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Purr Partners Online Store

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Buy a cool t-shirt, and help us save the lives of even more kitties!

We can all agree that 2020 was a crazy year!  Although the number of homeless kittens was as great as ever, most of our in-person events were cancelled, donations are down, and the Purr Partners closet is bursting with Purr Partners T-shirts and foam can coolers.  So we have just made everything available in our online store.

Click HERE to go to our online store.  If you choose “Free local pickup at PetSmart“, a Purr Partners volunteer will contact you about picking up your order at the Raleigh PetSmart Adoption Center (2800 E. Millbrook Rd, Raleigh, NC 27604) the following Saturday between 11am-1pm during our weekly adoptathon.  Or you can also select USPS shipping and pay a small fee for postage.

Thank You for supporting all of the cats and kittens whose lives are saved by Purr Partners!

It’s a Kitten Shower!!

It’s a Kitten Shower!!

Month of August


During our Kitten Shower, you can purchase gifts for our kittens at PetSmart and place them in the Purr Partners Kitten Shower donation boxes at PetSmart (8825 Six Forks Rd in Raleigh, or 11835 Retail Dr in Wake Forest ), or follow the links below to make a one-time cash donation.  The list below will help you choose the gifts that our kittens need most, or see how far your monetary donation will go!

Best Shower Gifts:
  • Canned Kitten Food: ProPlan, Fancy Feast, Royal Canin
  • Dry Kitten Food: Royal Canin Baby Food/Mother and Baby
  • Powdered Kitten Formula!  (Sold at PetSmart)
  • Corn Litter for babies (kittens sometimes eat litter)
  • Cat Attract Litter to help train kittens with no mom
Monetary Donations
  • PetSmart Gift Cards for Prescription food for sick kittens
  • Cash allows us to pay vet bills – follow the link to donate


Or see how your monetary donation will be put to good use caring for a kitten’s medical or food needs:

  • A $100 donation will pay for one spay/neuter surgery,  FeLV/FIV Test, FVRCP and Rabies Vaccines
  • A $40 donation will pay for cases of food for weaned  kittens for one month
  • A $30 donation will pay for formula for an orphaned bottle baby
  • Or make another monetary donation of your choice

Thank You for supporting all of the kittens at Purr Partners!

Support Purr Partners while shopping at Pampered Chef!

Pampered Chef Purr Partners Fundraiser

Purr Partners is entirely funded by donations, so we are always grateful to individuals that are willing to help with fund raising.  We would like to thank Pampered Chef for sponsoring a virtual fundraiser!  It starts this Saturday, July 25th and ends on Sunday August 2nd.

If you are interested in their offered products, use the Pampered Chef website specifically for our fundraiser. You also have the option to make a direct donation to Purr Partners from the website.

The link to the virtual fundraiser is HERE.

Thank You to The Pampered Chef and to YOU for your continued support of Purr Partners!

Help our kittens while you shop on!

It is kitten season!  And with kitten season comes an increased need for kitten powdered milk replacer, hand-feeding supplies, pet-safe heating pads and more for our tiniest bottle babies, kitten food and high calorie supplement gel for the older kittens, as well as some of our regular supply needs.

As you do more shopping on during this pandemic, please consider adding in an item from our Amazon wishlist by clicking on the logo above, or on the right side of every Purr Partners web page.

Our list has just been updated to reflect our current needs, and we sincerely appreciate all help you can provide for the most fragile of our little ones!

Will My Pet Give Me Coronavirus?

Right now is a scary time for everybody, and we understand the fear and uncertainty people are living with.  We hope you are staying safe and finding ways to deal with this ongoing crisis in our world.

We are continuing to save cats and kittens and are managing to do adoptions in a safe manner that does not involve face-to-face interactions.  We will be glad to work with you if you choose to adopt during this time.




We are very concerned that people are getting incorrect information about companion animals and COVID-19.  Please check out our links below for information from reputable and trusted sources.

We encourage everyone to have a plan in place should you become sick or have to be quarantined for an extended period of time.  Having two weeks worth of food and medication for your pets, making arrangements with your vet for possible boarding, and having a daily check in with a friend or neighbor who can step in should you become ill are all things to have in place.

Please stay safe and help us educate people about COVID-19 and companion animals!  We are concerned that many could die from lack of information or unnecessary fear on the part of owners!

Cornell: Coronavirus Update

International Cat Care: COVID-19 Advice for Cat Owners

CNET: Coronavirus and Pets – How COVID-19 affects cats and dogs

COVID-19 Updates

**As of March 25th, we have removed all of our cats from PetSmarts in anticipation of further Stay-at-Home orders being issued.  Please stay tuned to our home page as we figure everything out during these unprecedented times.  When our operations at PetSmart do resume, we will proceed with the additional precautions listed below for as long as the COVID-19 virus remains a concern.**

In light of the current concerns of the COVID-19 virus, Purr Partners will be taking some added precautions at our adoptathons scheduled for this weekend at the Wake Forest PetSmart and the Six Forks PetSmart. We will be there on our regular schedule (unless a change is necessitated) from 11:30am – 3:00pm both Saturday and Sunday.

If you are planning to come by and see our cats and kittens for adoption – and we hope you will – we ask several things of you:

  1. Please do not touch the cages, the windows of the inside cages, or attempt to pet the cats through the cages. Touch as little as possible in the adoption area!
  2. Only people who plan to adopt will be allowed to meet the cats or kittens in the inside rooms.
  3. Please use the available hand wipes before you enter the room to meet a cat or kitten and when you exit.
  4. If you, or a family member is ill or have traveled internationally to Europe or Asia in the last two weeks, please do not come. This is for your safety and the safety of our volunteers as well as other shoppers in PetSmart.
  5. Don’t be alarmed or offended when you see us constantly wiping down everything – cages, tables, doorknobs, etc. We are trying to do our part to keep everybody safe!

Thank you for supporting us and all the kitties we rescue! We can’t do it without you!