We are incredibly blessed to have the support of our Community! Our Kudos section features local businesses and individuals who have recently donated proceeds or their time to CARA. On behalf of our fur-babies and staff, Thank you! Thank you! We couldn't go on without you!
05/21/13 -- Thanks to Dean Jerry Clark at the University of Mississippi Medical Center for organizing “Pet a Pup Day” to help students de-stress during exams. The CARA pups thoroughly enjoyed their outing on this beautiful day. Fox (pictured below) got plenty of attention!
05/20/13 -- For his Eagle Scout project, Woody Spencer decided to build 4 benches for Bree's Bark Park! Woody is pictured below with Ann Somers, CARA Board member who designed the dog park. Thank you, Woody, for helping us continue to build Jackson's first off-leash dog park. Your benches will be enjoyed by dog lovers for many years to come.
05/17/13 -- CARA would like to thank the Central MS Jeep Association and Joe Usry Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep for sponsoring “Go Topless” Day last Saturday. Two truck bed loads of dog food were donated to CARA during this event! Pictured below are (left to right): Chris Limes, Michael Cullen with Fox, John Ward (Club President) with Possum, Mike Laird, Jack Welch (CARA Board Chairman), and Benjamin Davenport.
05/14/13 -- We were recently visited by Lynn Givvin, district manager of Murphy USA Gas Stations, and managers. They came to the shelter to volunteer time and efforts. Not only did they volunteer valuable time, they also surprised us with a new lawnmower! How awesome is that?? Lynn Givvin and crew, thank you guys so much for donating your time to help out here at the shelter, and thank you so much for the lawnmower! It was needed, and we are so grateful to you all!!! Please come and visit with us again sometime!
05/11/13 -- The local Star Trek fan club, U.S.S. Haise, brought a generous load of donations to CARA today. We think these fans are out of this world! Thanks so much from all of us at CARA.
05/10/13 -- Gina Truelock of Sta-Home delivered a truck full of food and supplies from employees to CARA today. Denise Cantrell, Vice Chair, attended the Sta-Home banquet yesterday on behalf of CARA. Thank you, Sta-Home, for your generosity to our animals!
05/05/13 -- State Farm agents Tonia McKenzie (left) and Jane Klinck (right) presented a check for $25,000 to Board members Jack Welch and Laura Lillard at Bree's Bark Park today. CARA is very grateful to the State Farm Youth Advisory Board and to everyone who voted for us last month in the State Farm Neighborhood Assist.
5/04/13 -- For the month of April's service project, the Madison Ridgeland Academy National Honor Society chose to collect items for CARA. What an incredible group of students! As you can see, they collected tons of stuff for the shelter! We were just in awe at the many donations. Included in the group and in the photo is our very own Hope Henry. Hope is TK'S Adopt-A-Leash mom. I'm not sure who appreciates Hope the most, TK or us, though if he could speak the human language, I'm just sure he would say that he does! MRA National Honor Society, THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!! You are one awesome group of students, and we are ever so grateful to you, as are all of the shelter babies!
4/29/13 -- Today is "Jackson Academy Junior Class Day" at CARA! The service project chosen by the Juniors was a workday at Bree's Bark Park. These industrious young people cleared the back third of the dog park of limbs, pine cones and other debris that could potentially harm the dogs. They also presented CARA with $1000 they raised themselves to pay CARA's operating expenses for today. Thank you so much, Juniors. Y'all rock!
04/28/13 -- Recently, we were visited by Girl Scout Brownie Troop #7621 from East Rankin. They were working on an animal badge. Folks, this visit was incredibly fantastic! We had a discussion about the shelter, and the many aspects of running a shelter of our size. We discussed many things, and then the girls took a tour of the shelter, ending with another discussion of what all they had learned during their visit. There are no words to tell you how awesome the time spent with these girls was. I have got to give major kudos to the parents of each of these girls. They were so interested in learning about what we do, and so unbelievably well behaved. I wouldn't trade anything for their visit with us. To know that they are our future is such a blessing. It gives us great hope for the future. And on top of everything else, they brought us donations. We are so grateful for their choosing CARA to visit to work on this badge. I truly hope to see these precious girls again, as it was a highlight of my weekend. Troop #7621, every one of you girls ROCK!!! As do your parents and your troop leader. I hope to get the chance to visit with you girls again in the future.
04/18/13 -- Thumbs up to Girl Scout Troop 5589. They collected all kinds of supplies and goodies for our fur babies at CARA. We at CARA think that all of these girls rock!!
04/17/13 -- Given that the children are our future, I'd say things are looking pretty good lately! Beautiful Kannon Cowart celebrated her 5'th birthday, and as you can see in the photo, our shelter babies benefited greatly from her birthday! The most amazing thing about these birthdays lately is the young ages that some of these children are. It is just incredible that at their ages, they feel the need to so unselfishly and wholeheartedly give of themselves the way they do. All I can say is that these children have the most awesome parents. Parents who teach the importance of giving and helping those in need. Our faith in humanity is restored every time we meet one of these little angels. It really gives us much hope for the future. Kannon, we hope you had super fabulous birthday! Thank you so much, sweetheart, for thinking of the animals in such a huge way.
04/16/13 -- These precious children with their compassionate hearts are so amazing! Tripp Mooney recently celebrated his 6'th birthday, and he was more concerned with helping our sweet babies than he was with getting things for himself. These selfless children are just incredible. We live in such a material and selfish world, and seeing these precious children exhibit this compassion and love for the animals is just remarkable. And so very heartwarming. It brings a big smile on our hearts and on our faces. We are so grateful to the wonderful parents who teach their children these virtues, as we know it all starts at home. Tripp, we sure do hope you had a fantastic birthday!! You sure made our shelter babies happy!
