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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 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 when you can.  Thank you.

​See BARL contact information at the bottom of this page.  


"The Cat's Meow" Rummage Sale is set for Saturday, March 7th.  Please donate items for the sale.  Furniture, baby items, tools, linens, clean clothes, home decor, etc.  

Items may be dropped off at BARL's Adoption Center or at either Cracker Barrel Convenience Store located on Hwy 51 (not the restaurant).  Thanks for helping!

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We have some wonderful cats at PetSense in Brookhaven.  Go by and visit them.  All are spayed/neutered, vaccinated and ready for a home.

Our "Pretty Please" Wish List...

  • Purina Puppy Chow

  • Canned Dog Food

  • Small Dog/Puppy Collars

  • Dog Shampoo

Please drop donations off at the Adoption Center.    Thank you!

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, 

$30 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.

4. Purchase a BARL T-Shirt at the Adoption Center or at PetSense. 

Volunteers are PRICELESS...

Please consider volunteering with BARL.  We have tasks to be done at the Adoption Center and work that can be done from your home or

at off-site adoption events.  



You gotta buy a car tag anyway...

why not support animals with

your money...

The “I Care for Animals” Car Tag Programoffers an opportunity for Mississippians to purchase a specialty license plate to support humane organizations and animal shelters.

The proceeds from these purchases go into a state animal care fund which is distributed to animal shelters and humane organizations around Mississippi to support their projects, with the main focus being spay and neuter programs.

BARL has received several grants from the           "I Care" program and we encourage our supporters to purchase an "I Care" license plate.




Tiffany is a BARL dog who ran away

from her new home on December 26th.  

She had waited a long time for a home,

and apparently just got scared and ran

away from her new surroundings.

Last seen on Ferguson Mill Road

in Lawrence County (Silver Creek -

Monticello area).  

She is a black, spayed female.  

Sweet, but timid.  If spotted,

please do not chase her.  Please

contact Julie at 601-757-1057 at

anytime if you see Tiffany or

email us at info@barl.net.

Click on this button for a flyer you can

print and post. Please share this info with

your friends.  Thank you.

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 food and 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.

​If you see a pet without proper shelter contact local law enforcement.  

Some of our good friends...