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

Valentine's we are participating in "The One" Adoption Event sponsored by Best Friends Animal Society. February 1st through the 15th, CARA will Reduce the Adoption Fee to $14 for ALL adoptable dogs and cats looking to find their forever homes. Each pet is UTD on Vaccines and has been spayed/neutered. Standard application approval required.  Make plans to come see us during this special time and adopt "The One" from CARA!

Bob Coleman Winter Run

NEXT EVENT -- BOB COLEMAN 10K WINTER RUN on the Natchez Trace Parkway at Clinton on Saturday, Feb. 6th, at 8:00 a.m. The event is a 10K Run & 5K Walk sponsored by the MS Track Club. New Start/Finish at 1301 Pinehaven Dr., Clinton MS -- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  Dog food and other donations to CARA are appreciated. Pre-register by Jan 25th at

Kroger Community Rewards

Attention all Kroger shoppers! It's time to re-enroll for 2016 Kroger Community Awards. No cost to you and a big benefit to our shelter sweeties. Log in to your account and go to the Community menu link then to the Community Rewards and click "Enroll" and search "CARA" or use our Organization Number 81417. Please do it today so we can receive your community rewards next time you go to Kroger. Log in:


3rd Annual Barks, BBQ, & BluesJoin us for CARA'S 3rd Annual Barks, BBQ, & Blues on Saturday, February 27th, from 6-9pm at The Hideaway, 5100 Interstate 55 N. Frontage Road Jackson, MS 39211, in the Deville Plaza. This event is sponsored by Deerfield Golf Club and Cane Creek Cookers.  Live music will be provided again this year by the awesome Blues Band, The Envelope Pushers. All you can eat BBQ plates provided and a cash bar will be open. Vegan options available by request. Tickets are $45 in advance online click here, $55 day of the event or $350 for a table of 8. There will also be a great silent auction as well! Come out for a night of great food and entertainment for a great cause! For more info please contact Liz Kepner 601-209-0667 or Dana King 601-826-4968.

Cat Adoption BookletAre you interested in Adopting?  Read our Dog Adoption Booklet or the Cat Adoption Booklet to ensure your know the basics about adding a CARA shelter pet to your family.  Each is filled with tips, behavior training and advice.  We guarantee you will learn something new!

From our Back in Black Adoption Event in November 2013 -- 98 Adoption Fees were PAID by generous Facebook Followers.  To date (04/26/14), 61 shelter pets have been adopted through this event!  Please check out our listings of our Black and mostly Black Dogs and Cats who are spayed/neutered, UTD on shots and now have PAID adoption fees! All they are waiting on is YOU -- Click Here!

Want to Volunteer at CARA?  Click here.

Bree's Bark ParkThe Dog Park is the place to be!  Get your dog's membership today!  Read our Dog Park Page for the latest as well as how to get your dog's membership, rules, and what to expect during your first visit!  Contact us at for additional questions or comments.  BREE's Bark Park is located right next to the CARA shelter.  Catch up with other DP members on Facebook at Bree's Bark Park Group.

KUDOS - Meet our recent donors. CARA appreciates all of your help!  We can't thank the businesses and individuals enough who continue to support our cause. 

HAPPY TAILS - Read successful adoption stories and get an update on how our former furbabies are doing in their new fur-ever homes!  If you are interested in adopting please come by the shelter and see our precious ones waiting to find forever homes.

ADOPT-A-LEASH – If you are not able to have a pet of your own right now, please review this alternative program at our shelter.  You can still make a difference in the life of a homeless animal.  Click here for more details on our Adopt-A-Leash program.

Be part of the solution for no more homeless animals by having your pet spayed or neutered.

Patron of the Pets

Your monthly donation gives us funds we can count on each month to keep food in bowls and litter in boxes!

  • $15 a month will feed an animal for one week
  • $25 a month will vaccinate three animals a month
  • $40 a month will spay or neuter an animal
  • $55 a month will help save the life of a heartworm positive
  • dog or feed a nursing mama and her babies.

CARA Puppy

Pet of the Week

Cat of the Week

Kermit is a male white and gray tabby who is 2-3 years old. His personality can only be described as sweet and loving. Kermit is patiently waiting for his forever family to come for him. Iyou are interested in adopting Kermit, please click on the link below.

 Dog of the Week
ADOPTED!! Oliver is a handsome, male, "Love Me" breed who is about 3 months old. He is very smart and playful. Oliver would do well in any great home because he loves everyone he meets. If you are interested in adopting Oliver, please click on the link below.

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960 N. Flag Chapel Rd., Jackson, MS 39209

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Pet of the Week: Fridays at 12:30 WLBT-TV3:

CARA - SAVING LIVES SINCE 2001 T-shirts are available online now for a $25 donation (includes shipping and handling).

This program has provided funds for over 60 animal organizations around the state of Mississippi, primarily with their spay/neuter efforts.  By promoting this fund, we are helping animals all over our state.  Click here or on the image above.


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