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.

Friday, December 30, 2011

December Adoptions

Congratulations to the 19 cats and kittens who found forever homes in December!

Belinda, Stewart + Selena (3 kittens from the same litter who went to a new home together)
Sawyer + Queenie
Antalya + O'Leary
Peggy + Butternut
Brice + Brock

Pancho and his new owner:

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Cat of the Week: Mia

We'd like to introduce you to the lovely Mia who would love to have a home of her own for the holidays.

Mia isn't a special needs cat (she's completely healthy) and she's not a black cat (in fact, she has very unique tabby fur, light grey with some peach swirled in). What makes Mia less likely to be adopted is the fact that she's six years old. She's by no means a senior citizen cat, but most people want to adopt kittens. Kittens are wonderful too, but there are many reasons why an older cat like Mia would be a perfect addition to your family.

Mia is an experienced house cat whose human family was forced to give her up. She will make a graceful transition into your home and lap; she won't climb the curtains or jump on the bed at night while you're trying to sleep. She's just as affectionate as a younger cat and she does enjoy playing, but she's more mellow. And as you can see, she's a true beauty with gorgeous eyes and a sweet face.

It's not easy for a cat like Mia to be uprooted from her home and moved into a refuge situation with so many other cats and new people. Mia was a little bit sad and homesick at first, but she's making the best of it and has settled into Refuge life. She enjoys relaxing on the futon in the Studio building and lying in the sun outside. She's so very sweet and grateful for all the petting and love she gets from volunteers and visitors. Please consider opening your heart and your home to Mia.

View more photos of beautiful Mia.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Happy Tails: Moon and Lorena

Kittens Lorena and Moon are getting big! They went to a family with three fun little boys. Everyone is doing great and are very happy. The cats don't sleep with the boys but do enjoy playing with them.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Cat of the Week: Gabriella

Gabriella is an extremely cute grey girl with a white locket on her chest. She has an adorable round face, big round eyes, and round body, very huggable. She's a little bit shy at first, but if you hang out and listen to her while she tells you all about her day (this girl loves to chat!), she'll become your friend and let you pet her. Then she'll follow you around. She's got the most lovely green eyes and did we mention how cute and round she is?!

She must have some British Shorthair or Chartreux relatives because her round cheeks, stocky build, and beautiful blue-grey coat are dead ringers for characteristics of those breeds. Once you have earned her trust, Gabriella will make a great little best friend and housecat. Come meet her soon!

See more photos plus videos of Gabriella.