Shelter staff dance with dogs, cats waking up from surgery- PetsOnBoard.com

Waking up after surgery can be scary and disorienting. That’s as true for animals as it is for people.So staff at BARCS animal shelter in Baltimore hold cats and dogs as they’re coming out of anesthesia — mostly from spay and neuter surgeries, and also sometimes from less routine procedures.Often they’ll sing and dance with these pets as well.

“Singing, cradling and cuddling animals waking up from anesthesia is a soothing way to comfort them. It helps them feel safe and it helps them stay calm,” spokesperson Bailey Deacon told TODAY. “We do everything in our resources to show our animals comfort and love.”

BARCS is a very busy shelter, taking in some 11,000 cats, dogs and other critters every year. And right now is as busy a time as ever.

“Singing, cradling and cuddling animals waking up from anesthesia is a soothing way to comfort them. It helps them feel safe and it helps them stay calm,” spokesperson Bailey Deacon told TODAY. “We do everything in our resources to show our animals comfort and love.”

BARCS is a very busy shelter, taking in some 11,000 cats, dogs and other critters every year. And right now is as busy a time as ever.

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