Though the shelter is still in great need of space, people, and resources, Deacon say the public is generous to BARCS' animals: "It can be monetary donations, but we have people dropping off linens, blankets and towels, pet food, which go to our foster homes so they can feed pets without having to dip into their own budgets, toys for our pets. . . It seems like no matter what people donate, we find a use for it. Though we are the largest animal shelter in Maryland, we are always on a shoestring budget. I'm always amazed at how we accomplish everything here."