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2020 Calendar Photo Contest

Submit a photo of your furry feline(s) for a chance to be featured in the 2020 Purr Partners Calendar!

Don’t have a cat? Come see us and we can fix that OR vote and save lives!

The Purr Partners Calendar Fundraiser is one of our most exciting annual fundraisers.  Donations from the voting process and the sale of the calendars go toward saving the lives of countless homeless cats and kittens in North Carolina. Just enter a favorite photo of your feline(s) for FREE and rally your friends, family, co-workers, and everyone else to vote for your kitty to win one of 13 coveted spots in the 2020 Purr Partners Calendar! Voting requires a $1 donation for each vote. Feel free to cast multiple votes, and allocate them however you wish!

Voting begins the moment the first picture is submitted until October 8 at 11 pm EST.  Keep voting until the last minute to make sure your favorite kitty wins!

Enter Your Fabulous Feline Here →


Who Wins?

  • The top 25 photo entries with the most votes.

Grand prize (1)

      • Will be crowned the 2020 Purr Partners Calendar Cover Cat(s) and that photo will be featured on the cover of the 2020 Purr Partners Calendar or choose a particular month and the next runner up will be featured on the cover.
      • A professional photoshoot with award-winning photographer Rick Ward. Note: Winner must be available on offered dates to receive the pet photoshoot.
      • Four FREE 2020 Purr Partners Calendars.

First prizes (12)

      •  Will be crowned 2020 Purr Partners Calendar Cat of the Month and their photo will be featured on one month in the 2020 Purr Partners Calendar!
      • A professional photoshoot with award-winning photographer Rick Ward. Note: Winner must be available on offered dates to receive the pet photoshoot.
      • Two FREE 2020 Purr Partners Calendars.

Honorable Mentions (12)

      • Kitty will be featured on a monthly date block in the 2020 Purr Partners Calendar.
      • One FREE 2020 Purr Partners Calendar

Pick a day to honor your special felines with a photo in the 2020 Purr Partners Calendar

    • For a donation of $15 you can guarantee that your kitty’s photo will appear in the calendar.  Choose a date to commemorate a special occasion – birthday, adoption day, anniversary, memorial, etc. Reserve your date square now as they are awarded on a first-come-first-served basis.
Reserve Your Day Here →

Want to Pre-order Your Calendar(s)?

    • The 2020 Purr Partners Calendar makes a fantastic holiday gift for yourself or any animal lover in your life. Plus, it’s a great way to help us save more lives. Pre-order your 2020 Purr Partners Calendar today! Delivery estimated on November 22, 2019.
Calendar Pre-order →

 

 

Mamma Mia! Adoption Promo

Apply here and give them the loving home they deserve!


Two of our lovely mama cats, Bluebelle and Shady Lady are Nebelungs mixes and are absolutely stunning!  The Nebelung is an American developed breed of cat originating in Colorado. Nebelung means “creature of the mist”. They are lively, playful, good-natured, and intelligent. Their shimmering grey coat is medium long with a long sweeping tail and taking 2 years to fully develop. Eyes are usually a beautiful glowing green but some will have yellow eyes.

Nebelungs prefer to bond with one or two individuals to whom they stay loving and loyal their entire lives. They may choose one individual in the family with whom they spend most of their time, following them from room to room. This cautious kitty prefers their own family and is shy and reserved with strangers. Adjusting to changes in the household requires time. A Nebelung will do best in a quiet home with adults or older children. If you want a loyal, lifelong companion with few health issues, consider a Nebelung.
From Animal Planet  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTcXt_bkB0I



 

 

 

 

 

BLUEBELLE19
Nebelung, DMH, Gray  Female
DOB 7/15/18
Hey, look at me! I’m a beautiful Nebelung girl and oh so sassy! My foster mom says that I’m a lot of cat in a petite body. I guess that means that I have a lot of cattitude… but I’m just so cute that I can get away with it with my fluffy fur and big green eyes! I say that I have a kitten personality and love to run, and explore and when you show me a red dot on the floor and I’m on it. I could play for hours with the trackball tower or jump to catch the feather on the string. They will be someone who will patiently give me time to settle and to feel confident in my forever home. I don’t really think kids are my thing, and as for other cats… well, not too sure about that either.  I am willing to consider a canine sibling only because well, they’re dogs, not cats! I really want to be your beautiful, quirky, loving BFF and I promise to love you forever all you need to do is take a chance on me!


