Monday, July 28, 2014

Seminars For Cat People: Healing Touch and Reiki for your Cats

Monthly Seminar Series for August

Join us Saturday, August 16, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm, for a seminar by Mary Blake about Healing Touch and Reiki for your cats. For more information about Mary Blake and her practice, visit: http://www.agapehealingforanimals.com/about.html

Seminars are held in the lower level conference room of the Cat Care Society shelter, 5787 W. 6th Avenue. Cost is $5 (free for CCS platinum members). Please RSVP at frontdesk@catcaresociety.org or via phone at 303.239.9680.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Petline9: Kittens Butch and Sundance, plus Painted Cat Edwina Degas, hang out with Kathy Sabine and Suellen Scott

Today Suellen Scott from Cat Care Society took kittens Butch and Sundance to Petline9, along with this year's Tails of The Painted Cats' raffle cat, Edwina Degas. All three are ready to move to their forever homes!

Butch and Sundance are 12 weeks old and were found back in late May alone in an alley. They are now 12 weeks old and up for adoption as a pair. They are neutered, tested negative for disease, vaccinated for distemper and upper respiratory infection. They are litter box trained, micro chipped, and very lively, playful and full of purrs.

Edwina will be raffled at the TAILS OF THE PAINTED CATS GALA on Saturday July 26th at the Pinehurst Country Cub. Raffle tickets are $10 each. Cat Care Society has lots of kittens and cats looking for their forever homes, 6th Ave. and Sheridan in Lakewood.

Visit us online at: www.CatCareSociety.org



Monday, July 21, 2014

Tails of Painted Cats Tower of Wine Is Back in the Silent Auction This Weekend



The amazing Tower of Wine in back in the Tails of the Painted Cats silent auction for a third year.

Selections range from a 1985 Chateau L’ Evangile French Red valued at $386 to a 2012 Rombauer Chardonnay valued at $40. You can peruse the list here (click on the photo for a larger image).

The Tower always sells out quickly. Remember to come early (doors open at 5 p.m.) so you don't miss out.

You can register for the Gala Dinner & Art Auction at: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e97ar39c4d110352&llr=mvjdg9fab

July 31-Aug 10: the Amazing Clicker-Trained Acro-Cats are back in Denver raising funds for Cat Care Society

The Bug Theatre (3654 Navajo St, Denver, CO 80211) welcomes Samantha Martin and her Amazing Acro-Cats as they dive into Denver, again helping raising funds for Cat Care Society. Purr-formances begin July 31st through August 10th, 2014. Adult tickets are $18, children are $15. 

Visit: www.circuscats.com or http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/69429.

These are clicker-trained cats.

The one-hour show features over a dozen fabulous felines (former orphans, rescues, and strays) walking tightropes, pushing carts, skateboarding, jumping through hoops, ringing bells, balancing on balls and turning on lights. Alley, our newest addition to the troupe, will be sure to delight and amaze you with her energy and ability. But wait there’s more! Tuna, the star of the show, is the leader of the ONLY CAT BAND IN EXISTENCE – the Rock Cats. With Oz on guitar, Dakota on drums, Nue on keyboards, and Sookie on chimes - Tuna (who plays cowbell) and her band really steal the show with their own style of original music. There is even a chicken, Cluck Norris, on cymbal and tambourine!

Samantha Martin, Chief Executive Human (or CEH for short) for the Amazing Acro-Cats, challenges the idea that “cats can’t be trained.” Tuna and the gang are real house cats who have learned all their skills through something called clicker training. The shows include a demonstration of a cat learning some basic tricks using this method that focuses on positive reinforcement only. Although she has studied and worked with many species, today Martin’s primary focus is on cats. Training builds richer and more meaningful relationships between animals and humans and it can save time and lives in emergencies. A lifelong fascination and unique bond with animals motivated Martin to study and earn her degree in animal husbandry and behavioral sciences.

As in past year's when the Acro-Cats came to Denver, a portion of ticket sales will be donated to Cat Care Society based out of Lakewood, CO - http://www.catcaresociety.org!. Martin advocates adoption from these types of organizations. Over the past four years, Martin has also purr-sonally found homes for over 140 cats and kittens and continues to take fosters on the road and help them find their furr-ever homes.

