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Ellen M. Gifford Cat Shelter in Brighton, MA

The Ellen Gifford Cat Shelter is a cageless, no-kill facility, founded in 1884 and sponsored by Ellen M. Gifford. Originally a shelter for all animals, it eventually became a shelter only for cats. The shelter is a pioneer in creating an environment that does not confine cats small, movement-restricting cages. The main shelter, a large building of mostly open space, allows cats to freely roam in an interactive setting, letting them play, exercise and socialize. Adult cats surrendered to the shelter make a gradual adjustment to community life by starting off in a large open-air pen where they can see the other cats (and be seen) and become comfortable with their new surroundings. Cats are then integrated into the community, supervised by shelter staff and volunteers. This ensures that interactions with the other cats are safe and positive experiences. 

A second building, consisting of four large rooms, houses litters of kittens and any ill or special needs cats. All areas of the shelter are furnished with snuggly bedding, chairs, rugs, toys, and condos. A multitude of windows provides hours of bird watching and sunny napping opportunities.


The Cat Connection


Assisting neighborhoods in the area of Boston, Mass., is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is two-part: 1) To control the local feral (undomesticated) cat population through Trap-Neuter-Return-Maintain (TNRM) programs; and 2) To facilitate the adoption of stray and abandoned cats and kittens into responsible permanent homes through our foster care and adoption programs.  The Cat Connection helped Paws editor Faye Rapoport DesPres assist a feral cat colony in her neighborhood (see picture of Franklin, the Feral Cat, right).


Blind Cat Rescue

Blind Cat Rescue was started to answer the need for a safe place for blind cats that were deemed unadoptable by regular shelters and were going to be killed just because they are blind.


Animal Rescue League of Boston


The Animal Rescue League is a non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing domesticated animals and wildlife from suffering, cruelty, abandonment, and neglect.


Since 1899 we have advocated the philosophy of our founder, Anna Harris Smith, that “Kindness Uplifts the World.”


Habitat for Horses


Habitat for Horses is dedicated to changing the lives of horses and humans. Their goal is to create a world where horses are respected for their intrinsic value and for their ability to help us fulfill our emotional, behavioral and spiritual needs. The organization provides equine rescue services to law enforcement agencies, an active equine adoption program, an equine education center and equine-assisted services to youths and adults. The group also welcomes volunteers who donating their time and efforts at Habitat for Horses. What they do not do is rent horses, provide horses for rodeos, sell horses, offer horse rides nor have mares for breeding.




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If you are looking for everything for your pet, then we are your pet haven. We know that your pet is truly a member of your family, and deserves only the best pet supply items available.

Amayas Everything Japanese Chin
Japanese chin dog resource and information website, puppies, history, care, forum, photo contests and more!

Animal Behavior Specialist Karyn Garvin

Products for the comfort,care and containment of our pets.

Article Exchange

Specializing in pets, handcrafted items and retail supplies. Everything a pet owner needs for their cherished pet. Will be adding children's items in the future

Bark and Roll Pet Strollers

Better Vision, Better Prices

Bizarre Aquariums


Carlson & KidCo Pet Gates for Dogs
Discount Pet Gates with Fast, Free Shipping

Chihuahua Names
Find chihuahua names to fit every chihuahua out there. Find dog names by breed, category and nationality.

Choicepets Sit'n
Choice pets provides you with peace of mind knowing that your pets are being cared for the way they would be if you were home. Since 2001 we have been ensuring the well being of our client's pet while they were away.

Companion Animal Protection Society (CAPS)

Dog Beds: Superior quality orthopedic large dog beds and designer dog beds at discount pricesrecommended by vets and breeders for over a decade. Visit the online dog bed outlet.

Dog Crates
Canine crate store offers the best dog crates and dog kennels. If you are looking for a dog crate or dog kennel, come visit our store.

Dog Do Pet Goods
Welcome to your one stop pet supplies store!

Dog Pens
Best selection of all kinds of dog pens and play pens in variety of designs and functionality at PetStreetMall.

Dog Tags
Dog id tags - custom engraved for your beloved pet

Dog Training Secrets


Everything for your dog. Dog bowls,kennels,collars,toys,fences,training tips,recipes,videos.

Elements of Pet Nutrition

Animals, pet odour and effluent control, enzymatic is also for septic tanks and grease traps, sewage systems, daf plants and lagoons, vets,stables and more.

Equestrian Singles

Faxts Online Magazine

First Rate Pet Supplies
We specialize in pet supplies for people who love their pets. Dog, cat, small pet, and aquarium supplies and gifts for people who love their pets.

Flint River Ranch Super Premium Holistic Dog And Cat Food
Flint river ranch oven baked super premium holistic pet food for your dog and cat.

Friendly Places

This website contains products which can be used to provide for and pamper the dogs in your life. It caters to the dog owners that treat their dogs like they were your children.

