Recent News


Gifford Awarded Athletes for Animals Grant and Receives Much Needed Help for Spay/Neuter Surgery and Vaccines

The Gifford Cat Shelter is pleased to have been named a 2018 grant recipient by Athletes for Animals.  This organization, founded by Boston Bruin David Backes and Kelly Backes, is a united team of professional athletes with a shared passion … Continue reading

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Solving Litterbox Problems

Leading cat behaviorists agree that litter box avoidance is one of the most frequent and frustrating issues facing many guardians. There are many “whys” that can lead to improper elimination, but here are some basic tips that might help if … Continue reading

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Stuff a Shelter Cat’s Stocking this Holiday Season

Help brighten a shelter cat’s holiday season this year even if you can’t adopt! We have a holiday tree decorated with all our cats wishes and stockings for every cat waiting to be stuffed. Stop by the shelter to stuff … Continue reading

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Truly a Neighborhood Volunteer

Gifford’s mighty cadre of volunteers come from every walk of life and dozens of geographic locations. But none could have originated closer than Stephanie H., who grew up on Undine Road! What must it have been like, to ride her … Continue reading

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Events


Purchase your Cat in the Hat Calendar Raffle 2018

Our popular raffle event is back! Please help us raise funds for the more than 400 cats at Gifford by entering our annual Cat In The Hat Calendar Raffle. The more you buy, the more you help the work we do, AND the … Continue reading

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Fall in Love With Your New Best Friend — Valentine’s Adoption Event

VALENTINE’S ADOPTION EVENT SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10th FROM 1-4PM Looking to find true love?  This Valentine’s Day, give your love and your home to a cat. We have many wonderful cats who are waiting to meet their families and move into … Continue reading

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Benefit Wines

Give a gift that means more.  Gifford wines from Benefit Wines are the perfect gift this Holiday Season!  Wine makes a wonderful hostess gift, party gift, and a special gift for your cat loving friends. Show your support of Gifford … Continue reading

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Stuff a Shelter Cat’s Stocking this Holiday Season

Help brighten a shelter cat’s holiday season this year even if you can’t adopt! We have a holiday tree decorated with all our cats wishes and stockings for every cat waiting to be stuffed. Stop by the shelter to stuff … Continue reading

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    Rachel is very shy at the shelter, but if you approach her gently, she does like to be petted. She is still learning to trust humans and would do best with an experienced cat owner willing to be patient with her. She should go to a calm and quiet home with no children. Rachel will need to go home with Eliza. If you have any questions regarding this cat please feel free to get in touch with the shelter. Get the application HERE.

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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.