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.

 Thank You from CARATHANK You to all the wonderful sponsors of the 8th annual Dog Days of Summer fundraiser!  We had a record turnout yesterday! 
HOSTING Sponsor: Petco Foundation
STAGE Sponsors: Paul Moak Subaru—Children’s Village, Outback Steakhouse—Food & Drink Area, The Outlet at Country Originals—Silent Auction Area, Mix 98.7/Y101.7—Media Area, Hollywood Feed—Pet Parade & Contests, Jane Klinck-State Farm—Music Stage, K-9 Pro Cuts—Specialty & Demo Area, Atmos Energy—Agility Area, Jackson Free Press—Arts & Crafts Area, Once Upon a Pet—Amusement Area
Partnering Sponsors: Eaton Aerospace, Irby Construction, Community Bank, T’Beaux’s, Clark Web Works
Supporting Sponsors: Banfield Pet Hospital, Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance, Dawgone Fun Therapy Dogs, Great Southern Events, Safelite Auto Glass, Holmes Specialty, Mountain Pure Water
Dog Chiller Sponsors: North State Animal Hospital, Brown Bottling Group, Slay Dental Lab, Oakdale Animal Hospital, Waymond Mosley, Jr., CPA, Joe T’s Fine Wines & Spirits, William Wallace Salon, Briarwood Pet Shop & Kennels, Family Pet Clinic, Hermetic Rush Services, Edwards Dental Clinic, Lizabeth Simpson, Evelyn Stevens, BankPlus, McDonald’s-Lakeland Drive, It’s Vinyl, Y’all, Lily & Lola Craig, CDE Integrated Systems, Nucor Steel, The Froghead Grill, Groom Room

$9 for 9 Lives Cat Adoption Event

$9 for 9 Lives Cat Promotion with Best Friends Animal Society runs the entire month of August. CARA has reduced the adoption fee for cats 9 months and older to just $9. This includes Vaccines and Spay/Neuter. Standard application approval is required. CARA has over 100 cats looking for loving, forever homes so please share this with your friends. Come out to the cattery and/or fill out an adoption application online.

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 ParkThe 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 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 - 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.

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

Lola is a female silver tabby who is 1.5 years old. Being a little shy, Lola is probably best suited for a single cat household. Her favorite activity is playing with her toys. If you are interested in adopting Lola, please click on the link below.

 Dog of the Week

Whitney is a female Lab mix who is about 2.5 months old. She and her siblings are having a ball with all their toys at the shelter. If you are interested in adopting Whitney, please click on the link below.

Contact Us Online Form
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:

CARA - SAVING LIVES SINCE 2001 T-shirts are available online now for a $25 donation (includes shipping and handling).

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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