Upcoming Events


Whole Foods 5% Day

SAVE THE DATE:  CARA has been selected by Whole Foods Market-Jackson as the beneficiary of its quarterly 5% giving day. On Wednesday, October 21st, CARA will receive 5% of the day's net sales at Whole Foods Market-Jackson and Merchant of Vino, both located in Highland Village Shopping Center, off I-55 North in Jackson. CARA volunteers will be in the store from 10:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on 5% Day to share information about CARA's programs and services. Let's all go shopping for the fur babies!

~Past events~

 Saturday, September 26th from 12:00 to 3:00pm.  Anthropologie in Ridgeland has chosen CARA to be their beneficiary of their annual pet supply drive and adoption event. Donate and Shop to support CARA and meet some adorable pups!

CARA will have a booth at WELLSFEST Jackson's Original Music Festival -- Saturday, September 26th, at  Jamie Fowler Boyll Park on Lakeland Drive from 9am-3pm.   Stop by and meet us and our adoptable pups! 


CARA's 8th Annual Dog Days of Summer OUR BIGGEST EVENT OF THE YEAR -- CARA's 8th Annual Dog Days of Summer sponsored by Petco Foundation is Saturday, August 29th, from 10:00am to 3:00pm at Pelahatchie Shore Park at the Reservoir!  Join us for dogs on parade & pet contest(s); live music by Steve Deaton; silent auction; children's carnival ($5.00) with a Petting Zoo and much more; tasty hamburger, chicken and hot dog lunches by Outback Steakhouse; blessing of the pets; adoptable CARA dogs; arts & crafts market; agility, obedience & K-9 Unit demos and more! Y101.7 & Mix 98.7 FM will be broadcasting live from the event. Voluntary admission is a bag of dog food. Leashed pets welcome! CARA's 8th Annual Dog Days of Summer T-shirt

PRE-Order your Dog Days of Summer Special Tie-Dye T-shirt online by Aug 1st, 2015 for $20.



Last year we had over 1400 people attend.  Art and Craft Vendors click here to register with us and sell your goods.  If you would like to show your support for CARA and have a local business to advertise please consider becoming a Sponsor with 4 levels of sponsorship available.  Business sponsors please click here to register your business.

$9 for 9 Lives Cat Adoption Event$9 for 9 Lives Cat Promotion with Best Friends Animal Society runs the entire month of August. CARA has reduced the adoption fee for cats 9 months and older to just $9. This includes Vaccines and Spay/Neuter. Standard application approval is required. CARA has over 100 cats looking for loving, forever homes so please share this with your friends. Come out to the cattery and/or fill out an adoption application online.




Hops for Hounds 

TONIGHT, August 1st, 2015, 7-9pm for Hops for Hounds at Hideaway, a Beer Tasting Event to benefit CARA.  Southern Beverage, Hops and Habanas, Capital City Beverages, and LD'S Beer Run are sponsoring this great event. 4th and Goal Sports Cafe will be serving up some tasty bar apps to go with the beer. Also North American Spirits & Wine Brokerage fo MS will have sampling of their newest Crown Royal Regal Apple and Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye.   Your $25 Ticket  includes your cover to watch the Jason Miller Band who will start at 9:15 ($10 admission if you didn't attend the beer tasting). The Hideaway is located in Deville Plaza, 5100 Interstate 55 N. Frontage Road Jackson.  Come enjoy some tasty brew and food to help raise funds for the CARA Shelter Pets.  Tickets available at the door.

CARA is having a Summer Time Adoption Special for all dogs at the Shelter.  The Reduced Adoption Fee is $50 which covers Vaccines and Spay/Neuter.  Summer is a great time to welcome a new pup into your family!  We have so many wonderful dogs waiting to be your next special family member.  Come out to the shelter and/or fill out an adoption application online. 
Application Approval Required.


CARA's Kitten Smitten Adoption SpecialIf you are looking to be smitten you've got to come and meet our sweeties at the Cattery!  Our adoption special is for all Kittens up to 6 months of age. The reduced adoption fee is $45 which covers Vaccines and Spay/Neuter. CARA's Kitten Smitten Adoption Special lasts the entire month of June.  This is a great time to welcome a new kitten into your family!  Come out to the cattery and/or fill out an adoption application online.

