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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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Volunteer Mark Golden Goes Above and Beyond

Gifford is an organization whose heartbeat requires the countless volunteers who help with everything from cleaning litter boxes to socializing the shy cats.  Mark Golden is one of those extraordinary volunteers.  For the past six years, Mark has been going … Continue reading

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Summer Precautions for your Cats

Bee & Wasp stings They fly and can get in to your house or catio, so as far as your cat is concerned, it’s potential prey, but if your cat is stung in the mouth or throat it could cause … Continue reading

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Relationships Take Work

If you and your cat are having difficulties……… If she has annoying bathroom habits, keeps clawing your good sofa or if you just seem to be having communication problems, don’t give up! Give Gifford Cat Shelter a call at 617-787-8872 … Continue reading

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Events


Gifford Cat Shelter 2016 Meow Mile 5K

Saturday, September 10, 2016 You’re invited to run, walk, and pounce your way to the finish line at the Meow Mile 5K Road Rally (and pets are welcome to join in, too)! By taking part in the Meow Mile – one … 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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Paws+Pints Event on August 30

What could be better than a fundraiser at a Brewery??!! Paws+Pints Event Night Shift Brewing Tuesday, August 30 6-10 PM Night Shift Brewing is holding a benefit event for the shelter – but we need cat lovers like you to help make the … 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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    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 layer 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.