About Us

CARA is...

  • Operated by volunteers & part-time employees
  • Supported by private donations from individuals, businesses, & fund raising events
  • Receives no funds from the city, county, state or federal government
  • Recognized as an accredited charity by the Better Business Bureau

The Primary Goals of CARA are...

  • To place our adoptable animals into loving, caring homes
  • Support spay/neuter programs and ensure that all animals in our care are spayed and neutered prior to adoption.
  • Promote responsible pet ownership
  • Teach communities the proper care & treatment of all pets & why spay/neuter is important



Mon. - Tues. & Fri.- Sat. (12 pm - 5 pm)

Wed., Thurs. & Sun. Afternoons (By Appt.)

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

Map and Directions to CARA

Mailing address : P. O. Box 231, Clinton, MS 39060

Phone: (601) 922-7575

Contact Us Online Form

Janet Madden, Shelter Director
Hollie McClelland, Assistant Shelter Director
Peggy Harrell, Cat Manager
Sharon Sowell, Office Manager

The 2015 Board of Directors:
Valerie Hicks, Chairman
Lea Ann Craig, Vice Chair
Ann Somers, Secretary
Bertha Gordon, Treasurer
Janet Madden, Shelter Director
Denise Cantrell , Executive Director
Board Members:
Laura Lillard
Cristy Bullock
Marita Smith
Liz Kepner
Rick Terry
Karen Goodman
John Holloway
Dj Clark

Link to our financial statements -- CARA_FIN_2013.pdf

Link to CARA 2013 990 Form

Link to our BBB Annual Report for CARA 2014 -- BBB_Annual_CARA_2014

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CARA Puppy

Pet of the Week

Cat of the Week

Abbie is a female Domestic Shorthair who is 2 years old. She is sweet as sugar and just  loves people. If you are interested in adopting Abbie, please click on the link below.

 Dog of the Week

Wiley is a male Chihuahua / Pug mix who is about 3 years old. He has a bubbly personality that will make you laugh, even on your worst days. This boy can even sit and shake! If you are interested in adopting Wiley, please click on the link below.

Contact Us Online Form
960 N. Flag Chapel Rd., Jackson, MS 39209

Shelter Hours:
Mon.- Tues., Fri.- Sat.(12 pm - 5 pm):
Wed., Thurs., Sun. Afternoons (By Appt.):
Map and directions:

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.