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Summer Precautions for your Cats

Bee & Wasp stings They fly and can get in to your house or catio, so as far as your cat is concerned, it’s potential prey, but if your cat is stung in the mouth or throat it could cause … Continue reading

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Relationships Take Work

If you and your cat are having difficulties……… If she has annoying bathroom habits, keeps clawing your good sofa or if you just seem to be having communication problems, don’t give up! Give Gifford Cat Shelter a call at 617-787-8872 … Continue reading

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What Makes Your Cat Happy?

You’ve brought your shelter cat home and he or she is loving the individual attention.  Purrfect Travels invites you to share those little things that have made your cat happy in a new environment. Is it a favorite meal? A … Continue reading

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Extra Special Cat Days in June

Although our cats might say every day is a cat holiday, here are the special dates in June. JUNE National Pet Preparedness Month (in advance of hurricane season). Adopt-a-Shelter Cat Month (ASPCA). Adopt-a-Cat Month (AHA). June 5 – 11: Pet … Continue reading

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You Can Win an African Safari in Our March Auction!

A donor has generously donated a trip for 2 to an African Safari lodge and we hope you will consider bidding to win this great auction item at the Gifford Cat Shelter’s Feline Affair on Saturday, March 12 from 7:30-10:30pm. … Continue reading

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Cutest Pet Contest 2016 Has Begun!

The Gifford Cat Shelter is currently accepting entries for our Annual Cutest Pet Contest 2016. Yes – dogs, cats, birds, farm animals – all entries are welcome! We love all kinds. Enter the Cutest Pet Contest today, your pet will … Continue reading

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Save the Date for “A Feline Affair 2016” on the Evening of March 12!

Join us for A Feline Affair and Silent Auction to benefit the 50+ homeless cats of the Gifford Cat Shelter! In the spirit of our theme “Viva Paws Vegas,” you will have the opportunity to bid on silent auction items, … Continue reading

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Gifford Wines Are Back–Order Yours Now!

Gifford Wines Are Back! The Gifford Cat Shelter is selling wine with 40% from each purchase going directly to benefit the cats in our care. Enjoy a delicious wine and help cats at the same time – it’s a win-win(e) … Continue reading

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    Nike is a handsome 11-year old male who had to be surrendered because a person in his household developed a cat allergy. Understandably, he is a bit shy at the shelter after being part of a family for so long. You have to approach him quietly and gently; if you do, he might reward you by sitting on your lap. He also like headbutts & chin scratches. All in all, he is a very friendly cat who loves to be with people. When no people are around, he cuddles with a stuffed cat! Young, noisy kids frighten him, however, so he should go to a household without young children. He would love to find his forever home with an experienced cat owner. Get the application HERE.

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