Giving hugs to a giant dog
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.
BARL's "Cat Woman"
Working at an adoption event
Getting love from Dundee, a former purrfurable
Taking up money at The Cat's Meow fund-raiser sale
Letting kids visit with BARL dogs at the Ole Brook
Still smiling while working at Celebrity Dinner
Posing with super heroes at BarkFest.