Link for more information: http://www.circuscats.com

Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/694296

Performance dates and times: 

July 31st and August 1st 8pm 
August 2nd 5 and 8pm 
August 3rd 2 and 5pm 
August 7th and 8th 8pm 
August 9th 5 and 8pm 
August 10th 2 and 5pm 

Acro-Cats media contacts:
Samantha Martin
Phone: 773-391-3357
Email: samantha@amazinganimals.biz
Website: www.circuscats.com

Press Agent: Polly Smith
Phone: 512-378-3952
Email: polly@amazinganimals.biz

Amgen Foundation Grants $25K to a Colorado STEM Education program

Colorado BioScience Association is honored to announce the Amgen Foundation’s grant of $25,000 to the Colorado BioScience Institute in support of the Research Experience for Teachers (RET) program in Colorado’s science classrooms.

The RET program is an intensive, 4 week, hands-on program for 7th-12th grade teachers. This inaugural year, four teachers were selected to participate. The RET program places teachers in local life science companies to provide them with hands-on lab experience to bridge real-world skills to back the classroom.

The goal is to help build long-term collaborative partnerships between, industry scientists, and the local university research community by involving the teachers in real bioscience research and helping them translate their research experiences and new knowledge into classroom activities.

2014 RET Hosting Companies:

Biodesix, Inc., Aurora, Boulder Molecular diagnostics advancing personalized medicine www.biodesix.com

iC42 Clinical Research & Development, Aurora Contract research services for integrated solutions to systems biology www.bioanalytics.us

Sharklet Technologies, Inc., Aurora Engineers surface technologies (Sharklet™) that controls the growth of dangerous bacteria www.sharklet.com 

Surefire Medical Inc., Westminster Developing a novel infusion system for the interventional radiology market www.surefiremedical.com

The Amgen Foundation seeks to advance science education, improve patient access to quality care, and strengthen the communities where Amgen staff members live and work. To date, the Foundation has donated more than $200 million in grants to nonprofit organizations throughout the United States, Puerto Rico and Europe that impact society in inspiring and innovative ways, and those that provide disaster relief efforts both domestically and internationally. For more information, visit http://www.amgen.com/citizenship/overview.html and follow us on http://www.twitter.com/AmgenFoundation.

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Saturday, July 19, 2014

CBS4 Morning News: Kittens Frankie & Annette take Edwina, #1 Fan & Suellen to Channel 4

Darling Kittens Frankie and Annette (2014 Kitten Painting artists) took Edwina Degas, Number One Fan and Suellen Scott to the CBS4 Morning News today for an interview with Mark Taylor about the 2014 Tails of the Painted Cats and Cat Care Society's great work in the community.

Frankie handled the PR side, purring loudly in Mark's lap!

You can still register for the July 26th Gala Dinner & Art Auction at: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e97ar39c4d110352&llr=mvjdg9fab

You can bid on your favorite painted cat through noon on Wednesday, July 23rd at: http://bidonacat.blogspot.com ---- last, but not least, CBS4's amazing News & Weather Anchor Ed Greene is the Tails of the Painted Cats Master of Ceremonies for the third year. Thank you, CBS4, for your support!

Link to read about all the 2014 Painted Cats and Artists

Friday, July 18, 2014

King Soopers Shopping For Cats: What's In Your Wallet?

This past month, use of the King Soopers/Cat Care Society reloadable gift cards has resulted in a $586 payment to Cat Care Society.

Since starting the program in June of 2011, Cat Care Society supporters using the CCS King Soopers gift cards have raised $18,620 to support the Cat Care Society cats and its community outreach programs.

If you need a card, they're available at the Cat Care Society shelter front desk for $25. Then as you shop and spend the funds down, you can reload the card again (any amount...as much as you'll need for shopping) at your own King Soopers store.

Many thanks to all who are participating in the program and helping the Cat Care Society cats!

The Cat Care Society Team Is Headed to CatFest Saturday, 7/19, 11 to 3...Stop By And See Us!

Suellen Scott just loaded the van and Edwina, Colorado Cat, Aspen Cat and Number One Fan are ready to make the drive to CatFest 2014... Saturday, July 19th, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Dumb Friends League, 2080 S. Quebec Street.

Join them and CCS volunteers to celebrate Colorado Cats to the fullest.

Details...

* Dozens of vendors selling food and cool cat-related merchandise

* 'Colorado Cats Count' T-shirts, car magnets and more!

* Cat clicker-training demonstrations

* Chats about cats from health and behavior experts

* Fun photo opportunities

Link for complete information

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Kitten Paintings Are Back! Just In Time for Tails of the Painted Cats on July 26th

Kitten Paintings are back... just in time for Tails of the Painted Cats 2014.

They always go fast, so you'll want to be at the 2014 Gala Dinner & Art Auction on Saturday, July 26th, at Pinehurst Country Club in Denver, to get yours.

