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Independent Animal Rescue is an all-volunteer private non-profit organization. Since we receive no public funding, most of our operating budget comes from people like you. Your donation can help us strive toward a world where every pet has a home. You can give online through PayPal using the pledge form below, or see the left side menu for a variety of other ways to give.

Click here to save more lives by making a weekly, monthly, or yearly contribution.

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All donations to IAR are tax deductible. We will send an acknowledgment of your donation for use as a tax-receipt within 6 weeks. If you do not hear from us within 6 weeks, please send us an email at to make sure we received your donation. Thank You!

Independent Animal Rescue's Federal Identification Number (EIN) is 56-1951483.

PayPal PayPal is free, and is the easiest way to use your credit card to donate to IAR. You don't even need to create a new PayPal account. It's fast, easy, and secure. Simply choose an amount, and then click the "Donate Now" button to open the simple PayPal instruction form and complete the donation.

If you prefer to send a check, please mail it to:
Independent Animal Rescue
P.O. Box 14232
Durham, NC 27709-4232

How do we use your donations?



In 2015 we helped Cinderella, Hope, and nearly 2000 others!

Every year our Foster Program rescues about 500 cats and dogs found as strays or in danger of euthanasia at the local shelters. In addition, we provide about 1500 spay and neuter surgeries to cats and dogs in our community.

We couldn't do this work without you!

Thanks to donors like you, Independent Animal Rescue is able to rescue, nurture and adopt more than 500 dogs and cats into loving homes each year. Your donation will help us to rescue dogs, cats, puppies and kittens from kill-shelters, to educate the community about responsible pet ownership, to provide access to low cost spay-neuter, and it will help us provide veterinary and supportive care for pets who are waiting for their next loving home. From all of the volunteers and animals here at IAR, Thank You!

Did You Know: In the dark, most cats can see six times better than people.
Independent Animal Rescue
Post Office Box 14232, Durham, NC 27709-4232