04/16/13 -- One of our sweet CARA supporters, Natalie Pace, had a birthday party for her cat, Blackie. Blackie was all in favor of letting all the guest bring food and money for our sweet fur babies at CARA. She delivered all the goodies today. Miss Lorna, one of our great long time volunteers, was very excited to see all the goodies that were collected. You rock Natalie and Blackie!
3/25/13 -- What
a terrific young man Zach Smith is!! For his 5th birthday, his wish
was for donations for CARA's babies. He is shown here with his sister
Dory. Thank you so much Zach for thinking of these babies on your
03/19/13 -- The Renaissance Colony in Ridgeland celebrated their 5th anniversary. To celebrate Amy's Hallmark is currently doing a donation drive to benefit CARA. Supporters can bring a bag of dog food or cat litter and receive 20% off their total purchase. This offer is exteneded through March 23. We appreciate these types of events so much! Thank you Amy's Hallmark!
03/18/13 -- Do y'all like CARA's new facelift? Thanks to our wonderful volunteer, David Fonchee, CARA's entrance has a new look. We appreciate all you do for our fur babies, David!
02/28/13 -- Ginny
celebrated her 11'th birthday recently, and instead of thinking of
herself, all she thought about was the CARA shelter babies! She asked
for monetary donations from all of her friends and family to help with
the support of our babies. Ginny, young people like yourself renew our
faith in humanity and give us hope for
the future. We can't thank you enough for your support and consideration
for the sweet animals we have at CARA. What a huge heart you have!!!
Many thanks to your wonderful parents, also, for instilling in your
beautiful heart the love and passion for God's creatures. We thank you,
and all of our babies thank you!
02/25/13 -- Give a round of applause to the CARA shelter employees for a job well done in the rescue of these 5 puppies dumped out in the road into traffic down from the shelter. These folks always, without fail, come together in the most incredible way when a situation presents itself, and they do whatever they have to in their quest to handle business. And they do it so well. Though it was heartbreaking to see those innocent babies thrown away, and then chase, in traffic, the very truck that dumped them, it was heartwarming to see everyone pull together to catch and get those babies to safety. To the incredible CARA employees, nobody does it better.
02/24/13 -- On behalf of our CARA Board of Directors, and our CARA family, we would like to pay tribute to the memory of the very special man in this photo, Mr. Gary Wagley. He was a wonderful friend and devoted supporter to our organization, who shared in our passion for God's small creatures. We know that he was presented with a golden pair of wings, as he was the definition of a true angel during his life here on earth.Please continue to keep watch over us, as we continue to strive to meet our mission and goals.
02/20/13 -- From all of us at CARA, THANK YOU to Ms. Snider and the students of McWillie Elementary School for all the donations you recently collected! We are so encouraged to see how many young people truly care for homeless animals.
02/16/13 -- Need another example of how bright our future is looking with some of the children of the younger generation? Just check out these two sweethearts! Emily Williamson and Anna James recently celebrated their 14'th birthdays together. Instead of presents, they asked for donations for our shelter babies. Wow, just how incredible is this? You know, I say it every time, and I just can't say it enough. This is a direct result of great parenting. Kids like these have been taught what's really important in life. Things like compassion, giving of oneself, speaking for those who can't, the list just goes on and on. Hats off to all parents who instill these qualities in their children. Girls, we were so happy to meet you both today, and your dads. We are so thankful for all you did for our sweet babies, and the babies, well, they thank you the most. Happy 14'th Birthday, Emily and Anna!
02/15/13 -- Tantalizing Tan in Brandon held a raffle and took up donations for CARA. From Emily at TT "CARA raffle went great!!! Thanks for everyone who donated!!! Also, thanks to CARA's own Rick Terry for coming to pick up the donations!! I'm so happy to announce that we have a winner and that person is Laura Morgan!! Congrats Laura!!I'm so blessed to have such great customers that love fur babies as much as me I can't imagine a better birthday than this!!!! I hope everyone has a great day and thanks to all who participated in this great cause!!!
02/11/13 -- Once again, Charles Jenkins has created a lovely pet drawing for CARA to offer as a fundraiser. Prints are being offered at the shelter for a minimum $50 donation. Come get yours today! Thank you so much, Charles, for your love and support of the CARA fur babies.
02/11/13 -- CARA would like to thank the students in the SADD Club at Clinton High School. Hank Beasley, adviser of the club, delivered food that they had collected for our sweet fur babies. Mr. Beasley and his family are former CARA adopters. They adopted Barney, a Bichon, from us. We at CARA think the SADD Club at Clinton High is "PAW"TASTIC.
02/09/13 -- There aren't many things that warm the heart as much as seeing children who feel so much love and compassion for the animals. After all, they are our future. As is the case with these three precious children. The two younger siblings (names not posted at Mom's request) followed the lead of their big brother, who has in the past asked for donations for the animals in lieu of birthday gifts. It is always amazing to me that in a day and time such as this there are so many children who would rather see the animals receive the gifts instead of themselves. With what we do and what we see at CARA, we sometimes begin to feel as though humanity is slipping too far in the wrong direction. Precious children who have such a strong passion and desire to help, putting the animals before themselves, gives us a renewed faith in humanity. There are some wonderful parents out there, and to all of them we are so grateful.
02/08/13 -- Thumbs and Paws up to Rhy Hemphil. In lieu of gifts for his birthday, he asked all of the party goers to bring a donation for CARA. Thanks to you Rhy and to everyone who attended your party.
