Brookhaven Animal Rescue League

Anne Houston Craig

Giving hugs to a giant dog

Our Story

Once upon a time...

History:  BARL was founded in 1981 as a limited-admission animal welfare group to sponsor the care, treatment and well being of animals in the Brookhaven area.  In 1982 we received our 501c3 status. 

BARL remained an all-volunteer organization until 2006, when we moved into our current facility.  At this point, it was necessary to hire a part-time staff person to handle daily cleaning; however, volunteers are still a key component to BARL's success. 

Over the years, BARL has expanded its services from Lincoln County to encompass neighboring Franklin and Copiah counties.

Mission: BARL's mission is to humanely care for shelter animals while contributing to community activities that reduce pet overpopulation, encourage responsible pet ownership, protect public health and safety, and promote the human-animal bond.

Julie Montalvo

BARL's "Cat Woman"

Coney Lea

Working at an       adoption event

Rusty Adcock, Secretary

Getting love from Dundee,   a former purrfurable

Tammy Torrey, Treasurer

Taking up money at The Cat's Meow fund-raiser sale

Kay Kay Travis, VP

Letting kids visit with BARL dogs at the Ole Brook

Martha Morgan

Still smiling while working at Celebrity Dinner

Lu Becker, President

Posing with super heroes at BarkFest.   

Meet Our Hard-Working Board Members