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The Goathouse Refuge has many incredible cats in need of loving homes.


A strong, reliable volunteer force plays a crucial role in our rescue organization.


Tax deductible donations and gifts of goods to help run the refuge are always welcome.

Goathouse News

A Big Thank You to Everyone!!!

What an exciting day #GivingTuesday was yesterday! We want to thank every one of you who donated and shared our fundraiser. There are many worthy organizations you can donate your money to, so from the bottom of our hearts, we are so appreciative. It costs thousands of dollars a month to keep the Goathouse Refuge open to do the work we do rescuing kitties and giving them a second chance for the health and life they deserve. We can’t save every cat in need but we help as many as money, space, and manpower will allow.


If you would like to continue to help, please consider becoming a Goathouse Refuge monthly sustainer. Even $5 a month helps provides vaccines and helps us have a steady amount coming in that we can count on. You can find out more at http://www.goathouserefuge.org/become-a-sustainer/

We are also getting very close to selling the 2500 raffle tickets where someone will win $10,000! It could be you if you have a ticket.

Please come visit the refuge when you are in the area and continue to follow us on Facebook. Happy Holidays to everyone and thank you so much for your support.

Why Goathouse?

When I first bought the property, it came with a gorgeous old goat named Foggy. Every winter it looked like he had put on a sweater because the front part of his body became beige and the back was white. Foggy remained here and he stayed here with me. I do identify with an old goat, so I thought it was appropriated to call this place “The Goathouse”

Fast-forward through two decades of building and repairing and tending all the animals that were brought or dumped here. We took in more from kill shelters and private citizens, and 20 years later, the Goathouse has become the lighthouse of how animals should be cared for and treated. Many other Organizations are taking inspiration from our work and even making improvements on our example. Shelters have become much more aware that we, Goathouse and all the other incredible Organizations out there are watching what they are do. With the great work of the “no Kill” movement, sustained by the individual Rescuers and Rescue Organizations, the percentage of animals killed in shelters is lowering every year. It took many, many years, but we finally closed and destroyed the gas chambers that were used almost everywhere in shelters in NC!!!

Our commitment to the dignity and welfare of the animals is firm like the Statue of Liberty! Goathouse has a trust that makes this property, and any other property that belongs to me, the property of Goathouse Refuge. Our Trustees are 2 solid and capable people: the Mayor of Pittsboro; an attorney whose integrity and humanity make her one of the most beloved people in our County. The other is an anonymous but powerful individual who will turn every stone to keep Goathouse Refuge safe with all its creatures.

We will publish the Trust on our Website, for everybody to see and for everybody to add to it by placing Goathouse in your will, by donating, every month, a sum to be added to the trust, or even donating when you win the lottery!!!

There are many ways to help us, and, right now, this coming Tuesday, is Giving Tuesday, PayPal will match all your donations and that will help pay our bills, to pay the wonderful people who clean, feed and care for the 300 kitties at the Refuge, and enable us to keep doing our work.

Food is always needed; these are a bunch of hungry kitties!!!

In the end, but first in my heart, is the gratitude I feel toward all the committed, solid, always present people who continually help Goathouse to become the Organization who gave and is giving life to so many thousands of adorable little hearts!

I do, deeply, love you all!


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