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Gifford’s Statement on USDA’s First Step to Restore Public Data

Gifford Cat Shelter responded to the USDA’s recent abrupt decision to purge from its website inspection reports on thousands of commercial dog breeding operators (puppy mills), Tennessee walking horse show participants, roadside zoos, animal research labs, and other facilities regulated … Continue reading

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Travel Tips for your Cat

If the thought of transporting your cat causes you to break out in a cold sweat, you are not alone! But we can retrain your cat to tolerate the stress of travel. Here are some tips: Leave the carrier, with … Continue reading

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Gifford’s Feline Charm School Graduate Finds Her Forever Home

Anyone who has checked out the adoptable cats online prior to coming into Gifford would assuredly have noticed Scarlet. Scarlet has unique markings and is simply a beautiful cat. However, anyone who clicked on her information would have then realized … Continue reading

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How the Kitty Cams Got Me into the Gifford Cats

My name is Joseph and I am in the 7th grade. I have been coming to Dr. Rachel Geller for tutoring since kindergarten. One day when I came to tutoring, Rachel had the kitty cams on her computer. This is … Continue reading

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Paws + Pints Event on June 13

Paws + Pints Event Tuesday, June 13, 2017 @ 6-10pm What could be better than a fundraiser at a Brewery??!! Paws+Pints Event Night Shift Brewing Tuesday, June 13 6-10pm Night Shift Brewing is holding a benefit event for the shelter – … Continue reading

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Run the GCS Meow Mile 5K on September 9

Gifford Cat Shelter 2017 Meow Mile 5K Come run, walk or pounce your way to the finish line at the Meow Mile 5K Road Rally to benefit the work of the Gifford Cat Shelter! Pets are welcome to participate! Show … Continue reading

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Support GCS at the Spring Soiree and Silent Auction on April 22

Spring Soiree and Silent Auction Join us for an evening of fun, entertainment, and shopping — all to help homeless cats! Our 10th Annual A Feline Affair, with this year’s theme “Spring Soiree and Silent Auction” — is our largest … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Adoption Event 2017

COME MEET (AND ADOPT) YOUR TRUE LOVE! VALENTINE’S ADOPTION EVENT SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11 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 … Continue reading

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    Shelly is bonded with Golden, so they must be adopted together. Shelly is kind and fun-loving. She loves treats and to play. She is shy but likes people, and is quickly learning to appreciate human touch. We believe that, with a gentle and patient person or family, she will do extremely well. Shelley is enrolled in Gifford's Socialization Program for Shy and Fearful cats, designed to help give our under-socialized cats a chance at a permanent family and home. She now accepts full body pats, chin rubs and head scratches! 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.