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!

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Moms and babies. 🐱🐈🐈🐈
Purr Partners never leaves the mom behind when pulling the babies from the shelter. Moms make caring for baby kittens so much easier. They take care of the warmth and meals, and even the poop encouragement. Once they have raised their litter it's their turn for spay and a loving forever home. ❀️
And you can donate on the Purr Partners web site for the moms. See the link below.
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Lane, Lodge, and LeBleu
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A kitten moment. Purr Partners upcoming stars.
These kittens have been in foster care since they were quite a bit younger, growing and getting ready for adoption.
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🐈 Planning to adopt a kitten? Then get your home ready.
You'll want to get the needed supplies: litter, litter box, food and water bowls, scratcher, carrier, and toys. When you adopt, the kitten's foster should let you know what food the kitten has been eating and what type litter it is using. Start with the familiar before changing.
And you will need to kitten proof your home. Put away cleaners and pick up anything the kitten might swallow. Rubber bands and strings are fun but can be a real hazard.
🐈 Meet with the kitten you are interested in after talking with the foster to see if this kitten might be a good fit for your home.
Here are a few Purr Partners kittens ready for adoption. They have been spayed or neutered, receiving the series of kitten vaccinations, and received a rabies vaccination. ❀️
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Purr Partners Feline Rescue2020/08/04 @ 13:13
🐈 Here are just a few of the Purr Partners upcoming stars. They are a little older now but they started out pretty small when Purr Partners pulled them from the shelters. They still needed to be kept warm and encouraged to poop and pee. The litter box becomes important now. At this point they were eating their first wet food, Mother and Babycat Royal Canin and they can go through a case in no time. 🐱
Kitten food is always on the Purr Partners wish list. 🎁
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Purr Partners Feline Rescue2020/08/03 @ 23:48
Some of the kittens that Purr Partners has rescued are newborns, without a mom but still needing intensive care from the bottle feeder fosters.
They have to be kept warm, bottle fed every two hours. and encouraged to poop and pee. A mom would provide body heat, have food always available, and lick their bottoms to encourage the pooping and peeing. All of this is what our bottle feeding fosters do, without the licking part, they use a warm damp cloth but think of bottle feeding 3-6 newborns every 2 hrs. Bottle feeding foster are heroes, keeping the kitties alive.
Purr Partners needs Kitten Replacement Milk. Check the Amazon with list. Powder is great since it has a long life.
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β˜”οΈ Purr Partners Kitten Shower this month! β˜”οΈπŸˆπŸˆπŸˆπŸŽ
If every one gave just a little you would be helping Purr Partners save more kitty lives. Here's you opportunity to join the Purr Partners volunteer team united in rescuing cats and kittens.
🐱 You can purchase something from the Amazon wish list;
🐱 Purchase food or gift a certificate at the Wake Forest Petsmart or the Six Forks Station or Capital Crossings Petsmarts;
🐱 or give a cash donation that can be used for medical care for kittens.
🎁 Thanks for helping to save kitty lives. ❀️
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