JACKSON — The Community Animal Rescue & Adoption Inc. (CARA) shelter in Jackson reports it is filled to the brim with unwanted, abused and stray dogs and cats. The no-kill animal shelter said money is running out, and if the metro Jackson community does not step forward to help, the shelter’s doors will close very shortly.
“No one wants to see the CARA shelter close,” said Jerri Bennett, executive director, “but the fact of the matter is that it takes $1,000 a day to operate the shelter and properly care for the animals. CARA operates solely on individual donations. We receive no federal, state, county or city funding at all. Consequently, every time our funds run low, we are forced to send out a plea to the community for help. We are blessed that the wonderful people in the Jackson area love CARA and always come through for us.”
Those who would like to donate, visit www.carams.org, call the shelter at (601) 922-7575 or go by the shelter at 960 North Flag Chapel Road.