SHADY LADY19
Nebelung, DMH, Female

DOB 7/19/13
Shady Lady is a big old sweetheart! Her gorgeous green eyes are set off by her shimmering blue-grey fur. She loves affection on her own terms and doesn’t like to be held. Her favorite hobbies are chasing a ribbon toy, lounging, and sunbathing on the screened porch. Shady Lady is social and will seek out her humans so she can spend time in the same room as them. She sleeps on the foot of her foster mom’s bed. When she’s extra happy, expect head bumps and cheek-to-cheek rubs from this regal lady. As she is a true queen, Shady Lady would do best as an only pet.



ELVIE19
DSH, Black & White Tuxedo, Female
DOB 8/30/17
This sweet kitty is an absolute dream! She is confident, funny, playful and so affectionate. She is also a stunning beauty! She has the brightest eyes and a gorgeous fur coat that is soft and silky. When Elvie was brought to the shelter, she had obviously had kittens of her own but they were not brought with her. She pined for them so when two orphaned kittens were brought in a week later, they were put with her to see if she would care for them. She took them right in and cared for them as if they were her own. She has finished raising those babies and is now ready for her own home and a family to love her. She would love to sleep on the bed with you or sit in your lap whenever she can. She is good with other confident kitties and gentle dogs. We think she could be good with kids too. She’s a very patient kitty.



GWEN19
DSH, Calico, Female

DOB 5/1/18
Gwen is a lovely petite little girl who came to Purr Partners with her babies from a high kill shelter. She was a wonderful loving momma cat and now that her babies are grown and ready for their new homes, Gwen is now looking for hers. She gets along well with everyone and is a bit shy at first but quickly warms up and likes to be where she can be with you. She likes to snuggle on the bed at night and enjoys belly rubs and baby talk. She is very low maintenance – not picky with her food, plays with whatever is around and really just enjoys napping in the sun. She would make a great addition to a quiet family that can appreciate her gentle, quiet nature.



GWYNNETH19
DSH, Torbie, Female

DOB 4/1/18
Gwynneth is such a love bug you just want to cradle in your arms and stare at that cute little nose.  She came to us as a mommy, hard to believe given how tiny she is. She loves to head butt to get your attention, and then do her biscuit making dance to let you know you are rubbing her chin just right. She shows off her karate moves chasing lasers and the occasional fly. She was pretty timid at first and would try to run away but then hear the snack bag, do a 180, and come running straight back, It didn’t take long before she was snuggling with her foster mommy so if you’re looking for a movie night partner in crime, Gwynneth is the perfect match.



 

 

 

 

 

 

KACHINA19
DMH, Dilute Torti, Female
DOB 02/15/18
 Daily Medication
Affectionately called Little K by her foster mom.  The name Kachina is of Native American descent and is a deified ancestral spirit in the mythology of Pueblo Indians.”

This tiny girl is full of spirit and will bring anyone who loves her a lot of love and many blessings. She will snuggle, give head butts and purr continuously. She will follow you around just to be near you.  She enjoys playing with the kitties in her foster home and gets along just fine with the older and gentle Pomeranian dog in her foster home. Kachina is a confident kitty and would also be happy as an only pet if given attention, interactive toys and lots of love!