01/28/13 -- Abbi Mims requested for her 7'th birthday that her friends not buy her presents, but instead make a donation to the shelter babies at CARA. We were all floored by the donations she brought in last Saturday! This little girl's heart is absolutely beautiful. No doubt, she is part of the next generation of animal lovers and protectors. Abbi, we can't begin to thank you enough for your generosity, nor your parents for the incredible job they have done in raising you. You are our future, and when looked at in that light, it is very bright. Thank you, sweetheart!
01/26/13 -- HUGE THANKS to the awesome Youth Group at Covenant Presbyterian Church for this amazing CARLOAD FULL of donations to CARA!!! We delivered it to them Saturday evening, and they were beyond thrilled and thankful for you guys!
01/25/13 -- For her 8th birthday, Romney McLeod ask her guest to bring donations for all the sweet fur babies at CARA. We at CARA think that Romney is "PAW"TASTIC. Pictured with Romney is her cousin, Eliza Burnham.
01/22/13 -- Jane Lyon and Dorris Campbell, of the Xi chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, brought donations that their chapter gathered for our precious fur babies. We at CARA think you ladies are "PAW"TASTIC.
01/21/13 -- In lieu of gifts for Cayden Well's birthday he collected donations for the sweet fur babies at CARA. This was in memory of their sweet lab, Summer, that went over the Rainbow Bridge 3 weeks ago. He is hoping that this will help with the healing process and help CARA take care of all the sweet fur babies while they wait on their 'fur"ever home with lots of love and forever memories.
1/09/13 -- CARA would like to thank the Rug Place on Lakeland Drive for ongoing support to our furbabies. In addition to matching all donations left at the store (up to $50/person), they also donate rugs which provide cozy napping spots for the cats.
1/06/13 -- Our beloved friend and supporter, David Fonchee, is at it again! This time, he is making wooden beds for many of our dogs. We received so many wonderful dog beds for our babies during the Christmas holidays, and we have been trying to figure out the best way to use these beds without them being chewed up or getting messed up on the concrete. Well, once again, David took it upon himself to find the solution! Yesterday he made and brought to us three wooden bed frames. He made them to fit the sizes of the the beds. They are beautiful, each one with a different style headboard! This guy just never ceases to amaze us. Also amazing, is the fact that I was able to talk him into letting me make his picture with two of them, as he is not real big on taking credit for the awesome things he does for us. David, you are the definition of an earth angel. We could never thank you enough for all of the incredible things you do for our shelter babies. We are really blessed to have you as a member of our CARA famly.
1/05/13 -- Justin Mayfield, student at Northwest Rankin High School, spent today with us getting in some volunteer hours. This is not Justin's first time to get his hours from CARA. We really enjoyed having him today. He is an incredible young man. In this photo, he is taking Franklin out for a walk and exercise. Thanks for all of your help today, Justin!
12/30/12 -- Since
November, Lauren Brown has been putting up flyers asking for donations
for the animals. Her neighbors, family, and friends generously donated
food and supplies. Thank you Lauren for being so kind and thoughtful.
12/24/12 -- Alyssa Claire Cranford asked for donations for the animals for Christmas. Today she dropped off her donations of dog and cat food along with cat litter. Pictured with Alyssa Claire is her Pop. Thank you, Alyssa Claire for having such a big heart and thinking of the animals.
12/24/12 -- Meet Wilkie and Mayrant Gonwa. These young ladies dropped off cleaning supplies for the shelter. Your donation will be put to good use. Thank you so much, Wilkie and Mayrant, for thinking of CARA.
12/23/12 -- Sherry Walker Lacey came by the shelter yesterday and brought many goodies for the cats, and we are so grateful to her! Folks, we are just overwhelmed by the outpouring of generosity from our friends and supporters!
12/21/12 -- Ashley and Crymes Pittman, and children, surprised us today with a huge stack of dog food! They decided this year that instead of buying presents for their friends, they would instead buy bags of dog food to donate to the shelter babies. They then sent cards to their friends letting them know that they had donated a bag of dog food to CARA in lieu of giving presents this year. How awesome is that? We are just being humbled day after day this year with the goodness and love people are sharing with our babies. We are so very blessed to have such an incredible support system. Thank you so much to the Pittman family, and to so many others who have brightened the holidays for our precious animals.
12/20/12 -- These four awesome ladies are angels to our employess at CARA. Not only did they bring us a fabulous meal but also Christmas gifts specific to the needs of our employee's and their families. Alisa, Emily, Julia and Angie, I really wish that there were adequate words to express our gratitude and the gratitude of our employees. When I tell you ladies that you made Christmas for these folks, I sincerely mean that. With all of our hearts, and with everything inside us, we thank you. Because of you ladies, many parents can rest easy now in the knowledge that their children will have a great Christmas.
12/17/12 -- On behalf of the Board, staff, volunteers and fur babies of CARA, THANK YOU to New Stage Theatre for the generous donations. We very much appreciate New Stage's support of CARA and Rascal.
12/17/12 -- CARA would like to send a BIG thank you to Gray Daniels Toyota in Brandon for hosting a food drive/adoption event for CARA last Saturday. Heather Fain of Gray Daniels is pictured with Denise Cantrell of CARA. As you can see, the truck was loaded with goodies for our fur babies!
12/16/12 -- We, at CARA, are so touched by the many friends and supporters that have performed so many acts of kindness this holiday season to help us to help the many shelter babies. Last night, Jeff Johnson and Tommy Clark hosted a wine party, calling it the Bottles and Barks. Today, they visited the shelter, bringing with them the many donations that they received at last night's party. We were completely overwhelmed! What a huge donation of food, blankets and dollars! Hope you guys enjoyed your party as much as our babies will enjoy the benefits from it! You both are incredibly awesome, and we sincerely thank you. You guys are angels in disguise.
