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We have another happy update from two Gifford boys as their adoption anniversary approaches. Alisson and Doug adopted brothers two years ago and emailed me with an update. We love hearing these stories, and I love getting these emails, knowing … Continue reading

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Thursday Evening Open Hours Will Resume 7/31

We apologize for the inconvenience, but the shelter will not be having open hours Thursday 7/17 or Thursday 7/24; however, we will be taking appointments for adoptions throughout the week. Please contact the shelter at 617-787-8872 to schedule an appointment. … Continue reading

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We’re Hiring!!!

Join our team! Gifford Cat Shelter has a vacancy for an Assistant Shelter Manager. Job Summary: The Assistant Manager is responsible for the operations of the Cat Shelter in conjunction with the shelter director focusing on the daily behavioral and … Continue reading

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Operation Kitty Cam

The Gifford Cat Shelter is raising funds to install 2 Kitty Cams allowing adopters & supporters to see first hand our cats’ personalities. Not only does the kitty cam provide viewing and adoption opportunities for our homeless cats, but it … Continue reading

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Join Us at the Shelter for our Fall Festival

Join us on Saturday, September 6th from 1 – 4 p.m. There will be games for the whole family, food, cat craft vendors, face painting, “Ask the Vet” and more! Be sure to take a stroll through our outdoor cattery, … Continue reading

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Especially for Pets & Purrfect Travels partner this summer in support of Gifford Cat Shelter

Purrfect Travels is a little book with a big mission.  On one level, this limited first edition photography collection of enterprising cats across 23 international destinations aims to shine a light on organizations advocating for the well-being of cats.  On … Continue reading

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Gifford Celebrates 130 Years of Life Saving Work

Join us at A Feline Affair Live & Silent Auction to celebrate our 130th year of life saving work. On Saturday, March 8th, 2014, Gifford Cat Shelter hosts a roaring 1920′s benefit, a Great Catsby evening, in support of homeless … Continue reading

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October 16th is National Feral Cat Day

Did you know the Gifford Cat Shelter actively participates in trapping and partners with  local trappers and rescues taking in a number of homeless and feral cats throughout the year? Each cat is spayed or neutered. For those who are … Continue reading

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Adopt Me!

Moo is a beautiful, black and white cow cat who is a big flirt! Check out this video to see for yourself!

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This petite kitty can often be be seen at the shelter rubbing up against visitors. But she particularly loves attention after she settles into a comfy bed. That's when she purrs up a storm. Sometimes Moo would rather just sit near you, so an experienced cat owner who will recognize her moods and body language would be best for her. Moo is super cute and funny and once she gets to know you, Moo will come running up to greet you. Wouldn't you want to see this little face when you come home from work?

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The Gifford Cat Shelter is a cageless, no-kill facility founded in 1884 and sponsored by Ellen Gifford.

The shelter is a pioneer in creating an environment that does not confine cats to small, movement-restricting cages.