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

Behind the Scene

Special Stories of Special Cats Your Support Helps


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

Goathouse News

6th Annual Goathouse Refuge Yard Sale is this Saturday, Oct. 23!

We have clothing, household items, books, vinyl records, kid’s toys, gardening,
hand tools, vintage items, costume jewelry, lamps and rugs!






















Goathouse Refuge Fall $20,000 Matching Gift Campaign Reaches 47%


The autumn matching gift campaign has already reached 47%!
Argento (pictured above) says thank you to all who have donated so far!

A wonderful supporter of the Goathouse heard about all the kittens we were able to save this kitten season who are now big enough to get spayed and neutered. They know what a big cost that is for the refuge, and also the unexpected expense of buying a new generator, and they offered to do a matching campaign up to $20,000. Help us reach the goal before the October 30th deadline by donating today by clicking on the donate button below.

We appreciate your generosity and any gift from $5 to $1,000 will help us tremendously to carry on our mission to care for cats that may have nowhere else to go.

To make a matched donation using PayPal, a Debit or Credit Card, or Venmo click on the Donate button.

Be A Cat Angel!

The Goathouse Refuge is dedicated to providing cage-free care for cats regardless of age, medical issues or disposition. Because we feel that every cat deserves a happy and safe life, we have several long-time residents that are feral or semi-feral and will never be able to be adopted. We also have some senior kitties and a few special needs kitties that have unfortunately never found their forever family.


Many of you have been touched by these kitties and have asked how you could help them. So, today the Goathouse Refuge is very excited to announce that we are starting a new program for these kitties where
YOU can help and be a Cat Angel each month for one of these specific cats of your choice. For a tax-deductible donation in your name or that of a loved one, you can be a Cat Angel to one of our special needs or feral cats.

Would you be a Cat Angel to one of these wonderful kitties and help provide monthly support to cover the costs of their food, litter, care, and medicines?



Here is just one example of an amazing kitty who could use an angel:


Kevin is a sweet orange and white boy in need of a very special family to open their heart and home to provide him with the care he needs. Kevin was born with a condition called cerebellar hypoplasia (CH), a condition affecting the part of the brain responsible for purposeful movement and coordination. Kevin is super-sweet and loving; he loves cuddling with people and showing them affection with lots of kitty kisses and purrs. Because his CH is severe, Kevin has limited mobility and needs help getting in and out of the litter box and cleaning up a bit afterwards. Someone that works from home or is retired and able to offer him around the clock assistance would be an ideal fit for this sweet & handsome guy.
Approx. DOB: 10/1/2016


Due to advanced age, health, physical or temperament issues, the chance of adoption for these cats is considerably lower than our other cats and many of them will likely be lifelong residents at the Goathouse Refuge.

For a tax-deductible donation in your name or that of a loved one, you can be a Cat Angel to one of our special needs or feral cats.

To learn more about the program and to meet some of these wonderful kitties, check out our new Be a Cat Angel page!

Thank you for supporting the Goathouse Refuge!

Participant of 2021 Clear The Shelters Campaign

The Goathouse appreciates all of your support more than ever as we continue to recover through the pandemic and kitten season. All of the precious little kitttens we were able to save and take in a few months ago are now old enough to get spayed and neutered and complete their vetting, which is a big expense!
Our designated page link below will stay active through November to allow people to donate.

To Donate click this link:  Goathouse Refuge in Pittsboro, NC | Clear The Shelters

Or you can donate directly on our website here.



Please Help With Pinnochio and Julio

Help needed for Pinnochio and Julio!

The Refuge is a place where no cat will be refused due to age, illness or disposition. Even cats that are “unadoptable” can live in comfort, with the care, attention and love they deserve. The sanctuary also accepts FIV+ cats and is devoted to their care like any of the other residents and no cat will be euthanized unless it is suffering and there is no hope of recovery. Our goal is to find every cat their own home but they can live at the refuge their entire life if that goal is not met.

Pinnochio has been undergoing treatment for cancer to give him a good quality of life. His vet bills have understandably added up though. We have set up a Giving Grid fundraiser to help with the bills for Pinnochio and Julio as well. Can you help us?


Goathouse Refuge Open Sat & Sun 11-3, Friday by Appt

The Goathouse Refuge is open from 11am to 3pm Saturdays and Sundays without an appointment. Fridays continue to operate by appointment.
Masks are required for the safety of the cats and each other.

 *For Friday appointment click here: https://calendly.com/goathouserefuge
   If you cannot make an appointment, please cancel it through calendy .

*For questions email: goathouserefugeoffice@gmail.com and please allow 24 hrs for a reply. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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