12/16/12 - Special thank you to Brenda Carson and Doodle Bug for their wonderful donation of dog/cat food and blankets. We couldn't do what we do if we didn't have great people like Brenda Carson supporting us!
12/16/12 -- Carol Ann Fortenberry, of Girl Scout Troop # 5825, made a very special delivery to the shelter. This was their community service project for Christmas. We are so grateful to these fine young ladies for thinking of our babies in such a special way! Unfortunately, by the time I made it to the front with my camera, most of what they brought had already been taken back. Thank you so much, Troop #5825!!
12/14/12 -- All of the folks and fur babies at CARA think that Taylor Hawks is fantastic. Instead of asking people for birthday presents, she asked them to bring donations to all the sweet fur babies at CARA.
12/14/12 -- Thumbs and paws up to the Envirothon Team at Raleigh High School. They worked hard to raise $200.00 for all of the sweet fur babies at CARA. All of us at CARA think the Raleigh High School Envirothon Team is "PAW"TASTIC.
12/14/12 -- We at CARA think the folks at National Property Managers Association are "PAW"TASTIC. Reed McAtee and Steve Tucker came by the center today to drop off the generous donations from all the great people at NPMA.
12/14/12 -- Thumbs and paws up to the boys in Miss Tammy King's room at the Magnolia Speech School. They came by CARA today to drop of donations they had collected and to tour our facility.
12/08/12 -- CARA would like to give a big THANK YOU to Steve Grantham, owner of Outback Steakhouse in Jackson. Steve presented a generous donation to Denise Cantrell, CARA Spokesperson, for the Outback Giveback Week (Nov. 5-9, 2012). Next time you are at Outback Steakhouse, please thank them for being so kind to CARA!
12/07/12 -- Thumbs and Paws up to Riley Parham. On her fifth birthday she decided to tell all of her friends to bring donations to CARA instead of a present to her. She came to the shelter today to deliver all of the donations.
12/07/12 -- We were thrilled to be the recipients of a surprise visit from Cyrus and Isaiah (both CARA alumni) last Sunday! The boys came for a visit with their human siblings, Anna, Ashley and Daulton, and of course, Mom & Dad! Not only did they come for a visit with us, but they came bearing blankets and toys that the human kids made for the CARA dogs and cats! We are so thankful to this family for ALL they do for our babies!
11/30/12 -- Thank you Girl Scout Troop 5520 for picking CARA as the beneficiary of your next fundraising event. We appreciate your support!
11/25/12 -- This one of CARA's greatest angels, delivering supplies for the precious babies. I would say that it looks like Christmas has come early, but this angel helps out tremendously all year long. We couldn't fit all the things she brought in one picture! Bertha Gordon, you such a great blessing to us and the babies, and we love you so much for all you do.
11/23/12 -- Thumbs and paws up to Heather Perry. She came by the shelter today to bring our sweet fur babies some christmas presents. She brought them a buggy full of dog food, cat food and litter.
11/20/12 -- Allie Milner had a birthday today. The birthday girl and her friends rolled up to CARA in a limo. They came to deliver donationa of pet supplies and money. We at CARA think that Allie and her friends are "PAW"TASTIC.
11/19/12 -- Many thanks to the Fat Cake Guy in Flowood for donating this delicious red velvet custom cake for the Cattery Re-dedication Saturday. It was purr-fect!
11/17/12 -- Shirlene Gill and Charlie (formerly Pork Chop at CARA) stopped by to deliver a lovely Christmas gift to our fur babies. Sharon Sowell is shown accepting the gift in the photo below. THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts!
11/13/12 -- How is this for a passion for the animals? These girls, Eliza Black and Mary Reagan Barnett, St. Andrews students, sold lemonade from their lemonade stand all summer and brought all proceeds in to CARA to donate to the animals!!!! And let me tell you, it was a chunk of money!! These girls are very special, and we, and the animals, are so grateful to them. Another animal loving generation in the making.
11/06/12 -- CARA would like to thank Broad Street, Sal and Mookie's and Bravo for honoring CARA as the Charity of the Month in October! Board members Jack Welch and Laura Lillard are shown accepting the checks from Liz Lancaster (far right).
11/05/12 -- CARA would like to thank Oscar Mayer and Hollywood Feed for making this fun event possible. Kids of all ages enjoyed seeing the Weinermobile.
11/01/12 -- The Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services selected CARA to be their charity of choice to increase awareness of animals in need around the state. They stopped by the center today to present us with a monetary donation and much needed supplies. CARA would like to thank all of you at Mississippi Dept. of Rehabilitation Services for your generous gift. Pictured is Cameron Stubbs, Lorin Oliver, and Wes Tabor.
10/27/12 -- CARA would like to THANK the Bike Crossing, the Bikes 4 Barks Planning Committee, sponsors, and participants for an amazing charity cycling benefit, Bikes 4 Barks! After expenses CARA was given a check for over $8000.00. Thank you to everyone that helped with this ride. Most of the dogs that came to visit the day of the ride have been adopted. When you are looking to get a pet please think of these rescued animals that need a home so badly. Next year we will be bigger and better.
10/13/12 -- CARA would like to give a big thank you to Rachel for asking for donations for the animals instead of gifts for her 8th birthday. Pictured with Rachel is Roscoe, CARA alumni. Her family adopted him last year. Thank you Rachel for thinking of the animals. Happy Birthday!
