Are you interested in volunteering for CARA? This will be one of the most rewarding things you will ever do!! There are tons of ways you can volunteer for us. We are always in need of volunteers to do everything from as simple as writing a thank you note, to as complex as planning a fundraising event. Check out all the our options below and contact us today!! Whatever your schedule allows, we have something you can help with. No matter if you only have minutes, hours or days, your contribution is HUGE to us!! We invite you to complete the volunteer form below and get started now! All new volunteers are asked to complete a brief
volunteer orientation. Check the CARA calendar in the "Events" section of the website for dates of upcoming orientations, which are held every
two weeks. Volunteers can begin to help CARA as soon as they've completed orientation.
Don't have time to actually volunteer, but still want to help out? You can:
Volunteer to Foster A CARA Pet: A foster home is a temporary home in which our pets can live like they are supposed to live – as our companions – until they are adopted.
Foster homes provide a safe and loving environment for animals in our care that are either waiting for their new families to find them, are seniors and need a more peaceful surrounding or are taking special medications that need to be monitored.
As a member of the CCC, volunteers participate in the following:
Contact Matthew Holmes for more information on CCC at -- firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteer at the Shelter:
The Shelter always needs volunteers to bathe and groom, socialize the
animals, clean kennels, help with laundry - the list of the everyday
work the Staff does that is necessary to keep our dogs and cats neat and
tidy is a long list for the many dogs and cats that live at CARA right
To get our volunteers off to the best start, we ask that anyone wanting to volunteer with CARA attend orientation. Orientation is held on a Wednesday, every two weeks, 6 PM at the Shelter. (Please check our calendar for dates for Orientation.)
A prospective volunteer who is under 18 years of age must be accompanied to orientation by a parent who can sign a permission slip for their child. Children wishing to volunteer must be at least 9 years old - any child younger than 11 must be accompanied by a parent at all times that they're in the Shelter. We don't require that children 11 and older have a parent with them, but all must attend orientation.
Volunteer for Fundraising for CARA: It takes approximately $1300 a day to operate the Shelter so we welcome ideas and volunteers for ways to raise money!!
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.
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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960 N. Flag Chapel Rd., Jackson, MS 39209
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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.