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 31, 2012

July adoptions

Congratulations to the 6 cats and kittens who found homes in July!

July adoptions
Henrietta and Matilda

And we had many kittens find foster-to-adopt homes.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Happy Tails: Peter and Lizzy

We got some great photos of Lizzy and Peter in their new home, two kittens from our "Orange Crush" litter of 5. Mariska writes:

They're so cute together - they play together a lot, and Peter is a true big brother taking care of his sister like that! I still feel like I just get to know them - they have new surprises and new ways of causing trouble every day :-). Peter loves drinking water out of the faucet, and basically ends up sitting under it, as if he's taking a shower (he doesn't mind getting wet, apparently!)... And when I'm home, Lizzy sleeps in my lap the whole day, waking up only to make biscuits and suck on her fleece blanky. She also LOVES carrots - I had some baby carrots with lunch one day, and she stuck her head into the bag as if it was cat nip. I gave her a tiny piece, and she just kept coming back for more. When we did laundry Peter loved sleeping in the clean laundry that came just out of the dryer, while Lizzy had found a princess-spot on top a folded up comforter. We've also been playing with a ping pong ball, and Lizzy goes after it like crazy, while Peter prefers lying down and watching Lizzy :-) They seem to play 'hard' and then fall asleep within minutes, to be passed out for several hours. They love playing with a little mouse on a string - they take turns catching it - and sleeping in their cat-tree. Peter is purring constantly (even when he eats, which is just the funniest sound ever). At night Peter usually sleeps at my feet (after trying to catch Jeff's :-)), while Lizzy curls up in my arms- she's a real baby, and loves to make biscuits and suck on blankets...We couldn't be happier with them!"

Congrats, kittens!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Cat of the Week: Tom

This guy is sweet, friendly, and very cuddly. Tom came to the refuge in February 2012 after being rescued from a cat colony in Sanford that was in danger of being removed by animal control. He's happy and healthy now, and has decided to join the group of meet/greet kitties who welcome visitors to the Goathouse. He'll come up, rub against your legs, and then purr and show you his belly when you pet him. What a charmer! He loves people and attention, and will make a wonderful addition to your family. Come say hey to Tom soon!

See more photos of Tom.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Community Listing: Sandy & Patches

NOTE: This cat is in need from the community. This is listed as a courtesy, and the animal does not live at the Refuge. The Goathouse Refuge is not responsible for any problems with the animals or with the adoption process. Please contact the owner directly for more information.

Sandy and Patches are two 5 year old dilute Calico cats who need a new home. Sandy & Patches weigh 15 lbs and are Indoor only. These cats are located in Rocky Mount, NC 27803.

Sandy & Patches
Black and Orange Calico
Both are 5 years old
Sisters and have been together since birth
These girls are currently in temp foster care and will got back to HIGH KILL GASSING facility if we can't
find a loving, caring, safe home for them.
The both have been spayed and are very healthy.
They have been together since birth so we would like them to stay together, they depend on each other.
They are the sweetest girls and we want to find a home that will love them and keep them together.
Patches has the black markings on her nose. Sandy and Patches are a lot alike in personality and are both a little shy until they get to know you and feel safe. Both cats are very loving and enjoy taking sun baths in front of a window. They also like to watch the birds and squirrels.Sandy & Patches are good with Cats: Yes, Dogs: Unknown, Kids: Yes

Adoption fee is $25.00 each.  Please help save these two girls!!  If interested, please contact or call the Wilson County Animal Shelter at 252-265-5971.

Are you the owner: No-Currently in foster care
Reason for surrender: Owner Surrender to Wilson County Animal Shelter located in NC. Couldn't afford any longer.

How did you acquire: Currently in foster care but will go back to shelter soon just networking
How long owned: N/A
Fixed? Yes
UTD on rabies? Yes
UTD on FCRVP? Unknown
Declawed? No
Medical conditions? NO
Illness: NO

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Jordan Lake School of the Arts

Visit the Chatham Community Library in Pittsboro to see artwork by students from the Jordan Lake School of the Arts. These paintings were inspired by the students' visit to the Goathouse Refuge. Read about their visit here.  The art will be on display thoughout the month of July.

Cat of the Week: Boo

What a handsome laid-back dude! Boo came to us in March 2012 along with his girlfriend, Hazel, and their three kittens. The kittens have been adopted, Boo's parenting days are over, and now he can concentrate on being a special companion for some lucky family. Boo is a sweet and affectionate boy with gorgeous grey velvet fur and bright green eyes. This charming cat has an amazing ability to power nap no matter what is going on around him, and he always wakes up in a good mood!  Come meet Boo soon.  DOB 2010.
See more photos of Boo.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Happy Tails: Mercedes & Remendado (formerly Frasquita)

Summer sent us some a couple of photos of her new babies.

"They have made themselves completely at home and are as sweet as ever. They love to gallup from one end or our house to the other, as well as sit in our laps in the evening as we watch a movie. Mercedes actually watches the movie with us while Remendado is content to bathe or sleep."

Mercedes & Remendado (formerly Frasquita)

Mercedes & Remendado (formerly Frasquita)

Cat of the Week: Hazel

Hazel is an elegant black and white lady with a sleek coat, wonderful markings, and large ears. She came to the refuge in Spring 2012 with her three playful kittens in tow. Her babies have all been adopted and now Hazel is ready for some love of her own. She is a real sweetie who adores people and attention. Hazel will be a loving best friend and companion for some lucky person.  Come meet her soon. DOB 2010

See more photos of Hazel.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Cat of the Week: Poppy

Poppy is truly a magnificent cat; she's a beautiful fluffy Maine Coon girl with amazing green eyes. She's an experienced house cat whose owner surrendered her to a public shelter for unknown reasons. Poppy is a big girl but very gentle and sweet.  She loves to cuddle on your lap, and be petted and brushed. Poppy gets along with other cats but she loves people more! This affectionate and loving girl is ready to go home with you. Come meet her soon! DOB 2007

Monday, July 2, 2012

June Adoptions

Congratulations to the 15 cats and kittens who found homes in June!
Midnight II
Lex and Mackenzy
Puck and Jett
Matt and Seeker
Alley II
Mercedes and Frasquita