10/09/12 -- Many thanks to Tim at Micro-Printing and Blueprint in Jackson! Two laminated boards have been donated to help CARA promote Bree's Bark Park. We so much appreciate all the local support for our fur babies.
10/05/12 -- Thanks to the folks at St. Luke's United Methodist Church in Fondren for inviting CARA to their annual Blessing of the Pets.
10/05/12 -- Kudos to Rev. LaFon and the students of St. Andrews for blessing Micah and Caleb during their Blessing of the Pets ceremonies this week. Thanks.
10/05/12 -- Thumbs and paws up to Claire Conn. Instead of Claire's friends bringing her gifts for her birthday, she asked them to bring a donation to CARA. We also got to visit with our former CARA fur baby, Roger, who the Conn family adopted.
10/03/12 -- Pure Barre in Highland Village raised $362 for CARA during their recent Pure Give event. Many thanks to Elizabeth Busching (pictured) and Heide Hograte with Pure Barre and to everyone who participated in Pure Give. We appreciate what you do for our fur babies!
10/01/12 -- Thumbs and paws up to Stone Stogner. Instead of asking his friends to bring a gift for his birthday he asked them to bring money so he could donate it to the animals at CARA. Today, he came by the center to present all $225.00 of it!! It was so sweet for him to think of all of the animals instead of himself. We at CARA think that Stone is "PAW"TASTIC!
9/29/12 -- Thank
you to David Fonchee our awesome supporter for generously donating his
time and materials to build a beautiful deck with benches and flowers
for the entrance to the shelter. We love it and it's so inviting. Thank
9/29/12 -- CARA would like to thank Bruce Cohen, Mike Bonfiglio, and Bill Russell with American Title for generously donating an AC unit for the sick cat room in the cattery. We greatly appreciate your kindness and support.
9/27/12 -- CARA thinks that Holy Savior Catholic Church of Vicksburg is "PAW"TASTIC. They graciously donated some much needed supplies to the shelter.
9/17/12 -- All of the fur babies and staff would like to thank Kara Rose Taylor for all of the donations that she brought to the shelter. For her birthday, she asked all of her friends to bring a donation to CARA instead of a gift for her. All of us at CARA think that Kara Rose is "PAW"TASTIC! Pictured is Kara Rose on the right and her sister, Maci, on the left.
9/15/12 -- On behalf of everyone with 2 and 4 legs at CARA, a huge THANK YOU goes out to Clarke Meredith, Jeff Huffmaster, all the folks at Express Audio, and all the sponsors, participants and attendees of the Rollin' Thru the Park car, truck and bike show in Pearl. Clarke is shown with Jack Welch and Denise Cantrell of CARA presenting the CARA trophy at the end of the event.
9/13/12 -- CARA would like to thank Buffalo Peak Outfitters and Horny Toad for hosting this lovely benefit for CARA. Special thanks also to Fondren Cellars, Crazy Cat Bakers, Bravo, Merrell, Patagonia and everyone else who made this event possible. Almost 1000 pounds of dog food and cat litter were collected. There was even a marriage proposal at this event!" Thanks.
9/03/12 -- Yogn Frut Frozen Yogurt on Hwy. 80 East in Clinton graciously donated 6 pints and 14 quarts of yummy frozen yogurt to the employees at CARA. It was so nice to have something cold on a hot day at work. Thanks again Yogn Frut.
8/30/12 -- Thumbs and Paws up to Jay Long of Heroes and Dreams and his sweet fur baby, Buster. For his birthday, Buster asked everyone attending to bring supplies for CARA. All of us at CARA think Jay and Buster are "PAW"TASTIC. Pictured is CARA'S one and only Jack Welch, who volunteered to make the delivery of all the wonderful gifts.
8/28/12 -- All of us at CARA would like to give a thumbs and paws up to H & P Leasing, Inc. for donating a storage unit for all the food that was collected at the Dog Days of Summer event.
8/27/12 -- CARA would like to thank the Gannett Foundation for a grant award of $2500 toward the construction of Bree's Bark Park, an off-leash dog park that will be built on CARA property. CARA Spokesperson, Denise Cantrell (far right), accepts the award on behalf of CARA.
8/25/12 -- Gigi and Kevin Carter donate $15K to CARA for a first class, off leash dog park next to the shelter on CARA property. The Park will be named Bree's Bark Park after former CARA pup, Bree, who the Carter's adopted last year. Click here to keep up with our new project!
8/19/12 -- CARA would like to thank Aimee Herd for her donation from making and selling bracelets for the furbabies. What a thoughtful and kind young lady. Pictured with Aimee is Cristy Bullock, CARA board member. Two paws up for Aimee!!
8/11/12 -- CARA would like to thank David Fonchee for
volunteering his time and generously donating the materials for the
wonderful enclosure for the AC unit on the cattery. And today is his
birthday!! David adopted our special needs cat, Emma, a few months ago.
The finishing touches will be done in a few days.
8/07/12 -- Thumbs and paws up to Steve Grantham and Melvin Wade of Outback Steak house. They are two of CARA'S generous supporters. Pictured is Melvin Wade delivering us some much needed dog food for our sweet fur babies.
8/05/12 -- CARA volunteer, Nancy Hawks, celebrates a milestone birthday Monday. Instead of receiving gifts from her loved ones, Nancy has asked for donations to CARA instead. Thank you, Nancy, from your two-legged and four-legged friends at CARA! And happy, happy birthday!
