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.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Valentine's Day Cat Cafe

Our first Cat Cafe was a big success. We had lots of folks who came out on a very cold day and spent time with our kitties. We sold lots of cake and cookies and coffee! Thank you to all who visited us. Watch for news about our next Cat Cafe - we may be celebrating St. Patrick's Day next.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Win a week in a Tuscan Villa or an apartment inRome

Our wonderful founder, Siglinda Scarpa, has two properties in Italy that she rents out for vacations and the money all goes to support the Refuge. You can check them out on her website which is You can win a week's stay at either the Rome apartment or the Tuscan Villa. One raffle ticket is $10 and six tickets are $50. It is illegal for us to send you a raffle ticket in the mail but we will put it in the pot for you. You can send a check payable to Goathouse Refuge or go to our website and make a donation through paypal. Just specify that it is for a raffle ticket. We will acknowledge your ticket purchase. Our address is 680 Alton Alston Road, Pittsboro, NC 27312

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Which Kitty is #615. Try and guess!

Here are two of the kitties that came to the Refuge yesterday from Gaston County. The photos from the shelter look entirely different from the photos I took last night. The shelter photos look like adult cats (to me anyway) but they are just little babies. Melissa is going to adopt #615 and has tentatively named him Wilbur - but which one is he???

RESCUED Gaston County Animal Shelter Kitties

As you may know from our facebook page, last week we rescued more than 15 cats and kittens from the Gaston County Animal Shelter. Most of these cats and kittens were listed as "other" by the shelter and could not be adopted by members of the public. Gaston County gasses dogs and cats every day. The cats and kittens that we rescued were pulled on the days that they would have been gassed. Many of the ones that were listed as "other" are in fact great cats and kittens and will make wonderful pets. They are totally adoptable. A few may in fact be feral for all their lives, but that is ok too. They will continue to live at Goathouse Refuge and receive all the love and affection that we can give them along with quality medical care when needed. Take a look at some of our before and after photos of these wonderful kitties.