CARA's Volunteer FairJoin us at Bree's Bark Park next to CARA on Saturday, June 27th, from 10:00am to 12:00pm for our Volunteer Fair! 
We bet you have several skills you could share with CARA to help homeless pets. Here's a list of what we are looking for: Shelter Greeters and Clerical Help, Cleaning and Maintenance for the Shelter and Cattery, Grooming and Socializing our adoptable pets, Fundraising and Event Prep, Adoption Event & Donation Pick-up, Technology help including writers/bloggers for our website and social media outlets like Facebook and Instagram.  If you think you could lend a hand please come out and meet us!  We will also have a shelter work day following the Volunteer Fair from 12:00 to 2:00.

Join us for our 1st “CINCO DE MAYO MUTTS & MARGARITAS” Fundraiser at the home of David & Dana Traxler, 2429 Eastover Drive, Jackson, MS  39211 on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 from 6-9pm. This event is being sponsored by ERGON and will be a great night of delicious food & beverages from Babalu’s Tacos & Tapas, Lazy Magnolia Brewery and Hops & Habanas!!  There will be a live auction with an original painting by William Dunlap, a well-known artist from Mississippi, a wine pull featuring some great wines from local vendors and a silent auction!  We are expecting a huge turnout for this event and hope you will join us!  Tickets will be available at the door!




  The Spring Market is April 17th-19th at the Trade Mart in Jackson--the best fashion, boutique and gift shopping in the South. More than 100 merchants representing well-known gift shops and unique boutiques with the latest in spring fashion, jewelry, accessories, shoes, gifts, gourmet food, home accessories and more! A special Girls’ Night Out, Cupcakes and Cocktails, is offered on Friday evening, April 17, for just $12 per person after 5:00 p.m. with a special Silent Auction to benefit CARA. Complimentary drinks and a free souvenir wine glass to the first 1000 women. For more details: http://www.themarketshows.com/SpringMarketJackson.html

SAVE THE MS Craft Show DATE -- Handmade USA Craft Show presented by Mississippi Craft Show at the Trade Mart -- Saturday, March 7th from 9am-6pm and Sunday, March 8th from 11am-4pm.  CARA will be in attendance holding a Pet Food and Adoption Drive!  Donations are greatly appreciated and can be dropped off at the show. Our wish list includes dry dog food, dry cat food and cat litter.  We will have some adorable pups available for adoption so come on out and join us.  Click here to print a coupon to present with your ticket and we will receive $1 donation from Mississippi Craft Show (one coupon per person).  We appreciate your support.


Celebrity Bartender Night for CARA! --
Join us at the Library Lounge at the Fairview Inn in Jackson on Wednesday, March 4th, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Anyone who makes a minimum $5 donation to CARA can enjoy Buy 1, Get 1 free drinks. Come join the fun to raise money for the pups!


Barks, BBQ & Blues
2nd Annual Barks, BBQ & Blues -- Join us for a fun night of all-you-can-eat BBQ on Tuesday, March 3, 2015, from 6-9pm at Duling Hall, 622 Duling Avenue, Jackson MS  39216 in the Fondren Area.   Event proceeds will benefit Community Animal Rescue & Adoption (CARA) and is sponsored by Deerfield Golf Club and Cane Creek Cookers.  Live music will be provided by Blues Band, The Envelope Pushers.  All you can eat BBQ plates provided by Cane Creek Cookers and a cash bar will be open.  Vegan options available by request.  Tickets $55 day of the event or $350 for a table of 8. There will also be a great silent auction as well! Come out of a night of great food and entertainment for a great cause!  For more information please contact Liz Kepner 601-209-0667 or Dana King 601-826-4968. 



Valentine's "The One" Adoption Event

This Valentine's Day we are participating in "The One" Adoption Event sponsored by Best Friends Animal Society. February 13th through the 16th, CARA will Reduce the Adoption Fee to $10 for ALL adoptable dogs and cats looking to find their forever homes. Each pet is UTD on Vaccines and has been spayed/neutered.  Note your adoption application must be submitted either online or in person to us during the promotional days (2/13-2/16).  Standard application approval required.  Make plans to come see us during this special time and adopt "The One" from CARA!

