Recent News


With Good Care FIV Cats Can Lead a Healthy and Happy Life

Many of you in the Gifford Cat Shelter community know that Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) is not a death sentence for cats. But did you know exactly how it affects the length of time that these cats live? Would you … Continue reading

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Gifford’s Socialization Program Gives Feral Cats a Chance at a Forever Home

  Meet Minnie and Rosie, two bonded, once feral cats, and William and Lester with their doggy friend Ariel, both born feral, but all loving house cats now.  All four cats have grown quite comfortable as indoor lap cats in … Continue reading

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Cat Owners or Cat Parents?

We admit it. Parental guilt is the reason we began taking photos of cats wherever we found them on vacation. We left our kitties home with the pet sitter but they stowed away in our heads every time we left … Continue reading

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Bar Mitzvah Project Proves A Gift of Kindness

As his Bar Mitzvah neared, Sam Maddams chose a section from the book of Noah as the Torah portion he would chant in Hebrew. And like most bar/bat mitzvah candidates, Sam also had to choose a tzedakah, or “social action” … Continue reading

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Events


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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4th Annual Internet Cat Video Festival is October 29

Join the Gifford Cat Shelter at the 4th Annual Internet Cat Video Festival in Boston, where we will be exhibiting there along with other organizations. The festival includes a ‘cats-tume’ contest with a chance to win prizes, and of course … Continue reading

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Join Gifford Cat Shelter and Artist Paula Ogier on November 6 for an Evening of Wine, Cheese and Cats!!

Join the Gifford Cat Shelter for a “First Friday” visit to the Boston South End studio of digital artist Paula Ogier!  Paula creates colorful, multi-layered art prints using mixed media, many of which feature cats, other animals or Boston scenes. … Continue reading

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    Mary Lou & Josie look like twins but they are not! They just like to hang around each other. They both are shy but progressing nicely as part of Gifford's Socialization Program. If you are an adopter interested in providing the patience and love that shy cats need - and don't mind seeing double - then this pair may be for you! They both need a special person to bond with and love. Come visit the and ask us about our socialization program techniques so you can decide if you want to continue these techniques or use your own.application.

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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.