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

  • 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

Are 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!

We are taking orders for our Dog Days of Summer 2018 T-shirt (7/08/18 - 7/25/18).  Our shirt features former CARA and DDS feature pup, Miracle, who is looking overjoyed sitting in her lawn chair and under her umbrella. Order yours online today and pick up the day of the event.  DDS volunteers please order now and pick up at DDS orientation.  Only a certain amount of T-shirts will be ordered.