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Independent Animal Rescue Painted Chair and more Auction

Saturday, August 23, 2014
Levin Jewish Community Center
1937 W Cornwallis Road Durham

Join fellow animal and art lovers, mingle and bid on great silent and live auction items. We will have artist-embellished furniture, paintings, jewelry, pottery, and sculpture from local artists, as well as performances, services, dining and vacation trips to support this, our signature fundraising event. CatOur goal is to raise $30,000 for our foster care and adoption programs, and our spay/neuter programs benefitting free-roaming and companion animals in our community.

Silent Auction action is from 5:00pm-7:00pm with a live auction immediately following. The live auction will be hosted by Luke Newbold of Leland Little Auction and Estate Sales. Guests will enjoy live music, finger food and a wine/beer bar throughout the evening.

Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Advanced tickets may be purchased online using the button below. Contact us at to sponsor the event or to donate auction items.

Thanks to the generosity of businesses in our community for making this exciting event possible!


The Animal Hospital of Carrboro


Mark Day Catering

Whole Foods

Noodles & Co

Food Fairy Catering

Diamond Springs

The Catering Company

Top of the Hill

Mediterranean Deli

Lilly's Pizza

Monuts Donuts

Elmo's Diner

For information about Sponsoring the Painted Chair & more Auction email us at

100% of the Painted Chair Auction profits will aid in the rescue and care of homeless, abandoned, and abused animals. Our goal is to raise $30,000 for the animals, so we need to fill every seat in the house! Grab some friends and plan to enjoy a wonderful evening full of music, food and spirits, not to mention surprises!

For more information please contact us at

Meet Our Pets 

    Click a choice for details.

Veterinary Partners

New Hope
Animal Hospital

The Cat Hospital of
Durham and Chapel Hill

Forever Homes

Congratulations to Moose, Freda, Paco, Hipster, Wally, Polaroid, Addie, Chameleon , Poe, PeeWee, Lily Mae, Busker, Rhonda Jean, Doodle, Lindy, Shimmy, Ace (Sir Pounce), Zoe (Dani), Henry, Oscar, Blue Boy, Hugh, Dee, Finn/Frenzy/Fidget, Raoul, Violet, and Benedict for finding their forever homes! Can you find a place in your heart for one of our other IAR animals?

Did You Know: An old Italian superstition says that a cat sneezing is a good omen for anyone who hears it.
Independent Animal Rescue
Post Office Box 14232, Durham, NC 27709-4232