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, March 28, 2012

Cat of the Week: Winnie

This tiny fluffy girl looks like a kitty from a fairy tale. Winnie is a beautiful, sweet Persian-mix who is friendly and very talkative, and gets along with other cats. She is front declawed, so she needs to find a home that is strictly indoor-only. Winnie is a former house cat who was given up due to her owner's allergies. She's not that happy at the refuge and is intimidated by all the other cats running around. Winnie really wants to be someone's special house cat  and best friend again. She will be so grateful to you if you come take her to a peaceful home where she can relax and forget all her worries. Come meet this pretty baby girl soon! Approx DOB 2003


Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Cat of the Week: Shelby

If you're looking for a lapcat, then gorgeous Shelby is your girl! This very affectionate cat loves nothing more than to get in a warm lap and snuggle. And wait until you hear her prize-winning purr! Shelby is friendly and out-going, and when a refuge visitor sits down, odds are that Miss Shelby will be in that lap in about two seconds flat. No empty laps when Shelby is around!

And what a beauty she is - a sleek and elegant kitty with bright eyes and glossy black fur. She's an experienced house cat whose owner could no longer take care of her, and you can tell that Shelby really knows what it’s like to love and be loved by humans. Change isn’t easy for kitties, and being around so many other cats at the refuge makes Shelby grumpy sometimes, but when people are around, she turns on the charm. Shelby really wants to be someone's special little house cat again so she can provide unconditional love and cuddles to a person of her very own. Please give this sweet girl a second chance at having a forever home. DOB 2007

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Cat of the Week: Bisou


"Bisou” is French for “kiss” and that’s what you’ll want to do when you meet this adorable teenage tabby girl. Tiny Bisou came to the refuge last fall from a public shelter; she was scared and shy at first but she’s doing much better now. This gentle and sweet girl absolutely loves other cats; we often find her cuddling with her kitty friends in the Romper Room where all our kittens live.

She would love to be adopted with Mandy or one of the other kittens, or go to a home with friendly cats who will snuggle and play with her. Bisou is getting more beautiful each day - she has some of the most amazing emerald green eyes you’ve ever seen. Come meet her soon! DOB Spring/Summer 2011.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Cats of the Week: Lionel and Cracker Jack

Update: These boys have been adopted together!

Lionel and Cracker Jack have formed an unlikely but beautiful friendship. They aren’t relatives and even though both of them were rescued from the same kill shelter, they didn’t meet until they came to the Goathouse and were next-door cage neighbors.

Lionel is a darling little Siamese-mix kitten, very playful and friendly, and Cracker Jack is a happy-go-lucky orange/white adult male who makes happy paws when you merely look at him.

Lionel kept pawing at Cracker Jack’s cage, trying to play, so we moved them in together. Cracker Jack took little Lionel under his wing just like a mama cat would, grooming, cuddling, and romping with the little guy. They are best friends, and we simply can’t split them up now. We hope they will be adopted together soon! Lionel DOB June 2011; Cracker Jack Approx. DOB 2008-2009.