When Kachina was first rescued, she was malnourished, severely dehydrated and would not eat like a normal kitty, she had very little energy and had never learned how to play. But her little spirit wanted a chance to live and this special girl was still a love bug through it all.  With patience, medication, finding food that she liked and lots of TLC, she has gained weight and is a happy, fun-loving and energetic girl now! She may need to take medication for the rest of her life,  but that is not a difficult task with this little one, she sits and opens her mouth like a perfect little angel.  

There are over 400 kachinas in the Pueblo culture but there is only one Little K Kachina!  You will have a treasure should you decide to give this loving girl her forever home. 


KAILEE19
DHS, Brown & White Tabby, Female
DOB 4/20/18
I am a sweet young mama cat with lots of love to give. Despite an injury to my tail, I birthed and loved on my kittens until they were grown. Now, it’s my turn for a forever home. My tail has completely healed and sometimes I even wag it like a puppy! I am so cuddly, calm, and ready to meet you. I would do best in a quieter home with older children or no children. I have been around other cats but prefer my own space.


 

 

 

 

 

 

LUNA
DSH, Blue Tabby, Female

DOB 3/1/15
When Luna was rescued she settled in quickly. She enjoys playing chase with the other kitties, can type, send emails and do online shopping! She loves attention and will crawl in her foster mom’s lap, gaze into her eyes and then wash her face. Luna is looking forever home full of love and cuddles, could it be yours? 



MANDARIN18
DSH, Orange Tabby, Female

DOB 5/28/17
My foster mom calls me Mandy Candy and it suits me down to the ground. I’m a sweetheart of a cat! Being orange, Mandarin is a great name for me, but Mandy is more my personality. When I want your attention, I chirp and trill and will flat out ask for attention with a gentle head butt. I’m waiting at the door for my humans to come home every day and that’s a great time of day for me. I’m on the bed all night and near my humans all day. I’m not a lap cat, but I’m always there. When you get up to do something, I get up and go with you. If you’re sitting at a desk on the computer, I’m on the desk near you or laying on the floor next to your chair. I have a heated cat bed on the desk and that’s one of my favorite places. But I also have a playful nature. I gallivant around the house, I love all kind of toys, and of course, watching the world out of windows. I might not be a kitten anymore but I still have a lot of kitten in me!



MITSY19
DSH, Black & White, Female

DOB 10/21/12
Hello, my name is Mitsy. I am about 6 years old and am a very tiny tuxedo cat who loves just hanging out. I am very sweet and playful too. My favorite toys are crinkle balls and lasers. I have been living with 2 dogs, another cat, and a teenage girl. I get along great with them. I am looking for a place that is a little less busy. My current foster home rescued me from a hoarding situation at 6 months old, so I am ready to downsize my family life.  I am great about using the scratching post and  I am very fussy about my appearance.  I even allow my foster mom to trim my nails weekly and am pretty good at sitting still for her.  I would also do fine as an only cat or a companion to another cat or dog but I do love being the princess. I would be a great addition to a family who has older children and a pet who needs company.


NIGHTSHADE19
DSH, Black, Female
DOB 2/14/18
Nightshade is a sweet and loving young cat. She loves to sit on the screened porch and watch the birds and squirrels and nap in the sunshine. She also loves to be picked up for some snuggles. She always greets her foster family at the front door when they come home. As sweet and playful as she is, Nightshade is a total diva and would much prefer being an only kitty in the house.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SANGRIA
DSH, Dilute Calico, Female

DOB 3/20/14
Sangria has been in foster care her whole life. Her mother was rescued by Purr Partners and promptly gave birth to 5 kittens. Sangria is the only one left.  She was the shyest out of her litter and remains reclusive with people. She gets along, well, with other cats and has been with other cats her whole life. She is a beautiful, unique looking girl with vivid green eyes who has, quietly, been overlooked due to her timid nature. We think that Sangria would do best with someone that has experience working with shy cats or a patient person who is willing to work with her and accept her for who she is. We never give up on a cat, so, if you are that exceptional owner, who can appreciate beauty through the imperfections, please contact us about possibly adding Sangria to your home. She’d also be a good companion for a lonely cat.




