Show Your Soft Side's Pawject Runway

This past weekend Rescue Strong had the honor of providing some of our tees to the models in the Show Your Soft Side(SYSS) Pawject Runway Event that featured adoptables from the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS). It was a surreal moment that made me sit back and reflect on how far this whole project has come, and got me excited for the impact we can have as we continue to grow. I’m thankful for the community that got us here (you) and wanted to send a special thank you to our Director Of Giving Things, Francesca who reached out to Show Your Soft Side and set all of this up. 

You can view more photos of the event on the SYSS facebook page.

A little more about Show Your Soft Side: 

"Show Your Soft Side is a public service campaign that was created to change the mindset of young people who all-too-often view the maiming and torturing of defenseless cats and dogs as a sign of “toughness” or “manhood.” The campaign’s message that compassion toward animals is a strength, not a weakness is one that, overnight, struck a nerve with old and young alike. Today, Show Your Soft Side uses its reach and resources to build a better world for animals and, in doing so, build better adults. "

And a little more about BARCS:

"BARCS is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization operating Maryland’s largest animal shelter and pet adoption center. We are an open-admission shelter, granting refuge to every abandoned, neglected, abused, lost or surrendered animal that comes through our door. A staggering 30 or more animals are surrendered to BARCS every day. No matter what the circumstance, we do not turn away any animal in need of shelter, food, medical care and a loving touch. Yearly, this equates to more than 11,000 dogs, cats, kittens, puppies, and even wildlife and exotic animals that need care and placement.

Each year, BARCS is growing, evolving and working to implement new innovative programs that benefit animals in need and the neighborhoods that support them."