The Brookhaven Animal Rescue League was established in 1981 and is a nonprofit, limited-admission, volunteer-based animal welfare organization.
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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.
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.
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.
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 Chow, which 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.
Please drop items off at the Adoption Center.
Well, it's Christmas time. Isn't it quite fitting for BARL to have Noel
She's a little over a year old, probably a Lab mix of some sort and is
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.