Monday, August 26, 2013

August Adoptions: Happy Tales (and Tails) For CCS Cats At Their Forever Homes

Here are our adoption follow ups on some of our older adult cats in the shelter for the month of August (thanks to Shelter Assistant Karlyn Mendez for the overview):

Bakti and Pi came into our shelter under our Lifetime Care Program this past June. Bakti is 17 and Pi 15 years of age and they were adopted by our longtime volunteer Barb Kane. They live in the back bedroom of her house and doing good. She keeps them separate from her other resident cats since Bakti can be a grumpy old lady and has her moments but Pi could eventually be integrated with the others since she is a bit more easy going. They enjoy a cat nip toy and scratching post that was bought from Meow Mart and window watching from their posts and enjoy pets and a good lap. Bakti loves giving hugs.

Gizmo was adopted by a young woman and she kept his name because it fitted him. He is the only pet in the house and is doing great and becoming more sociable and at ease. He sleeps with his owner and likes to bat around foil crinkle balls and likes to lounge on the couch and check out sights from the window. He also has a fondness of kneading the owner’s book bag.

Nip was a younger adult at 1 year and her new name is “Erin”. She was adopted by an older woman. “Erin” likes to be read to and enjoys watching old movies. She loves everybody that comes to visit at the house. She had some litterbox issues in her last home but hasn’t had any issues since her second adoption. She enjoys playing with a laser mouse, cat nip, balls, and any toy she can chase around the floor. Her owner is stocking up on laser mice since “Erin” hid the last one. Doing great with the owner’s older male cat and act like best friends.

Edison - “Peyton” was adopted by a senior woman and her adult son. “Peyton” hid the first day behind the TV the first day he came to his new home but got in the cat toy box later that night and decided to have some fun. The next morning he decided to come out and greet the family for his food and is now more comfortable. He likes to be vocal to her gym bag and he has very polite manners and waits for owner’s permission to see if it is ok to jump on the furniture or her lap. He is very attentive and loving. Sleeps during the day and plays at night.

Lacey -“Lucy” grabbed the eye of a senior retired couple who travel back and forth to Florida and Colorado and previously adopted from us a 10 year old NM cat. Her owners say she is having fun and doing well. They describe her as “quite a pill” and like to wander around the house and follow her owners. She tolerates the male cat as long as he doesn’t get in her personal bubble. Occasionally plays with toy mice but really prefers petting. She is loosing some weight which she needs since she is a bit on the heavy side and owners are watching her diet.

Link to Cat Care Society's Adoptable Cats Page

Video: August Seminar on Litterbox Issues by Dr. Kerry Muhovich

Here are the video vignettes from Saturday's Litterbox Seminar by Dr. Kerry Muhovich...

Two Hand Rule For Litter Box Cleanliness

The Ideal Litter Box

Training Your Cat To Use The Toilet

Friday, August 23, 2013

Cat Care Society Seminar Tomorrow, 8/24, 2:00 pm: What To Do About Litter Box Issues

Please join us tomorrow, Saturday, August 24 at 2:00 pm, for our monthly seminar series.

This month Dr. Kerry Muhovich will discuss litter box issues and what to do about them. Join us at the Cat Care Society shelter (5787 W 6th Avenue near 6th and Sheridan), lower level conference room. Cost is $5 (free for platinum members). See you there!

Link to the Cat Care Society website

Viewpoint from OEDIT's Ken Lund: 'Building more investors is vital to Colorado’s economy'

Quoting from today's posting in the Denver Business Journal:

"Since January 2011, we’ve created 97,000 jobs and now have 2.4 million jobs in the state — prerecession levels. And we have the fourth-fastest job growth in the nation. We are continuing to successfully woo a number of industries and we’re enhancing our advanced industries with a 10-year, $150 million investment.

We are just missing one key piece of the economic pie: investors. Venture-capital investment is critical to the growth of successful startup companies...

...We’re working on creating more funding opportunities. OEDIT, in partnership with the Colorado BioScience Association and Johnson & Johnson Development Corp., established the Rocky Mountain Life Science Investor and Partnering Conference (RMLIPC) in 2009. Celebrating the third biennial conference on Sept. 19, RMLIPC will bring together more than 50 investors to Denver to showcase 30 regional startup companies in the biotech, diagnostic, medical device and pharmaceutical industries. The Rockies Venture Club, along with the Impact Angel Group, are working their connections with local angel investors and entrepreneurs."

Link to the OpEd piece authored by Ken Lund

About Ken Lund: Ken joined Gov. Hickenlooper as Chief Legal Counsel before taking the helm at the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade in August 2011. Ken is focused on driving the state's economic recovery, ensuring that Colorado is the most pro-business state in the country and that Colorado remains competitive in the global marketplace.

Coverage Overview: Rocky Mountain Life Science Investor & Partnering Conference Announces Thirty Regional Companies for 2013 Presentation Lineup

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

August 19: Feasting For Felines at Piatti in Cherry Creek North

Feasting for Felines is back in August (we took July off due to the Tails of the Painted Cats Gala Dinner and Auction). Make a reservation at Piatti in Cherry Creek North for lunch or dinner, Monday, Aug. 19, and 20% of proceeds will be donated to Cat Care Society.

