Unleash Your Love Campaign

The CARA shelter remains closed to the general public due to COVID-19, however we are taking online applications for adoptions and will schedule appointments with approved applicants.  To start an adoption app click here.

Spay/Neuter vouchers are available from the CARA front desk Tuesday through Saturday, 12-5.  Please ring the front door bell for service.

HOW YOU CAN HELP US TODAY -- We need monetary donations to keep our shelter functioning for the 110 pets who are sheltered here.

Since our biggest event of the year, Dog Days of Summer, is canceled this year due to Covid, we desparately need pet food and treats as this event supplied our shelter pets for many months. You can drop off your donations at all local Revell Ace Hardware stores & Chipper and Coco.

UNLEASH YOUR LOVE Fundraiser has started to offset the lack of funding we will receive due to our events being canceled for 2020. Please check out our NEW merchandise and support CARA!


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!