Before you continue, please read and confirm you are eligible to adopt.

  • You must live within 60 miles of Durham, NC.
  • You must be able to make a commitment to the cat for it’s lifetime. Cats can live 20+ years. 
  • You must be at least 21 years of age.
  • You may not be an undergraduate student.
  • You must be a US citizen or permanent resident.
  • You must allow a home visit (virtual home visits during Covid)
  • Current pet(s) in the home must be spayed/neutered.
  • Current pet(s) in the home must be up-to-date on vaccinations and be established with a veterinarian.  Dogs must be on year-round heartworm prevention, cats must be felv/fiv negative and both cats and dogs must be on regular flea/tick prevention.

Kittens 6 months of age or younger must be adopted with another kitten or into a
household with a young cat (general guideline of 2 years or younger but on a case by case basis.) 

Please check the kittens profiles to verify who they can be adopted with before submitting an application for them.  Most kittens have already been paired up with a sibling/buddy. 

If you are interested in adopting one of our animals, please fill out and submit an online adoption interest form.

PLEASE BE AWARE that Independent Animal Rescue is an organization of  volunteer foster homes, located  primarily in the Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill area of North Carolina.  Thank you!


Taylor

2 year old • Female
Taylor is an extremely sweet and gentle young cat who has raised her kittens and…

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Coffee

5 month old • Male
Coffee is the sweetest little cuddle-bug! He makes friends with other cats and humans quickly…

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Zoe

4 month old • Female
Zoe loves to play both with her brother Zeke and with her foster parents! If…

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Mo

8 year old • Male
Mo is a loving and affectionate distinguished gentleman. At a mature age (our best guess…

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Zeke

4 month old • Male
Zeke loves to play both with his sister Zoe and with his foster parents! If…

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Graybie

2 year old • Male
Graybie is a total sweetheart. He loves to sit on your lap or otherwise cuddle…

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Preach

8 month old • Male
Preach is loving and playful like his best friend Boo. It takes him a little…

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Teacup

7 month old • Female
Curious little Teacup would love to be your best friend! This clever kitty likes to…

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Coal

10 year old • Male
Coal is a sweet boy looking for a place to live out his golden years.…

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Sophie

1 year old • Female
She will trill happily at you every morning and come rub against your legs for…

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Boo

5 month old • Male
You will not find a sweeter kitty than Boo! He wants to cuddle with everyone…

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Wiley

6 year old • Female
A petite, adventurous girl with the cutest round face, light beauty mark on her chin,…

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Ophelia Owl

6 month old • Female
My name is Ophelia Owl because of my mane and my wide yellow eyes. I…

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Olive Otter

6 month old • Female
Playful with personality! I love playing with my toys, climbing furniture and watching birds, squirrels…

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Creamsicle

1 year old • Female
Creamsicle is a beautiful ginger-and-white adult cat with a kitten’s personality. In between cat naps,…

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Arthur

7 year old • Male
Arthur is a very loving and affectionate sweetheart despite his tough past life on the…

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Eleanor

5 month old • Female
Eleanor is an affectionate and playful kitten. She is a little shy until she knows…

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Hamish McCat

8 year old • Male
Despite being rough and tough looking he is a real sweetie who loves to be…

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Sadie

9 month old • Female
Sadie is a sweet and playful girl with a loud purr. She carries toy balls…

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Arnez J

1 year old • Male
My name is Arnez J, not to be confused with the comedian. Though my foster…

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Congratulations to our cats with pending adoptions!

Adoption Pending

Callie

12 year old • Female
Sweet Callie girl is the perfect companion cat. Her favorite place to be is right…

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Adoption Pending

Willow

1 year old • Female
Willow is a sweetheart and still very shy. She is very playful and loves to…

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