Based on the continuing concerns around the Covid19 virus, the Brookhaven Animal Rescue League has decided to temporarily close the Adoption Center to the public.  We will continue to accept and welcome appointments for adopters.  We will continue to evaluate the situation and adjust our actions as needed.  We certainly do not make this choice lightly.  We need our staff and volunteers to stay healthy as they care for the animals.  BARL will also have to limit our intake of animals at this time.  Due to current suspension of transports and partnerships with other shelters, we know it may take longer to rehome animals in our care.  Please be patient and understanding with us during this time of uncertainty.  We appreciate your support. See our adoptable animals on this website.  Please contact us to set up your adoption appointment at 601-757-4367 or  


Who we are...

The Brookhaven Animal Rescue League was established in 1981 and opened an Adoption Center in 2006.  BARL does not receive any government funding, therefore, is dependent on donations from individuals and businesses, and many fund-raising efforts.

In 2019, we took in over 1,300 dogs and cats that were rehomed or sent on transport to shelters in the Northern U.S. where they were quickly adopted.

In addition, we financially assisted in the spay/neuter of over 250 owned and community animals in the tri-county area.

We are small, but mighty!  We do all we can to help the animals in our area, which helps the people, and ultimately helps our communities.  

A community service for those needing to find a new home for their pet is Rehome, click on the Rehome banner below to find out more.


Thank you to our 2019 Celebrity Dinner "Top Dog" Sponsors