View the 2014 Kitten Painting Gallery:

http://youtu.be/psPSD3J_Zjk 

Link here to register for the Gala on July 26th: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e97ar39c4d110352&llr=mvjdg9fab

Cat Care Society will of course be auctioning Painted Cats: https://www.flickr.com/photos/catcaresociety/sets/72157643826646023/

And new this year are Flat Cat Paintings: https://www.flickr.com/photos/catcaresociety/sets/72157644238955272/

and Clay Cat Pottery: https://www.flickr.com/photos/catcaresociety/sets/72157645102876642/

Plus there will be the ever popular 'Tails of the Painted Cats' Tower of Wine! Be there!

Note: advanced online bidding for the Painted Cats is open until Wednesday, July 23, noon (MDT): http://bidonacat.blogspot.com/

Check out Kitten Painting Day 2014:

http://youtu.be/F5Yei765a2w

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Examiner: Get out the fancy duds for the Tails of the Painted Cats Gala Dinner and Auction

Quoting Carrie Dow's Lakewood Pet Examiner column:

"The grand finale of the Cat Care Society's 2014 Tails of the Painted Cats is less than two weeks away. Saturday, July 26, at Pinehurst Country Club is the Gala Dinner and Auction celebrating art and helping homeless cats in the metro area.

The event, in its fourth year, just keeps getting bigger and bigger. This year's gala features an auction preview and cocktail hour followed by a grand dinner and then the big event, the auctioning of many beautiful cat sculptures by some of the region’s best artists. To learn more about the cats, see previous post 'Cat Care Society debuts the 2014 Tails of the Painted Cats' or visit the CCS blog, bidonacat.blogspot.com. Advance bidding is available for the sculptures on the blog. CBS4 Weather Anchor Ed Greene returns as Master of Ceremonies and Douglas M. Tisdale, Esq., is once again Auctioneer Extraordinaire."

Link to Examiner.com

July Adoption Tales From Cat Care Society Alumni in their Forever Homes

Many thanks to Adoption Assistant Karlyn Mendez for compiling this great report:

Manfred (pictured) - is now “Mickey” and enjoys tiny stuffed mice and wand toys. His owner described him as a very special cat and is a good fit to his home.

Precious - likes to run the house day and night but could care less about toys. She also likes to sleep by the owner’s 7 year old daughter and tolerates the dogs that mostly reside outdoors and let her rule the house.

Herbert – who also goes by Herbert George or H.G. was adopted by our adoption assistant David Speckman. Herbert loves to be petted and hangs out on David’s vintage 70’s couch and claiming one whole side as his own.

Mosi - now Norah was adopted by our adoption assistant Linda Langsted. Norah loves to be with her humans all the time. Linda is making slow introductions with her other cats and Norah. She loves her laser light and will play with it until she is out of steam.

Oreo - acts like he owns his new home with an older married couple He also likes to play with their 4 year old female cat as a playmate.

Ziggy - is a major lap cat and loves his pets as his hobby and is adjusting to the older male cat in the household.

Pumpkin - loves to be around the family’s two young children is teaching them to have manners. Her favorite toy is a pink mouse.

Link to view all of Cat Care Society's adoptable cats.

DBJ: "Med devices drive Colorado bioscience industry"

Quoting from the July 4th posting:

"Colorado’s bioscience industry has grown in recent years on the strength of its medical device companies, its medical labs and specialized medical distribution while other niches and the industry nationwide haven’t fared as well.

Colorado bucked the national trend of declining employment in life sciences and actually expanded payrolls 11 percent, according to a 2014 biennial study of U.S. life sciences published by the industry association BIO and the Battelle life-science consulting group."

Link to the Denver Business Journal

DBJ: 'Colorado gears up advanced-industry angel investor tax credits'

Quoting from the July 11th posting:

"Angel investors in advanced-industries companies are being advised to hurry up and wait as the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade prepares applications for them to get newly created tax credits.'

Link to the Denver Business Journal

MarketWatch: 'GlobeImmune Announces Closing of Initial Public Offering and Full Exercise of Underwriter's Overallotment Option'

Quoting from the July 8th posting:

LOUISVILLE, Colo. -- "GlobeImmune, Inc., today announced the closing of its previously announced initial public offering of 1,725,000 shares of its common stock at a price to the public of $10.00 per share, which includes 225,000 shares of common stock sold pursuant to the full exercise of the underwriter's overallotment option. The gross proceeds to GlobeImmune from the initial public offering were $17,250,000, before deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and other offering expenses. Shares of GlobeImmune, Inc. trade on the NASDAQ Capital Market under the ticker symbol 'GBIM.'"

Link to the posting

Coverage: Colorado BioScience Association Welcomes the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ‘Rocky Mountain Regional Satellite Office’ to Denver








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