The Goathouse Refuge is a 501(c)3 non-profit no-kill animal sanctuary dedicated to providing care and finding homes for hundreds of homeless cats. We are located in Pittsboro, NC, and are open daily from 12 - 3:30.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Ornella wants you to know that her adoption fee is now temporary $75 instead of $100!!! - please share the news

The Goathouse Refuge was awarded a grant from the Best Friends Animal Society ( to help us promote our adoptions, and they are sponsoring $25 for the first 100 cat adoptions!!!

Our kitties get combo tested, get both their FVCRP shots, their Rabies, Spay/Neuter surgery, and microchip - their normal adoption fee doesn't even come close to covering all of this (plus food and care), but now you can get all this vetting done + one (or more) of the most wonderful loving kitties to take home, for only $75.

Please consider adopting from the Goathouse!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Cats of the Week Aylis and Tiziano

Goathouse friends, can you please help us find homes for our sweet FeLV+ kitties? Cats of the Week Aylis and Tiziano have both tested positive for FeLV and so must stayed caged even though they are friendly, affectionate cats that love people. They need homes where they would be the only cats (although they could live with other FeLV+ cats). They are so eager for attention, and do not understand why they cannot be out with the other cats and people. Please, can you help us find them homes? Cats can live normal lives with FeLV; here is some information about it.

Monday, July 1, 2013

June Adoptions

Congratulations to the following cats and kittens, who found their forever homes in June!

From the top left hand corner, first row: Alaska, Blossom, Lizzie, Johnny. Second row: Kramer, Molly, Puffy, Buffy. Third row: Chino, Cocoa Bean, Diana, Hamish. Fourth row: Jazzy, Honey, Hermes, Hershey and Toffee.

Thank you to all of our supporters and our fabulous adopters!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Cat of the Week: Regan

Cat of the Week Regan is a familiar face to Goathouse visitors! With her distinctive grey head and wide-set eyes, Regan is easily identifiable and she enjoys being with both other kitties and people. Regan originally came from NY with a colony of eighteen cats that the refuge took in when their owner passed away. Many of those cats have been adopted, but Regan remains with us, though she's such a friendly and gracious girl! Regan loves to be brushed and she loves caring for the other cats. She's a nurturing, gentle girl who would take good care of her people!

Monday, May 27, 2013

Cat of the Week: Abigail

Meet Abigail, a petite young tortoiseshell girl with a sweet and playful spirit! Our new Cat of the Week Abigail is two years old and gets along well with other cats. She's an active young lady who also enjoys quiet petting time, and will snuggle right next to you. Abigail is distinctive for her golden eyes and orange right foot, and loads of tortie charm! Abigail says "Everyone needs some tortie in their lives!"

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Cat of the Week: Alton

Meet the new Goathouse Cat of the Week, Alton! If you are a frequent visitor to the refuge, you have most probably met Alton. He is a sleek, distinctive gentleman with a kitler moustache. Alton is five years old and came from a family of farm cats. He was once considered shy, but now enjoys being with people and LOVES treats! Alton is one of our favorite kitties and is a sponsored cat, which means his adoption is FREE! Alton is a fine fellow who would love to have his own family!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Cat of the Week: Callie

Meet the new Cat of the Week, Callie! Callie is COTW just in time for Mother's Day--she came to the refuge five years ago after having kittens. There was a litter of kittens at the Goathouse who had lost their mother, and Callie graciously nursed them until they were ready to be adopted! Callie has been waiting a long time for her own home, and she is a sponsored cat, which means her adoption is FREE! Callie is super cute, gets along well with other cats, and is READY for her forever home!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Cat of the Week: Chino

"What's that you say? I'm Cat of the Week? Well, I do deserve the attention!" Mr. Chino has an amusing grumpy face, but he's really not a grumpy cat--quite the opposite! Chino is an affectionate fellow with striking sea-green eyes, and he would love to have a family of his own. Just imagine seeing that adorable grouchy face every morning, with lots of love to go with it!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Cat of the Week: Juno

Hi, my name is Juno and I am the Goathouse Cat of the Week! If you've visited the refuge and sat outside, you probably met me--I hold court in the area with the chairs! I am around two years old and came to the Goathouse last year with my kittens. They have all been adopted and now I hope it's my chance. I'm a photogenic lap cat with a sweet, contented air. Pleased to meet you!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Cat of the Week: Freddie

Oh, the cuteness! Fabulous Freddie, the Goathouse Cat of the Week, has a smudge, a goatee, and a beauty mark! Freddie was rescued from a SC shelter that closed and he is a very special boy. He loves people AND other kitties and he is an all-around charmer! Freddie is a seven year-old boy who has been waiting a long time to find a forever home. It's hard to believe when you look at that face!