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Extra Special Cat Days in June

Although our cats might say every day is a cat holiday, here are the special dates in June. JUNE National Pet Preparedness Month (in advance of hurricane season). Adopt-a-Shelter Cat Month (ASPCA). Adopt-a-Cat Month (AHA). June 5 – 11: Pet … Continue reading

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Introducing Your New Cat to Your Resident Cat

You definitely want to do a proper introduction right from the beginning because how you do the introduction will lay the foundation for how your cats will see each other and the associations they have with each other. If the … Continue reading

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Kaleel Sakakeeny: Communicating With Animals is Key

“Get to know the life around you, don’t just notice it,” is Kaleel A. Sakakeeny’s message for those he meets. Kaleel has spent many years working as a Life Coach to help people develop closer, more connected relationships with one … Continue reading

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First Time Cat Parent

If someone had told me two years ago I would be adopting two cats, I would have thought they were crazy. Growing up I was actually afraid of cats and considered myself a strict dog-lover as far as pets were … Continue reading

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You Can Win an African Safari in Our March Auction!

A donor has generously donated a trip for 2 to an African Safari lodge and we hope you will consider bidding to win this great auction item at the Gifford Cat Shelter’s Feline Affair on Saturday, March 12 from 7:30-10:30pm. … Continue reading

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Cutest Pet Contest 2016 Has Begun!

The Gifford Cat Shelter is currently accepting entries for our Annual Cutest Pet Contest 2016. Yes – dogs, cats, birds, farm animals – all entries are welcome! We love all kinds. Enter the Cutest Pet Contest today, your pet will … Continue reading

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Save the Date for “A Feline Affair 2016” on the Evening of March 12!

Join us for A Feline Affair and Silent Auction to benefit the 50+ homeless cats of the Gifford Cat Shelter! In the spirit of our theme “Viva Paws Vegas,” you will have the opportunity to bid on silent auction items, … Continue reading

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Gifford Wines Are Back–Order Yours Now!

Gifford Wines Are Back! The Gifford Cat Shelter is selling wine with 40% from each purchase going directly to benefit the cats in our care. Enjoy a delicious wine and help cats at the same time – it’s a win-win(e) … Continue reading

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    Nike is a handsome 11-year old male who had to be surrendered because a person in his household developed a cat allergy. Understandably, he is a bit shy at the shelter after being part of a family for so long. You have to approach him quietly and gently; if you do, he might reward you by sitting on your lap. He also like headbutts & chin scratches. All in all, he is a very friendly cat who loves to be with people. When no people are around, he cuddles with a stuffed cat! Young, noisy kids frighten him, however, so he should go to a household without young children. He would love to find his forever home with an experienced cat owner. Get the application HERE.

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