The BARC Shelter is a non-profit, no-kill, privately operated facility located in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn. Founded in 1987, they rely on volunteers, donations and funds from their pet supply business to care for the animals. BARC’s mission is "to provide a safe haven for abandoned animals and to find permanent, loving homes for them".
With a visit to their website, you will find a thorough listing of local resources that include pet-friendly apartments, shelters, animal welfare organizations, benefits for homeless animals, pet services, and City of New York information. The BARC Shelter offers animal adoptions as well as a program in which you may sponsor an animal, covering costs of the animal's care. The shelter works with owners to locate lost pets. They serve the community by providing prescription diet food to animals in need. Volunteers are required to complete a day of orientation training.
The BARC Shelter partners with local schools and community organizations to provide outreach experiences. Local restaurants and bars sponsor karaoke and trivia nights as fundraisers for the care of the animals.