CARA is...

  • Operated by volunteers, volunteer board members, and part-time shelter employees
  • Supported by private donations from individuals, businesses, & fund raising events
  • Receives no funds from the city, county, state or federal government
  • Recognized as an accredited charity by the Better Business Bureau

The Primary Goals of CARA are...

  • To place our adoptable animals into loving, caring homes
  • Support spay/neuter programs and ensure that all animals in our care are spayed and neutered prior to adoption.
  • Promote responsible pet ownership
  • Teach communities the proper care & treatment of all pets & why spay/neuter is important


Visit our Shelter and Cattery.


Mon. - Tues. & Fri.- Sat. (12 pm - 5 pm)

Wed., Thurs. & Sun. Afternoons (By Appt.)

Address : 960 N. Flag Chapel Rd., Jackson, MS 39209

Map and Directions to CARA

Mailing address : P. O. Box 231, Clinton, MS 39060

Phone: (601) 922-7575

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The 2017 CARA Board -- Valerie Hicks (Chairman), Lea Ann Craig (Vice Chair), Denise Cantrell (Executive Director), Cristy Bullock (Treasurer), Ann Somers (Secretary), Janet Madden, Bertha Gordon, Marita Smith, Rick Terry, Dj Clark, Erik Norman, Heather Morgan, Elliot Bingham, and Rachel Lyle.

CARA Shelter Manager: Peggy Harrell


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