During this time of public health emergency, IAR will be actively reviewing our rescue activities and the needs of the community in order to respond most appropriately as the COVID-19 pandemic evolves. We remain committed to serving the homeless animals in the triangle area, while ensuring compliance with government mandates and public health recommendations. As of March 17, 2020, IAR is operating with the following modifications to our usual services and activities:

  1. IAR cats will temporarily not be housed at Petco stores.
  2. All adoption events are cancelled until further notice.
  3. The IAR office is closed to visitors until further notice.
  4. We will continue to take adoption applications but anticipate some delays with the usual adoption process, as the logistics of each potential adoption will need to be considered on a case-by-case basis in order to maintain social distancing for our foster parents, volunteers, and adopters.
  5. We will continue to accept animals into our program, again on a case-by-case basis and with potential delays given the need to adjust intake procedures in order to comply with expert recommendations and operate within our modified activities listed above.
As of May 14, 2020:
  1. Feral Cat Spay/Neuter clinics will resume on a small scale with all participants required to wear masks and maintain appropriate physical distancing.

Here at IAR, our hearts are with the people and animals of our community. Thank you for your understanding and continued support during this trying time. Again, we will continue to monitor the evolving situation and will adapt as necessary and as we are able in order to meet the needs of the community in a responsible manner.

Pet Photo Contest – Voting Ends June 6

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Enter that stunning shot of your best friend in our Pet Photo Contest for a chance to be featured in IAR’s 2021 calendar! The contest is hosted through GoGoPhotoContest.com and is open to all companion cats and dogs. They do not need to be adopPerson holding cell phone showing photo of a petted from IAR. Entering the contest is easy:

  • Submit a photo of your pet, along with a $5 entry fee.
  • Share the link and encourage your friends to vote for your pet. Then let the voting begin! Each vote costs $1.
The contest runs May 18, 2020, 10 a.m., through June 6, 2020 at 8 p.m.


Tex, Ella, Caleb, Ludo Bogie, Ignacio, Izabela, Lyndy, Lobo, Ty, Melon, Ivy, Patches, Franco, Saba, Woody Rockwood, Leela, Yuri, Asher, Winston, Cheddar, Lily, Tortuga, Thomas, Flora, Goldie, Dolly Lee, Sweet Charity, Sparkle, Luna, Max, Ruby, Aces, Maple, Yammy, Whisper, Abby, Gene, Louise, Fabio, Fiona, Hayes, Logan, Kuchi Kopi, Teddy (Bob’s Burgers kitten), Mighty Zeus, Blessed, Tigger, cali, Licorice, Leo, Lewis, Storm, Moonpie, Sassafras, Riley, Butterscotch, Ko, Cali, Lucy, Vivian, Lincoln Pup, Squash, Barnibus, Grady, Orion, Jellibean, Riley, Oreo, Mac, Charlie, Carrot, Spencer, Thunder, Ellie, Rama, Sunti, Akemi, Alvan, Teddy, Maximus (MAX), Posie, Fabulous Francesca, Grover, Arthur, Pearl, Taylor, Lulu (Lou), Luke, Liam, Frisbee, Lucy Ricardo, Dennis, Ed, wounded kitten from Roxboro, Maisey, Marley, Bebe, Biney, Jax, Rudi, Charming, Fable, Thumbelina, Tom, Lisa, Birdie, Sam, Otis, Bart, Mystery Misty, Janis Joplin, Lana Del Rey, Pluto, Ash, Pickles, Olive, Kiwi, Franklin, Ollie, Cleo Bug, Ethel Mertz, Yo-Yo, Isaboo, Willow Girl, Winston, Erwin, Lucille, Hop Scotch, Rufus D. Dawg, Bistery, Henrietta, Laverne, Shirley, Carmine - The Big Ragu, and Gambit found their forever homes this month!

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