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

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Special Stories of Special Cats Your Support Helps


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

Help Us Help Them Medical Fund

What is FIP?
Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP) is a viral disease that occurs in both wild and domesticated cats. It is a type of coronavirus that attacks the intestinal walls and linings of the infected cat. Up until recently it was considered a fatal illness in merely a few weeks with no known treatments.

This all changed during the last few years with investigational treatments by researchers at Kansas State University, Wichita State University, and the University of California, Davis utilizing a drug similar to Remdesivir – the antiviral currently under investigation as a promising treatment for COVID-19 in humans.

This is both good news and bad. Great that there appears to be a highly effective series of treatments to allow these cats to live a long healthy life. FIP is NO LONGER a death sentence. The bad news is that it is extremely limited now with the stockpiling of Remdesivir for humans and the Covid 19 pandemic.It is expensive.

Most animal rescues would euthanize a cat infected with FIP. But not the Goathouse! When our team heard two kittens were about to be euthanized with FIP, our team jumped into action. We took in these cats and started treatments. However, the supply of the needed drug is in short supply. We scraped by needed funds and started a separate Go Fund Me Page to raise additional funds. This is the Goathouse!

The prognosis for our FIP babies, Miss Foxy and Rosemarino, is steadily improving. Through your generous donations we are hoping to see these kittens adopted into their forever homes. It’s through the efforts of our team and dedicated volunteers that we help the doomed cats find refuge and permanent homes.

Your generous donation each month will help us to feed these animals, obtain and administer medications, provide veterinary care, and attend to their daily physical needs. Please consider becoming a Monthly Sustainer to allow us to help more FIP Babies! Any amount from $5 to $500 per month will help us continue our mission. Thank you for helping us help the cats at the Refuge!
Helena Openshaw and Jeff Vojta
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