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Domestic Shorthair kittens & cats in Durham, North Carolina

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Leo

Domestic Shorthair

Male, Adult
Durham, NC
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(when grown) -
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Not good with kids, Good with dogs, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
We have had Leo since he was a kitten. He’s about 3 years old and neutered. He loves to play with our pitbull dog and is very cuddly. Unfortunately, we are having to rehome him as it appears he does not really like children and we have young children in our home. We will provide his automatic litter cleaner to whoever can provide him with a good home.
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Willow

Domestic Shorthair

Male, 7 yrs
Durham, NC
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(when grown) -
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Not good with cats, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Name: Willow Age: Approx 6-8 yrs. Gender: Male Weight: Approx 15-16 lbs. Adoption Fee: $80 Willow's story is kind of sad and brought tears to my eyes when I first learned where he came from. Willow and his friend (Winslow) were surrendered from a drug house in Wilkesboro, NC. Their owner passed away but they were neglected and mistreated so much that when I took them in they were both severely matted, dirty, emaciated, had fleas, skin rashes. Willow's eyes had liquid discharge coming out of them and he kept them closed a lot cause he couldn't see anything. I've attached a few before pictures of when I got him. He was brought to me on May 6th and I've had him in my care for about 6 weeks now. I took him to the vet right away and he was treated given a physical exam and properly medicated. Willow has been slowly healing and the day he started opening his eyes a bit more, I could see a sparkle coming out of his eyes. Willow has a calm and brave demeanor about him. I would guess he's more of the top cat of his colony and doesn't mind telling other cats to leave him alone. Lol. He would do best in a household as the only cat. I don't know how he is with dogs. He loves the string toy and has a playful personality. He was so weak when I first got him but it's been really nice seeing his energy more uplifted and not feeling like he's in pain all the time. Willow enjoys a big cat tree and some scratching posts. He definitely loves food and is very food motivated. Like his friend Winslow..always part of the clean plate club. :) Willow is neutered, vaccinated and tested negative for FELV. Unfortunately, he tested positive for FIV. Which is another reason why he would do best as the only cat. FIV has a negative stigma when used. Cats with FIV can live just as long as normal cats as long as their well cared for. All paperwork will be provided at time of adoption. I require a professional reference, and if you have or had any current pet/s, I will need to see their paperwork. Willow is so deserving af a good home with love and affection. He will not be adopted to just anyone, I want to make sure it's a good fit for Willow and his potential adopter/s. If you'd like to learn more about Willow contact me and let's help find him a sweet, loving home. Whoever gets Willow will be very lucky.
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Winslow

Domestic Shorthair

Male, 4 yrs
Durham, NC
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(when grown) -
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Good with cats, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Name: Winslow Age: Approx 3-4 yrs. Gender: Male Weight: Approx 9-10 lbs. Adoption Fee: $80 Winslow's story is kind of sad and brought tears to my eyes when I first learned where he came from. Winslow and his friend (Willow) were surrendered from a drug house in Wilkesboro, NC. Their owner passed away but they were neglected and mistreated so much that when I took them in they were both severely matted, dirty, emaciated, had fleas, skin rashes. I've attached a few before pictures of when I got him. He was brought to me on May 6th and I've had him in my care for about 6 weeks now. I took him to the vet right away and he was treated given a physical exam and properly medicated. Winslow has been slowly healing and his condition wasn't as bad as Willow's but you can tell their prior environment was not good. Winslow is funny, kinda quirky and loves getting attention. He's a total lap kitty and will just lay in your lap while being affectionate and giving you motor purrs. I don't know how he is with dogs. He absolutely loves the string toy and has a playful personality. He's full of energy and doesn't mind being the center of attention. Winslow enjoys a big cat tree and some scratching posts. I will say he does have a playful bite to him. But it's those bites that he's trying to be playful and doesn't realize it sometimes hurts us humans. He definitely loves food and is very food motivated. Like his friend Willow..always part of the clean plate club. :) I feel like Winslow would do well with other cats. Winslow is neutered, vaccinated and tested negative for FIV/FELV. All paperwork will be provided at time of adoption. I require a professional reference, and if you have or had any current pet/s, I will need to see their paperwork. Winslow is so deserving af a good home with love and affection. He will not be adopted to just anyone, I want to make sure it's a good fit for Winslow and his potential adopter/s. If you'd like to learn more about Winslow contact me and let's help find him a sweet, loving home.
We'll also keep you updated on Tia's adoption status with email updates.
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Tia

