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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.

You gotta buy a tag anyway...why not support animals with your money...

The “I Care for Animals” Car Tag Program offers 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 numerous grants from the "I Care" program and we encourage our supporters to purchase an

"I Care" license plate.


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

BARL is so fortunate in that we get the majority of our pet food donated.  Every once in a while we

have to purchase food; however, it is not often. 

The only exception is Purina Puppy Chowwhich we do have to purchase because we just don't

get enough of this particular food donated.  We feed our BARL babies Purina Puppy Chow to keep

them healthy.  Feeding them a consistent diet keeps their delicate tummies from being upset and

provides them with the good nutrition puppies need.  

We encourage anyone who uses Purina to cut out the weight circle on the side of the food

bag and send them in to BARL.  We are able to turn these weight circles in to Purina to

receive $7 checks we can use to help in our purchase of puppy food.  

Please mail the Purina Weight Circles to BARL, P.O. Box 3477, Brookhaven, MS  39603.  Thanks in advance for helping our homeless puppies.

Our "Pretty Please" Wish List...

  • Purina Puppy Chow

  • Canned Dog Food

  • 13 Gallon Garbage Bags

  • 55 Gallon Drum Liners (Garbage Bags)

  • Odoban

  • Bleach

Please drop items off at the Adoption Center.

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.