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Unique Program at Gifford – Drawing out the Love in Shy Cats

The Gifford Feline Charm school is a socialization program that was started to help some of our undersocialized cats become more used to human touch and interaction so that they can be more easily adopted into a permanent home. It … Continue reading

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Looking for a Lap Cat? Look No Further…

Hi, my name is Ghost! I didn’t always have a happy life, but I love people once I learn to trust them. When I first arrived at my foster home I was scared, but I quickly learned that my foster … Continue reading

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From Homeless, Abused and Forgotten….to Cutest Pet Contest Winner!

Most people now know Tito as this year’s Cutest Pet Photo Contest winner, but to his owner Jason, he is simply Jason’s constant companion. Jason adopted Tito, f/k/a Big Boy, in September of 2014 from Gifford after coming in for … Continue reading

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Gifford’s Statement on USDA’s First Step to Restore Public Data

Gifford Cat Shelter responded to the USDA’s recent abrupt decision to purge from its website inspection reports on thousands of commercial dog breeding operators (puppy mills), Tennessee walking horse show participants, roadside zoos, animal research labs, and other facilities regulated … Continue reading

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Buy Lularoe Clothing and Help Gifford on June 28

Come join us for a Lularoe pop-up event with a percentage of proceeds going directly to the shelter! Lularoe is fun, fashionable clothing that fits and flatters every woman! From our Lularoe representative: “I carry a variety of dresses, skirts, … Continue reading

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Run the GCS Meow Mile 5K on September 9

Gifford Cat Shelter 2017 Meow Mile 5K Come run, walk or pounce your way to the finish line at the Meow Mile 5K Road Rally to benefit the work of the Gifford Cat Shelter! Pets are welcome to participate! Show … Continue reading

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Paws + Pints Event on June 13

Paws + Pints Event Tuesday, June 13, 2017 @ 6-10pm What could be better than a fundraiser at a Brewery??!! Paws+Pints Event Night Shift Brewing Tuesday, June 13 6-10pm Night Shift Brewing is holding a benefit event for the shelter – … Continue reading

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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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    Josie is a gorgeous girl with sleepy eyes and a cute patch of gray under her chin. You will often find her curled up in a blanket in the sun, snuggling with one of her Gifford roommates or on her favorite perch. She is a very mellow girl who would prefer to watch while others run around the room! She loves to have her thick, beautiful fur brushed and will relax and close her eyes in contentment. She would do best in a home that understands her preference is to nap and observe, and that she most likely would not be up for any rigorous, high energy play. Josie would do fine as an only cat so she can get lots of pets from her person! 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.