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With the Right Techniques Volunteer Brings Cats Out of Their Shells

Grace Massey began volunteering with Gifford in March knowing that she wanted to work with a special population of cats – the shy cats who are part of Gifford’s Feline Charm School. This population of cats includes former feral cats … Continue reading

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How To Clean Cat Urine: Home Remedies And Commercial Products

Anyone who has ever owned a cat has likely had the experience of stepping in a cold puddle of urine on the floor at least once. When it’s on linoleum or another washable surface, it’s not so bad, but when … Continue reading

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Q & A with Rachel Geller, Ed.D., Certified Cat Behavior Counselor

Q: How do I get my cat to stop scratching the furniture? A: Make sure your scratching post is at least 3 feet tall, is sisal or rope-wrapped (not carpet) and has a very sturdy base.  Q: How do I … Continue reading

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Cat Behavior Tips on Interactive Play

An extremely important rule of interactive play has to do with success. For playtime to be beneficial and fun, your cat needs to have multiple captures. When you are interactively playing with your cat, use a fishing pole type toy. Keep in mind … Continue reading

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Cat In The Hat Calendar Raffle 2016

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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Join us on October 8, 2016, for our biggest adoption event ever! If you’re thinking of adopting, this is the time. You can meet our wonderful cats and also have the chance to win prizes from Unleashed by Petco. October … Continue reading

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    Abby, an approximately 9 year old female, can seem a bit shy at first, but once she recognizes someone, she gets very excited for head and body scratches. She loves to be brushed but also loves showing people how she uses the cat grooming arches. Abby is the first to curl up in soft beds and is quite fond of treats. She would be fine with another laid-back cat, but she should go to a quiet home with someone who can spend lots of time with her as she loves human attention. 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.