8/04/12 --Lauren (left) with Delta and Katy with Jo-Jo
enjoyed the adoption event at Reservoir Wine & Spirits, a CARA
drop-off location in Ridgeland. Let's show our drop off-locations how
much we appreciate them by supporting them! Thank you Reservoir Wine & Spirits!
8/03/12 -- Thumbs and paws up to Clinton United Methodist Church for their generous donation of dog and cat food, toys and money. All of our fur babies and staff think you guys are "PAW"TASTIC !
8/03/12 -- Thanks for helping out at Cara. Great job! Volunteers: Jaylen Taylor, Nyah White, and Lauren White. Thanks to you all.
7/29/12 -- Alix Ebner requested donations for CARA instead of presents for her 10'th birthday. Along with her brother, Baker, & her friend, Kallen, they came by the shelter on Saturday to present her birthday donations!!!! Thank you, Alix, for showing such generosity towards our precious babies!
7/24/12 -- Scott Bingham with Ross & Yerger presents Susanne with a donation check for the CARA fur babies. Thank you from all of us at CARA!
7/22/12 -- Maggie Meeks recently made a birthday donation to CARA. From all of us at CARA, including our fur babies, we thank you!
7/20/12 -- CARA would like to thank the Walmart Foundation and, specifically Sam's Club #8271 on Ridgewood Court Drive in Jackson, for awarding CARA a $1000 grant to help us care for our babies. Please shop at businesses which support CARA, like Sam's Club!
7/18/12 -- Whitney Rigdon, one of CARA's volunteers, spent two hours working with McAllister. In no time, he was obeying her commands. Thumbs and paws up to Whitney for being such a good and patient teacher.
7/17/12 -- All of us at CARA say thumbs and paws up to Mayrant and Wilkie Gonwa for bringing pur fur babies some nice fluffy beds and lots of wonderful dog toys. We all think the Gonwa family is "PAW"TASTIC.
7/14/12 -- Special thanks to Sam of Williams Sonoma for bringing the dogs homemade treats! Williams Sonoma offered cooking classes for dog treats today at Renaissance shopping center, Christmas in July event.
7/14/12 -- Kudos to Jeremy, Manager of Amy's Hallmark, and the Renaissance shopping center for inviting CARA to Christmas in July.
7/14/12 -- Check out the new cat condos!! Thanks to the Chase Community Giving contest and our loyal supporters, we were able to purchase the condos. A special thank you to Pete and Eddie for their hard work putting the condos together today. As you can see in the pictures the cats are so comfy and love their new pads.
7/12/12 -- Drury Stevens and his mom, Nancy, adopted Austin three years ago from CARA. Today is Austin's birthday. In honor of this sweet fur babies birthday, his family brought donations to the center. Thumbs and paws up to the Stevens' family.
7/11/12 -- Samantha, Trevor, and Kyle, whose family gave Bandit a "fur"ever home, have returned with a donation to the shelter.They made arts and crafts items and sold them to make money for all of our wonderful fur babies. All of our fur babies and staff think you guys are "PAW"TASTIC.
7/10/12 -- Paws and thumbs up to Anna Claire Middleton. She used her own money to buy food for the fur babies at CARA. All of our fur babies and staff say that Anna Claire is "PAW"TASTIC.
6/29/12 -- Thumbs and paws up to Whitney Rigdon. She made a Kool Aid Stand to raise money for all of our fur babies at CARA. She has also volunteered to come and help socialize some of our puppies. All of our fur babies and staff think that Whitney is "PAW"TASTIC!!
6/23/12 -- For Ashley Fortenberry's birthday she asked for donations for the animals instead of gifts!! Pictured with Ashley are Codey Armstreet and Shannon Fortenberry. Thank you so much Ashley for being so thoughtful and Happy Birthday to You!
6/19/12 -- Special thanks to the Wal Mart in Clinton for providing CARA with this opportunity. Need a kid's or adult bike for the summer? For a minimum $50 donation ($30 for kid's bikes), CARA can fix you up. Stop by the shelter to get yours.
6/18/12 -- Mary Amelia McCree, owner of Fondren Muse, is preparing to open a high end consignment store that will donate a percentage of each sale to CARA. Fondren Muse will open in its renovated location (3413 N. State St.) later this summer, probably by the end of July. Check out more on the web at www.FondrenMuse.com. Thank you so much for making CARA a part of your store.
6/17/12 -- Many thanks to Russ (shown) and Karen for fostering precious Pandora and others. Don't you love her rhinestone collar? We love our fosters!
6/10/12 -- CARA really appreciates everyone who came out to support us at Putting on the Dog. Special thanks to our presenter, Great Scott, and to Rooster's/Basil's, Campbell's Bakery, the MS Corvette Club, Mix 98.7 / Y101, the Stress Therapy Clinic, Tow Mater, Jackson Jumpers, Mountain Pure Water, the Jackson Fire Dept. and all the Silent Auction donors. Also, we couldn't have done it without the shelter staff and the CARA volunteers. We are humbled to have such overwhelming support in our community.
6/07/12 -- All the fur babies and people at CARA would like to give a paws and thumbs up to Angie Hickingbottom and all the people at the Home Depot District 93 for donating 6 industrial fans and four $25 gift cards. Now all of us fur babies will be able to stay cool during these hot Mississippi summers.
6/07/12 -- Special thanks to Dj and Nathan Clark, Clark Web Works, for providing a industrial fan for the shelter. We now have enough fans to keep our fur babies cool this summer! New CARA volunteer Rick Terry is shown below bringing in the fan.