Domestic Shorthair

Female, 12 yrs 6 mos
Durham, NC
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(when grown) -
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Not good with dogs, Good with cats, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Tia is a striking tortie with varied interests: being adored, watching birds through the window, chasing laser dots, being combed and petted, playing with wand toys, and eating to name a few. She is funny, sweet, and has a mighty purr. Don't let her age fool you: she LOVES to play and sprints at high speed chasing after the laser dot. It took Tia a while to feel comfortable when she came to her foster home, but now -- while not a lap cat -- she wants to be within a few feet of her foster mom almost all the time. She is a wonderful companion who will do best in a calm, settled household without any other pets. To learn more about Tia, visit her website: https://pamassard.wixsite.com/tiathefostercat
We'll also keep you updated on Scout's adoption status with email updates.
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Scout

Domestic Shorthair

Female, 4 yrs
Durham, NC
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(when grown) -
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Good with cats, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Scout is a very chatty cat and loves to run around while announcing her presence. She is somewhat skittish, but loves to hang out in the same room as other people. She loves her cat tree, feather toys, her ribbon wand, and most other cat toys but, does not seem to understand cat treadmills. She takes a bit to warm up to you, but is a fairly cuddly cat. Scout can be somewhat skittish around other cats and seems to be afraid of smaller cats and kittens. Scout would be happiest as the only cat in the household. See more pictures of Scout here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/9h5bN8aVhdhJTvJm6
We'll also keep you updated on Carrie's adoption status with email updates.
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Carrie

Domestic Shorthair

Female, 2 yrs 2 mos
Durham, NC
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(when grown) -
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Good with cats, Spayed or Neutered,
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Meet Carrie of the Sour Patch kitties. The kitty trio, Pacino, Cash, and Carrie came to IAR from rough beginnings. They were quite spicy and sour earning them the nickname the Sour Patch kitties. And just like the gummies with time, patience, and love, their sourness has turned to sweet. All three love treats, crunchy and squeeze, catnip and silver vine, laser lights, moving play fish and snakes, toy mice, cardboard, and balls and ice on slick surfaces. They enjoy spending their mornings watching the birds take turns at the feeder and the occasional squirrel visit by the porch window. While these three have come a long way from hissing and hiding, they are still a work in progress. They show their love for you in small ways. Like Carrie loves to roll around in your dirty clothes at the end of the day as if it were a pile of catnip. Every morning she will greet you with headbutts and snuggles. Carrie loves to play with her siblings and has the softest fur. She love pretty much any "toy" even if it's just a piece of trash on the floor or the corner of the bathroom rug. Don't even get me started on wand toys (spoiler: I'm obsessed). There is never a dull moment with this trio. From late night hours of collective zoomies, to playing with rubber toys in the tub, to their cute quirkiness like Carrie's passionate meow for morning snuggles in bed. Carrie can be adopted as a single kitty to a home with an existing young, playful kitty. If possible and all three could stay together, your home will have the best of all kitty worlds :) Carrie is a striped brown/gray/black tabby. She has the cutest ear tips and and chunky feet. Carrie will do great in a home with other young cats because of her exuberiant personality. If Carrie is the perfect kitty for you please apply to adopt her!

Or, how about these Domestic Shorthairs in cities near Durham, North Carolina

These Domestic Shorthairs are available for adoption close to Durham, North Carolina.
We'll also keep you updated on Harriet's adoption status with email updates.
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Harriet

Domestic Shorthair

Female, Kitten
Chapel Hill, NC
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(when grown) -
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Good with kids,
Story
Meet Harriet, the epitome of feline friendliness at nine months old. Mostly white with striking black accents, she's a charming addition to any family. With a heart as big as her purrs, Harriet adores kids and promises to be the ultimate family cat, spreading love and joy wherever she goes. She would like a playmate whether that is her sister Rosa, another kind cat or a couple of cat friendly kids.https://youtube.com/shorts/OTZ1GytyMow?feature=sharedShe is available to meet at Cat Tales Cat Cafe! 
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Rosa

Domestic Shorthair

Female, Kitten
Chapel Hill, NC
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(when grown) -
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Good with kids,
Story
Rosa is simply the best! She is a lap sitter, couch lover, head butt giver and just all around amazing cat. You should see her play and jump as high as the sky for her toys. If you meet her, you will love her. Her coat is silky smooth and therapy to touch. She likes other cats and her sister Harriett if you are looking for a pair. If not, she will do well in a family that has lots of time and love to give her.https://youtube.com/shorts/OTZ1GytyMow?feature=sharedShe is available to meet at Cat Tales Cat Cafe!
We'll also keep you updated on Chester's adoption status with email updates.
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Chester

Domestic Shorthair

Male, Young
Chapel Hill, NC
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(when grown) -
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Good with cats,
Story
Chester is a beautiful orange tabby boy with a kind soul. He ADORES other cats and will be happiest in a home with feline friends. He can be a little sensitive when first being approached but once you make friends with this handsome fellow you are good to go! He even likes belly pets and all the scritches when he is comfortable. With a little patience and a lot of love, you're sure to be rewarded! He will thrive in a relatively quiet home with kitty friends.
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Winter (Blanche)

