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.

[UPDATED] Emergency Medical Fundraiser

UPDATE FROM SIGLINDA [07/19]: The little kitten has cerebellum hypoplasia. There is a little growth in her brain and something in the spine likely due to a hard fall. The surgeon, Dr. Gallagher, said she is way too small to even think about surgery. She will come home and likely spend a long time in the pocket of my apron. I will do therapy on her legs, we will give her treatments that may help with the C.H. and antibiotics and see if she regains some mobility in her hind legs.  When she is big enough we can revisit surgery. I have named her Pesciolina! (little fish)
We are stopping collecting funds for her and will use what you have given in support of our Pesciolina to pay for the Specialist appointment and future veterinary care. If you prefer extra funds support another urgent need, we have two young kittens the same age as Pesciolina, Giuseppe and Barbosa, who each have an eye that is beyond healing and requires removal as their condition is painful. There information is in an entry below.  Feel free to let us know if you prefer your funds be redirected to their urgent care. 
In the meantime we are looking forward to our little fish coming to what will likely be her forever home. As for keeping her in the pocket of my apron, it is so I tend to her every need with love.  Please when you think of her pray for healing and progress. We cannot thank you enough for your support in caring for cats of all ages and those with medical conditions or who have physical limitations, like our Alba or Wendy.
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ORIGINAL POST: 911 MEDICAL FUNDRAISER!!!On July 15 desperate plea went out from Wilson NC for the pictured kitten. This tiny tyke by the grace of God DRAGGED herself onto the porch of a good Samaritan. She has no function in her rear legs but is eating and drinking normally – a good sign.

The Goathouse Refuge is giving her a chance. This tiny girl arrived today at Quartet Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Hospital.  If you are as moved as we are please make an emergency donation via the Goathouse Refuge. (Do donate directly to the care facility). Visit and put “Not Walking” in the notes field of the donation form.

Special emergency medical cases are above and beyond funds for day-to-day care of GHR kitties. One of the things that sets the Refuge apart is that we strive to give all cats, regardless of medical conditions, the best possible chance at life. You can make a difference in this kitten’s life.

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