Dog Days Of Summer Camp set

PHOTOS SUBMITTED / Jacob Noble, (from left) Connor Sivils and John Kelly Perkins meet a snake during last year's "Dog Days of Summer Kids Camp," sponsored by the Brookhaven Animal Rescue League. Registration forms for this year's camp are available online at www.barl.net or by contacting Camp Director Samantha Sivils at 601-695-1987 or samanthasivils@gmail.com.

PHOTOS SUBMITTED / Jacob Noble, (from left) Connor Sivils and John Kelly Perkins meet a snake during last year’s “Dog Days of Summer Kids Camp,” sponsored by the Brookhaven Animal Rescue League. Registration forms for this year’s camp are available online at www.barl.net or by contacting Camp Director Samantha Sivils at 601-695-1987 or samanthasivils@gmail.com.

The Brookhaven Animal Rescue League volunteers are making final plans for the fifth annual “Dog Days of Summer Kids Camp” set for July 21-25.

The week-long camp will be held at the Brookhaven City Park from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day.

The theme for this year’s camp is “What does the dog say?” Many of the week’s activities will focus on teaching children to understand a dog’s body language in order to avoid bites, and make the most of the relationship between a child and their dog. The kids will also be given tips on how to train their own dogs.

Demonstrations by search and rescue dogs, law enforcement K9s and agility dogs will take place throughout the week.

The camp will end on Friday with a fun-filled Family Day, including a dog show and camper favorite Percy King with his exotic animals.

Camp registration is $75 and includes snacks and an official camp T-shirt. Children are asked to bring a sack lunch and a drink bottle each day.

PHOTO SUBMITTED / Jaxson Porter rides a pony led by Lindsay Ezell during last year's "Dog Days of Summer Kids Camp." The 2014 event, sponsored by the Brookhaven Animal Rescue League, will be held July 21-25, with registration already underway.

PHOTO SUBMITTED / Jaxson Porter rides a pony led by Lindsay Ezell during last year’s “Dog Days of Summer Kids Camp.” The 2014 event, sponsored by the Brookhaven Animal Rescue League, will be held July 21-25, with registration already underway.

Registration forms are available online at www.barl.net or by contacting Camp Director Samantha Sivils at 601-695-1987 or samanthasivils@gmail.com. Registration forms are due by July 15 in order to ensure the child’s correct T-shirt size.

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 non-profit, volunteer based, limited admission animal welfare group serving Copiah, Franklin and Lincoln counties. BARL provides food, shelter and veterinary services for abandoned, orphaned and unwanted animals until they are adopted. All BARL animals are vet checked, vaccinated and spayed/neutered. Dogs are also micro-chipped.

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

Many of BARL’s adoptable animals may be viewed online at www.barl.net.