4th Annual CARA Angel Tree Fundraiser -- Pick an ornament & fulfill the “wishes” of our precious animals. Please return the item(s) to the location by DECEMBER 21st.  Don’t have time to shop?  CARA can always use monetary or gift card donations – just give these to the store clerk and any location! Thanks from all the staff and animals at CARA!  CARA Angel Tree Locations: Briarwood Pet Shop, The Rug Place, William Wallace Salon, Hollywood Feed in Ridgeland & Flowood, Tractor Supply in Clinton & Canton, Atmos Energy – Flowood & Industrial, Petco, Animal Health Center in Madison, Repeat Street, Orange Leaf Yogurt, Diva Dog,  Starbucks - Renaissance & Maywood Mart, Frog Head Grill – Clinton, Northeast Animal Hospital, Fondren Muse, Family Pet Clinic in Clinton, California Concepts in Pearl, Planet Fitness in Clinton.  Print/View Angel Tree Flyer.

Barnes and Noble Gift Wrapping Free Holiday Gift Wrapping at Barnes & Noble -- During the weeks leading up to Christmas (Nov. 28th - Dec 24th), CARA volunteers will be at Barnes and Noble in Ridgeland, MS, wrapping your holiday purchases for FREE! As we are a no-kill shelter, we just ask that you leave us a tip to ensure a happy holiday for our beloved animals as well. Check our Schedule.



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The Corkscrew Cat Cafe at Wild Birds Unlimited Oct 16

CARA’s first cat themed fundraiser!The Corkscrew Cat Café at Wild Birds Unlimited will be Thursday, October 16, 2014, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at the Wild Birds Unlimited store in LeFleur’s Gallery Shopping Center in Jackson, MS. Join us for after-hours shopping with food from Cookin' Up a Storm and wine provided by Corkscrew Fine Wine & Spirits (sold by the glass to benefit CARA) plus a special silent auction. Live entertainment will be provided by Ralph Miller. Feathermore artist, Elaine Maisel, will also be painting in person. Donate 20 pounds of cat litter to be eligible for cool door prizes. CARA cats will be available for adoption at the store from October 11 through October 17. For every cat “seed character” you purchase between Oct. 9-18, Wild Birds Unlimited will donate $5.00 to CARA. Start your Christmas shopping early!

Buffalo Peak Outfitters Howlin at the Moon Fundraiser

THANK YOU -- What a Howlin' good time we had at Buffalo Peak Outfitters Howlin' at the Moon fundraiser for CARA!  Check out our Facebook Album.  Thanks to all the sponsors, silent auction donors, and our awesome volunteers!  

DDS Thank you


Link to our DDS Facebook Album

Dog Days of Summer 2014

 Our biggest fundraiser of the year! CARA's 7th Annual Dog Days of Summer at Pelahatchie Shore Park Saturday, August 23 from 10am to 3pm is on the horizon.  Join us for tasty food, children's carnival, doggie agility courses, dogs on parade, dog contests, educational demos, live music, arts and crafts, silent auction, and more!  CARA's Dog Days of Summer Event raises needed funds to support the pups and cats at the shelter while providing a great time for friends, families, and lots of happy dogs on leashes.  Entrance admission to Dog Days of Summer is a bag of dog food.  We can't wait to see you there! 

 July 29th, Tuesday -- Eat Jackson will be hosting their summer Charity Night at Anjou.  The great people at Anjou chose CARA as their charity so please come out and support us for our Pups on the Patio fundraiser! Buy your EatJXN card at the door and get a FREE order of Profiteroles with any purchase.  All proceeds will benefit CARA!  From 5-7 pm we will have adorable CARA pups with us. Don't miss it!

The Big Bow WowSaturday, July 12th , from 10:30-1:00 -- Please join CARA and ARF at the MS Children’s Museum for the Big Bow Wow! There will be education sessions on responsible pet ownership, face painting, craft booth to make toys for the dogs, demos and talks by the Jackson Obedience Training Club & Vicksburg Kennel Club, and, of course, adorable dogs for adoption. Special event “Puppy Patrol” t-shirts, sponsored by Patty Peck Honda, will be available for purchase with proceeds going to the Spay/Neuter funds for CARA and ARF.

