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How To Video: Introducing a New Cat to Your Home

Dr. Rachel Geller shows you how to create an environment that will help your cats get along. Share this…

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Give a Gift and Help Brighten a Shelter Cat’s Holiday

Help brighten a shelter cat’s holiday season this year even if you can’t adopt! We have a holiday tree decorated with all our cats wishes and stockings for every cat waiting to be stuffed. Stop by the shelter to stuff … Continue reading

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Volunteer Spotlight: A Radio Spotlight Started A Volunteering Habit

Sunday mornings at 7:24am you can watch a segment on WBZ called Pet Parade, and Tina has been watching it for years.  Little did she know that one day when a black kitten from Gifford was featured her life would … Continue reading

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Holiday Pet Safety

The following information was originally released by the American Veterinary Medical Association. December abounds with holiday celebrations, but nothing can spoil good cheer like an emergency trip to the veterinary clinic. These tips can help keep your winter holiday season … Continue reading

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Double Your Match Until December 31

During this time of year when we all spend so much time and money buying gifts for the holidays, Please take the opportunity to celebrate the spirit of the season by giving to the Gifford Cat Shelter–consider making a one-time gift, … Continue reading

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Eat Yogurt and Benefit Gifford Cats on October 16!

Newton’s frozen yogurt vacation spot, Yogurt Beach, is holding a fundraiser for Gifford! Mention Gifford Cat Shelter and the shelter receives 30% of each order. Where: Yogurt Beach 665 Watertown Street Newton, MA When: Sunday, October 16 12 pm to … 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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Join us on October 8, 2016, for our biggest adoption event ever! If you’re thinking of adopting, this is the time. You can meet our wonderful cats and also have the chance to win prizes from Unleashed by Petco. October … Continue reading

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    Shelly is bonded with Golden, so they must be adopted together. Shelly is kind and fun-loving. She loves treats and to play. She is shy but likes people, and is quickly learning to appreciate human touch. We believe that, with a gentle and patient person or family, she will do extremely well. Shelley is enrolled in Gifford's Socialization Program for Shy and Fearful cats, designed to help give our under-socialized cats a chance at a permanent family and home. She now accepts full body pats, chin rubs and head scratches! 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.