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.

 Cat Adoption BookletAre you interested in Adopting?  Read our Dog Adoption Booklet or the Cat Adoption Booklet to ensure you know the basics about adding a CARA shelter pet to your family.  Filled with tips, behavior training and advice!



Dog Days of SummerSAVE THE DATE -- CARA's 9th Annual Dog Days of Summer will be held Saturday, August 20th, 2016, at Pelahatchie Park at the Reservoir.  Last year we had over 1600 people attend our event.  Art and Craft Vendors click here to register with us and sell your goods.  If you would like to show your support for CARA and have a local business to advertise please consider becoming a Sponsor with 4 levels of sponsorship available.  Business sponsors please click here to register your business.


 Kroger Community RewardsAttention all Kroger shoppers! It's time to re-enroll for 2016 Kroger Community Awards. No cost to you and a big benefit to our shelter sweeties. Log in to your account and go to the Community menu link then to the Community Rewards and click "Enroll" and search "CARA" or use our Organization Number 81417. Please do it today so we can receive your community rewards next time you go to Kroger. Log in: www.kroger.com

 

 


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 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 - 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

Thomas (male, orange Maine Coon mix) is 6 weeks old and Flynn (male, gray tabby) is 8 weeks old. Both are playful, loving kittens who are ready for their forever homes. If you are interested in adopting Thomas &/or Flynn, please click on the link below. 

 Dog of the Week
Mavis is a female Wire Haired Jack Russell who is 3 years old. As the perfect companion dog, Mavis is very friendly and enjoys spending time outside with people. She also loves to nap in the cool shade. If you are interested in adopting Mavis, please click on the link below.

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

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


 

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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