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.

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

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!


CARA's 10th ANNUAL DOG DAYS OF SUMMER
Saturday, August 26th, 2017, from 10:00am to 3:00pm

Pelahatchie Shore Park on The Reservoir, Brandon, MS

Sponsored by the Petco Foundation.  Join us for a day of fun and remember to bring your leashed pets.  Voluntary admission is a bag of dog food for our precious shelter dogs.

We will have our pet parade with contests for your pups.  A children's carnival ($5) and lunch by Outback and Pizza Shack.  There will be live music, arts and crafts vendors plus a petting zoo.  Other entertainment will include agility, training, & K9 demo units. Be sure to check out our Silent auction of unique items all donated to raise funds for CARA.

Become a Sponsor, Sell your Arts & Crafts, or Volunteer your time.