Recent News


Archer + Mango = BFF

Greetings Gifford Gang, I wanted you to know that we are so happy with Archer and we think Archer is happy here with us. The first day we brought him home (Tuesday)  he stayed in the downstairs room that has … Continue reading

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Gifford Featured in Rescue Proud’s Magazine For Creating A Cat-Centric Animal Shelter

Recently, Gifford Cat Shelter was featured in Rescue Proud’s May/June Magazine Edition alongside Tree House Humane Society – Chicago, The SPCA of Texas and Jackson Galaxy. The article promoted cageless housing and called attention to the importance of shelter enrichment … Continue reading

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Vera Needs A Best Friend

You could say that Vera is the definition of resilience. Her sad history hasn’t stopped her from becoming a lovable, sweet girl, who has been known to curl up on an empty lap in the office here at the Gifford. … Continue reading

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You helped make a family part of Cola’s future…

Cats usually do an excellent (though detrimental) job of hiding their pain. And a Gifford resident named Cola was no exception. This sweet guy was active and playful, ate his morning breakfast with his kitty mates and would doze off … Continue reading

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Events


Team Gifford Takes Part in Boston’s Aids Walk & 5k Run

This year, we cat lovers have teamed up to raise money and awareness on behalf of our furry friends with feline AIDS, formally known as Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV). Both cats and humans are afflicted by a similar virus and … Continue reading

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And The Winner Is….

“She suckered me in!”  That’s how long-time supporter Lee Cotes describes her first encounter with CiCi, the cat she adopted from Gifford back in 2008. Recently, Cici’s charm and good looks worked on a few other people…. 667 to be … Continue reading

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A Feline Affair, Viva Paws Vegas Style, raises over $33,000 to fuel Gifford’s medical care.

For 8 years, Gifford’s Feline Affair has become a beloved tradition for Gifford supporters. This year’s event, held on February 28th, was no exception. More than 125 passionate cat lovers attended A Feline Affair held at Congregation Mishkan Tefila, raising … Continue reading

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Friskies February (and March): Help Feed Our Cats

How many cans of Friskies does it take to feed over 400 cats a year? Answer: 11,000 cans or 458 cases. Please show our shelter kitties some love this February and donate as many cans of Friskies as you can. … Continue reading

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    Virgil is a sweet 9 year old boy. He is incredibly social and is a lover to all. Virgil needs to be on a special diet; if you have any questions about his dietary needs please contact the shelter. Please note that Virgil has tested positive for FIV. FIV is NOT a highly contagious disease but it is transmitted through deep bite wounds from cat to cat.

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    The Gifford Cat Shelter is a cageless, no-kill facility founded in 1884 and sponsored by Ellen Gifford.

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