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Recent News posts from the Gifford Cat Shelter!

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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Looking for a Lap Cat? Look No Further…

Hi, my name is Ghost! I didn’t always have a happy life, but I love people once I learn to trust them. When I first arrived at my foster home I was scared, but I quickly learned that my foster … Continue reading

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From Injured, Abused and Fearful — to Cutest Pet Contest Winner

Most people now know Tito as this year’s Cutest Pet Photo Contest winner, but to his owner Jason, he is simply Jason’s constant companion. Jason adopted Tito, f/k/a Big Boy, in September of 2014 from Gifford after coming in for … Continue reading

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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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