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Betty (Sponsored; needs foster or adoption) Betty (Sponsored; needs foster or adoption) Read More
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Little Feller (Sponsored) Little Feller (Sponsored) Read More


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

FDA Investigating Gravy Train Dog Food

**URGENT** If you or someone you know feeds your pets Gravy Train brand dog food, please warn them that FDA testing found unsafe levels of the euthanasia drug pentobarbital in the majority of randomly tested samples of the food. ABC reports that “Gravy Train is made by Big Heart Pet Foods and owned by Smucker’s. Big Heart Brands also makes Meow Mix, Milk Bone, Kibbles’n Bits, 9 Lives, Natural Balance, Pup-Peroni, Gravy Train, Nature’s Recipe, Canine Carry Outs, Milo’s Kitchen, Alley Cat, Jerky Treats, Meaty Bone, Pounce and Snausages.” The FDA considers any trace of pentobarbital dangerous to pets. It can cause a variety of symptoms in exposed pets including “drowsiness, dizziness, excitement, loss of balance, or nausea, or in extreme cases, death.”

Healthy Cat Tips: Dangers of Second-Hand Smoke

We know that being exposed to cigarette smoke can harm even non-smokers. Did you know that second-hand smoke can also harm your pets? If you need another motivator to quit smoking this year, learn more about the growing body of research showing the numerous health risks for pets exposed to second-hand smoke.

According to one recent study:

“Our findings show that exposure to smoke in the home is having a direct impact on pets,” says study leader Clare Knottenbelt. “It risks ongoing cell damage, increasing weight gain after castration and has previously been shown to increase the risk of certain cancers.”

Cats’ grooming habits can make them especially vulnerable. Research shows that cats who live with smokers may be twice as likely to develop certain kinds of cancers.

Read more about the risks of second-hand smoke for pets here.

Snow Day at the Goathouse

You may have heard? It snowed a little bit. The Goathouse kitties are skeptical of this substance on the ground. Thank you to all our supporters who help us keep the kitties warm and dry!

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