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Recent News posts from the Gifford Cat Shelter!

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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For a Beautiful Love Story, Read This

In his four years at Gifford, Shelter Manager Eric Royal has had to explain to numerous potential adopters that Gifford does not adopt out cats as gifts.  There are many reasons cats, and pets of any type, do not make … 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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Help Gifford Win 10,000 Free Meals for Our Cats

This holiday season, show your gratitude and support for the Gifford Cat Shelter by entering the ‘Feed a Shelter’ Contest sponsored by the ASPCA. The winning shelter will receive 10,000 free meals of Halo pet food, which would be a … Continue reading

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Halloween and the Legend of the Black Cat

  Like tea and biscuits or pie and chips, Black cats and Halloween have gone together for centuries. Some say black cats are bad luck others say they’re good luck, and sources to explain the reasons for this seem scarce, … Continue reading

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MA May Pass Bill to Enact Statewide Animal Abuser Registry

Paws Up! To Massachusetts Representative Steven Howitt for introducing legislation that would create a statewide animal abuser registry. Willful acts of violence and cruelty towards animals are among the most alarming crimes a human can commit. Not only do these … Continue reading

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