In 2020, the shelter took in over 1,400 dogs and cats, working to find them homes through adoption or transport to other shelters, where they found homes.
In addition, they helped spay and neuter over 240 community owned animals in the tri-county area.
The shelter became a 501c3 in 1982. BARL remained an all-volunteer organization until 2006, until they moved into their current facility and had to hire a part-time staff person to clean daily. The shelter said that the key to their success is volunteers.
The Mission of 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.