July 12th, Saturday, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm -- Come join us at “Christmas in July” Amy's Hallmark at Renaissance at Colony Park, Renaissance Ornament Collectors Club (R.O.C.C.) is sponsoring a drive for Community Animal Rescue and Adoptions (CARA). We will be accepting donations of dry cat or dog food, clay cat litter and monetary donations. We are expecting a special visit from vacationing Santa between 10a.m. and 2p.m. Children and pets are welcome to have their photos made with Santa in his beach attire. Photos will be made available via email or web.

9 lives

9 Lives for $9 ADOPTION SPECIAL -- We're joining Best Friends Animal Society to celebrate those with 9 lives!  For 9 days in June (June 14-22), you can adopt any of our cats ages 9 months and older for just $9 (instead of the usual $75 adoption fee).   All cats are spayed/neutered and vaccinated.  Come out to the cattery and meet our sweet kitties who are waiting on their purr-fect forever home.

PUTTING ON THE DOG -- Putting on the Dog is a fundraiser presented by Great Scott at their store (4400 Old Canton Rd., Jackson, Mississippi 39211) on Saturday, June 7th, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The event will include tasty food from The Pig & Pint, silent auction, vendor/crafts market, children's carnival, adoptable CARA dogs and more. Come eat, play and shop to raise money for CARA!

 Doggie Palooza










A Dog Adoption Event Extravaganza!  The Shelter is FULL!  ALL Dog Adoption Fees for the Entire Month of May will be WAIVED!  All dogs are UTD on shots and spayed/neutered. All they need are caring hearts and loving homes (Standard Adoption Application Approval Required).  Come meet your new best friend at CARA during the month of May!


Night at the Derby

NEW EVENT!  A “Run for the Roses” Tuesday Night April 29th, 2014, 6-9 p.m. Anjou at the Township in Ridgeland.  Come experience the Derby “CARA style”, wearing your finest derby style outfits and hats, sipping Mint Juleps in special souvenir cups, while waiting for the trumpet call for riders to come to their post. Contests and Prizes for Best Hats! Doors Open at 5:30, Call to the Starting Gate begins at 6:00!  Bet on Prerecorded Races with Derby Cash & Take Your Winnings to Our Exciting 'Live Auction'.  Sponsor a Race, Name a Horse and/or Jockey.  Join us for food, fun and fast horses running for the roses while raising money to support CARA's mission and homeless animals. For Tickets ($50 in advance, $60 at the door) and to purchase Horse , Jockey and/or Race, Call Nancy at 601-497-0375. Must be 21 to attend.


NEXT FUNDRAISER -- The Spring Market is April 11-13 at the Trade Mart in Jackson--the best fashion, boutique and gift shopping in the South. More than 100 merchants representing well-known gift shops and unique boutiques with the latest in spring fashion, jewelry, accessories, shoes, gifts, gourmet food, home accessories and more! A special Girls’ Night Out, Cupcakes and Cocktails, is offered on Friday evening, April 11, for just $12 per person after 5:00 p.m. with a special Silent Auction to benefit CARA. Complimentary drinks and a free souvenir wine glass to the first 1000 women.


3rd Annual Wine Tasting to benefit CARA 3rd Annual Wine Tasting to Benefit CARA!  The event hosted by Herrin Gear Automotive Group will be held at Olga’s Fine Dining on Monday, March 24th, 2014.  Doors open at 5:30 pm and the wine tasting begins at 6 pm.  Joe T’s Wine & Spirits will be providing the fine wines again this year.  Local Sommeliers Lynn Wentworth and Joel Shows will be sharing their knowledge of each of the wines that will compliment Olga’s favorite dishes.  To top it all off we'll have Crazy Cat Bakers' fabulous bread pudding! Come raise a glass to support CARA and enjoy a relaxing evening of fine wines, heavy hors d’oeuvres and music by Double Ramm Outlaws. We will have a silent auction with unique items plus door prizes.  Get your tickets early!! 
Tickets: $45 ( in advance) $55 (at door) Credit Card sales Contact Nancy at 601-497-0375. Must be 21 or older to attend.

