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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.


Austin is the type of kitten who starts purring the moment you come into a room because he is so happy to see you. He'll nuzzle his little head into your hand and expose his belly to get as many tummy rubs as possible.

Mama Boo-Boo

'Mama' came to us with the name Boo-Boo. She was a great mom to a few of our kittens, and so became known as Mama Boo-Boo. Mama is a small kitty with delicate features. She is very gentle, loving and affectionate and always likes to see where you are and what you are doing.


This very sweet, loving and active guy likes to play with a toy mouse or a wand toy, or anything that moves, especially his best friend, Simon! After he has had a busy time playing he likes to curl up in his foster mom's lap.


Percy got his name because no matter what's going on, if he's awake, he's purring. He is very energetic and playful, but he also LOVES to cuddle and take naps with his human. He's incredibly trusting and overall one of the most friendly cats I've ever seen.


Bagheera (BG) is a super friendly guy who loves being petted and is always ready for a chat. He has been on the outside for quite some time and really, truly wants to live the life of an indoor cat, getting fed on a regular basis, rolling on his back for belly rubs, and drooling with happiness as you scratch behind his ears.

Tillman (Tilly)

Tilly is a really neat kitten. He is a very fun loving, playful little guy who is really fun to watch. He likes to cuddle and loves to talk to you. He really is the life of the party, and so sweet!


Basie is the clown of the Jazzy Kitty litter. He jumps in the sink when the faucet is on, ambushes his sibs from behind their cardboard box fort and hoards the mousies, growling when others get close. He's also as sweet as pie--loves laps and purrs whenever his foster moms are close by--a real charmer.


From her perfect little angelic head to her winning disposition, Ellie is an absolute sweetheart. She has a large vocabulary of coos, trills, purrs and meows and loves talking to and hanging out with her people (on a lap or nearby). Throw her favorite spring toy or twist tie and she'll bring it back to you: she's the fetching champion of the world.


Aladdin is a sweet, affectionate and playful young kitten. You can ususally find him with his brothers Mowgli and Finn. Aladdin loves his people, cat and dog foster pals. He is a well behaved and playful kitten, always ready for a fun time.


Peewee (formerly Pecan) totally had me fooled. When he first joined our household, I thought he was a little shy. Nothing unusual, just slightly hesitant when he first met folks. But in fact, what he is is smart. He's not scared, he's observant.


Dizzy is a member of the Jazzy Kitty family. He's a funny boy---jumps on his foster mom's back {with minimal scratching ;0} whenever she bends over---to scoop, fill bowls, etc--and rides around snuggling with her hair and purring loudly. Dizzy loves to wrestle with his sibs, explore every space in the room and just hang out being cute!


Ella (Fitzgerald) is a member of the JAZZY KITTY FAMILY. She is super sweet and playful with her sibs and human family. Ella loves to ride on her foster moms' shoulders and purr in their ears. She's the only girl in the litter AND the runt, but has a big personality, and holds her own with her 5 brothers.


Chino is a sweet, friendly and affectionate kitten, always happy to see you. She enjoys getting attention and lots of pets and cuddles from her human. Chino is always the first to explore anything new and she loves to play and nap with her brother Chippe and other cat friends.

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.


Jax is an all around lover boy. His purr motor starts the moment he sees you and goes nonstop while jumping into your lap. He is a delightful kitten, extremely sweet, friendly, playful and affectionate. He loves to play with all kinds of toys and can often be found playing or napping with his BFF Amber who he would love to be adopted with.


Orpheus can sometimes be a mellow cat sitting on the windowsill soaking up some sun, but he tends to be playful as well. He's also very affectionate, and will let you pet/scratch him for a while, and blink and lick to say thank you.


Kuma is a sweet little kitten who is all about people! She loves to play with her kitten buddies, but prefers to follow her foster mom around like a shadow. Little Kuma also loves to be held and snuggles into your neck, all while purring, and she never wants to be put down.

Did You Know: Cats have right and left 'paws,' just like people's hands. About 40% are ambidextrous, another 40% are right-pawed, and the rest are 'lefties.'
Independent Animal Rescue
Post Office Box 14232, Durham, NC 27709-4232