About Us

About Us

Mission Statement

The mission of Purr Partners is to help homeless felines find loving, permanent homes through adoption and placement. We believe that all cats have value and deserve a chance to live their lives in a safe and caring home. We further believe that through education and advocacy, there will come a time when there are no more homeless cats, and all individuals and communities will extend kindness and hope to all cats, whether companion animals, strays, or ferals. We support the belief that cats have an intrinsic value beyond their value to humans, and we will be advocates for cats everywhere through whatever means we have available.

What We Do

Purr Partners Feline Rescue is a 501(c)(3), no-kill, foster-based, all-volunteer organization dedicated to saving the lives of cats and kittens in Central North Carolina.

Incorporated in 2009 by two friends, four cats, and no budget, these two women realized the need for a “cat only” rescue that worked with rural shelters — where cats routinely lose their lives. Purr Partners was founded to save the lives of those most in jeopardy with little hope of survival. High-kill rural shelters became the focus for Purr Partners, and that is still true today. From those humble beginnings, the rescue has grown to over a hundred active volunteers and a budget of approximately $175,000. Purr Partners is self-funded through adoption fees, donations, and fundraising events. We rely on the support of the community, and with zero paid employees and little overhead, nearly every dollar we receive goes directly back to support the cats and kittens we rescue. At any given time, there are between 100 and 150 cats and kittens in foster care, and we have saved over 4,000 lives and rescue more every day.

All of our adoptable cats and kittens are fulling vetted and tested for Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV) and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV), dewormed, treated for fleas, UTD on vaccines, spayed or neutered, and microchipped. Our volunteers work diligently to find these unwanted animals, permanent loving forever homes.

As a foster-based rescue, our cats live in a house with a family and not in a cage. Our cats and kittens are incredibly well-socialized as a result. We know their personalities and their likes and dislikes. Are they gentle? Would it be the right choice for families with young children? Do they get along with other cats, or would they be better as your one and only? Are they a bonafide lap-cat? What about dogs? Our adoption counselors will help you make the best choice to meet your objectives in choosing your next pet.

Being foster-based also means that we don’t have a public facility or where you can stop by and visit. To meet our cats and kittens, you must become a pre-approved adopter to schedule a private meet and greet session or attend one of our weekend adoption events at PetSmart.Β We are proud to be a PetSmart Charities Adoption Partner and manage the PetSmart Adoption Centers in Wake Forest at 11835 Retail Drive and in Raleigh at Six Forks Station, 8825 Six Forks Road, and half-time at Capital Crossings, 2800 East Millbrook Road. Adoption events are held every weekend from 11:30 am – 3 pm.

We require an approved adoption application for every adoption, click hereΒ to complete the form and allow two business days for processing. One of our adoption counselors will contact you, and you’ll be on your way to meeting your new BFF!


Purr Partners Feline Rescue
Purr Partners Feline Rescue2020/09/24 @ 23:30
20 Adoptions last week! 🐱🐱🐱🐱🐱
Purr Partners has been so busy: kitties pulled from the shelters, vet visits, surgeries, worming and flea treatment, vaccinations, settling into foster homes, and tlc.
πŸ‘©β€πŸ¦°πŸ‘¨β€πŸ¦³πŸ‘±β€β™€οΈπŸ§”πŸ§‘β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ¦³πŸ§‘β€ Coordinators answering and making numerous phone calls, transporters traveling to many shelters, intake crew checking in kitties, fosters picking up new foster kitties and beginning medications, tech volunteers posting on the web and Face Book, volunteers keeping up with all the records, files, and expenses, and all the volunteers working together to save as many kitty lives as possible. It take a community. So much work and so much reward.
Join Purr Partners in their goal to not stop until they all have a loving home.
Adopt, Foster, Donate!! 😽
Purr Partners Feline Rescue
Purr Partners Feline Rescue2020/09/24 @ 19:33
Purr Partners adoptathon, Sept 24-28, 2020
Plan to visit one or all three Petsmarts this week where Purr Partners kittens and cats are looking for their loving forever homes. You'll find Purr Partners at the Wake Forest Petsmart, the Capital Crossings and Six Forks Station Petsmarts. Volunteers will be available to assist approved adopters on Sat and Sun, 11a-1p.
πŸ’» If you are interested in adopting be sure you have filled out an application on the Purr Partners web site.
🐱Remember that Purr Partners is all volunteer and operates on donations. Be part of the rescue team! Adopt, foster, donate!! β€οΈπŸ˜½πŸ’•
Purr Partners Feline Rescue
Purr Partners Feline Rescue2020/09/24 @ 16:13
Tarheel Tess, Hitchcock and Licorice are just a few of Purr Partners' beautiful black kitties looking for their forever homes.
You can read about them on the Purr Partners web site. πŸ’»
If you feel as we do that black cats are lucky and awesome fill out an application to adopt. Meow! 😽
Please share and leave us a comment. Tess, Hitchcock, and Licorice would appreciate it. πŸ’•
Purr Partners Feline Rescue
Purr Partners Feline Rescue2020/09/23 @ 21:04
Let's start a black cat support group. Let's see photos of your black cats and we'll post some of Purr Partner's lucky black kitties.
Purr Partners Feline Rescue
Purr Partners Feline Rescue2020/09/23 @ 17:01
No more broken hearts!
This cat is sweetness personified. Well, maybe sweetness "catified." Jeremy was badly failed by his people. He was abandoned in a cardboard box outside a vet's office. He was absolutely crushed by this betrayal. He was sad, scared and confused as the world he knew ceased to exist. He had no idea why any of this was happening to him.
🐈 After a bumpy start, he is starting to trust his foster mom. He is starting to ask for affection and is happy to see her. He knows that usually means treats (he especially loves the Greenies dental treats)! He has started to remember what love felt like and even rolls over for a belly rubs and starts purring. He is peacefully living with some mild-mannered cats in his foster home. He would probably be OK as an only cat or with other calm and submissive cats.
🐈 We know he will have another transition period when he goes to a new home. We want to make sure this will be the last time his heart is ever broken, and we will consider only the best home for him this time around. He deserves a wonderful life.
🐈 Are you that special person who will give a forever secure and safe home to Jeremy? Please fill out an application on the Purr Partners web site.
Purr Partners Feline Rescue
Purr Partners Feline Rescue2020/09/22 @ 16:26
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