TALLULAH BELLE19

DSH, Torti w/White, Female
DOB 7/1/15
Along with her beautiful name and exotic good looks, Tallulah Belle has a big personality. She loves hard and plays hard and is more than happy to chase a toy. She loves to play with the other cats, then flops over to enjoy some face and ear rubs. She loves to sleep with her foster family and will purr the night away, though occasionally needs to be reminded not to grab feet!

After being surrendered to Purr Partners, Tallulah needed some time to rest and recuperate. She was immediately affectionate and has enjoyed all the love and attention from her foster family, as well as plenty of opportunities for food and naps. While she limps from an old injury that no longer hurts, she doesn’t let it stop her. She is now feeling great and looking for her forever home that will treat her like the Princess that she is!


TAPIOCA18
DSH, White w/ Calico, Female
DOB 10/1/16
Tapioca is a friendly petite cat with a personality like no other! She walks up to just about anyone just to say hello and will follow you around just for the company. She wags her tail nonstop and chases it like a dog. Although she doesn’t like being held for very long, she loves being anywhere people are. Tapioca gets nervous when she hears dogs, but she’s great with kids and is very affectionate. If you’re looking for a funny loyal cat to spend time with you, Tapioca’s your girl!

Fundraiser for Flower @ Mike’s Italian Kitchen

Meet Flower, she was a family pet until her owner decided that using her as target practice was a good idea. Then decided her medical needs were too much and dropped her off at their the local shelter.

Flower is such a sweet, loving girl and even though she must be in pain all she wants is a chance to live!

 

 

 

Her front leg and collar bone are completely shattered and a buckshot, is embedded in her abdomen. She requires surgery and leg amputation before she will be free of the pain and able to run and play again – tripod cats are quite ingenious and nimble and with care, she will finally have the life she deserves. Please help Flower!

Join us at Mike’s Italian Kitchen for a fantastic meal and help us raise funds for Flower’s medical care.   Chef Mike Pascarella grew up in Naples Italy, and his newest restaurant, Mike’s Italian Kitchen, is known for delicious authentic Italian dishes.

Chef Mike and his team are donating 15% of the entire day’s sales to help FLOWER!

   

Show them this post or print off the Flyer for Mike’s Italian Kitchen to give your server.

Cannot make it on the 23rd? Please consider donating and sharing Flower’s story and thank YOU!

October 10: ‘Que for the Kitties


 

Supporting Purr Partners has never been tastier! All-day on Thursday, Oct 10  we are partnering with City Barbeque. When you show them the flyer (print or electronic) Purr Partners will receive 25% of the sale, you read that right, 25% of all meals purchased will go to supporting our cats and kittens. This is such a fantastic and fun way to raise money for much-needed supplies and medical care for our kitties, we hope you can stop by and enjoy some of the best BBQ in town!

👉Good on all Dine-In, Take-Out, Call-In and Web orders.

Show them this image to be sure your meal is included! Download here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 28: Wine Tasting for Felines

Download and share the event flyer: Wine for Felines🍷


🍷Join us for a terrific event for a great cause — 🐱saving lives!

Enjoy a specialty wine tasting sponsored by Wine & Beer 101 and enter to win some PAWsome prizes! Best of all, it will be a fun evening out with your friends!

🎫Raffle tickets will be available for purchase at Wine & Beer 101, during the event.

Each $10 donation includes a tasting of each of the featured wines (TBA) and light refreshments.

Tickets

 

💯 Proceeds benefit our cats and kittens with needed veterinary visits; including emergency care, spaying or neutering, vaccines, and medicines. It also helps provide food, litter, beds, toys — anything and everything that makes their lives better.

Bring your friends! Help us get the word out and save more lives!  Cheers!

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


Hosted by

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!

Enter Here

  • 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.

Enter Here

 

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!