Gifford Cat Shelter 2018 Meow Mile 5K

  • 09.09.2018 @ 10:00 AM
  • Brighton, Massachusetts
Shaybird's Rebellion's Fundraising Page
Hi there! My name is Ashley Perssico. This year, my team and I are raising funds to support Gifford Cat Shelter in the 2018 Meow Mile 5k!

As I type this, my sweet 5-year-old calico girl Shay is lying on my chest. She's snoozing away in a nice, warm home with a full belly and is loved more than she could ever understand. All of this is possible because of Gifford.

I adopted Shay from Gifford in 2015, only two days after moving to Massachusetts. She has brought so much love to my life and has been a great roommate, despite her complete and utter lack of privacy or knowledge of personal space. She is also a great groomer, offering my boyfriend and me tongue baths whenever she deems us dirty (even though sometimes this happens immediately after a shower...)

Prior to her time at Gifford, Shay was in the New York Animal Control system. If Gifford had not offered her a temporary home in their facility, there's no knowing where she would have ended up. Gifford's work to swoop in and save cats from kill-shelters is nothing short of remarkable. The facility is well-kept, the cats are truly loved during their stay at Gifford, and both the part-time and full-time volunteers/employees work so hard to match cats for their perfect forever homes.

I hope that you will choose to support my team, Shaybird's Rebellion, in this year's race. Together, we can help Gifford place even more cats in loving homes.
Funds Raised
$85 / $100 (85%)
Help us get to our goal
Non-Profit Information
About Gifford Cat Shelter 2018 Meow Mile 5K
Founded in 1884, Gifford Cat Shelter is the oldest no-kill, cage-less animal shelter in the US, providing care for adoptable cats and kittens while they await their furever homes. Every dollar you donate will go directly to feeding, vetting and caring for these kitties.
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My Donators!
Jessica M
Tim L.
Unable to race; however, the inner Cat Dad needs to help the furballs!
Laurie George