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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: The purpose of this charitable organization is to provide care in the form of shelter, food, medical care and a home for cats that are in need. It is an additional “chance” for both disposed cats and cats scheduled for euthanasia by public shelters. The ultimate goal is to find a home for the cats and to place them with people (adoptive families). We will accept any cat whether it is adoptable or inadaptable and believe strongly with the “no kill” philosophy - which means that some cats will be a long term project. New families for the cats are carefully screened and have to go through a qualification process. We strongly believe and have set this shelter up as an environment where cats have the ability to roam and play and be outdoors. This promotes interaction with other cats, nature, and exercise and allows the cat to be healthier and happier.

Programs: To serve cats in need of a home, give them food medical care and shelter and then adopt them out to good owners

publicising the goathouse mission, educating the public and administering the cause

Community Stories

6 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Michelle210

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I first visited The Goathouse Refuge in early January, 2014; since that initial visit, this is the place where my children and I go when we have a free afternoon, EVERY time we have a free afternoon. The cats and kittens are extremely well cared for and very social. Each and every one has a name and knows it is loved. I cannot imagine an organization with a better mission.

Diane86

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The environment for the cats at the Goathouse is perfect for the cats. They have a lot of room to explore, sleep and have visitors. They maintain a high level of sanitation, even having you clean your shoes before entering so that the cats areas stay sanitary. Any cats with illnesses and new cats that need acclimating to the surroundings have cages that are large enough for them to have exercise. The fence is called a pur-fect fence so the cats can't get out and other animals can't get in to harm the cats. They have volunteers and staff to make sure the cats have interaction! In my opinion they have an ideal setup. I love to just go visit the cats because I have more than enough cats myself and admire what the Goathouse is doing. They also reach out to other rescues and help them by posting their needs on the Goathouse FB page. They are really doing this for the cats and not for any other reason!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Goathouse Refuge is amazing! They have excellent volunteers and it is such a pleasure to visit. So many sweet kitties call this place home and are so well cared for here.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I adopted my cat Maggie from the Goathouse refuge in May of this year. She is such a wonderful, loving soul --- a very special addition to my family. I'm truly impressed by the mission and dedication of the refuge --- it is an amazing organization.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We adopted two wonderful cats from the Goathouse Refuge. I was thoroughly impressed with their dedication to the animal's well-being, and with their staff and volunteers. They are a serious group of people and advocate for their orphaned cats via an intensive, but fair vetting process, and a check in 6 months later.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I started visiting Goathouse recently, and have been very impressed with their dedication to the many rescued cats they have taken in. Many were taken from kill-shelters when there time was up, and given a second chance in a loving environment. Goathouse Refuge cares for the physical and emotional needs of these animals, and makes the most of the resources they are given.

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