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Cat-Proof Your Home with 12 Easy Tips

1. Avoid poisonous plants Cats like to chew on grass and plants, but some of them are irritating, dangerous and even deadly to cats. Even non-poisonous plants can cause vomiting and diarrhea. Keep dangerous plants out of reach or, better yet, … Continue reading

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For a Beautiful Love Story, Read This

In his four years at Gifford, Shelter Manager Eric Royal has had to explain to numerous potential adopters that Gifford does not adopt out cats as gifts.  There are many reasons cats, and pets of any type, do not make … Continue reading

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Your Cat May Not Like to be Picked Up, But That is Not an Indication of Affection

Cats are like people; each one has his or her own individual personality, mannerisms, likes and dislikes and lovable quirks.  Some cats love to be cuddled, snuggled and petted all day long; some prefer shorter petting sessions and others want to be petted only … Continue reading

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How To Video: Introducing a New Cat to Your Home

Dr. Rachel Geller shows you how to create an environment that will help your cats get along. Share this…

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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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Gifford Wines Are Here – Enjoy a Glass and Help Your Favorite Cat Shelter

The Gifford Shelter Benefit Wines are back! Order some delicious wine and help your favorite cat shelter while they are available. OFFER DETAILS: Pay a flat rate $10 to ship your wines to the Gifford Cat Shelter for local pickup. … Continue reading

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Double Your Match Until December 31

During this time of year when we all spend so much time and money buying gifts for the holidays, Please take the opportunity to celebrate the spirit of the season by giving to the Gifford Cat Shelter–consider making a one-time gift, … 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.