Generation Dog

Glevum Pet Supplies
Online pet supplies retailer with thousands of pet products to choose from. From dog collars to dog beds, cat food to cat flaps, aquariums to rabbit hutches, bird seed to parrot cages, we?ve got the lot and all at competitive prices.


Happy Tails Travel

Healthy Pet Zone.com
Herbalist and holistic pet health consultant specializing in flint river ranch pet foods, life's abundance pet foods, and nature's sunshine nutritional supplements, vitamins and herbs.



Holly's Pet Store

Horses for Sale Online


International Bengal Cat Club
The world´s only free club for lovers of bengal cat.


Kool Tanks

Licks And Giggles | A Site For Dog Owners
A diet for making your dog healthy, plus the 11 foods that you must never feed your dog no matter what. We also provide information on pet health insurance.

Little Companion
Useful information, tips, and products to help you take better care of your pets

The Love 4 Pets
Your one stop pet site! Valuable information for your pets! Health, training, pet supplies, pet memorials, pet magazines and lots of free information.

Link Market - Free Link Exchange, Link Building and Link Trade Directory
Have you ever tried to exchange links, link building, or trade links? Was it hard? Use link market instead; - it is easy to use, free and very smart. It will save you hours of work.

Lizards And More Lizards
Leopard gecko breeders list, leopard gecko morph list with photos (must see), bearded dragon breeders list, bearded dragon morph list with photos, crested gecko breeders list, crested gecko morph list, many photos, videos, and lizards and more lizard


Luxury Pet Shop For Dogs And Cats

City pet store sells pet leads, harnesses, pet beds, strollers, toys and other popular pet supplies at discount prices.

Markout Marking

Medical Hospital Surgical Equipments And Instruments
Rajas enterprises india, surgical instruments supplier, indan supplier hospital equipments, ambala, india, physiotherapy exporter india

Naples Gift Baskets

Natural Remedies For Pets
Natural homeopathic remedies for all your pets at discounted prices, including buy 2 get 1 free! Our products contain no animal, products, gluten, artificial colors, flavors, preservatives, absolutely no parabens.

Online Outlet Shopping Mall

Personalized For Pets
Personalized dog t-shirts & football jerseys. Custom designed pet blankets, towels, bags and more.

Pet Crates & Pet Carriers
Imperial Dog Crates & Airline Approved Sky Kennels at
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Pet Health Zone.com
Lifes abundance, natural dog food, dog food, holistic dog food, natural pet care, cat food, natural pet food, natural cat food, holistic pet food, health ypetnet, premium dog food, premium cat food, holistic cat food, pet food, pet health

Pet Planet

Pet Sitting Services
A directory of companies or individuals that provide pet sitting and other pet related services. You can search for a pet sitting service simply by entering your zip code.

Pet supply stores for all your pet needs! Our petstore carries the right variety products for your dog, cat or small animal! Shop and save big at petshopsusa!

PetSafe Pet Doors for Dogs & Cats
PetSafe & Staywell Pet Doors and Replacement Flaps

Peter Robinson's Cat Art Blog

Precious Pets Emporium
We sell an exciting selection of high quality unique pet products at an affordable price for all different types of pets.

Adorable, healthy, home-reared puggle puppies for sale by experienced washington/oregon breeder. Quality puggles. Quality customer service. Quality experience in buying a puggle puppy

Rockstar dog clothing, accessories, dog collars, dog carriers and much more!

Rocky Mtn Shih Tzu
Rocky mtn shih tzu provides top quality, home-bred shih tzu puppies to discerning pet owners in idaho, utah, wyoming, and montana. Contact us for the best companion dogs available anywhere.

Small Animal Delivery

Steve Art Gallery

Stuffed Animals, Stuffed Dogs, Stuffed Ladybugs, Teddy Bears
Stuffed animals, furry animals. We provide teddy bears, stuffed dogs, stuffed tiger, cats, horses, deers, owls, elephants, bees and more.

Stuffed Soft Toys Animals Making
Step by step making of stuffed soft toys animals exclusive templates for stuffed soft toys

Tags and More

Train Your Dog in A Smart Way Using Smart Innotek Collar
Using smart collars is now very common. Dog training can be done safely and effectively with Innotek collar.

Your Own Vet
Online access to a veterinarian and animal behaviorist from home. Breed of the month, topical pet issues, health focus and have your questions answered online by a vet or animal behaviorist. Skype online consults available.

Wall Tanks

Woodruff For Pets

The Women's Cafe

Pet directory - everything about pets! Breeders, clubs, rescue groups, information websites for all varieties of pets are invited to submit their details. Dog breed information for 250 plus dog breeds and dog training and pet care articles.

WSPA. The World Society for the Protection of Animals sdf

Vacation Pirate

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