Byram Animal Rescue Kindness Squad

Helping Stray and Abandoned Animals since 1973

Despite attempts to reach a mutually acceptable agreement with Byram Township to continue our 47 years of providing no-kill animal sheltering in Byram, BARKS has been left with no choice but to vacate the premises by 6/30/2021.

We are saddened by the position taken by the Township and wish only the best for the residents and animals of Byram Township

BARKS has been open and honest in our effort to offer significant additional financial support of the shelter in the midst of a pandemic and decreased donations. Unfortunately, we are forced to continue the BARKS mission which began in 1973 in a new location. We pray that the Township will continue to provide no kill sheltering to the animals of Byram Township.

We would appreciate the support of Byram residents in advising their Township Council of their support for BARKS. Please know that the decision to leave Byram is not ours, but is the result of a cost prohibitive ultimatum from the Township.

About Us

Byram Animal Rescue Kindness Squad is a nonprofit, volunteer-based animal rescue organization serving the community in Sussex County, NJ since 1973. Our mission is to provide shelter, veterinary care and permanent placement of stray, abandoned and displaced cats and dogs. We advocate a no-kill policy and promote alternative methods of reducing animal overpopulation such as affordable adoption and spay/neuter programs.
BARKS works in association with the Byram Pound located on Mansfield Drive in Byram Township, N.J, and maintains the cat adoption center at Petsmart in Newton, NJ


 August 23 -  September 19 2021 Help us CLEAR THE SHELTER!  With the effects of Covid we are overwhelmed with surrenders and surrender requests! Adopting a pet saves 2 lives the pet you take home and the pet we can rescue because you adopted.

Starting 8/23 Hills Pet Nutrition is matching the first $50,000 in donations.

CLICK THE IMAGE TO MAKE A DONATION EVERY         LITTLE BIT HELPS.                                                     THANKS FOR HELPING US HELP THE ANIMALS!!!


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