INDEPENDENT ANIMAL RESCUE’s mission is to rescue and provide safe, responsible care for homeless, abandoned, and abused animals.

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Paint Your Pet

Where: Wine & Design, Cary
When: Sunday, June 9, 2-4pm

Enjoy a summer afternoon with friends and explore your artistic side while painting a portrait of your beloved pet! 25% of all registration fees benefit IAR!

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Save the Date!

Our 17th Annual Painted Chair and More Auction will be held on Saturday September 14th at St. Thomas More Friends and Family Hall in Chapel Hill from 6:30-9:00pm.  Join fellow animal lovers this fall for our biggest event of the year! Enjoy great silent and live auction items including paintings, jewelry, pottery, sculpture and, of course, furniture from local artists, as well as performances, services, dining, and vacation trips to support IAR’s critical rescue programs.

Do You Have Items to Donate to the Auction?  We are looking for in-kind gifts for the event’s silent auction including small artwork, hand-made crafts, jewelry, performance/event tickets, restaurant and event gift cards where you’ll receive exposure of your generosity while helping hundreds of animals. Contact Jenn Broenner or (919) 428-6520.


Gimli, Tinkerbell, McNuggets, Magnolia, Maggie Lee, Tiramisu, Lila, Ferdinand, Madeleine, Tipper, Buttered Toast, Beatrice, P-Nut, Mike Wazowski, Cocoa Bean, Truman, Zelda, Clovis, Little Simba, and Wren found their forever homes this month!

Upcoming Events

Sat 29

Dog Adoption Event

June 29 @ 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Organizer: Wes Schobel
Sat 29

Cat Adoption Event

June 29 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sun 30

Cat Adoption Event

June 30 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Jul 13

Adoptable Pets