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Neshama Animal Rescue

Raleigh, NC

Our Mission

Neshama Rescue is an all volunteer independent, pending 501 (c)(3) animal welfare and education organization. Our mission is to promote the rescue and adoption of companion animals, with a focus on senior and special needs pets. We believe every soul has intrinsic value and we seek to help communities see that value to create a kinder world. Our goals are to rescue animals from shelters, place them in loving foster homes, and adopt them out to forever homes, as well as strengthen our communities’ education, laws and regulations regarding animal overpopulation and care.

“Neshama” means “soul” in Hebrew - our goal is to do soulful work and save as many souls as possible.

Adoption Policy

NOTE: Putting in a Petfinder inquiry is NOT an application! Applications can be filled out at

How to Adopt from Neshama Animal Rescue

Thank you for your interest in adopting a companion animal through Neshama Animal Rescue. Please select the appropriate application below to begin the process.

Adoption Process

1) Review our adoptable animals.
2) Apply online by filling out the correct application. (Applications:
3) Neshama Animal Rescue will review your application and be in touch.
4) Neshama Animal Rescue will contact your references, veterinarian, and landlord (if applicable).
5) Neshama Animal Rescue will conduct a home visit.
6) Neshama Animal Rescue will inform you of our decision and next steps.

A note about adopting kittens!
It is the policy of Neshama Animal Rescue to not adopt out single young kittens if there isn’t another companion animal in the house. A companion animal is another cat, kitten, or a small friendly dog that would get along well with the kitten. This is a rule that many people don’t understand at first, but the companionship of another cat is so crucial to a kitten’s psychological and social development. Adopting more than one kitten significantly reduces the chances of the cat developing bad behavioral issues, and assures a more even tempered, friendly, outgoing personality.

If you have a kitten and are looking for a friend for your kitten, we may have some single kittens available, but we will only entertain applications where the kitten will not be a single cat.

If you are only interested in adopting one cat and do not currently have another companion animal, please consider one of our many adult cats.

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