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Life is Better With Cats! Help Us Prove It!

 

 

This year alone we have spent close to $80,000 on vet bills. We don’t turn away those that need us, but we can’t do it without help from those who care. As you know we are 100% volunteer, so every penny goes directly to the cats and kittens we rescue. From kittens taped up in boxes and thrown in the dumpster to adults who have lived with a lifetime of pain because their owners didn’t want to spend money on them, we try to make a difference. Incorporated in 2009 as a 501(c)3 we have rescued and adopted out almost 3500 cats – and we manage all this with foster homes and no paid employees. We pull from rural high kill shelters and help those that are sick, injured, abandoned, and hopeless. Every cat and kitten gets whatever vet care they need, but to do that, takes money. We have no source of income except through donations and our fundraising efforts, so by purchasing a tee shirt, you contribute directly to helping us help a cat or kitten get back to health and move to a permanent, loving home – and we can save another! Our volunteers have big hearts, and we know there are people in the community that have big hearts as well, so please consider supporting this fundraiser. Purchase a teeshirt, a sweatshirt, or hoodie, and wear it in honor of those that didn’t make it out of the shelter. We can’t save them all, but with your help, we can save more!

Order yours here!

December 1: Holiday Pet Photos!


Santa Paws and professional photographer, Rick Ward are generously donating their time and talents to create your most memorable holiday photo ever!  

Saturday, December 1
Noon – 4 pm


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Every dollar raised goes directly to the animals in our care, so come on down and show your support by having your critter photographed with Santa Paws!

 

Black Cat Bash & Hurricane Relief Auction


 

Please join us for a frightfully fun night full of Boos and an all around Scary Good Time! Friday, October 19, 2018 from 7:30 – 10:30 pm at PROOF – Five Points in Raleigh.

  • Hauntingly delicious food that is simply to die for…. Spooky cocktails, beer and wine too!
  • Shop auction items for you, your cats, your home. There’s something for everyone – in every price range!
  • Take frightful photos! Win prizes in the costume contest. Will you be the lucky one who takes home the pot from the 50/50 raffle?
  • It will be a great night of dancing, noshing, music and SHOPPING! Best of all, it’s for something near and dear to our hearts…CATS!

Take a sneak peek at some of our favorites items up for bid!  

  • Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes- Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA!
  • Hamilton in Chicago, including 2-night hotel stay!
  • Tuscan Wine & Culinary Excursion!
  • Attend the 2019 Masters in Augusta, GA!
  • Trips to Napa Valley, Banff, Caribbean, Panama and Mexico!
  • Baskets, baskets and more baskets!

See more at biddingforgood.com/purrpartners

Join us for a wicked good time, it would be a grave mistake to miss it…

Order your tickets – MEOW!  


Thank you to our generous event sponsors!

               


Special Thanks to our Auction Donors!

                                 

    

            

            

Overflow Parking at Underwood Elementary 

Calendar Photo Contest

Attention all fetching felines, pretty pussycats, tantalizing toms, kissable kittens, and classy cats! You’re adorable and you know it, and here’s your chance to show the world how gorgeous you are! Call your human, grab a camera, practice your prettiest pose, and get ready to be the face of the next Purr Partners Calendar! 

Submit Kitty’s most glorious glamour shot here and wait for her fans to vote her to fame – let your friends, family, and followers on social media know that $1 = 1 vote for your kitty to win one of 13 spots in our 2019 Purr Partners Calendar! The top vote getter will be the Calendar Cover Cat for 2019!

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  • Submit your favorite photo of your kitty for a chance to make your feline friend Calendar-famous!
  • Vote as much as you’d like and encourage your friends and family to vote too! The more votes your kitty gets, the better their chances are at being crowned Calendar Cover Cat… and Purr Partners gets to save more cats and kittens!
  • Let your friends and family know to vote for your gorgeous kitty-cat by sharing your contest entry via social media!
  • The contest ends on October 3 at 10pm EST, so keep voting until the last minute to make sure your kitty wins!
  • All proceeds go to benefit Purr Partners’ new Quarantine and Intake Center, which will allow us to create a space to provide optimal care for the animals we serve and to serve as many as possible.
Want to guarantee a Calendar spot for your pretty kitty? 

For a $20 donation, your kitty’s photo will appear on the Calendar day of your choice (birthday, adoption day, anniversary, etc.) Pick your favorite kitty photo and reserve a date square now to honor your cat on a special day! First come, first served!  And now, since your kitty is guaranteed to be in the Calendar…

Want to pre-order a Calendar?

A Purr Partners Calendar would make a fantastic holiday gift for yourself or any animal lover in your life! Plus, it’s a great way to help the cats and kittens that Purr Partners saves. Show your support as a Cat Person and pre-order your Calendar today.

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Thank you for PURRING for Pets!

