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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.

Keep pets warm as the temperature drops...  

The following guidelines are provided by the Humane Society of the United States:

Take precautions if your dog spends a lot of time outside

Dogs should be protected by a dry, draft-free shelter that is large enough to allow the dog to sit and

lie down comfortably but small enough to hold in their body heat. The floor should be raised a few

inches off the ground and covered with cedar shavings or straw. The house should be turned to face

away from the wind, and the doorway should be covered with waterproof burlap or heavy plastic.

BARL Tip:  Place the doghouse on a wooden pallet to get it off the cold ground.  Use cedar shavings, hay or pine straw for bedding.  Do not use blankets as bedding.  The blankets get wet and cold as the dogs go in and out of the doghouses.

Give your pets plenty of water

Pets who spend a lot of time outdoors need more food in the winter because keeping warm depletes energy. Routinely check your pet's water dish to make certain the water is fresh and unfrozen. Use plastic food and water bowls rather than metal; when the temperature is low, your pet's tongue can stick and freeze to metal.

Be careful with cats, wildlife and cars

Warm engines in parked cars attract cats and small wildlife, who may crawl up under the hood. To avoid injuring any hidden animals, bang on your car's hood to scare them away before starting your engine.

Protect paws from salt

The salt and other chemicals used to melt snow and ice can irritate the pads of your pet's feet. Wipe all paws with adamp towel before your pet licks them and irritates his/her mouth.

Avoid antifreeze poisoning

Antifreeze is a deadly poison, but it has a sweet taste that may attract animals and children. Wipe up spills and storeantifreeze (and all household chemicals) out of reach. Coolants and antifreeze made with propylene glycol are less toxic to pets, wildlife and family.

Keep your pets warm and safe this winter and remember to keep check of the wind-chill as well as the actual temperature.


Bring your furry babies to BARL's Pet Photos with Santa on Saturday, December 6th from 10:00 am - noon.  We're holding the event at PetSense on the Boulevard.  (Thank you PetSense.)

Photo packages start at only $10, with proceeds benefitting BARL animals.

During this time, we'll also host a Rabies Vaccination Clinic.  Dogs and cats can receive a rabies vaccination for only $5.  (Thank you Dr. Bob Watson with Brookhaven Animal Hospital for administering the shots.)

All cats must be in a crate and dogs must be leashed or in a crate.

Yummy to their tummy...

Puppy Chow always needed at BARL

We encourage anyone who

uses Purina to cut out

the weight circle on the

side of the food bag and

send them to BARL.  

We are able to turn these

weight circles in to Purina

to receive $7 checks we 

can use to help purchase

puppy food.

The Purina Weight Circles to BARL, P.O. Box 3477, Brookhaven, MS  39603.  Click on the grey button for more details: 

Our "Pretty Please" Wish List...

  • Purina Puppy Chow

  • Canned Dog Food

  • 13 Gallon Garbage Bags

  • 55 Gallon Drum Liners (Garbage Bags)

  • Odoban

  • Bleach

  • Gift Cards to local hardware and home improvement stores (Just like a house, we are continually making repairs at the Adoption Center.)

Please drop donations off at the Adoption Center.  A receipt will be provided for you.

Be Touched By This Angel...

Well, it's Christmas time.  Isn't it quite fitting for BARL to have

Noel for adoption?  

She's a little over a year old, probably a Lab mix of some sort

and is an angel.  

She is a little self-conscious about her nose; however, there is

nothing wrong with it.  It's just part of what makes her special.  

We don't know what caused the scars on her nose.  We love her

and tell her she's pretty all the time.  Will you do the same?  

Visit her at BARL's Adoption Center Tuesday-Sunday, 10:00 am -

4:00 pm, or by appointment.

BARL presents...

" Twelve Strays of Christmas"

In celebration of the holidays, BARL is highlighting some of our awesome dogs.  These special dogs have spoken with Santa, and they are hoping their wish will come true - to be in a home for Christmas.  

In order to get yours and Santa's attention, BARL is offering a special adoption fee of only $37.50 for each of the dogs listed below.  They all have had the works as far as being vet checked, tested for disease, vaccinated, spay/neutered, micro-chipped and loved.  All they need now, is a home with a person or family to call their own.  If you aren't ready to add a pet to your household, please spread the word about our "Twelve Strays of Christmas" to all your friends.  

​Take a look at their photos and descriptions on our scrolling pet list above.  Thanks in advance for giving them a chance.

Carrot Top     C.J.     ​Delores     Diamond Girl         Furby     Hershey's Kisses

Hot Spot       Inca      Noel         Say Hey (Mollie)    Tiffany    Bates

We encourage everyone to shop locally and visit the businesses who support the animals; however, if you can't find what you need locally and need to shop online, you can still support BARL.

Shop through www.goodshop.com

and a percentage of many of your purchases will be donated to BARL. 

Plus, search

the web using www.goodsearch.com & with every search you'll raise a penny for BARL & pennies add up to dollars!  

Gift Suggestions for Pet Lovers...

1.  Make a donation to BARL in their honor.  We will notify them of your special gift.  

2.  Purchase them a BARL membership.  $10 student, $15 individual, $25 family, 

$35 business, and $125 lifetime.  

3.  Purchase a $50 engraved brick to

be placed at the Adoption Center in

their honor.  The engraving can include

their name, the name of their special pet, 

or other information. (These bricks can also

be made in memory of a person or pet.)

Details on our Membership program and

Engraved Brick program, can be found by

clicking on the blue button or looking on

the donate page of this website.

Please send in your donations by December 18th, if you need us to notify someone about the donation before Christmas.  Thank you.