Reservations suggested... call 303.321.1919 or go to Be sure to mention Cat Care Society.

Piatti serves Italian food and is located in Cherry Creek North at 190 St. Paul Street in Denver. Lunch is served 11:30 am - 4:00 pm, and dinner is served 4 to 9 pm.

For more information, visit

Bioscience: '17 Colorado companies to present at 2013 Rocky Mountain Life Science Investor and Partnering Conference in Denver'

Quoting from today's InnovatioNews posting:

"Seventeen Colorado-based companies are among 30 selected from the region to present at the 2013 Rocky Mountain Life Science Investor and Partnering Conference next month.

The companies – from Colorado, Arizona, Montana and Utah — will make their presentations to a targeted audience of biotech, device, diagnostic and pharma investors and strategic partners during the biannual conference this year being held Sept. 18-19 at The Ritz-Carlton in Denver and hosted by the Colorado BioScience Association (CBSA)."

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Monday, August 12, 2013

NCBR: '3 Fort Collins companies to present at life science conference'

Quoting from today's posting:

"Three Fort Collins-based companies will present at the 2013 Rocky Mountain Life Science Investor and Partnering Conference in Denver next month.

The conference is hosted by the Colorado BioScience Association and brings together investors and partners in the biotech, device, diagnostic and pharma industries."

Link to the Northern Colorado Business Report

Rocky Mountain Life Science Investor and Partnering Conference Announces Thirty Regional Companies for 2013 Presentation Lineup

Denver, CO, August 12, 2013 – Thirty companies from Arizona, Colorado, Montana and Utah have been chosen to present at the 2013 Rocky Mountain Life Science Investor and Partnering Conference (RMLIPC), September 18-19, at The Ritz-Carlton in Denver, Colorado. The announcement is made by April Giles, President & CEO of the Colorado BioScience Association (CBSA), on behalf of the RMLIPC Selection Committee, who says the presenting companies were selected from more than 60 applicants by a committee of investors and industry experts. 

2013 Rocky Mountain Life Science Investor and Partnering Conference Presenting Companies:

AmideBio, LLC - Boulder, CO -
Biodesix - Boulder, CO -
BioFusionary - Wheat Ridge, CO -
Boulder Diagnostics - Boulder, CO -
Convoy Therapeutics - Oro Valley, AZ -
DiscGenics - Salt Lake City, UT -
EndoShape - Boulder, CO -
ENDURX Pharmaceuticals, Inc. - Oro Valley, AZ -
FitBionic - Boulder, CO -
Lazarus Medical Technologies - Salt Lake City, UT -
Lineagen - Salt Lake City, UT -
MBio Diagnostics - Boulder, CO -
MSDx - Tucson, AZ -
Nasseo, Inc. - Peoria, AZ -
Neuro Assessment Systems - Littleton, CO -
Prima-Temp, Inc. - Boulder, CO -
Regenesis Biomedical - Scottsdale, AZ -
Renaptys Vaccines, LLC - Aurora, CO -
Rocky Mountain Biologicals - Missoula, MT -
Sharklet Technologies, Inc. - Aurora, CO -
Sinopsys Surgical - Boulder, CO  -
Surefire Medical - Westminster, CO -
SuviCa - Boulder, CO -
Transverse Medical - Evergreen, CO -
Ventria Bioscience - Fort Collins, CO -
VetDC Inc. - Fort Collins, CO -
Vivaldi Biosciences - Fort Collins, CO -
Wasatch - Salt Lake City, UT -
Xalud Therapeutics, Inc. Boulder, CO -
Xenograft Corporation - Missoula, MT -

The 2013 Rocky Mountain Life Science Investor and Partnering Conference – spearheaded by the Colorado BioScience Association in collaboration with associations in Arizona, Montana, New Mexico and Utah — will open with a reception at the Colorado Governor’s Mansion September 18th and follow with a full day of company pitch presentations September 19th. The keynote breakfast will include Kyle Lefkoff, founder and General Partner of Boulder Ventures, leading a conversation with the CEOs of Colorado's two premier publicly-traded pharmaceutical companies-Patrick Mahaffy, Founder and CEO of Clovis Oncology and Ron Squarer, CEO of Array BioPharma. The keynote lunch will be a presentation from Johnson and Johnson Development Corporation executive leadership. For more information and registration details, visit

On Twitter, please use the hashtag #RockyMtnBioInvest for your tweets.

Link to the PitchEngine social media release

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Teva Charms 9News Petline9 Viewers This Morning...Let's Find Her A Forever Home!

Volunteer Kay Higgins took Teva to Petline9 this morning, hosted by Becky Ditchfield.

More about Teva: Her humans were evicted and left her behind. She was rescued by the landlord. Teva is 3 yrs old, domestic short-hair brown patch tabby. She has some beautiful markings. She is spayed, micro-chipped, de-wormed, vaccinated, and tested negative for disease. Teva loves attention, especially having her cheeks rubbed. If you try to take your hand away she will gently grab it with her paws, to keep you close. She was a mom In the past and now it’s her turn to get love and a safe indoor home to call her own.

Visit Teva's Petfinder profile at:

We also have a video clip of her: