 not-for-profit and was the county’s first animal advocacy group. In 1979, there were no shelters in the county and no voices to speak for the animals. Today we are very lucky to have multiple animal rescue groups all working toward the same goal of eliminating the number of abused and abandoned pets through spay/neuter, education, rescue and adoption.