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.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Cat of the Week: Topaz

This beautiful cat is a real jewel. Topaz was rescued from a kill shelter just before her time was up, and she has made herself right at home at the Refuge. She's a lovely girl with a luxurious coat that's blue-grey in color with peach swirls. An easy-going and extremely sweet young cat, Topaz gets along with everyone and loves when you pay attention to her. She will be so happy to have a person and lap of her very own. Please come meet this wonderful girl soon! Approx DOB January 2009.

View more photos of Topaz.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Cat of the Week: Storm

Storm came to the Goathouse as a tiny kitten in the summer of 2009, and he's grown up to be a friendly and easy-going young cat. He's a handsome fellow with shiny black fur and a spot of white on his chest; we can tell him apart from his twin sister, Luka Moon, because he's the one with the white whiskers. There's been something very endearing about Storm ever since he was a baby. He's loving, lovable, and gets along with other cats. He would be a wonderful addition to your family!

View more photos of Storm.

Friday, October 15, 2010

National Feral Cat Day (October 16)

October 16 is the 10th annual National Feral Cat Day. Click on the Alley Cat Allies banner below to learn more.

There are a number of feral cats who live at the Goathouse Refuge; meet some of our Feral Friends here. You might want to consider making a donation in honor of one of these cats. Or you can sponsor one or more of them through the Goathouse Coffee Cats program.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

No More Homeless Pets Conference

This weekend, thousands of animal lovers are attending the No More Homeless Pets conference in Las Vegas, sponsored by Best Friends Animal Society.

You can follow along on the NMHP conference blog.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Cat of the Week: Matthew

UPDATE: Matthew was adopted in January 2011. Yay!

Meet Matthew, one of our amazing teenage cats! Matthew came to the Refuge as a kitten in the summer of 2009, and he's grown into a wonderful and loving young fellow with a gentle personality. His siblings (Mark, Luke, and Martha) have all been adopted but Matthew is still waiting for his family to come for him. You just can't go wrong with a cat like this one - Matthew is friendly and affectionate, loves being held and petted, and gets along with everyone (people and other cats alike). He will be a wonderful addition to your family. Come meet Matthew soon! (Approx DOB: May 2009)

See more photos of Matthew.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Happy Tails: Gloria

A sweet note from Gloria's new family:

To all the wonderful people at the Goathouse Refuge,

Thank you all so much for your help in finding Gloria for our family. She is doing great and making herself at home. We got her home and immediately she began rubbing against everything. I knew it was a good sign when I saw she was more interested in exploring than hiding. She follows me everywhere.

Here is a picture of her with a purple mouse toy she started playing with not too long after she checked out her new home. I'm so happy the transition seemed to be a breeze for her, and we love having her a part of the family.

Once again, thank you!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Love Meow!

Check out this feature article about the Goathouse Refuge on the beautiful website, Love Meow!

Not only is Love Meow "a blog for ultimate cat lovers," they donate 5 cents for every comment to rescue groups like the Goathouse through their Save Meow project. There are great stories and lots of beautiful kitty photos on this site, and you can also submit articles yourself and subscribe to their weekly newsletter.

Thanks so much to the Love Meow staff: Jackie, Flip, Shadow, little Lucy, and Amy (a cat lover with a huge heart!). for ultimate cat lovers

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Cat of the Week: Callie

Callie came to the Goathouse in the summer of 2008 shortly after she had kittens. The timing couldn't have been more perfect since we had a litter of kittens who had lost their mother. Callie was more than happy to nurse and nurture these adopted kittens, and would ask to be back with them if separated from them.

Callie is very much a people cat. She's one of our famous "Kitchen Cats" who loves to hang out in the Refuge kitchen with the volunteers while they are working. She enjoys being petted and is always happy when someone pays attention to her. This beautiful and loving girl deserves a home of her own where she will be loved and adored. Please come meet Callie soon. (approx. date of birth: 12/2007)

See more photos of Callie.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Come see us at Shakori Hills!

Please stop by the Goathouse Refuge booth this weekend and say hello!

Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival of Music & Dance

A family-friendly festival of music, dance, art, and education. 4 days, 4 stages, and over 50 bands in beautiful, green Chatham County on October 7-10.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Guess who was adopted this weekend?

The one and only Mr. Sweet Pea!

We're going to miss the big guy but are so happy for him and for his new family. What a great cat. He went to a home with children who adore him. And to make it even better, his new family has started volunteering at the Refuge!

A note from Mr. Sweet Peas' new mom:

"Hi Everybody-we're the lucky family that Sweetpea adopted! What can I say?? He's a joy! We love him and the kids can't get enough of him. Where ever we are, he is. If we lose him for a minute, we just follow the purring and find him cuddled down on a chair or a bed. He's the only cat I've ever known who gives you "kisses" like a dog. Siglinda, I'm sure your boy misses you, but you can visit him any time!! Thank you everybody for taking such good care of him for us!"

Congratulations to Mr. Sweet Pea and his family!