Welcome to CARA!

Community Animal Rescue & Adoption, Inc. (CARA) is a True No-Kill Shelter located in Jackson, MS.  We care for an average of 300 dogs & 120 cats daily. Read more about us.

The Corkscrew Cat Cafe at Wild Birds Unlimited Oct 16

CARA

SNIPSNIPtember EVENT-- CARA & ARF, two of the largest NO KILL animal shelters in Metro Area, have teamed up to help fight pet overpopulation in the month of September.  Representatives from both CARA and ARF will be promoting the benefits of spay and neuter across the metro-Jackson area and handing out free or low cost spay neuter vouchers, while they last!   We would love for everyone to help spread the word about the benefits of spay and neuter and help us fight the ongoing overpopulation problem!  Read more about SNIP or if you would like to fund more SNIP vouchers, please made a donation directly by clicking here and  designate "SNIP" with your contribution.


Howlin'at the Moon FundraiserTHANK YOU -- What a Howlin' good time we had at Buffalo Peak Outfitters Howlin' at the Moon fundraiser for CARA!  Check out our Facebook Album.  Thanks to all the sponsors, silent auction donors, and our awesome volunteers!  



Watson Quality FordKUDOS -- Noel Daniels (left) and Matt Watson (right) of Watson Quality Ford delivered a truckload of donations to CARA today from the "Pack a PIckup for a Pup" donation drive during the month of August. Sharon Sowell accepts the donations on behalf of CARA. Many thanks to everyone who donated and to Watson Quality Ford for hosting the drive!



Cat Adoption BookletAre you interested in Adopting?  Read our Dog Adoption Booklet or the Cat Adoption Booklet to ensure your know the basics about adding a CARA shelter pet to your family.  Each is filled with tips, behavior training and advice.  We guarantee you will learn something new!
  

From our Back in Black Adoption Event in November 2013 -- 98 Adoption Fees were PAID by generous Facebook Followers.  To date (04/26/14), 61 shelter pets have been adopted through this event!  Please check out our listings of our Black and mostly Black Dogs and Cats who are spayed/neutered, UTD on shots and now have PAID adoption fees! All they are waiting on is YOU -- Click Here! 



Want to Volunteer at CARA?  Click here.


Bree's Bark ParkSummer is here and the Dog Park is the place to be!  Get your dog's membership today!  Read our Dog Park Page for the latest as well as how to get your dog's membership, rules, and what to expect during your first visit!  Contact us at breesbarkpark@carams.org for additional questions or comments.  BREE's Bark Park is located right next to the CARA shelter.  Catch up with other DP members on Facebook at Bree's Bark Park Group.


KUDOS - Meet our recent donors. CARA appreciates all of your help!  We can't thank the businesses and individuals enough who continue to support our cause. 

Happy Tails -- GordonHAPPY TAILS - Read successful adoption stories and get an update on how our former furbabies are doing in their new fur-ever homes!  If you are interested in adopting please come by the shelter and see our precious ones waiting to find forever homes. Pictured is Gordon and his new family.  Gordon was found wandering the streets all alone.  He is a senior dog who is blind and partially deaf.  We can't thank the Davis family enough for giving this sweet boy a forever home. 

ADOPT-A-LEASH – If you are not able to have a pet of your own right now, please review this alternative program at our shelter.  You can still make a difference in the life of a homeless animal.  Click here for more details on our Adopt-A-Leash program.


Be part of the solution for no more homeless animals by having your pet spayed or neutered.

Patron of the Pets

Your monthly donation gives us funds we can count on each month to keep food in bowls and litter in boxes!

  • $15 a month will feed an animal for one week
  • $25 a month will vaccinate three animals a month
  • $40 a month will spay or neuter an animal
  • $55 a month will help save the life of a heartworm positive
  • dog or feed a nursing mama and her babies.

CARA Puppy

Pet of the Week

Cat of the Week

Pandora is a female Lynx Point Siamese who is 3 years old. This gorgeous girl likes people and would love a home of her own. She is best suited for a single cat household. If you are interested in adopting Pandora, please click on the link below.

 Dog of the Week
Laelia is a female Chihuahua/Terrier mix who is about 5 months old. We think she will remain fairly small, absolutely perfect to be a lap baby. If you are interested in adopting Laelia, please click on the link below.

 

Contact Us Online Form
601-922-7575
960 N. Flag Chapel Rd., Jackson, MS 39209

Shelter Hours:
Mon.- Tues., Fri.- Sat.(12 pm - 5 pm):
Wed., Thurs., Sun. Afternoons (By Appt.):
Map and directions:

Pet of the Week: Fridays at 12:30 WLBT-TV3:

http://www.mbah.state.ms.us/car_tag_program/

This program has provided funds for over 60 animal organizations around the state of Mississippi, primarily with their spay/neuter efforts.  By promoting this fund, we are helping animals all over our state.  Click here or on the image above.

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Our New Sponsor -- Fondren Muse

Better Business Bureau Accredited Charity  Donate to CARA!!

Animal House Picks CARA!

Animal House

CARA is thrilled to be chosen to participate in a new national reality show called "Animal House" and we will be part of the first season!  Animal House and CARA will be contacting local businesses for support and donated materials for this project to improve our shelter. Any organizations or individuals interested in playing a role, including having their donated products and services promoted on the show, Read More.