My name is Pinky!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Durham, North Carolina - Pinky
Photo 1 - Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Durham, North Carolina - Pinky
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Independent Animal Rescue, Inc

Facts about Pinky

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Orange Or Red Tabby
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: C-16-296
  • Hair: Short

Description: Pinky, so named for his adorable pink nose, is long and sleek like an athlete. He has gorgeous, very soft shiny orange tiger striped fur. His foster Mom thinks he might have some Siamese in him due to his high cheekbones and elegant look!

Personality: Pinky, aka "Pinks" is a kitten in a grown cat body! His favorite things are chasing mousie toys, hunting the laser pointer, and batting his foster brother Moose's tail. He also is a champion "Head bumper" and will come give you nose kisses! Pinkie is really adorable and absolutely gorgeous. He does have a ton of energy so we recommend a home with another young-ish, playful kitty so he can have a friend. He is also a fan of sitting in a sunny window and watching birds.

Pinky might be ok in a home with dogs as long as dogs don't mind assertive kitties! Pinky is actually a big baby, but goes on the offensive with dogs so they know not to bother him. He chases his foster Mom's dog away if he gets too close. A little spunk is a good thing in a kitty! Pinky has great litter box habits and has always used the box like a perfect gentleman. He is a good eater and loves his daily canned food treat. Pinky is a great cat who deserves a wonderful home of his own. You will love this beautiful boy!

Animal History: Pinky was found in a shopping center. He was disoriented and confused until an IAR volunteer got a call about him and went to see him. He was so sweet and got into a carrier right away. He was probably relieved that someone had come to help him.

Read more about Pinky on the Independent Animal Resuce website.

Or, Apply Online to Adopt Pinky!

About Independent Animal Rescue, Inc

About Our Rescue Group...

IAR started with one woman's big dreams, a bigger heart, and a very distinctive purple pickup truck that helped her rescue countless numbers of unwanted, abused, and homeless Triangle pets. Originally founded in 1994, IAR earned an official 501 (c)(3) status in 1995. IAR is currently governed by a Board of Directors, managed by elected officers, and supported by over 100 unpaid volunteers. There are no paid positions within IAR, so 100% of all donations directly support animal care and rehabilitation.

Our mission is to rescue and provide safe and responsible care for homeless, abandoned, and abused animals. We shall strive to help all animals in need through our service programs. We will serve our communities through promotion of spay or neuter for all companion animals, and the education of children and adults in the humane care, respect and responsibility for animals on this earth.

At IAR, we believe that the welfare of animals is paramount. We feel that we can alleviate problems associated with animal overpopulation and abandonment using a 4-pronged approach: (1) Rescue and adoption of unwanted and abused animals; (2) funding of spay/neuter; (3) education and outreach on animal welfare to our youngest members of the community; and (4) legislation and lobbying efforts on behalf of animals.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Our wonderful IAR cats and kittens are out and about greeting folks at the Durham Petsmart (Patterson Place) and Petco (South Square) locations almost every Saturday and Sunday (1pm-5pm). In addition, some of our cats are housed at these stores for short durations. You can visit these kitties anytime during store hours! If you see a kitty that you'd like to meet and possibly adopt, please fill out an online application at We will be in touch shortly!

IAR dogs and puppies are available for "meet and greet" at the Durham Petsmart (Patterson Place) on the first and third Sundays each month (2pm-4pm). Please check our calendar for specific dates and locations where you may meet your new best friend!

Our Adoption Process...

Adoption Requirements

  • 20-year commitment to the animal

  • You may not be an undergraduate student or member of the military

  • You must be a US citizen

  • You must allow a home visit (an IAR volunteer to visit your home prior to adoption.)

Adoption Process

  • Fill out an adoption interest application HERE or call us at 919-403-2221. A volunteer will contact you shortly to discuss your application.

  • Our goal is finding lifelong, loving homes for our animals, so we try to find the best match between animal and adopter. We can help advise you on which animals to meet based on your situation.

  • You can meet some of our animals at our monthly adoption fairs, or we can arrange for a meeting in the foster home. If it’s a good match, the foster parent will come to visit your home in person. This is to make sure your home is safe and secure for a new companion animal.

  • Note: IAR makes every effort to please our adopters, but our first concern must be for the animal’s welfare. We reserve the right to deny any application.

Adoption Fees

Cat Adoption Fees

  • Cats and kittens: $100

  • Senior (7 years and older) and/or special needs cats: $50

  • Pairs of cats or kittens adopted together: $150 for the pair ($100 plus $50).
Dog Adoption Fees

  • Dogs and puppies: $150

  • Senior (7 years and older) and/or special needs dogs: $75

  • Pairs of dogs or puppies adopted together: $225 for the pair ($150 plus $75)