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, April 27, 2011

Cat of the Week: Binx

Binx is an all-around great guy...handsome, friendly, easy-going, undemanding, but so happy when you pay attention to him. Binx came to the Refuge because his owner could no longer take care of him, so he's an experienced house cat who is eager for a second chance at having a happy home. He's been at the Refuge for over a year now, hoping that someone will pick him out of our large black cat crowd. Come meet Binx soon - you can usually find him relaxing on the futon in the studio building with the other cats. He'd love to be part of your family! Approx DOB February 2009.

See more photos of Binx.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Adoptathon: May 2011

The Goathouse Refuge will be joining rescue groups from all over the world during Pet Adoptathon 2011.

"During this harmonious adoption effort, over 2,000 shelters from around the globe join the North Shore Animal League in an effort to save as many pets’ lives as possible. This year, Pet Adoptathon 2011 will be bigger and better than ever – for the entire month of May!"

During the month of May -

~Every person who adopts a cat (or cats!) from the Goathouse will receive a bag of Science Diet cat food AND a bag of Goathouse fair-trade organic coffee.

~Senior citizens (age 60 and older) who adopt an older kitty (age 5 or older) will receive 50% off the adoption fee.

~Everyone who adopts a cat or kitten from the Goathouse in May will be entered into a raffle to win a beautiful one-of-a-kind Kitty Face Coffee Cup, designed by Siglinda Scarpa.

Please consider opening your heart and your home to a Goathouse kitty and help May 2011 be our best adoption month ever!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Happy Tails: Hercules

We love Happy Tails! This one is from Hercules' New Family:

We are so excited to deliver excellent news to you, not only is "Hercules", now named Hambone, doing fabulous, but he's already getting along with our cat, Sinister!!! It's like it was meant to be all along! We are so pleased, and Hambone is so calm and happy, fun and playful all at the same time it seems.

He's so well-adjusted and we have you all to thank for that. All your hard work and all those volunteers' hard work at the Goathouse pays off!

He clearly loves laying right on us and taking naps in the sun! Sinister made it into one of these too, you'll see they were playing with a catnip toy in our room. We'll send more soon!!


Holly & Nathan

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Chrissy needs a home!

Chrissy was adopted from the Goathouse in February 2007; she was one of the very first cats rescued and adopted out after the refuge was founded.

Now her family has to move and can't take poor Chrissy with them. It's very hard for a cat like Chrissy, who has been a house/family cat for over four years now, to come back to the refuge. We would love to find a foster and/or permanent home for her as soon as possible.

Her owner writes:

"Chrissy is very loving and affectionate. Eager to greet you when you come home, or curl up in your lap after a long day. A change in living situation is forcing us to find her a new home. She is comfortable around dogs and loves attention."

If you are able to help Chrissy, please contact the Goathouse office and we'll put you in touch with her owner so you can make arrangements to meet her. And please help us spread the word about this kitty. Thank you for your help!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Heart2Home: April edition

Look for the featured Goathouse kitties on page 17 of the April edition of Heart2Home magazine.

You can view H2H online or pick up a copy at these Triangle locations.

Thanks so much to our friends at Heart2Home!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Cat of the Week: Cashew

Yay! Cashew was adopted!

Cashew is a gentle and extremely sweet teenage boy. A snuggly cat with soft fur and beautiful tabby markings, Cashew has been at the refuge for over six months now and would love to find a home of his own where he will get lots of cuddles and playtime. This friendly fellow really enjoys hanging out with his cat friends at the refuge and would be happy to go to a home with other kitties. He will be a wonderful addition to your family!

See more photos of Cashew.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Cat of the Week: Jenny

Yay! Jenny was adopted, June 2011.

Isn't Jenny cute!? She's a sweet and laid-back calico girl who gets along with everyone. She loves snoozing on a blanket with the other cats or relaxing in the kitchen with the volunteers. She's been at the Refuge for a year-and-a-half now, waiting patiently for her human best friend to come take her to a home of her very own. Please come meet this lovely girl - Jenny will be a very special companion for some lucky family.

See more photos of Jenny.