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Black Cat Appreciation Day

Celebrate Black Cat Appreciation Day on Friday, November 28! Meet your new best friend at an adoption event this weekend or browse our black kitties online.


Like her brother and best buddy Peeps, Pansy is a friendly, gentle, people-oriented kitty who appreciates some special attention from her foster mom. She is super-playful and loves all of her many toys and really enjoys a good morning romp with her brother.


Ellie is classic beauty--the kitty equivalent of Lauren Bacall. She's a little shy but once acclimated, she's absolutely heart melting. She utters a sweet little cooing meow, sort of like a mourning dove, when she's excited. She adores laps and being picked up--her purr can be heard across rooms--but she has an athletic side too.


Stitch is a riot! He is the smallest boy in his litter and he is very bold, active and playful. He loves to play with his siblings or chase a toy all by himself. He loves people and is quite people focused.


Thimble is one of 4 kittens rescued just prior to going to the shelter. He is a sweetheart of a kitten! Playful and curious, he loves to explore his foster home and wrestle and play with his siblings. He gets along with everyone including the family's 3 dogs.


Maddux is one of the most laidback and gentle kitties that you will ever find! Maddux has NEVER met a stranger! He will come right up to you and get in your lap. Even though Maddux is young, he is very calm and is content to just have people around.


Peeps is that wonderful combination of purry affection and charming goofiness. He approaches life with wonder and boldness and will even venture into the shower when the water is running! He and his sister Pansy can usually be found together, playing with toys, exploring, or getting a drink out of the bathroom faucet.


Pecan is a quiet and observant kitten who purrs like a motorboat when you pet him and give him treats. He loves to play with dangling toys and enjoys watching the world outside when there's no one home. While a little shy when first moving in, he adapted very quickly and just likes hanging out with his foster parents while he waits for his new owner.

Mama Mia

Mama Mia is an absolute sweetie who has loved people from day one! Although she doesn't tend to do much lap perching, she will eagerly greet her foster mom and lay close to her to watch TV. She is a prize-winning nuzzler and loves having her belly rubbed! She will often climb onto the back of the couch and affectionately rub all over the top of her foster mom's head.

Did You Know: Purring begins in kittens at about one week old; it serves as a signal to the mother that the kittens are warm and not hungry, it is believed.
Independent Animal Rescue
Post Office Box 14232, Durham, NC 27709-4232