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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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Kittybear and Zozo: A Case Study

In my last post I talked about personality in cats, using my own two girls as examples. This  post comes by way of an email from Beth Dayton, who was kind enough to share the quirks and mysteries of her … Continue reading

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Do Cats Have Personalities?

The answer that immediately springs to any cat owner’s mind is: of course they do.  They will then recount various unusual, adorable and bizarre quirks their cat(s) possess.   I count myself among these people, though surprisingly, little clinical research has … 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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Gifford Cat Shelter Hosts Declawing Documentary 10/23

The Paw Project documentary opens in Boston on Wednesday, October 23rd at the Landmark Kendall Sq. Cinema at 7:30 for one night only hosted by the Gifford Cat Shelter in partnership with Dr. Conrad, a veterinarian who directed a moving … 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.