6/05/12 -- CARA would like to thank McAlister's in Maywood Mart and everyone who is coming out today to make donations for CARA in exchange for VIP meal vouchers. So far we have collected over 300 pounds of dog and cat food plus cash donations. The promotion continues until 9:00 p.m. tonight! Shown below are Walley Deer (far left) and Ricky Russell of McAlister's with Denise Cantrell, CARA Board member.
6/01/12 -- All of CARA'S fur babies and staff would like to thank Pamela Brooks, Mike Allen, and all of the great people at MDOT for the wonderful donations that they brought to CARA.
5/26/12 -- The Central MS Jeep Association teamed up recently with Joe Usry Jeep to sponsor Go Topless Day, a fundraiser for CARA! Pictured below with donations are (left to right): Ben Davenport (Central MS Jeep), Noel Daniel and Lloyd Williams (Joe Usry Jeep), Jack Welch (CARA) and Billy Bieliauskas (Central MS Jeep). Thanks so much to both organizations for honoring CARA!
5/21/12 -- CARA would like to give a big
THANK YOU to Community Trust for their generous donation of financial
support, food and newspapers. It is greatly appreciated.
5/18/12 -- Many Thanks to St. Richard Catholic School Girl Scout Troop 7538 for their generous donation of dog food, toys, treats, and money.
5/12/12 -- Many heartful thanks to Morgan Keys for thinking of the animals at CARA on her birthday.
5/07/12 -- Meet sisters Sarah and Caroline. They know how hot it can get during the summer at the shelter and wanted to help so they donated a pool for the dogs to play in when they go out during the day. Thank you so much for thinking of the animals.
5/06/12 -- Thank you to Jay Long for inviting CARA to Heroes and Dreams Comics and Collectibles "May the Force Be With You" event. We had a great time and greatly appreciate your continued support.
5/06/12 -- Many, many thanks to Gigi and Lexi for their very generous food donation.
5/01/12 -- Isabella Thompson is 10 years old; she raised $61.00 for CARA by selling pictures she drew. The picture shown is one of two pictures she made for CARA and she also donated the other pictures she had left. Thank you, Isabella, for your kindness to animals!
4/28/12 -- Meet Hayden and Gracie Hooupt. For their
birthdays they asked for food for the animals. What a thoughtful thing
to do. Happy 6th birthday, Hayden and Happy 8th birthday Gracie. Thank
you so much.
4/24/12 -- This is Lacy. She asked for donations for the animals for her birthday. Thank you Lacy for being so thoughtful and Happy 11th Birthday to you.
4/23/12 -- Meet Xenia. This thoughtful young lady used her birthday money to buy dog food for the animals. Celene gave her a big paws up. Thank you so much Xenia for thinking of the animals and Happy 9th Birthday!
3/30/12 -- Susan Hall Anderson (second from right) and several of her co-workers brought donations to CARA on behalf of the employees of the Mississippi Secretary of State's office. Board member Lea Ann Craig (far left) accepts the donations on behalf of CARA. Many thanks to the kind and generous folks at the Secretary of State's Office!
3/26/12 -- Many thanks to the employees of Davis Aviation for the generous dog and cat food donations. Sonya, an employee and avid CARA supporter, is shown with the donations. Your support is much appreciated! Check them out on the web at http://www.davisaviation.com
3/25/12 -- CARA would like to thank Molly for the
donations she dropped off at the shelter today. She asked for donations
for the animals instead of gifts for her 10th birthday. Way to go
Molly. Thank you for thinking of the animals.
3/24/12 -- CARA would like to thank Annaleigh Palmer for her generous donation she made to the shelter. She has been collected donations all year as her school project by selling bracelets she made. Annaleigh is shown presenting the donation to Cristy Bullock, CARA board member. Thank you so much Annaleigh for thinking of the animals. And we love the bracelets!!
3/21/12 -- CARA would like to thank Heide Hogrete of Pure Barre-Jackson
in Highland Village for the generous donation from her class.
Check out Pure-Barre on the web at http://purebarre.com/MS-jackson/index.html
3/21/12 -- Emily Hopson, a senior at Florence High School, made donations to CARA for her Senior Project. Emily is shown below presenting donations to Lynn Shaw, Kennel Manager. Thank you so much for thinking of CARA, Emily!
3/14/12 -- Thank you Daniel Tackett, Lake Eiland, Nicole Ellis, and Tracey Morris of Medicomp Physical Therapy for the donation of shredded newspaper, scrubs, and dog food. You are our heroes of the day!
3/13/12 -- Mayrant and Wilkie Gonwa, 2 wonderful Brownie Scouts, were thinking of CARA and brought some Girl Scout Cookies for the staff and toys for the dogs. Thank you so much, girls!
3/06/12 -- Ridgeland High School's National Honor Society conducted a paper towel drive to benefit CARA! Mrs. Leightly is the teacher and the students are Linh Nguyen-President; Tiree Wilson; Alexis Martin; Jimmy Swenson; Piero Bracamonte; Rodney Kipchumba; Lisa Ann Parr; Deonte Buckner; and Celeste Ballard. Thanks so much, y'all!!
2/24/12 -- CARA sincerely thanks Hull Portraits for sponsoring a fundraiser for us. The pet photos were amazing! Thanks! Check out Hull Prortraits on the web at www.hullportraits.com.
2/12/12 -- CARA would like to thank Lanita Banaka, Taylor
Banaka and Jessica Elder of Icing on the Cake in Brandon for donating
the delicious birthday cake for Francis' Celebration of Life event.
Pictured below are Jessica and Taylor. Thank you from all of us at
CARA!! Check out Icing on the cake by visiting their web site www.icingonthecakems.com.
