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When Our Animal Companions Leave Us

“Animals have souls the Dalai Lama would envy.” – Andrew Harvey It’s been months now since our very brave and beautiful black cat, Kyro, past over. He is physically gone from our lives. I thought for sure that by now … Continue reading

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Email Your Lawmaker in Support of the Animal Abuse Registry

There are two bills to create an Animal Abuse Registry that are currently being debated in the State House, and we ask for your support. Please email both of the legislators below: The first bill is H 1385, An Act … Continue reading

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Kenan Cooper: Musician, Animal Lover, and Gifford Friend

If you were lucky enough to have the opportunity to attend Gifford’s “A Feline Affair” in March, then you’ll remember the fantastic musical accompaniment to the evening and the kitty slide show.  Kenan Cooper has been providing the musical entertainment … Continue reading

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Useful Pet Health Advice and a Unique Look at the Cats of Cuba

Healthcare can be expensive, even for our pets (maybe especially for our pets!) That’s why those of us involved with Purrfect Travels couldn’t be more thrilled to get sound advice from experts such as Gifford’s Dr. Rachel Geller (on behavior) … 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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    Selma is a large 8-year old female with an even bigger heart. Though she may be a little overweight, she's eighteen pounds of love. This long-haired black cat has a little trouble jumping pretty much anywhere vertical, but loves to play nonetheless! She purrs nonstop and gives headbutts aplenty whenever you pet or brush her. She's a lazy, affectionate kitty who loves spending her time curled up next to you! Selma also loves playing with string toys and chasing toy mice, so she should easily lose weight as long as her diet is controlled. Selma isn't a fan of other animals, so she wants to be the only pet. She loves kids though, and would make a great family cat!Please note that Selma is on a special prescription diet. Get the application HERE.

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