Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Petline9: Cat Care Society's Suellen Scott Shares ReRun on 9News

This morning CCS Development Director took ReRun to Petline9 hosted by Meteorologist Becky Ditchfield.

Suellen says: "ReRun was found following some feral cats 2 weeks ago. He is 1 yr. old, extremely friendly, loves to play and loves to be held and petted. He is neutered, microchipped, vaccinated, tested negative for disease, and litter box trained. He is sporting his new Valentine’s day LION CUT. His hair is medium length and fluffy. He gets along very well with the other cats in his room. ReRun is looking for a safe loving indoor home where he will be worshiped."


Call (303) 239-9680 for more information about adopting ReRun.

Link to view all of Cat Care Society's Adoptable Cats

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Denver Animal News Examiner: La Dolce Vita Fundraiser + Pet Dental Health Month

Our thanks to John Davidson for these recent postings about Cat Care Society: 
Feb 24, 2013 - "CHOW DOWN FOR CATS - On Thursday, Feb. La Dolce Vita Ristorante"
Feb 17, 2013 - "Cat Care Society has tips for feline fanciers during Pet Dental Health Month"

Lakewood Pet Examiner: Shelter Stats, 2013 Restaurant Series & Membership Revamp

Many thanks to Carrie Dow for these recent postings about Cat Care Society:

Feb 12, 2013: "Cat Care Society releases 2012 shelter statistics" + More

Jan 30, 2013: "Cat Care Society revamps their membership program"

News Coverage Recap: Valentine's Cat Show Benefiting Cat Care Society

“Valentine's Cat Show” set to raise funds for Lakewood-based Cat Care Society

Feb 5, 2013 - Lakewood YouHub (print and online)

Pet Place: "Felines move front and center"

Feb 9, 2013 - Saturday Denver Post (print and online)


"The Front Range Cat Fanciers held their annual Valentine's Show on February 16 and 17, 2013 [benefiting Cat Care Society]. Westword Photographer Brandon Marshall stopped by the Adams County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall over the weekend to capture these cats." 2013 Tails of the Painted Cats Drawing Kitty, Vincent Van Cat, is found at Slide 35.

Feb 17, 2013 - Westword online slideshow

Friday, February 15, 2013

Comcast Newsmakers Video: New Colorado Bioscience Institute Featured

 April Giles, CBSA President/CEO, interviews on Comcast Cable's Newsmakers series about the newly formed Colorado BioScience Institute and its initiatives. The interview is available on Comcast Video On Demand (Your Colorado/Comcast Newsmakers) for the month of February and it is also airing in rotation with other guests on Comcast Entertainment Television (CET) digital channel 105. It may also may appear on CNN's Headline News.

For more information, visit

BCBR: 'Locals petition to repeal med-device tax'

Quoting from the February 14th article: 

"People at local medical-device manufacturers have signed a national petition to repeal a 2.3 percent excise tax on medical devices that went into effect Jan. 1.

Nearly 130 Colorado signers - including people at Covidien plc's offices in Boulder and Sound Surgical Technologies LLC in Louisville - have put their names on the "No 2.3 percent. Kill the med device tax!" petition at"

Link to the BCBR's full article

Fort Collins: 'Northern Colorado Bioscience Cluster is gathering its energy for another growth spurt'

Quoting from the February 5th InnovatioNews: 

"The Northern Colorado Bioscience Cluster is gathering its energy for another growth spurt under a new executive director.

Deanna Scott, who also serves as director of the Regulatory Affairs Interdisciplinary Program in Colorado State University’s School of Biomedical Engineering, was named NoCoBio’s new director in December.

NoCoBio, an initiative of Rocky Mountain Innosphere and the city of Fort Collins, aims to drive the region’s life sciences community and make the area an attractive home to bioscience research and product development.

NoCoBio was launched in 2004 with support from the then-newly-formed Colorado BioScience Association (CBSA), which remains a strong partner."

Link to InnovatioNews for the full posting

Petline9: 7-month-old Gypsy Looking for her Forever Home

 Yesterday, Cat Care Society's Suellen Scott took 7-month-old gray kitty Gypsy to 9News Petline9. Gypsy was found alone at at construction site. She's a special needs kitty, as she has fused vertebrae that cause her to walk sideways. As Kirk Montgomery relayed, Gypsy is micro-chipped, spayed and oh so ready to find her forever home.

Stop by the shelter or call Cat Care Society directly at (303) 239-9680 for more information about adopting little Gypsy.

Link to Cat Care Society's Adoptable Cat Webpage

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Cat Care Society Seminar Series Starts Sat., Feb. 23

Cat Care Society's monthly seminar series begins this month on Saturday, Feb. 23 at 2:00 pm. Please join us.

Feline Dental Health: Separating Fact from Fiction The presenter, Dr. Kerry Muhovich, will discuss causes and prevention of dental disease in cats and demystify what takes place when a cat gets a dental cleaning in the veterinary setting. Dr. Muhovich is a veterinarian who has taught veterinary technician classes for several years at Community College of Denver.

2:00 p.m. Sat., Feb. 23 

Conference room in lower level of shelter (past clinic) 

Free for platinum CCS members 

$5 for all others

Also, during February, schedule a free dental evaluation at our clinic in honor of Pet Dental Health Month! Clinic hours: Tues. - Fri. 8 am to 5 pm. Call to schedule: 303-237-0914. Link to the related bylined article about the Dental Checks

February: Get Kitty’s Teeth Checked Free at Cat Care Society

Get Kitty’s Teeth Checked Free at Cat Care Society 

By Mary Blake, Cat Care Society Volunteer 

Does your cat’s bad breath knock you over? It could be a sign of a more serious dental problem. Have your kitty’s pearly whites checked out for FREE at Lakewood’s Cat Care Society during February, National Pet Dental Health Month. 

