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Special Message from Siglinda at The Goathouse Refuge

Update on Siglinda 8/13/20:
It is with much relief that we can let you know that Siglinda had her surgery this morning and the procedure went well. She is in good condition and of course will be staying in the hospital for several days. We want to thank everyone for your continued prayers and good wishes for her surgery and complete recovery, as well as your support and financial donations. It takes a lot of stress off of Siglinda when she knows that we have the finances coming in to take care of all the cats and the Goathouse expenses each month. We will continue to pass on updates to you as we get them.



Dear all,

It is with a crazy heart that I have to let you know that on August 13 I will have heart surgery at Duke Hospital. Another adventure!  

No matter what is going to happen, I am here to ask you all to be supportive of the wonderful people who have been working with me for so many years behind the scenes to help all the kitties we could at the Goathouse. If everything goes well I will be in the hospital for 1 week and home after that to recover for at least 2 months. My presence will be sporadic but I will be here and if they didn’t take out my brain, I will read and write as many emails as I can.

Please, be part of the team! Become sustainers! (https://www.goathouserefuge.org/become-a-sustainer/)    Do all you can to help! All these little hearts count on you for their life! There is no job that is “not my job” if you can help, please, do it, I beg you to be present. We count on you all, we all are Goathouse Family!

My kitties and my dogs know that something is happening and they are all over me taking very good care of me. They will be without me for quite a while but they will be very well cared for. If you are out at the refuge, please stop by to see them and give them some extra love. Please, be present, be supportive to our people, anything, anything that you can do is important no matter how small!

Love, and I mean it,

“Courage is grace under pressure.”

Goathouse Refuge Temporarily Closed to Visitors

The Goathouse Refuge continues to be closed to all outside guests beyond essential staff due to the current COVID19 situation and for the safety of our staff. If you are interested in adopting from us, please complete our online adoption application and you will be contacted to schedule an appointment.
Please stay safe and we look forward to seeing you soon!

Help Us Help Them! Medical Fund

We need your help more than ever! Any amount is appreciated! 

The Goathouse Refuge has many special needs kitties and we need your help with medical care for some of them. We have several kittens with FIP that require many medications and special treatment in order to stay healthy and alive. Foxy (pictured) is one of the FIP babies.  She is adorable, very sweet and so courageous… the refuge believes we can help heal these sweet babies but it is expensive and we hope you can help us help them! Any amount is appreciated and we will keep you updated on their progress!

We have set up a gofundme page for their medical fund and you can donate at gf.me/u/yp5b5f

The Goathouse Refuge is dedicated to providing cage-free care for cats regardless of age, medical issues or disposition until a permanent loving adoptive home can be found. We rescue cats that most shelters and other rescues won’t. We believe every cat deserves a chance at a happy and healthy life. Will you help us help them?


New $5,000 Goathouse Matching Gift Campaign!

An amazing donor has stepped up to do a matching gift campaign. They will match dollar for dollar all the way up to $5,000! This challenge will go a long way to help with food, spay/neuter costs, vet bills, cleaning supplies, and other expenses. Help us reach the goal before the July 30th deadline by donating today by clicking on the picture below.   We are at 59%!    Keep it up!


Dear Goathouse Friends and Supporters:

What a mess this virus created for all of us, you and us… Every year we have a hard time in the summer: it is kitten season….. kittens seem to be raining from the sky and people are busy planning their vacations… However, the sun shines and it is a remarkable sight to see litters of cute adorable kittens exploring the world and all that it offers and old sweet cats enjoying the shade of the trees. It brings me hope that the future will be better and that our friends will think about us and all the kitties and kittens who depend on their generosity to provide the funds needed to operate the Goathouse Refuge and that we are desperately in need of.

So, we keep finding them good homes and families who will love and care for them for all of their lives.I know times are rough for all, but please help the kittens and cats now with your generous donation to help us through the summer and through these especially hard times.

Please, have fun, but be very careful, don’t take chances, this virus is vicious!!!!

Much love,  Siglinda

Prevent Heat Strokes in Cats

IT’S HOT HOT HOT!! If your feline friend spends any time outdoors, it’s a good idea to know what symptoms to look out for. Read on to learn about indications of and ways to prevent heat stroke in cats from our friends at Sure Petcare®.
Please also keep an eye out for outside dogs to make sure they have water and shade. If you see something wrong, please say something. It could be a matter of life and death.

Did you know that you can buy a legacy brick to honor a special person or pet in your life and it will live in a very special spot at the Goathouse?

Check it out!  https://www.goathouserefuge.org/buy-a-brick-and-save-cats/      

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