Purr Partners, North Wake Animal Hospital, Carolinas Collision Centers and Capital Automotive Group, would like to thank all of those who donated, helped collect supplies and spread the word for the #PurrforPets campaign supporting hurricane victims in Texas and Florida!  With the contributions of the greater Wake Forest community we were able to collect much needed supplies and monetary support.  Nearly $3000 was send to Wags to Whiskers of Texas, a sister rescue to Purr Partners.  And two enormous truckloads of pet supplies are on their way to Texas and Florida!

Lawanna Johnson, Founder and Director of Purr Partners said, “It is heartbreaking to see the images of the animals — homeless, separated from their owners, afraid and fighting for their lives. We need to carry out our mission and do everything possible to ensure their well being and safe placement.”

Purr Partners is pleased to announce that nearly $3000 was raised to benefit Wags to Whiskers of Texas!  

Barbara Bradley, Purr Partners Treasurer presenting Teri Kropik, Director of Wags to Whiskers of Texas with a $2000 check and $900+ worth of medical supplies!


 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Of those donations received,  a six-year-old Wake Forest resident, animal lover and budding activist  — who wishes to remain anonymous — chose to forgo gifts at his 6th birthday party.  Instead he asked 
friends and family to #PURRforPets by donating money and supplies to the animals affected by hurricanes #Irma and #Harvey. This young man is leading the way in reclaiming the meaning of gift giving!  He has a bright future ahead and is a shining example to us all!  Thank you for making a difference in the lives of these animals!

Supplies, Supplies and more Supplies!

Licensed Veterinary Technician, Sharon Carlson of North Wake Animal Hospital, pictured here in her Mom’s garage in Chapel Hill, with a load of pet supplies to be trucked to Houston after the devastation of Hurricane Harvey.  Carlson said, “People have been so gracious and truly awesome! We are also sending a truckload to Florida, so please keep things coming!”           

                                     

 

North Wake Animal Hospital’s team members Samantha and Amber help Cheyenne of Carolinas Collision Center  load up more community donations supporting  relief efforts in Texas and Florida.

 

Ms. Harriet Herring and Sandy Elder collected donations at Carolina Meadows retirement community in Chapel Hill!  Thank you to all the residents and especially,  Ms. Herring, who is pictured with Sharon Carlson of  North Wake Animal Hospital.   

 

 

Read more about Purr for Texas at ABC11 

Wags to Whiskers is located just north of Houston in Porter, TX. They currently have over 150 cats and kittens and are accepting an onslaught of cats and kittens that are lost or have no homes in which to return

Like Purr Partners, Wags to Whiskers of Texas is a 501(c) 3 non-profit, no-kill, all-volunteer animal rescue.  From their location, they serve Humble, Porter, New Caney, Spring, Cleveland and the Greater Houston Area. This includes Harris, Montgomery, Liberty and San Jacinto Counties.

Donate here and select the “Shelter Rescue Program and General Fund” as the donation designation and write in “Purrs for Texas” in the optional field.

Thank you for making a difference in the lives of these deserving animals! 
   

    

Top 10 Reasons to Adopt an Adult Cat


10. Older cats are calmer.
9. Their personalities are well developed and a good match is easier to make.
8. There’s no question as to how big they will get.
7. They are less likely to get into mischief around the house.
6. They need less attention than young kittens, but can still be quite playful.
5. They still make strong bonds with their new families.
4. Many don’t mind if they are left alone while you are at work or school.
3. Cats often live 15 or even 20 years, so an 8 year old cat is only middle-aged and has many years of affection left to give.
2. These wonderful loving kitties deserve a second chance.
And the #1 reason to adopt an adult cat is…kittens aren’t kittens forever!

Why adopt a TEENAGED kitten?

 


Why should you consider adopting a teenage kitten?   Teen felines are the best of both worlds – they still have the youthful spunk of kittens along with more fully developed personalities. When adopting a teen, you can get a much better idea of whether a cat will grow up to be a lap cat, an independent investigator, a playful cat who will never outgrow toys, and so on. This way you still get the cute baby animal and a much better idea of how you can expect him or her to mature and behave throughout the rest of their adult life of 15 to 20 years.

So go ahead and visit one of the adoption centers at area Petsmart’s  (Wake Forest, Six Forks and Strickland or Capital and Millbrook) to find that perfect kitty!

Welcome to the Purr Partners website!

Welcome to our new Purr Partners Website.  We are the same Purr Partners; we just gave our site a new look!  Our mission is to help homeless felines find loving homes through adoption and placement.  Here at Purr Partners, we believe that every cat has value and deserves a loving home. It is through education, advocacy and support that we pursue our goal of no more homeless cats. We can not pursue this goal without your help.  Please consider helping us support our cause either by adopting, volunteering or by making a donation. Please contact us with any questions or email purrpartners@yahoo.com.