You’ll get a free dental evaluation and recommendations on how to keep your cat’s mouth healthy. 

According to the American Veterinary Dental Society, 70% of cats show signs of oral disease by age 3. Bad breath, drooling, and losing interest in food means your kitty may have gum disease or tooth loss. If bacteria and other inflammatory debris from the mouth enter the blood stream, your cat’s heart, kidneys and liver can be affected too. 

It’s best to bring kitty to your vet one to two times a year for a complete dental exam and cleaning. Dental health is part of your cat’s overall health and good oral care can give kitty more energy and a longer life. Bring your cat to Cat Care Society during the month of February for a free dental evaluation. It’s one more step you can take to keep your best friend healthy and happy. 

For more information, call (303) 237-0914 to schedule your free dental evaluation or visit The clinic is located in the lower level of the Cat Care Society shelter and is open Tuesday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

New Video: Fitzsimons Life Science District Overview

Today's Innovations: Tomorrow's Industries - BioScience R&D to Commercialization at the Fitzsimons Life Science District in Adams County, Colorado: 

Video by Adams County Economic Development (ACED)

Friday, February 08, 2013

Feb 7: Colorado BioScience Institute Internship Fair for CSU Students

CBSA's Pres/CEO April Giles, VP Leah Lindahl and Education Co-Chair Mark Spiecker (Pres/CEO of Sharklet) hosted CSU students at a Colorado BioScience Institute Internship Fair yesterday:

Link to more information about The Institute's Internship Program

Thursday, February 07, 2013

Feb 28th: 'M-e-o-w...dining for cats in Castle Pines'

 Quoting from the Castle Pines Connection: 

"On Thursday, February 28, the Cat Care Society (CCS) will hold its annual fundraiser at La Dolce Vita in Castle Pines. Twenty percent (20%) of all proceeds from customers dining in for lunch or dinner will be donated to CCS... 

...Lunch hours at La Dolce Vita are from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please make reservations two days prior for lunch to ensure proper staffing. Dinner hours are from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. No flyers will be necessary for the event. Owner Ron Girardi said he will honor all customers on that day as benefitting the CCS shelter." 

Castle Pines resident and CCS volunteer Kyle Herbertson arranged for this event for a second year.

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

CBSA's Giles & Wittenberg in D.C. To Support Introduction of Medical Device Tax Repeal Bill

Colorado BioScience Association Pres/CEO April Giles and Board Member/Government Relations and Public Affairs Committee Co-Chair Dan Wittenberg (Snell andWilmer) were part of Colorado's Medical Technology Alliance in Washington today to advocate for the State's medical device industry in support of the 'Paulsen Bill' (H.R. 523) introduced today in Congress to repeal the medical device tax.

More about H.R. 523:

"Minnesota’s Third District Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-MN) and Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI), today introduced H.R. 523, the Protect Medical Innovation Act, bipartisan legislation aimed at repealing the 2.3 percent excise tax on medical device innovation.

Rep. Paulsen and Rep. Kind introduced the legislation in the House with a bipartisan group of 175 original cosponsors. Companion legislation will soon be introduced in the U.S. Senate by Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)."

Link to more information about the Bill

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

'Valentine's Cat Show' Again Raises Funds For Cat Care Society

Front Range Cat Fanciers (FRCF) will again produce the annual "Valentine's Cat Show" on February 16 & 17, 8: 30 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, at the Adams County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall, 9755 Henderson Road, Brighton. Again this year, FRCF offered to donate some proceeds from the show to CCS as a special fund raising event for the Lakewood-based cats-only animal shelter[D1]. The show, a fully licensed Cat Fanciers Association (CFA) event, features up to 225 cats and kittens (up close) in ten rings of judging. The announcement is made by Diane Stoner, CCS President, who says, "We're again very pleased the FRCF will operate the Kitty Kafe and the Annual Raffle, with all proceeds from each benefiting the Cat Care Society."

Attendees will see pedigreed cats of many different breeds including: Abyssinians, American Bobtail, American Curl, American Shorthair, American Wirehair, Balinese, Birman, Bombay, British Shorthair, Burmese, Chartreux, Colorpoint Shorthair, Cornish Rex, Devon Rex, Egyptian Mau, European Burmese, Exotic, Havana Brown, Japanese Bobtail, Javanese, Korat, Laperm, Maine Coon Cat, Manx, Norweigian Forest Cat, Ocicat, Oriental, Persian, Ragdoll, Scottish Fold, Selkirk Rex, Siamese, Siberian, Singapura, Somali, Sphynx, Tonkinese, Turkish Angora, and Turkish Van. Plus, spectators will meet local and regional breeders and exhibitors of pedigreed cats and kittens. Further, those interested can show their family pet feline in a CFA cat show.

Admission: Adults $6, Children 12 and Under $4, Senior Citizens $4, and Families $15. A web coupon saving $1 per individual admission and $3 per family admission is found at (please note this coupon must be printed to redeem at the show and cannot be combined with any other coupon offer):

Link to the PitchEngine social media release

Sunday, February 03, 2013

Video Highlights: 2013 BioScience Day at the Colorado Capitol

Video recaps from the CBSA's 2013 BioScience Day at the Capitol, held January 30th:

Colorado State Representative and Speaker of the House Mark Ferrandino - District 2

Colorado State Representative Cheri Gerou - District 25

Mark Leahey - Pres/CEO Medical Device Manufacturers Association

Jim Kasic, President and CEO, Sophono

Link to the related Business Wire release