BARL to host fundraising and pet adoption events

Published 12:57 pm Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Brookhaven Animal Rescue League will be raising funds through multiple events in the coming weeks — an online auction, a barbecue plate lunch, a sales sponsorship day and a special adoption event.

Barks & Bids online auction

The inaugural Barks & Bids online auction will be Oct. 11-18. Signup for the event is online at

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“Due to COVID, we aren’t able to hold our large fundraiser, the Celebrity Dinner,” said BARL President Rusty Adcock. “We’re taking the auction online and are hoping it will have great success as we raise money for the homeless animals. We really need to community to get behind this new fundraiser. This online auction will also give people all over the country the option to bid on the shippable items.”

Auction items will be available for viewing Oct. 7. Items will be available for pick up at Lincoln Civic Center Oct. 19-20, with some items available for shipping.

Items are being collected by BARL volunteers for the auction and businesses are asked to sign up as sponsors by contacting Julie Montalvo at 601-757-1057 or Gail Garbo at 601-757-3211, or by emailing

Plate lunches and spirits sales

People wishing to support the animal rescue group can also contribute by buying lunch or alcoholic beverages.

A barbecue plate lunch fundraiser will be Oct. 20 with pickup in the Westbrook Cinema 4 parking lot. Magnolia Blues will prepare the food for the $10 plates, which can also be purchased at BeClean Cleaners and Bank of Franklin in Brookhaven.

Plates can be delivered to businesses in town, with purchase of at least five plates.

Sales on Oct. 2 from Brookway Wine and Spirits will also benefit BARL. Twenty percent of each sale will be donated.

Empty the Shelters event

Potential pet adopters will have a special opportunity Oct. 1-4 to adopt a BARL animal at a reduced rate.

Bissell Pet Foundation’s “Empty the Shelters” adoption program sponsors reduced fees for 150 shelters across 33 states, including BARL. For these four days, select dogs and cats may be adopted for a fee of $25 each. Animals will be current on age-appropriate vaccinations, spay/neutering and micro-chipping.

More about BARL

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 is a nonprofit, volunteer-based animal welfare organization serving Lincoln, Copiah and Franklin counties. The shelter provides food, shelter and veterinary services for homeless animals until they are adopted. 

All BARL animals are vaccinated and spayed/neutered. Dogs are also micro-chipped. 

Anyone interested in adopting, contributing or volunteering should contact BARL at 601-757-4367 or Donations are tax deductible and may be mailed to BARL, P.O. Box 3477, Brookhaven, MS  39603.

A few of BARL’s adoptable animals may be viewed online at or its Facebook page.