BARCS Takes in 63 Snakes

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Photo via BARCS/Facebook
Photo via BARCS/Facebook

BARCS proved they take all comers this week, no matter how slithering they may be. The animal shelter accepted more than 60 snakes, and quickly found a warm room to house them.

According to the organization, the snakes were seized by city animal control officials as part of an investigation. Animal enforcement officer Bob Lukiewski tells WBAL that they recovered the snakes following a tip about a bad smell. Many of the snakes are sick, and need to be nursed back to health.

As a matter of practice, BARCS does not turn any animal away, and actually takes in more than 1,000 farm or exotic animals a year. “What is extraordinary about this case is the sheer volume of snakes brought into our shelter in a 24-hour period. BARCS has, in the past, housed and aptly cared for multiple snakes, but never 63 at one time,” the organization stated.

As a result, the shelter is currently lacking in supplies and facilities. For now, the snakes are in carriers in a secure, heated room. But they will need to be moved. BARCS posted an Amazon Wishlist for anyone seeking to provide help.

As for whether the snakes will be up for adoption, that’s still an open question. They’re still part of an animal control investigation.



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