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Independent Animal Rescue, Inc Animal rescue in Durham, NC

IAR started with one woman's big dreams, a bigger heart, and a very distinctive purple pickup truck that helped her rescue countless of unwanted, abused, and homeless Triangle pets. Originally founded in 1994, IAR earned an official 501(c)(3) status in 1995. We are governed by a Board of Directors, managed by elected officers, and introduced IAR’s first paid position, General Manager, in June 2021. This role will assist with elevating our collective compassion to new heights and strengthening IAR’s impact as a whole.

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/neuter for all companion animals, and the education of children and adults in humane care, respect and responsibility for animals on this earth.

Contact
Address
PO Box 14232
Durham, NC 27709
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Adoptable pets at Independent Animal Rescue, Inc

We'll also keep you updated on Beauty's adoption status with email updates.
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Beauty

Mixed Breed (Medium)

Female, 3 yrs 1 mo
Durham, NC
We'll also keep you updated on Isia's adoption status with email updates.
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Isia

Domestic Shorthair

Male, 1 yr 3 mos
Durham, NC
We'll also keep you updated on Frankie Nash's adoption status with email updates.
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Frankie Nash

Domestic Shorthair

Male, 1 yr 7 mos
Durham, NC
We'll also keep you updated on Cher's adoption status with email updates.
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Cher

Domestic Shorthair

Female, 2 yrs 1 mo
Durham, NC
We'll also keep you updated on Uve's adoption status with email updates.
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Uve

Domestic Shorthair

Male, 2 mos
Durham, NC
We'll also keep you updated on Xan's adoption status with email updates.
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Xan

Domestic Shorthair

Female, 2 mos
Durham, NC
We'll also keep you updated on Faith's adoption status with email updates.
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Faith

Domestic Shorthair

Female, 2 mos
Durham, NC
We'll also keep you updated on Iris's adoption status with email updates.
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Iris

Domestic Shorthair

Female, 2 mos
Durham, NC

Rescue FAQs

Independent Animal Rescue is an organization of volunteer foster homes, located primarily in the Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill area of North Carolina.

  • 1. Submit Application
  • 2. Meet the Pet
  • 3. Take the Pet Home

Additional adoption info

Adoption Requirements


  • You must be prepared to make a lifetime commitment to the animal.

  • You may not be an undergraduate student.

  • You must be a US citizen or green card holder.


Adoption Process

  • Fill out an adoption interest application HERE.

  • 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 weekend adoption events, 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.


Read about adoption fees at https://animalrescue.net/adoption-fees.

Adoption application

https://animalrescue.net/adoption-form

Pets at shelters & rescues near Independent Animal Rescue, Inc

Russell Rescue of the Carolinas

10711 Arsenal Drive,
Durham, NC 27707

An American Tail

103 Turner Way,
Bunn, NC 27508

We'll also keep you updated on Dallas's adoption status with email updates.
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Dallas

Mixed Breed (Small)

Male, Young
Durham, NC
We'll also keep you updated on Timmons's adoption status with email updates.
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Timmons

Domestic Shorthair

Male, Young
Apex, NC
We'll also keep you updated on Filo's adoption status with email updates.
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Filo

Golden Retriever

Female, 7 mos
Wake Forest, NC
We'll also keep you updated on Zarie's adoption status with email updates.
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Zarie

Labrador Retriever/Mixed Breed (Medium)

Female, Baby
Louisburg, NC
We'll also keep you updated on Mikey's adoption status with email updates.
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Mikey

American Staffordshire Terrier

Male, Adult
Raleigh, NC
We'll also keep you updated on Archer's adoption status with email updates.
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Archer

Domestic Shorthair

Female, 3 yrs 9 mos
Pittsboro, NC

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