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Want to adopt a pet? Here are 7 charming cats to adopt now in DurhamPhotos: Petfinder
Published on May 08, 2020

Looking to add a new companion to the family? There are dozens of lovable kitties up for adoption at animal shelters in and around Durham, so you won't have to look far to find the perfect new pal.

Hoodline used data from Petfinder to power this roundup of cats available for adoption near you. Read on to meet some friendly, furry locals.

(Details like pet availability, training, vaccinations and other features are based on data provided by Petfinder and may be subject to change; contact the shelter for the latest information.)


Willy, domestic shorthair

Willy is a male domestic shorthair cat staying at Independent Animal Rescue, Inc.

Good news: Willy is already house-trained. He's been vaccinated and neutered.

From Willy's current caretaker:

Willy is a very talkative, loving kitty. He loves looking out the window, can't get enough pets and head scratches and likes being in the company of his family. Willy is easygoing and curious. He was abandoned and living outside by himself for quite a while. He is super excited to be back where he belongs comfortable and safe but especially wants to find his forever home.

Apply to adopt Willy today at Petfinder.

Cricket, domestic shorthair

Cricket is a winsome female domestic shorthair cat currently housed at Independent Animal Rescue, Inc.

Cricket is already house-trained. She's been vaccinated and spayed.

Here's what Cricket's friends at Independent Animal Rescue, Inc. think of her:

Cricket is petite with striking golden eyes. She has the grace and beauty of a warrior queen. I say warrior because Cricket is also an excellent stuffed animal hunter and red dot chaser. Cricket gets her name because of her special chirping sounds she makes when she talks to you. She loves her people and will chirp as you walk around the room, which is very cute. 

Read more about Cricket on Petfinder.

Cooper, domestic shorthair

Cooper is a charming male domestic shorthair cat being cared for at Independent Animal Rescue, Inc.

Cooper has mastered his house-training etiquette. He is already neutered, and he has had all his shots.

Notes from Cooper's caretakers:

Cooper is a small, silky-smooth, black kitty with big green eyes. He is a big, sweet, black furball. Cooper spends most of his day intrepidly exploring his surroundings, and he has been known to chase a feather or laser for hours. At the end of the day, he will walk right up and demand cuddles, often wanting a belly rub or to lick your fingers. 

Apply to adopt Cooper today at Petfinder.

Mikey, domestic shorthair

Mikey is a male domestic shorthair cat currently housed at Independent Animal Rescue, Inc.

Mikey's vaccinations are up to date, and he is neutered. He's mastered his house-training etiquette.

Notes from Mikey's caretakers:

Mikey is technically a cat, although he looks and acts more like a bunny rabbit. He will eagerly bounce around after a laser, feather or any household item he can find. Mikey also loves to curl up in your lap after his play time. 

Apply to adopt Mikey today at Petfinder.

Rose, domestic shorthair

Rose is a female domestic shorthair cat being cared for at Independent Animal Rescue, Inc.

Rose is already house-trained. She has been vaccinated and spayed.

Rose's current caretakers say:

Rose is a dainty tabby with large golden eyes. She loves to play laser light, romp with catnip toys and crinkle balls and will chase any toys that make noise. Rose loves to find cozy spots to curl up in or cubbies and boxes to hide in. She will follow you around the house wanting attention. 

Apply to adopt Rose today at Petfinder.

Cheerio, domestic shorthair

Cheerio is a darling female domestic shorthair cat currently housed at Independent Animal Rescue, Inc.

Cheerio has had all of her shots, and she's spayed. She has mastered her house-training etiquette.

Cheerio's current caretakers say:

Cheerio is a laid-back lady who loves nothing more than to relax with a comfy blanket. She does have a curious streak and will be the first to investigate any new noise or toy she sees. Cheerio is very bonded to her sister Cinnamon and would love to find a forever home with her. 

Read more about how to adopt Cheerio on Petfinder.

Ivy, domestic

Ivy is a female domestic cat staying at Independent Animal Rescue, Inc.

No other pets please: Ivy is looking for a household without other dogs or cats. She's already house-trained. Ivy has already had all of her shots, and she is spayed.

Ivy's current caretakers say:

Sweet Ivy will melt your heart. She is such a sweet, gentle and loving soul who is happy just to be safe and loved where she can enjoy lounging in the comforts of the indoors.

Read more about Ivy on Petfinder.


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