5/22/20 -- 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 -- We need monetary donations to keep our shelter functioning for the 110 pets who are sheltered here. We also need pet food and treats. You can easily send us a food/treat donations though Amazon.com wish list (please use smile and select us as your charity), Chewy.com or other online pet stores. You can call into local store Chipper and CoCo (601-955-7395) and they will deliver to us for free.


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!