Rainbow Grocery Charity of the MonthCARA is Rainbow Grocery's Roundup Charity of the Month.  Shop and round up your purchase to the next dollar for us!  Rainbow is located in Historic Fondren, 2807 Old Canton Road, Jackson, MS 39216. www.rainbowcoop.org



Next Fundraiser!!  BARKS, BBQ & BREWS -- Join Us for a FUN night of ALL you can eat BBQ on Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 6pm at the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum, 1152 Lakeland Drive, Jackson MS 39216. Silent Auction w/sports memorabilia! Music by Hunter Gibson. Cash Bar.  Tickets are $45 in advance, $55 at the door or $350 for a table of 8. For  tickets call Nancy at 601-497-0375.  For additional info call Liz at 601-209-0667 or Dana at 601-826-4968.

Bob Coleman Winter Run The Bob Coleman Winter Run 10k Run and 5k Walk, Saturday, February 1, 2014, at 8:00am, Natchez Trace Parkway, Clinton, MS.  All proceeds and donations to benefit CARA!  Please come out and support us!  For complete registration info click here.



CARA Angel Tree 2013 

3rd Annual Angel Tree Fundraiser -- Our Angel Trees have been delivered!  Pick an ornament & fulfill the “wishes” of our precious animals. Please return the item(s) to the angel tree location or CARA Shelter by DECEMBER 24th.  Don’t have time to shop??  CARA can always use monetary or gift card donations – just give these to the store clerk!  ANGEL TREE LOCATIONS:  Briarwood Pet Shop, The Rug Place, William Wallace Salon and Fondren Barber Shop, Hollywood Feed – Ridgeland & Flowood Locations, Tractor Supply – Richland & Clinton Locations, Atmos Energy, Petco, Animal Health Center - Madison, Fondren Muse, Orange Leaf Yogurt, Repeat Street, Apricot Lane, Northeast Animal Hospital-Ridgeland, Animal Emergency & Referral Center-Flowood, CARA Shelter.  View or print Flyer.

BARNES & NOBLE FREE GIFT WRAPPING -- Starting Nov 29 through Dec 24 CARA volunteers will be at Barnes & Noble in Ridgeland (please check our holiday schedule here).  We will wrap your holiday presents for FREE, we just ask you leave us a Tip to contribute to our shelter animals.   We do the wrapping.  You save the animals.  View/Print Promo Flyer or Wrapping Schedule.

December 7th & 8th from 11am-3pm at PETCO in Madison.  Bring your pet(s) and get a digital photo with Santa for a $10 Donation to CARA!

Bree's Bark Park





The Dog Park is a Reality!  Join us for the Grand Opening on Saturday, October 12, 2013, 10:00am to 1:00pm!  Ribbon cutting at 11:00am!  Please bring a donation of Dry Dog Food.  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 breesbarkpark@carams.org for additional questions or comments.

Murder N Sin City

Anjou Restaurant at The Township in Ridgeland will host our next Murder Mystery Dinner.  Murder in Sin City --  Tuesday, October 29, 2013.  Doors open at 6:00pm and the Mystery starts at 6:30pm. Murderer will be revealed at 8:30pm.  Tickets are $50 and are available through ADVANCE sales only!  Contact Denise at 601-842-4404 to purchase and secure your character role in the Mystery Event!  Silent Auction 6:00pm to 8:30pm. Don't miss this FUN event!

Horny Toad Rescue to Benefit CARA -- Thursday, September 26, 2013, 6:00 PM --  Buffalo Peak Outfitters in Highland Village is sponsoring an evening of after-hours shopping, food and wine to benefit CARA. Check out the new lines of Horny Toad apparel--20% of all Horny Toad sales during this event will be donated to CARA. Enjoy bidding in a Silent Auction for fun items. Bring at least 40 pounds of dog food or cat litter to receive a unique wine tumbler. Enter the BPO Mugshot contest for a chance to win a pair of Chacos and a $250 Horny Toad Shopping Spree. Come join the fun!


