Intake is currently paused as we focus on our construction project. Please check out other local shelters for help surrendering your cat.
Ideally, any cat you would like to surrender to Gifford should be:
Up-to-date on rabies and distemper (FVRCP) vaccines
Tested for FeLV and FIV. We are not able to accept cats who have tested positive for FeLV, but may be able to take a cat with FIV
Treated with a de-wormer and for fleas
Accompanied by medical records from a veterinarian showing that the cat is in good health, free of any contagious diseases, and documenting vaccinations, tests, surgeries, etc.
If you have questions regarding the above surrender requirements, please email us.
Gifford is a small, non-profit shelter and our ability to take in cats is limited.
We review every application on a case-by-case basis. If you need to place a cat quickly, we encourage you to contact multiple shelters simultaneously. Please find below a list of other shelters in the area that may be able to help you. Note that this list does not indicate whether a shelter or rescue organization is "no kill."
LOCATION: Boston, MA
FOCUS: Specializes in black and tuxedo cats
LOCATION: Salem, MA
LOCATION: Sudbury, MA
FOCUS: A shelter for cats and dogs
PHONE: (617) 522-5055
LOCATION: Methuen, MA
PHONE: (978) 687-7453 x 6101
PHONE: (508) 775-0940
3 branches operate independently – call each
PHONE: (617) 226-5621
PHONE: (781) 326-0729
PHONE: (508) 255-1030
LOCATION: Hopkinton, MA
LOCATION: Quincy, MA
PHONE: (617) 376-1349