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Labor Day Weekend Shelter Hours

The shelter will be closed to the public in observance of Labor Day on Saturday, September 5th 2015. Volunteers are welcome until noon. Regular volunteer hours will resume on Sunday, September 6th, 2015. Share this…

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Cat Pose Takes On A New Meaning

I wasn’t sure what to expect when I signed up to do yoga with the cats at the Gifford Cat Shelter. I had done yoga a few times, but never with an audience of four-legged creatures. Would the cats participate, … Continue reading

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So Happy Together…Abby & Amos

It’s with great happiness we share that Abby & Amos, our beloved Gifford senior kitties, have been adopted. They found their forever home together. Our gratitude runs deep for all who help shelter cats, but it’s especially so when they happen … Continue reading

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Goodbye Boris…

Right now we are all experiencing the unbearable sadness of letting go of something so sweet, special and connected to us. Boris, who had been our special pal at the Gifford Cat Shelter, passed away Saturday due to a congenital … Continue reading

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Gifford Outdoor Movie Night 8/25 Cancelled

Please note due to expected rain and thunderstorms, we will be canceling our Outdoor Movie Night. Unfortunately, we do not have a rain date scheduled for our rain date. We apologize for the inconvenience. Due to wet grass and technical equipment … Continue reading

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A Pawposal To Make History

133 Year First For Gifford Sometimes the best way to a woman’s heart is through her love of cats. Jordana, a former Gifford volunteer, is the ultimate cat lover and her boyfriend Oliver knew it.As their time together evolved and … Continue reading

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Shop Our Cat Friendly Partner – HausWitch

Thank you to HausWitch for donating their store’s feline figurine proceeds back to Gifford cats in need. Owner, Erica Feldmann, explains why she chose to do so. “I have loved cats going as far back as I can remember. Sometimes I think … Continue reading

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Row It Forward To Support Gifford Cats

Calling all friends, family & supporters! We’re participating in Assembly Row’s Row It Forward fundraising shopping event and need your help. Many of you are already shopping, dining, and enjoying the offerings at Assembly Row and from August 10-23 we … Continue reading

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    Rub noses with a celebrity! Clooney is a debonair guy who craves the spotlight. Fame hasn't gone to his head though--he is very sweet and would love for you to be his #1 fan. He thrives on attention and loves chin scratches. He is also a lap cat extraordinaire. Please note, however, that Clooney can become a little overstimulated at times. Accordingly, we recommend that he go home with an experienced cat owner with no other pets or small children. If you are interested in adopting, please fill out our online adoption application.

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  • Your donation of just $25 makes a difference for our cats. Donate today!

    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.