RTP - Red TruckRollin thru the park logo

Saturday September 14, 2013, 8am to 4pm -- CARA is very thankful to once again be the beneficiary of the Rollin' Thru the Park car, truck and bike show at Pearl City Park, promoted and facilitated by Express Audio. Awards will be presented for Top 35, Best Car, Best Bike, Best Truck, Best Stereo, Best Paint, Best Engine, Best Interior, Mayor’s Choice, 501st Legion Choice and Transformer Car Club Choice. New categories include Best 4x4 and Best ATV. Bring the kids to meet the Star Wars and Transformers fan clubs. Come check out the Casper Monster Truck. Door prizes will be awarded and general admission is FREE!

2013 DDS

9_Lives_Adoption Event 9 Lives for $9 CAT ADOPTION Event -- We're joining Best Friends Animal Society to celebrate those with 9 lives!  For 9 days in June (June 21-30), you can adopt any of our cats ages 9 months and older for just $9 (instead of the usual $75 adoption fee).   All cats are spayed/neutered and vaccinated.  Join us for Open House at the cattery on Saturday, June 22, from 1:00 to 4:00.  Light refreshments will be served and tours of the cattery will be offered.   



Night of MysteryNext Big Event July 15, 2013 -- Please join us for an evening of murder, mayhem, and the mob at Olga’s Fine Dining. We will journey back to the 1920’s “Great Gatsby” era. Please dress to impress as there will be prizes for Best Female and Best Male Costumes. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the mystery starts at 6:30 p.m. The murderer will be revealed at 8:30 p.m. Food will be provided by Olga’s Fine Dining and Crazy Cat Bakers. Tickets are $45 in advance and $55 at the door. Silent Auction runs from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. Proceeds from all Cathead Vodka cocktails go to CARA. Must be 21 and older to attend. For more information, please contact Candice at 601-953-3692 or for credit card sales, call Nancy at 601-497-0375.

Great Scott Putting on the Dog Fundraiser

NEXT EVENT -- Great Scott will host "Putting on the Dog" at their store, 4400 Old Canton Rd, Saturday June 8, 2013, from 11am to 3pm.  The Manship Woodfire Kitchen will  donate great food and Campbell's Bakery will donate sweets for the event.  Both will be offered at a great price to raise money for the shelter.  We'll have a silent auction, vendor/crafts market, children's carnival for the kids, and adorable CARA pups available for adoption!  Come eat, shop and play while raising money for CARA!

Next Event -- Jail-N-Bail

NEXT EVENT -- CARA's 1st Annual Jail-N-Bail!  Come join us Thursday, May 2, from 10am to 6pm at The Renaissance in Colony Park between Mint and Ruth's Chris.  We will be raising money to replace damaged kennels at the Shelter.  Pay $25 or $50 to have someone arrested and jailed.  They must raise $250 Bail for the $25 entry and $500 Bail for the $50 entry!  Francis will be JAILED so please come out and donate some BAIL to help set Francis and others FREE!

Spring Market April 12-14

The Spring Market is April 12-14 at the Trade Mart in Jackson--the best fashion, boutique and gift shopping in the South. More than 100 boutiques and shops just returning from market for 3 days of shopping, with some of the trendiest and most stylish fashions! Girls’ Night Out, Wine and Women, is offered on Friday evening, April 12, for just $15 per person after 5:00 p.m. with a special Silent Auction to benefit CARA. Complimentary drinks and a free souvenir wine glass to the first 1000 women.


Wine Tasting 2013

Monday, March 18, 2013  6-8pm
Doors open at 5:30 with the first glass being served at 6:00

Come raise a glass to support CARA and enjoy a relaxing evening of
fine wines, heavy hors d’oeuvres, silent auction, and door prizes!


Tickets: $45 (in advance) $55 (at the door) purchased at:

Olga’s Fine Dining 4760 I-55N Jackson phone 601-3661366

The Rug Place 2315 Lakeland Dr Flowood phone 601-420-0784;

For Credit Card sales, Call Nancy at 601-497-0375;

Hosted by Herrin-Gear Automotive Group;
Fine Wines by Joe T’s Wine and Spirits; Food by Fat Cake Guy and Olga’s; Music provided by Hunter Gibson.

Must be 21 or older to attend.

