Until Every Cage is Empty

COVID-19 Update

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.

Spay/Neuter Vouchers

Vouchers are available at the front desk from Tuesday–Saturday, noon–5pm. Please ring the front door bell for assistance.

We Need Your Help

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

  • The Unleash Your Love online store is open to help offset the lack of funding due to canceled events. Please check out of NEW merchandise and support CARA! 

Community Animal Rescue & Adoption, Inc. (CARA) is a no-kill shelter in Jackson, MS.

We are dedicated to saving dogs and cats in Jackson and its surrounding areas who are in need of loving homes.  We are 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 501c3 nonprofit organization 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 Cat Adoption Booklet to ensure you know the basics about adding a CARA shelter pet to your family.