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Recent News posts from the Gifford Cat Shelter!

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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Travel Tips for your Cat

If the thought of transporting your cat causes you to break out in a cold sweat, you are not alone! But we can retrain your cat to tolerate the stress of travel. Here are some tips: Leave the carrier, with … Continue reading

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Gifford’s Feline Charm School Graduate Finds Her Forever Home

Anyone who has checked out the adoptable cats online prior to coming into Gifford would assuredly have noticed Scarlet. Scarlet has unique markings and is simply a beautiful cat. However, anyone who clicked on her information would have then realized … Continue reading

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How the Kitty Cams Got Me into the Gifford Cats

My name is Joseph and I am in the 7th grade. I have been coming to Dr. Rachel Geller for tutoring since kindergarten. One day when I came to tutoring, Rachel had the kitty cams on her computer. This is … Continue reading

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Cat-Proof Your Home with 12 Easy Tips

1. Avoid poisonous plants Cats like to chew on grass and plants, but some of them are irritating, dangerous and even deadly to cats. Even non-poisonous plants can cause vomiting and diarrhea. Keep dangerous plants out of reach or, better yet, … Continue reading

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Your Cat May Not Like to be Picked Up, But That is Not an Indication of Affection

Cats are like people; each one has his or her own individual personality, mannerisms, likes and dislikes and lovable quirks.  Some cats love to be cuddled, snuggled and petted all day long; some prefer shorter petting sessions and others want to be petted only … Continue reading

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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 TV 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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