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, November 30, 2011

November Adoptions

Congratulations to the 10 kitties adopted in November!

Sarge and Lara
Linda and Alice
Mario and Marcelo
Avery and Binx

Linda and Alice on adoption day:

Cats of the Week: Henrietta and Matilda

These gorgeous sisters arrived at the Refuge in the summer of 2010 after their owner had to move to the UK for his job. They are experienced house cats who will be a perfect pair of feline companions for some lucky person.

Henrietta is a calico girl with a white chest and unique markings; Matilda is a tiny tortie with a sweet face and beautiful green eyes. Both of them are friendly cats who love people, attention, and treats!. Henrietta is easy-going and very sweet while Matilida has got some charming tortie feistiness in her. They were so scared when they arrived at the refuge; they are doing better now but in their heart of hearts, they really want to be family house cats again.  Please give Matilda and Henrietta a second chance at a forever home - they would love to come home with you and provide unconditional kitty love! DOB October 2008.

See more photos of Matilda and Henrietta!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Cat of the Week: Ears

This gentle eight-year-old tabby girl really needs a friend. Change isn't easy for any cat and seems to be harder for a middle-aged girl like Ears. She's been through a lot the past few months; she lost her home through no fault of her own, found herself on death row in a public shelter, and then came to the Goathouse. Being in a new place with so many other cats has stressed her out and she stopped eating; she's fragile and bony right now but will eat when someone pets her or holds her. We're keeping her in a cage so we can monitor her health and food intake.

Someone loved this cat very much at some point in her life; you can tell by how affectionate she is and how much she appreciates attention from people. She loves being petted and held, and has a prize-winning purr. Ears really needs a foster home (or better yet, a forever home) with a patient loving person who will help her feel safe and make sure she eats (and syringe feed her if necessary). Please call us if you are willing to open your home and your heart to this sweet tabby girl.

See more photos of Ears.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Happy Tails: Girasole

We love Happy Tails! Photos and an update from Girasole's new mom:


Girasole has evolved from a shy, unsure little boy to a rather confident cat testing the boundaries in his new home with his new friend, Meat Loaf.

He is very curious, follows me everywhere and has been sleeping on the bed with us from the first night. He still has quite a bit of kitten in him, as evidenced by his late-night playtime with his new toys and circle scratchers. A bit of catnip after dinner means a late night for everyone!

Girasole is still learning how far he can go with Meat Loaf, who is 17 and was needing companionship after the loss of her brother. She is taking to him -- slowly. And one day soon I know she will play when Girasole wants, but for now, she allows him to sleep in the bed and on the sofa with her -- as long as she gets to lay on the top in her spot.

Girasole seems to be settling into a contented life here and is relaxed -- no one bothers him and he gets fresh air everyday on our little deck. He is excited when I return from work, eats very well and sometimes enjoys a treat.

Lastly, thanks to everyone at the Goathouse, and especially you Siglinda, for giving us the opportunity to adopt Girasole and give him a second chance. He has been such a blessing in our lives. THANK YOU to everyone who cared for Girasole and made sure he was safe.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

October Adoptions

Congratulations to the Goathouse cats who found homes in October!!


Indy + Blue
Levi (his foster home became a forever home)
Amber (went to a foster home)