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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.


Olive and Lucy are darling siblings that love life. They are outgoing, cuddly, and playful. They greet you at the door and love to romp around and then settle down for a good long snooze. Olive is especially cuddly and drapes herself across her foster family.


These are the Babes from the Woods! Hansel was found crying in the woods and picked up by one of our volunteers along with his sister, Gretel. They were immediately friendly so we think they were abandoned. They are sweet and playful and love to be cuddled.


Portobella is an elegantly sleek, deeply affectionate, and thoughtfully observant kitten. With an interest in everything around her and a playful spirit, she is an easy-going and delightful companion. In her foster home, Portobella has made friends with the resident cats, other foster kittens,the two family dogs and was even once found in the mistakenly unlatched hamster cage cuddled up with her new little buddy!

A sweet charmer, Portobella gets lots of cuddles from all the family, and she returns the affection with purrs, headbutts and rolling stretches.


Kizzy is a friendly and playful little girl kitten who just wants a happy life (1) playing with her kitten sibs (2) sitting in your lap and purring while you adore her and (3) to eat your turkey sandwich before it is all gone.


This wonderful little kitten always has something to say..."Pet me, pick me up, feed me, I want to snuggle!" He adores sleeping with his foster mom and always lets her know when the food dish is empty. He has a knack for getting underfoot, but hopefully soon he will learn how to walk NEXT do his foster mom instead of UNDER her feet.He


My name is Clary. I was rescued under a bush near a restaurant by 4 women who went out to get some food on their lunch break. As soon as they got out of the car I squawked as loud as I could to get their attention.


Cherry is playful, friendly, active, fun and everything you could want in a kitten. She loves to snuggle on your lap and greets you at the door with her sweet meow. There could not be a nicer kitten.

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.


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.


Kip is a sweet spunky kitten who loves to be a part of the action! He loves to play with his kitten friends and also enjoys being pet. He is full of energy and sometimes will even hop around the room playing with shadows.


Kimmy is a friendly and playful little girl kitten who just wants a happy life (1) playing with her kitten sibs (2) sitting in your lap and purring while you adore her and (3) trying to eat your cereal before it is all gone.


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.


Ellie is a happy and loving kitten whose purr can be heard as soon as you open the door. She has a sweet and gentle personality and is lovely to handle.


Best words to describe MoJo: Happy and Humble. Although MoJo lost one eye due to chronic infection as a kitten, he does not seem to know it is missing. This engaging cat has an upbeat personality, is an affectionate companion, and is grateful for any attention that comes his way.


Cameo is an ever-so-gentle girl and an undemanding companion. She is the kind of cat that will always be quietly nearby and paying attention, but never on top of you. She and her sister Cassidy would be a perfect fit for the "work at home" person who would like un-intrusive cat companionship.

Did You Know: Getting a second cat can reduce behavior problems in shy or aggressive cats.
Independent Animal Rescue
Post Office Box 14232, Durham, NC 27709-4232