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, May 25, 2011

Cat of the Week: Baby

Baby is a curious and affectionate kitty who came to the Refuge in 2009 from a kill shelter in South Carolina. Baby is friendly and loves people; she likes to hang out in the Studio Building with the volunteers and visitors, and when she spots a vacant lap, she jumps right in it! Once Baby takes a liking to you, she'll follow you around, quietly hoping for some attention and petting. She's ready to meet and go home with her human best friend!

During the month of May, Baby can be adopted for a reduced adoption fee as part of our “Seniors for Seniors” adoption event. Baby's got a lot of good years ahead of her and she's such a people-loving cat, we'd love to see her in a happy and loving home. She would be a wonderful indoor-only kitty for a retired adult. More details about Adoptathon 2011 are here.

View more photos of Baby.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Happy Tails: Athena

We love Happy Tails!

Here's a note we received from the lady who adopted the lovely Athena:

Hello Siglinda and everyone who knew Athena at Goathouse Refuge,

Athena is GREAT! I wanted to let you know that Athena has become a full member of our household with Sampson accepting her and all going well. She has the run of the place both inside and out. I let her out during the day when I can be around and otherwise, they both stay inside.

Sampson has not been hissing at her for several weeks and they frequently touch noses, which I take as a good sign. I've seen them in a game of chase several times as well, usually with Athena being the temptress and Sampson chasing her, but then turning tail and running while Athena chases him back. I notice that when I go away for a few days, Sampson is not as frantic about being with me when I return as he was when he was here alone and that's the big thing I was after for him.

She's a great cat, very loving, catching lizards and voles by the dozens it seems. She's a wonderful addition to both mine and Sampson's lives. Thank you for helping me bring her into our lives.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Heart2Home: May edition

Look for the featured Goathouse kitties on page 19 of the latest 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, May 18, 2011

Cat of the Week: Princess

Princess is very easily one of the sweetest cats at the Refuge. She's a gentle girl who does not have a mean bone in her body and loves other cats just as much as she loves people. She's a lovely tuxedo cat with unique facial markings; you can't help but smile when you look at her. Is it a Rorschach ink blot? Or a sweet little upside-down heart? Ask Princess!

Princess has allergies and requires a special diet. Other than that, she's a healthy and affectionate girl who would love to come curl up happily in your home and provide you with unconditional kitty love.

During the month of May, Princess can be adopted for a reduced adoption fee as part of our “Seniors for Seniors” adoption event. She's not a Senior citizen cat (Princess is about 5 years old), but she's been at the Refuge for over 3 years now, waiting for her special person to come for her. We would love for this wonderful girl to have a home of her very own. More details about Adoptathon 2011 are here.

See more photos of Princess.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Cats of the Week: Ming and Mao

It's not easy to be a six-year-old house cat who is uprooted from your home. But at least Ming and Mao have each other; this brother and sister have been together since they were kittens. They came to the Refuge in the summer of 2010 when their family could no longer care for them.

Ming is a cuddly and talkative girl with a cute meow, and Mao is a handsome guy, very playful and friendly. They are both affectionate and easy-going cats who get along great with kids and love attention from people. They were so afraid when they first arrived at the Refuge; they've settled in now, but in their deepest hearts, they both long to be house and family cats again. Please consider opening your heart to these two wonderful kitties.

During the month of May, Ming and Mao can be adopted together for a reduced adoption fee as part of our "Seniors for Seniors" adoptathon event. More details here.

View more photos of Ming and Mao.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Cats of the Week: Teddy Ruxpin and Raggedy Ann

These two sweet teenage kitties really need a home....we would like to get them into a foster or forever home as soon as possible because they aren't happy at the Refuge. Both of them are stressed and scared because of all the activity and the other cats. Teddy hasn't been eating, so this week we took him to the vet who said that he's perfectly healthy, he's just stressed out.

Raggedy Ann is a unique and beautiful fluffy calico; her brother Teddy is a classic orange tabby. They are about 8 months old and even though they are shy, they are gentle cats who respond sweetly when you pet them. Right now, they spend most of their time huddled up together, looking around warily. They are in desperate need of a quiet and peaceful home where they can feel safe, relax, play, and be happy. If you can provide a foster home for these babies, please contact the Goathouse office.

See more photos of Raggedy Ann and Teddy Ruxpin.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

March/April Adoptions

Thank you to everyone who opened your heart and home to a Goathouse kitty!


Oliver (his foster home became a forever home)
Frisco (foster home became a forever home)

Leona (went to a foster home)

We hope that May will be our best Adoption month ever. Read more about Adoptathon 2011.