Bob Coleman Winter RunNEXT EVENT -- BOB COLEMAN 10K WINTER RUN on the Natchez Trace Parkway at Clinton on Saturday, Feb. 9th, at 8:00 a.m. The event is a 10K Run & 5K Walk sponsored by the MS Track Club. The route is out and back on the Natchez Trace Parkway, starting and ending at the first rest stop at Clinton, MS.  Dog food and other donations to CARA are appreciated. Pre-register by Feb. 4th at www.mstrackclub.com/ (click on MTC Calendar).   Facebook Event Page Click Here.

CARA Angel Tree Fundraiser 

TIS THE SEASON -- 2nd Annual Angel Tree Fundraiser, Please stop by one of the locations below to pick an ornament and fulfill the "wishes" of our precious animals and return it to the tree by Dec 21st.  Locations:  Briarwood Pet Shop, Protea Dekor, The Rug Place, William Wallace Salon, Hollywood Feed, Joe T's Wine and Spirits, Tractor Supply - Richland, Atmos Enerygy, Great Scott, Petco, Reservoir Wine & Spirits, Animal Health Center - Madison, Fondren Muse, Orange Leaf Yogurt, CARA Shelter.  View/Print the Event Flyer.

New Stage " A Christmas Memory" 

A CHRISTMAS MEMORY -- New Stage Theatre and CARA Partner for an Upcoming Holiday Musical.  Rascal, one of CARA's adoptable dogs has been cast for the role of Queenie (pictured).  New Stage Theatre will be collecting much needed items for the shelter and those who bring an item will receive $5 off their ticket when purchased at the window.  Dates are Nov 29 - Dec 16, Preview night Tuesday, Nov 29 at 7:30. Times, ticket prices, and purchase locations please click here.


Gray Daniels Adopt a PetADOPT A PET, CARA EVENT by Gray-Daniels Toyota -- Saturday, Dec 15, 11am - 3pm join us at Gray-Daniels Toyota in Brandon.  With your help the folks at Gray-Daniels are going to fill up the back of a Tacoma with Pet supplies while holding an adoption drive for CARA.  Stop by and drop off supplies today and don't forget to stop in Dec 15 to adopt a sweet fur baby for Christmas!


Santa Photos 

Ho! Ho! Ho! Santa is coming to town to take photos of your pets! Join Santa and CARA at CasaBella Interiors (1139 Old Fannin Road in Brandon) on Saturday, December 1st, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.  Photos by appointment only; please call 601-665-4920 to make your appointment.  Cost is a $10.00 donation to CARA.

9 Lives Adoption Event 

9 Lives for $9 CAT ADOPTION Program -- We're joining Best Friends Animal Society to celebrate those with 9 lives! For 9 days in November (Nov. 10-18), you can adopt any of our cats ages 9 months and older for just $9 (instead of the usual $75 adoption fee). Join us for Open House at the cattery on Friday, Nov.16, and Saturday, Nov. 17, from noon to 5:00. Light refreshments will be served and tours of the cattery will be offered. At 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17, the cattery will be re-dedicated to commemorate its second anniversary. Come join us! View the Event on FaceBook by clicking here!



  Outback Giveback Week for CARA Outback Giveback Week for CARA

THANKS TO Outback Give-back Week for CARA!  We appreciate the opportunity to spread our message and cause for CARA programs and fundraisers! Pictured are members of our Dog Park Committee getting the word out about our new project "BREE's Bark Park".

Chili's Giveback Nights

  Chili's In Madison Giveback Nights -- The Chili's in Madison will give CARA 10% of the proceeds when folks bring in this flyer. Dates are Oct. 29, 30 and 31 from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.  PRINT the Flyer by clickling here.



Weinermobile for CARA

"CATSUP" with the WEINERMOBILE For CARA -- Sunday, November 4, 2012,  from 2 to 5 pm at Hollywood Feed on Countyline Rd.  Free Giveways, Hot Dogs, Kids Games, Wiener Dogs Galore!  Grab bags and Doxie Kennel Club Games! View/Print the Flyer by clicking here.

