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.

Planned Giving

One of the many ways that you can help The Goathouse Refuge continue to serve animals for years to come is to leave a planned gift in your will or estate. Leaving a Legacy Gift to The Goathouse Refuge will help ensure that the refuge has a solid foundation to continue operating for generations to come. Goathouse Refuge Inc. (EIN: 26-0893521) is the legal name of The Goathouse Refuge. The refuge is a non-profit, donor supported refuge which means that it relies on your tax-deductible support for its funding.

Bequest from Your Will

Including the Goathouse in your will or trust is a meaningful way to help us continue to serve animals in need.

Charitable Gift Annuity

A gift annuity is a contractual agreement in which, in exchange for a minimum gift of $10,000, the Goathouse will make payments to you, another person, or two people for life. Use a calculator ( to see the benefits of a Charitable Gift Annuity.

Retirement Assets

Retirement assets are one of the most beneficial gifts you can give to Goathouse. These funds grow tax-free until the time of withdrawal. With the innovative use of these assets, you are able to contribute generously to the Goathouse as well as provide for your loved ones. Many taxes on these plans can be avoided or reduced through a carefully planned charitable gift.

Life Insurance

Life Insurance is often overlooked as an asset that you can use to make gifts to Goathouse. There are a number of ways to support Goathouse with an insurance-related gift.

Charitable Remainder Trust

A Charitable Remainder Trust (CRT) is a life-income arrangement that provides you and/or other beneficiaries with a stream of income for life or for a period of years. After the trust terminates, the principal, or ?remainder interest,? goes to Goathouse. Unlike other life-income arrangements, CRTs are separately invested and managed trusts.

For any questions regarding planned giving, please contact us at (919) 542-6815.

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