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12/10 Gifford Phone Lines

Please be advised are phone lines are currently down. Verizon is working on the issue and has advised us that it may take up to 7pm this evening to regain service. If you need to reach the shelter staff, please … Continue reading

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Gifford Cats Featured on WBZ | CBS Boston’s Pet Parade

BOSTON (CBS) — Felines from Gifford Cat Shelter in Brighton took center stage on Pet Parade at WBZ-TV’s studios this week. Visit our shelter and meet our stars: Terry, Mason, Moonpie and kittens, Prancer and Dancer. Help them find their … Continue reading

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Confessions of a First Time Cat Owner

By: Kitty Meow-Meow I was so nervous but excited.  Today was the day when I adopted my new cat!  Not just a cat but a companion, a confidant, and a good friend who will not talk back.  Sure I’ve had … Continue reading

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The Eyes Have It

By Diane Toomey Some veterinarians might keep their favorite species close to the vest. But Dr. Michelle Willis wears hers right on her ankle.  That’s where you’ll find her tasteful tattoo of a cat’s face.  And its most prominent feature? … Continue reading

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A Feline Affair – February 28th 2015

Join us at Congregation Mishkan Tefila at 300 Hammond Pond Parkway, Chestnut Hill for Gifford’s 2015 Feline Affair Live and Silent Auction. There will be a fabulous array of items on which to bid, delicious food, music and the chance … Continue reading

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International Cat Video Film Festival Comes to Boston

Join us for the International Cat Video Film Festival at Berklee Performance Center tomorrow night (10/30). A portion of the proceeds will be donated back to Gifford and other local animal welfare organizations. Share this…

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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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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.