Link to Facebook Info for Bikes 4 Barks 

SAVE THE DATE -- Ladies Only Bikes4Barks charity bike ride event to benefit CARA.  Saturday, October 27, 2012, ride starts at 7:30 am at The Bike Crossing in Ridgeland.  CARA will be in attendance from 10:00 - 1:30 with dogs available for adoption and to collect donations of dog/cat food, kitty litter, money, etc. The event features three course distances for all cycling skill levels including a 15 mile, 30 mile, and 62 mile ride. Visit our Facebook page to see routes and register.  All rides will start and finish at The Bike Crossing. Visit Bikes4Barks on Facebook by clicking here.

Event -- Rollin Thru THE PARK

NEXT EVENT -- Rollin Thru the Park, Car, Truck, and Bike Show -- September 15, 2012, 9 am to 4 pm at Pearl City Park (rain date Sept 22).  CARA is very thankful to be the beneficiary of the Rollin' Thru the Park car, truck and bike show in Pearl. Awards for Best Car, Best Bike, Best Truck, Best Stereo and others. "Cruisin' Style" magazine will be taking photos. Special appearances by the "Sudden Impact" monster truck racing team. Bring a bag of dog food or cat litter for a discount on show t-shirts. CARA will have sweet dogs for adoption at the event. Come join us!  View/Print Event Flyer.

Horny Toad Rescue Event for CARA
Buffalo Peak Outfitters’ Horny Toad Rescue Event on Thursday, September 13th from 6-8pm at their store in Highland Village.  Join us for after hours’ shopping, food & wine and check out all their fall collections.  Bring dry dog food or clay cat litter—every pound gets you a chance to win some great door prizes!  

7th Annual PAWS4FUN --  September 8, 2012, 10 am to 3 pm, an AKC respondisble dog ownership day event at the Trade Mart Building MS State Fairgrounds.  CARA will be selling Hot Dogs!  Come see us!  View/Print Event Flyer.


Dog Days of Summer -- 2012

 August 25th at the 5th Annual Dog Days of Summer at Pelahatchie Shore Park in Brandon was a great day for CARA and our supporters.  We enjoyed a pet parade, silent auction, live music, arts and crafts vendors, baked treats and snacks, children's carnival, educational demonstrations, blessing of the pets, and most of all seeing all of you, our CARA supporters!  Our event was a huge success and we are SO THANKFUL to our Volunteers who worked for months on putting this event together!  They did a great job.  We are also incredibily THANKFUL to our sponsors who made this event possible! Check out our videos, pictures and slideshows!

Dog Days of Summer Slideshow by Lea Ann Craig

DDS Photo Gallery by Clarion Ledger

Fox40 Video of DDS 

Blessing of the Pets at DDS by Clarion Ledger

WLBT's Story/Video on DDS

VIP Jackson Magazine Photo Gallery of DDS

Dog Days of Summer -- 2012

CARA is proud to announce that  Petco Foundation/Petco is the hosting sponsor for the 2012 Dog Days of Summer! We appreciate all the event sponsors including Paul Moak Subaru, Outback Steakhouse, Eaton Aerospace, Clark Web Works, Jackson Free Press, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of MS, North State Animal and Bird Hospital, Madison Animal Health Center, Mountain Pure Water, Y101 / Mix 98, Irby Construction, Rogers-Dabbs Chevrolet, Nucor Steel, Polk's Drugs on the Reservoir, All Star Inflatables, Heroes and Dreams Comics and Collectibles, Joe T's Fine Wines and Spirits, William Wallace Salon, Briarwood Pet Shop, Community Bank, Protea Dekor, Stephen & Karen de Kock, the Bank of Forest, The Outlet at Country Originals, J.M.T. Farms, and Edwards Dental Clinic. Thank you from all of us at CARA!

View our Dog Days of Summer Slideshow from 2011 -- Click here 

CARA Puppy

Pet of the Week

Cat of the Week

Maria is a female orange tabby who is 3 years old. She is an independent girl who likes to take naps in sunny spots. If you are interested in adopting Maria, please click on the link below.

 Dog of the Week

Magnolia is a female mixed breed dog who is about 5 years old and weighs under 40 pounds. She has a sweet disposition and personality and loves nothing more than curling up in your lap. If you are interested in adopting Magnolia, please click on the link below.

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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.