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.ย 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 hereย 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!


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Purr Partners Feline Rescue2021/12/03 @ 16:52
Highlighting some of our adults 2+ years since there is a special adoption rate until the end of the year. Adults 2+ years are $50 adoption fee.
If your heart opens to an adult kitty now is the time to give them a home for the holidays.

Cosmic is a sweet 5+ yrs domestic short hair fellow.
๐Ÿพ He's a handsome gentleman who loves to snuggle.
๐ŸพHe came to Purr Partners with Pododermatitus (pillow foot) and miliary dermatitus, which has healed.
You will often find him strectched out on a bed or chair, but he also energetically enjoys an opportunity to play, with a wand or with spinning balls.
๐Ÿพ Cosmic would do well as an only cat, but will accept younger feline company. This affectionate cat would love a forever home of his own.

๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ Cosmic has tested positive for FIV, but that is not an issue. It is NOT contagious to other cats except through deep puncture wounds like those caused in fights by two unneutered males. It is NOT transmitted by using the same food and water bowls, litter boxes or toys, and many of us have FIV cats happily living with non-FIV cats in our own homes. FIV positive cats, with good vet care such as you would give to any cat, can live a normal life span.
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Purr Partners Feline Rescue2021/12/03 @ 1:42
More Purr Partners kitties join the kitty krew at Petsmart on Saturday and another group on Sunday. ๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ
Remember the new hours on Saturday. On both Sat and Sun volunteers are available to assist with visits and adoptions from 1p-3p. ๐Ÿ˜บ
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Purr Partners Feline Rescue2021/12/03 @ 1:12
Purr Partners ADOPTATHON Dec 2-5, 2021: Kitties are back at Petsmart looking for their forever humans. Is it YOU! ๐Ÿ˜ธ
๐Ÿพ๐ŸพVisit Capital Crossings, and Six Forks Station Petsmarts in Raleigh, along with the Wake Forest Petsmart, Saturday and Sunday, 1p-3p. ๐Ÿ‘‰ Note the time change for Saturday. Both days are 1p-3p.
Make sure you have applied and once you are approved you are all set to find the kitty that will choose you for it's forever human. ๐Ÿ˜ฝ
Find the Purr Partners Adoption Policies and Application on the Purr Partners web site.
Purr Partners Feline Rescue
Purr Partners Feline Rescue2021/12/02 @ 13:06
You'll want to be sure to get your copy of Purr Partners' 2022 Calendar that celebrates the 600+ kitties that have been adopted and are now in loving homes. ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ You just might find your kitty inside!
๐Ÿ‘‰ Every calendar purchased helps support Purr Partners' efforts to save more cats and kittens from high kill shelters.
Follow the link in the comments to purchase your calendar.
Calendars will be available to pick up at Petsmart in Dec. Those who order will be notified when calendars are in. There is a postage charge for mailing.
Please pass the word and thanks very much!! ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ
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Purr Partners Feline Rescue2021/12/02 @ 0:54
One of the saddest things we see happening is older cats having nowhere to go when something happens to their person or when that person can no longer care for them. We were just contacted about this girl who is 15 years old, spayed, and declawed, and her owner is unable to care for her. I can only imagine how scared she must be since her whole world has fallen a part. We are trying to find a foster or an adopter for this sweet and pretty girl, but first she will need to be fully vetted to be sure she is a healthy older lady! Please, please, please make arrangements for your pets so that if something happens to you, they won't suffer - and DON'T count just on family doing the right thing! About 90% of the calls we get are from family members "who just can't take the cats."
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Purr Partners Feline Rescue2021/12/01 @ 19:18
What's wrong with this picture? One of the biggest problems seen with feral cats is broken teeth, and many times, that's caused from feeding directly on concrete, pavement, or any hard, unforgiving surface. Please feed in bowls, then remove the bowls so they aren't seen, or feed on tortillas - the wildlife will clean up for you!
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