Domestic Shorthair

Female, Young
Chapel Hill, NC
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(when grown) -
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Good with cats,
Story
Winter, the all-white super soft beauty, emerged from a rural shelter with her newborn litter. A devoted mother, she's nurtured her kittens with boundless love, but seeks a family of her own. Craving affection, she revels in gentle pets and endearing headbutts. Ready to embark on a new journey, Winter is the ultimate family companion, hoping for a forever home filled with love and attention.
We'll also keep you updated on Sherman's adoption status with email updates.
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Sherman

Domestic Shorthair

Male, Young
Chapel Hill, NC
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(when grown) -
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P. Sherman is a 2-3 year old big male orange tabby with handsome looks. He is very socialand loves rubbing up against people. He especially loves chin and cheek rubs, headscratches, and being stroked along his back.He likes to hang out with his person and benear them at all times. At night he likes lying in bed with his person to be petted. In thedaytime, he enjoys relaxing on his persons lap while purring and soliciting affection, orhanging out next to them on his kitty scratch lounger. P. Sherman is also a very energetic,curious, and confident kitty who can be very entertaining. He is intrigued by the bathroomrunning faucet, testing the water with his paws, and looking at himself in the mirror. In theevenings he often gets the zoomies and tears around the house batting his aluminumcrinkle ball all over the floor like a skillful soccer player, or stalking, pouncing, and killinghis toy mouse which he then bunny-kicks and tosses in the air. Interactive play-time is agreat way for Sherman to bond with his person! He is also learning the pleasures of beingbrushed and rolling in catnip.As P. Shermans confidence continues to grow, thisaffectionate, sociable, and playful kitty will make someone a loving companion! He needs tobe the only cat in his home, as he is FeLV+.
We'll also keep you updated on Basil's adoption status with email updates.
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Basil

Domestic Shorthair

Male, Senior
Chapel Hill, NC
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Basil is a gentle gorgeous big boy with a calm and sweet temperament!Bird watching and napping are favorites for him, but his curious nature also leads him to open cabinet doors to explore!He can be enticed to play and then hes ready to snuggle against his person on the couch -- once hes done making biscuits on his fleece blanket, that is!Quite the affectionate guy, he loves his sister Flora too and tolerates her stealing bites of his food -- shes very important to him.This friendly boy and his sister are easy-going, wonderful companions that deserve a loving forever family!

These pups are in Durham, North Carolina too!

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Link

American Shorthair

Male, Adult
Durham, NC
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(when grown) -
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Good with cats, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
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Link is 5 years old and I have had him since he was a kitten. He is one of the sweetest cats you will ever meet. He is not shy around strangers and will go right up to you and sit on your lap if you let him. If you feel like cuddling, just call him over and he will happily sit on your lap! He is very affectionate as well as very energetic! He loves being pet and chasing toys. He loves doing "cat-acro" where I put him on my feet and he hangs out in the air! I am rehoming him only because I am about to be traveling full-time and unfortunately just won't be able to care for him.
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Marley

American Shorthair

Male, Adult
Durham, NC
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(when grown) -
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Good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Marley is a short haired American tuxedo cat. He's a very sweet cat, he enjoys playing or just laying around on the couch with you while you watch tv. He's not very big on being held but does love being rubbed. Marley is definitely an indoor cat, if he gets outside he is gone. Him and his brother both have no experience outdoors. His brother's name is Junior. Marley is good with other pets, but a little bit xxxx@xxxx.x is not a very demanding cat, it's a very relaxed cat likes to look out windows or the door and take naps. 50% of the time you won't even know he's around because he will be sleeping under a couch or heading away somewhere napping. Marley has a brother, Jr. Please consider adopting both, they have both been together since they were very small(less than 2 months old). I would prefer them to not be separated.
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Stmy

American Shorthair

Female, Young
Durham, NC
Size
(when grown) -
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Good with kids, Good with cats, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Lovely social cat. Loves to cuddle and loves to play, has lots of energy. A little over 1 year old. Need to rehome since I am moving and my new place doesn't accept pets.

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Cats on the Horizon

Durham, NC 27713

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6.4 miles

Independent Animal Rescue, Inc

PO Box 14232, Durham, NC 27709

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8.9 miles

Beautiful Together Animal Sanctuary

Chapel Hill, NC 27517

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12.7 miles

Humane Society of Granville County

PO Box 385, Butner, NC 27509

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13.6 miles

Orange County Animal Services

1601 Eubanks Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27516

Pet Types: cats, dogs, rabbits, small animals

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13.6 miles

Cat Tales Rescue NC

431 W. Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516

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14.3 miles

Cat Angels Pet Adoptions

959 N. Harrison Avenue, Cary, NC 27513

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16 miles

Mia's Mafia

Cary, NC 27519

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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16.2 miles

Carolina Cat Rescue

Raleigh, NC 27615

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16.7 miles

Best Friend Pet Adoption

P.O. Box 5305, Cary, NC 27512

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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