Tuesday, March 6, 2012

First Annual "Bark Fest 2012" Date is Announced

ROXIE, Ms - The Brookhaven Animal Rescue League (* BARL)  volunteers and the Brookhaven Animal Rescue Klub (BARK) members will host the inaugural "BARK FEST 2012" Event at the Mississippi School of the Arts campus located on West Monticello Street in downtown Brookhaven, Ms on  Sunday, March 25th 

BARK FEST 2012 kicks off on a delicious note with “Spay-ghetti” plates being served  starting  at 12 Noon.  BARK FEST 2012 visitors and guests may dine on the grounds or pick-up plates to go. The $ 7.00 dollar plates of “Spay-ghetti” includes all the trimmings. 

The fun and games begin at 12:30 p.m. and will continue until 4:00 p.m. Activities will include something for people of all ages – and their pets too! Leashed pets are welcome to be a part of the fun.  A small fee will be charged for the activities.  The fun includes: 

  • Bark-a-Lishis Lemonade Stand
  • Eye-of-the-Tiger Face Painting
  • Bow-Wow-Meow Bake Sale
  • Petals-for-Pets Plant Sale
  • Hound Dog Hay Ride 
  • E-PAW-Mony (think E-Harmony) – adoptable BARL pets will be matched with adopters
  • Good-Ole-Fashioned Games for you and your pet
  • The Cat’s Meow Upscale Resale Shop featuring vintage, gently used & new items

Event goers may join in the games or just bring out a blanket and lawn chair or lounge around enjoying the afternoon in the Rest-Your-Pet Spot while enjoying some live music. 

Volunteers are needed to help at the event. Contact BARL President, Lu Becker at 601-754-2000 or email at info@barl.net. for volunteer info or  "BARK FEST 2012" questions. 

BARL News .....
“The kids from MSA have been very involved in BARL activities for the last two years, and recently formed a club called the Brookhaven Animal Rescue Klub (BARK). Club members come to the Adoption Center to socialize the animals by walking the dogs and playing with the cats. This socialization goes a long way in helping to get an animal adopted. The students are also a huge help at our off-site adoption events,” said Lu Becker, BARL President.
* BARL is as a non-profit, limited intake animal welfare group. The volunteer-based organization serves 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. 

For information on adopting, donating or volunteering at the Adoption Center, 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.  

The Brookhaven Animal Rescue League Adoption Center is located at 501 Northpark Dr. in Brookhaven and is open with volunteers to assist  in choosing the perfect pet. Hours are  Monday - Friday: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM and Saturday & Sunday: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.  If you cannot visit facility during these regularly scheduled hours, you may call (601) 757-4367 to make an appointment. Many of BARL’s adoptable animals may be viewed online at www.barl.net .

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