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The Brookhaven Animal Rescue League was established in 1981 and is a nonprofit, limited-admission, volunteer-based animal welfare organization.

Brookhaven Animal Rescue League



If you can't adopt, foster.  If you can’t foster, donate.  If you can’t donate, volunteer.  If you can’t volunteer, educate.


Want to help the animals?

Your donations keep us going...

BARL is a 501 (c)3 charity and all donations are tax-deductible.  We do not receive any government funding and depend on donations from the public, businesses, grants and our numerous fund-raising efforts.  Please give.

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Our Celebrity Dinner and Auction is set for Tuesday, October 21st.  

This event is our biggest fundraiser and directly affects the success of BARL in caring for the animals.

We need sponsors... 

Best in Show - $500

(receives 4 tickets)

Pick of the Litter - $250

(receives 2 tickets)

We need items donated for our live and silent auctions.  Do you own a business?  Please donate an item.

All sponsors & donors will be included in news releases, and listed in event program, on our website and promoted on Facebook.

Join the Family!

Become a BARL member...

A commitment to the vision of helping homeless animals and reducing the unwanted pet population is the cornerstone of what BARL members want.  By becoming a member, you can join ranks and participate in activities designed to further that goal.

Business Members - $30                    Family Membership - $25

Individual Membership - $15               Student Membership - $10

Lifetime Membership - $125

Save the Planet & the Animals too!

BARL recycling programs...

Bring your used aluminum cans, printer cartridges and cell phones to BARL's Adoption Center and we'll turn them into cash for the animals. Please be sure to put your cans in large garbage bags.  (Drink cans only, no pet food cans, etc.)

We really need a couple of volunteers to help wrap the cartridges and cell phones in newspaper and pack them up for shipment.  A civic organization could take a turn packing cartridges and cell phones. Anyone? Anyone?  Contact info@barl.net if you are willing to take on this service project.  Thanks!

Volunteer Opportunities                              away from Adoption Center

We'll match the volunteer work to your skills...

  • Help transport animals to adoption events or to other locations in the state for adoption.
  • Help show off the animals at adoption events.
  • Sell merchandise at adoption events/festivals.
  • Email animal photos to the newspaper.
  • Foster animals needing extra love and attention or as they heal for medical reasons.                                            
  • Foster animals for two weeks before they are transported to the Homeward Bound program.
  • Foster, foster, foster - can't say enough about how we need temporary foster homes.
  • Clerical work - lots of paperwork involved in running a shelter.
  • Help at fund-raisers!!!!!!!!!!!! (especially the Celebrity Dinner)
  • ​Sell sponsorships for fund-raisers (especially the Celebrity Dinner)​

BARL volunteer, Rusty,  prepping for 2013 Celebrity Dinner and Auction.  This year's event is set for Tuesday, October 21st.

BARL's Special Guest at the Celebrity Dinner & Auction...

Wyatt Waters

As you’ve always been told, water is vital for the 
well being of your pets.  Well, how about Waters,
Wyatt Waters, that is?
BARL has been fortunate to garner Mississippi
watercolor painter, Wyatt Waters, as a special
contributing guest for the 2014 Celebrity Dinner
and Auction.

The event is set for Tuesday, October 21st at the ​
​Lincoln Civic Center.

Show your support...

with a BARL T-Shirt.

$15 T-shirts, $20 Tank Tops

(add $2 for 2X and up)

Purchase at the Adoption Center 

or at PetSense in Brookhaven.

If you would like one mailed to you,

email us at info@barl.net and we'll

work out the details and shipping cost.

Other colors available.

BARL volunteers, Rusty and Auriana, showing off "My Lee" and "Becca Boo" at

an adoption event at PetSense