The CARA shelter is closed to the public for the forseeable furture due to COVID-19.  We have made necessary changes to continue adoptions and  you can still support the shelter pets by making an online donation.

Community Animal Rescue & Adoption, Inc. (CARA) is a No-Kill Shelter located in Jackson, MS.
We are dedicated to saving dogs and cats in the Jackson and surrounding areas who need to find loving homes.  We are also committed to providing low cost spay/neuter options to reduce the population of unwanted animals, and we work to educate our community on topics such as pet healthcare and responsible ownership.

CARA is operated by volunteers, volunteer board members, and part-time shelter employees.  We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit supported by private donations from individuals, businesses, and fundraising events.  We receive 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!