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, July 26, 2011

Cat of the Week: Levi

Hard to believe that someone abandoned Levi and his friend Zipper at the county dump. We don't think they'd been there very long because they were in good shape compared to some of the other cats we rescued from the dump in February. Both of them were very scared and who can blame them? It's no fun being dumped!

Levi is a handsome little guy with a really pretty silvery grey tabby coat. He's shy at first but will let us pet him and even starts to purr. Spend a little time with him and you'll see that Levi has a very playful nature. His little eyes light up when you dangle a toy above him.

Just recently, Levi broke his leg and had to have surgery. We would love to find a quiet and loving foster home where he can recover. The Goathouse will cover medical and other expenses, you just need to provide the love (and a quiet room with low furniture so he won't jump). Please call or email us if you would be willing to help Levi.

See more photos of Levi.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Cat of the Week: Blue

Blue is a bright-eyed and friendly fellow who gets along with everyone, people and other cats alike. Full of personality and extremely handsome, he will be a wonderful best friend for some lucky family. He came to the Goathouse in spring 2008 when he was a kitten, and he sure would love to have a family and forever home of his very own. Please come meet Blue soon!

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Friday, July 15, 2011

Happy Tails: Lenny

Lenny was part of a litter of four sweet blue/grey kittens (Laverne, Shirley, Lenny, and Squiggy) who came to the Goathouse in early 2010. All of them have been adopted, and we just got this update from Lenny's new mom. What a handsome cat he is!

"Here are two pictures of our dear Austen (nee Lenny) - he is named for Jane Austen! The first is with his now best friend, Tom, whom we found on an evening walk last summer, just about the same time we brought Lenny home from Goathouse. They are now inseparable. We are so lucky.

We think of you so often and of your wonderful work."

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Happy Tails: Amy

We love Happy Tails and Happy Kitty Photos!

A note from Amy's new mom:

"Amy (now "Motley") is doing great! She's a very playful and loving cat, and we get along perfectly. She's silly, too, as you can see from her pictures; she likes to play in water. Ha!

Thanks again and have a great summer!"

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Cat of the Week: Two Dots

Two Dots is a sweet and pretty girl with distinctive almond-shaped eyes and two tiny dots on her nose. This charming and talkative kitty cat LOVES people and attention. A little bit shy when she first came to the Refuge in 2009, Two Dots has really come out of her shell; she now loves to greet visitors and make them feel welcome. She'll let us pick her up now and when she sits on your lap, she'll give you gentle little kitty kisses. Her brothers, Tom and Jerry, were adopted in August 2010, and Two Dots would love to find a forever home too. Come meet this special girl soon!

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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Cat of the Week: Geo

Geo is a striking cat with a huge heart. He is very easy going and loving towards people and other cats. Geo is not needy, but he does love to be noticed and appreciated, and he loves to appreciate you as well.

This black and white fellow is social and affable, and if you come to visit the Goathouse, you will doubtless see him hanging around the volunteers and being sweet. Geo always wants to be where the people are; he'll be a wonderful house cat and best friend for some lucky human. And let's face it, you can't look at Geo's nose without smiling and if he were your cat, he'd make you smile everyday! He's been at the Refuge for two years now and hopes that his forever family will come for him soon. DOB 2008.

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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Happy Tails: Frankie

A nice note and some cute photos from the family who adopted Frankie last year. He looks like such a happy boy!

"We wanted to let you know that Frankie has been an amazing addition to our family! We have been meaning to send you photos of him since we adopted him in September, but I have never gotten around to it. So here are some pictures of him! He loves people and always wants to be where we are. He loves laying in your lap and he has grown very affectionate to certain blankets in the house. He still is full of energy and loves to play, but he seems to be adjusting very well to his new life. We could not have asked for a better companion!"