Anne Houston Craig

Giving hugs to a giant dog

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



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"

Rusty Adcock, Secretary

Getting love from Dundee,   a former purrfurable

Martha Morgan

Still smiling while working at Celebrity Dinner

Meet Our Hard-Working Board Members

Coney Lea

Working at an       adoption event

Lu Becker, President

Posing with super heroes at BarkFest.   

Brookhaven Animal Rescue League