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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 14th @ 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 Stella Mae, Blanche, Coco, Bernie, Kimmy, Pye, Simba, Seth, Tara, Mittens, Maggie, Jerry, Ina, Reginald (Reggie), Rho, Opie, Dice, Bowie, Olga, Tatiana, Ozzy, Suki, Clary, Gracie Lou, Poppy, Dolley, Puff, and Ivy for finding their forever homes! Can you find a place in your heart for one of our other IAR animals?

Did You Know: Names of pets were found inscribed on ancient Egyptian tombs, presumably showing that their owners wanted to help bring the animals into the afterlife with them.
Independent Animal Rescue
Post Office Box 14232, Durham, NC 27709-4232