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Cats and Cookies Valentine Day Weekend

Saturday & Sunday, February 13 & 14
2:00 - 4:00pm
Petco, South Square, Durham

Fall in love Valentines’ Day weekend! Join us for refreshments, and meet some of our wonderful cats who would love to become your purrfect partner.

Support IAR's Spay/Neuter Program

Each year, IAR spays and neuters over 1,000 animals! As the most effective way to prevent homeless animals in our community, spay and neuter is an essential part of IAR’s rescue mission. Our spay and neuter clinic needs to purchase equipment in order to keep operating and we need your help! Please make a donation here and choose "Community Spay Neuter Program" in the donation purpose drop-down menu. We have a supporter who wishes to remain anonymous, but will match the first $1,000 in donations. Please donate today to prevent homelessness tomorrow.

Join us for a New Volunteer Orientation

We hold New Volunteer Orientations on the 2nd Saturday of every month for anyone interested in learning more about what we do. You'll learn about fostering and the many other ways you can help homeless and less fortunate animals in the Triangle.

Next Orientation: February 13th @ 11am
Please RSVP to for directions if you plan to attend.

Can't attend this month's orientation? Click Here for a Calendar of scheduled Orientations and other events, or fill out a Volunteer Interest Form online and we'll contact you with more information.

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Forever Homes

Congratulations to Aesop, Flora, Faith, Chess, Coconut, Freya, Fortune, Bina, Honeybun, Black Bear , Guggenheim, Moo Cow, Desmond, Marla (Loves Dogs), India, Blue, Betha, Berry, Mr Gibbs, Humphrey, Ori, Scout, Sophie, Mittens, Cherry, Angel, Shaggy DA, Pippen, Purrsimmon, Raoul Duke, Elmer, Dolly Lou, Oscar, Rainger, Baymax, Jack (O' Latern), and Blossom for finding their forever homes! Can you find a place in your heart for one of our other IAR animals?

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