WJZ reports that Baltimore City Animal Control had to rescue 35 cats from Charm City Animal Rescue on Hudson Street in Canton due to unsanitary conditions. After “numerous complaints,” Animal Control got a warrant to search the facility and found “a strong smell of animal waste, unclean litter boxes and more than a dozen sick cats.”
Charm City Animal Rescue’s Web site (as well as its Facebook page) still advises people looking to adopt animals that the organization “currently [does] not have a facility,” but according to a poorly formatted Web page at Baltimore Guide, CCAR did in fact begin leasing a facility on the 2800 block of Hudson Street in February of this year to serve as an “outgoing only” cat adoption facility. Seeing as it’s not yet May, it seems that things went South rather quickly.
The non-profit was begun in 2009 by Michelle Ingrodi, and up until February it was run without a facility, its mission carried out by a network of foster families. Baltimore magazine reported that, in 2011, Charm City Animal Rescue was responsible for rescuing 284 animals and had found permanent homes for 193 of them.