1/22/12 -- Meet Meagan. She has been coming to the shelter and helping clean in the cattery and socializing with the cats. She and Pearl have become good friends. Thank you Meagan.
1/15/12 -- For her 12th birthday, Anna Claire asked for donations for the animals. What a wonderful way to help the animals. Thank you so much Anna Claire and Happy Birthday to you.
1/15/12 -- Rachel made a donation to the animals from money she had saved. She is pictured with CARA volunteer, Valerie. Thank you so much Rachel for thinking of the furbabies.
1/15/12 -- Meet Ishan. This young man is working with Stanley on basic commands and socializing him. As you can tell by the picture, they have become good friends. Thank you Ishan.
12/24/11 -- Once again our Cat Hero/tree climber extraodrinaire comes to the rescue. You might remember a few weeks ago Mark Salter rescued Tiger who had been high in a tree for days. Well, here it is Christmas Eve and we call Mark, who is at his mother's house. The response we got was, "Sure, I'll be right there!". And he was. Within 10 minutes of arriving, Mark had Pumpkin down the tree & safely in the arms of his owner, Beth. Thank you, Mark!
12/22/11 -- Many thanks to Coleen, Sonya, and Keefee for hosting a Pet Angel Tree at The Rug Place. Your customers were so generous. Find The Rug Place online Click Here.
12/22/11 -- Blythe,
Brandon and Tiffany sponsored a Pet Angel Tree at Hollywood Feed.
Thanks for all the wonderful presents from your customers. Link to Hollywood Feed Online
Brenda and Donna at the Briarwood Pet Shop hosted another Pet Angel Tree. Thanks for the donations from your customers. Briarwood Pet Shop on Facebook
12/22/11 -- Thanks to Leigh, Lindsey and everyone at William Wallace Salon for sponsoring a Pet Angel Tree. CARA appreciates you. William Wallace Salon on Facebook
12/18/2011 -- Special thanks to the 2nd and 3rd grade students at East Flora Elementary School for making pet beds, blankets and dog treats for our fur babies. Their teacher, Ashley Hinton, was awarded a competitive grant from the Junior Auxiliary of Madison County to finance the purchase of the materials. Ashley helped the students make the beds, blankets and even the dog treats (from a special recipe). The staff and the residents of CARA very much appreciate this gift of love!
12/15/11 -- On behalf of Lanier High School, Betty Davis and 2 students present Shelter Director Janet Madden with a food donation. Thank you, Lanier High School students for thinking of CARA!
12/15/11 -- Many thanks to the Magnolia Speech School's 4H and Boy Scout students for bringing holiday donations to CARA. We appreciate you!
12/14/11 -- The staff of Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, under the leadership and in honor of Donna Morgan, Chief CRNA, presented a holiday donation to CARA today. We are so grateful for your thoughtfulness and generosity to our fur babies! Donna Morgan and Ken Rainey are shown with CARA Assistant Shelter Director Hollie McClelland.
12/03/11-- CARA thanks Alisa Berry and all the folks at CasaBella who support CARA in so many ways. During the holiday season CasaBella hosted Pet Photos with Santa, offered dog and cat ornaments for donations to CARA, and collected food and blankets. THANK YOU from all of us at CARA!! Check out their site at http://casabellainteriors.vpweb.com/
11/30/11 -- Student Council Sponsor Melanie Davis brought 42 Student Council members from Central Holmes Christian School in Lexington to CARA today. The students brought pet food, supplies, cash, and laminated dog bone tags. What an impressive group of young people! Thanks so much for caring for our precious animals.
11/15/11 -- Justin McPherson, co-owner of William Wallace Salon, is presenting CARA Board member Laura Lillard with a donation to CARA. For his 40th birthday Eddie Outlaw, salon co-owner, asked for donations to CARA instead of gifts. What a generous act!! Thanks to everyone at William Wallace Salon for your continued support of CARA. Check out their page on Facebook. William Wallace Salon on Facebook
11/11/11 -- Abigail Pittman celebrated her 11th birthday on 11/11/11.
Instead of asking for presents for herself, she collected dog food and cash for CARA.
What a thoughtful and generous act! Thank you so much from all of us at CARA.
10/22/11 -- Meet 12 year old Bezaleel. He has been coming every weekend and working with Arthur. So far he has taught him to sit and stay. This socialization is invaluable for the animals. Thank you Bezaleel for taking the time in making such a big difference in Arthur's life.
10/17/11 -- Meet 12 year old Samantha. Over the past months, Samantha would take her allowance and put half in a savings account and the other half buy food for the animals. She recently completed her reading list from school and her dad asked what she wanted for her reward...you guessed it, food for the animals. What a remarkable young lady. Thank you, Samantha from all your four legged friends at the shelter.
10/13/11 -- Students in Ms. Monroe's class at Richland Upper Elem. sponsored Pennies for Pets at their school. Pennies raised were donated to CARA (Community Animal Rescue & Adoption). Mrs. Burns class raised the most pennies by pounds receiving a pizza party, and second place was Mrs. Kilgore's class receiving an ice cream party. A $510.00 check was presented to Mrs. Janet Madden, shelter manager at CARA. Pictured Ms. Monroe's class presenting check to Mrs. Madden and Mrs. Burns' class is also pictured with Mrs. Madden.
Audrey Hepburn is a female Tortie who is about 8 months old. She is shy but loves to play with her sibling, Jean Harlow.
Lucy is a female Pointer mix who is about 2.5 years old. She was taken out of a hoarding situation by the Humane Society of the U.S. and brought to CARA. Lucy lives to be loved on; she is the kind of dog that would fit into any home.
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