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Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide homeless cats with high-quality care in a safe, healthy, and

loving environment. We work to find safe, healthy, and loving permanent homes for the

cats in our care and to educate potential adopters and the general public about cat welfare

issues. We are the first cageless, no-kill shelter in the country and have been in existence since 1884.

We will never euthanize cats to create room to take in more cats.


Nation's oldest cageless, no-kill cat shelter.


Average Review 1 reviews

Would you recommend Gifford Cat Shelter?

by M K. (November 18, 2011)
Amazing place. Cats live in a spotless HOME, not a shelter, with their own or shared bedrooms that play classical music and audio books! They are obsessively cared for - in a GOOD way. In order to adopt, I went through a scrupulous background check that included a detailed application and references! I could not be more impressed with their operation and their caring staff and volunteers. My cat rocks.