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Recent News posts from the Gifford Cat Shelter!

Gifford Awarded Athletes for Animals Grant and Receives Much Needed Help for Spay/Neuter Surgery and Vaccines

The Gifford Cat Shelter is pleased to have been named a 2018 grant recipient by Athletes for Animals.  This organization, founded by Boston Bruin David Backes and Kelly Backes, is a united team of professional athletes with a shared passion … Continue reading

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Solving Litterbox Problems

Leading cat behaviorists agree that litter box avoidance is one of the most frequent and frustrating issues facing many guardians. There are many “whys” that can lead to improper elimination, but here are some basic tips that might help if … Continue reading

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Stuff a Shelter Cat’s Stocking this Holiday Season

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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Truly a Neighborhood Volunteer

Gifford’s mighty cadre of volunteers come from every walk of life and dozens of geographic locations. But none could have originated closer than Stephanie H., who grew up on Undine Road! What must it have been like, to ride her … Continue reading

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Happy Tails – Golden and Overlord

Is it really my turn? This is what was going through her head, when her adopters came to bring her to her forever home. She had watched some of her friends in the socialization room leave with nice people and not come … Continue reading

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Happy Tails — Andre the Shoulder Cat

By Mara Walton, Gifford staff When Andre was 10 years old, his owner died and he ended up in a city shelter. As a senior cat coming down with a cold, Andre didn’t stand a chance — he was scheduled … Continue reading

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When is a Volunteer More Than a Volunteer?

by KB Spector, Gifford volunteer Betsy and David DeLorenzo, siblings who have been with Gifford for over six months, not only spend quality time with our residents every Wednesday morning, but became part of our family of adopters – before … Continue reading

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Keeping Your Cat Cool During the Summer

Whether shorthair or longhair, your cat feels the summer heat and needs relief from the rising temperature. They are also at risk of dehydration just like us humans. So when the temperature starts to rise, make sure your kitty stays … Continue reading

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Meet Mandy, the Most Misunderstood Cat at Gifford

As you can see from the photo below of her snuggling in the arms of shelter director Eric (add to it the sound of purring), five-year-old Mandy can be incredibly loving with people she knows well. Unfortunately, when meeting people … Continue reading

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Unique Program at Gifford – Drawing out the Love in Shy Cats

The Gifford Feline Charm School is a socialization program that was started to help some of our undersocialized cats become more used to human touch and interaction so that they can be more easily adopted into a permanent home. It … Continue reading

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