Friday, January 31, 2014

Coverage Recap: BioScience Day at the Capitol 2014

In the news...Colorado BioScience Association Hosts U.S. Senator Mark Udall And Announces New Legislation At 2014 "BioScience Day At The Capitol"

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

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

The past month produced $11,540 of sales to King Soopers from Cat Care Society reloadable card users, resulting in a $577 payment to Cat Care Society.

To date, Cat Care Society supporters using the CCS King Soopers gift cards have purchased $305,803 worth of groceries, and have produced $15,302 funds for CCS.

During 2013, the program brought in $6,835 to Cat Care Society from the King Soopers reloadable shopping card program. It was the best year yet. Cat Care Society has been on the program for 2.5 years now.

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 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!

Video Overview: BioScience Day at the Colorado Capitol 2014

BioScience Day at the Capitol was held January 23rd, in the Old Supreme Court Chambers. The event featured U.S. Senator Mark Udall providing a federal policy update; a Women in BioScience Executive Panel discussion; and Patient Impact Testimonials, in addition to a full overview of the legislative and policy items. If you were unable to attend the Bioscience Day at the Capitol, CBSA's State Policy Priorities publication can be found at:

April Giles: The Impact of BioScience

Colorado Senator John Kefalas: Welcome Remarks 

Colorado Representative Cheri Gerou: Welcome Remarks

Scott Larsen: CBSA Policy Update

AlloSource: Patient Impact Testimonial

Women In BioScience: Executive Panel

Carrie Hatrgren: About AdvaMed

Colorado State Representative Dickey Lee Hullinghorst: Welcome Remarks

Colorado State Representative Frank McNulty: Welcome Remarks

U.S. Senator Mark Udall: Federal Update

Monday, January 27, 2014

Adoption Tales from Cat Care Society's Forever Homes: January 2014

Mason - (formerly the CCS seminar manager, pictured) - loves to sit in a cardboard box with his blanket. He likes to be with his people pets and chats them up. He already wore out his string toys and needs more. Mason shares his home with a 10-year-old female kitty and the owners are making slow and gradual introductions.

Marco and Josie - “Malomar” and “Buttercup” were taken to Woofs-n-Hoofs and adopted together shortly after. Both cats love the laser pointer and teasers. “Malomar” will follow the owner around and “Buttercup” has grown fond of the female adopter’s brother.

Nick and Prairie – are now “Nick and Nora” and moved into the new home with ease. Both are described as excellent lap cats and very affectionate. They have an 8 year old male cat roommate who is a bit stand-offish and quickly established the pecking order with them.

Cinnamon - “Julius” is adjusting to his 3 younger cat sisters. He likes to chase and play with energy and leaves his toys out at night.

Emmitt and Kaley - are now named “Nutmeg and Daisy”. Daisy was a bit more curious about exploring and Nutmeg likes to sleeps on the older daughter’s bed to avoid the screaming human toddler in the home. Perhaps with his paws over his ears? Both kitties love the feather wand toy.

Glenda - immediately got into her owner’s lap after being let out of the carrier. She is described as a “lover and a sweetheart”. Glenda loves cat nip that makes her eyes roll up in pure pleasure.

Ipo - likes to be friendly with visitors that come to the house and loves being with her owner all day. She hid under the desk the first day and then was sneaking around at night when she thought the owner was sleeping.
Zena - got used to her new home immediately and they think she is one great cat.

Caroline - likes to lay on the couch and isn’t shy. She enjoys and scratching and sitting on her cardboard scratching pads.

Irving - is now “Brandy” and owned his new environment in less than five minutes and makes for a great lap cat. He also likes to window watch and rest on his cat tree.

Chewy - was described as the perfect cat and very affectionate. He shares his home with an 18 year old SF cat and both share the owner’s bed.

Link to read about Cat Care Society's adoptable cats:

Sunday, January 26, 2014

#UnitedInOrange Tabbies Adoption Special at Cat Care Society

In support of the Denver Broncos and in honor of Super Bowl 48, Cat Care Society is putting its First String of Tabby Cats up for adoption for $48 per "player." Adoption fees include required shots, a mini-catnip football, a uniform/bandana and Perpet-U-Care for our veteran/senior cat players (to help pay for veterinary care at The Cat Clinic at Cat Care Society).

Note: An anonymous donor has pledged a $100.00 contribution to CCS for every tabby adopted during this Super Bowl XLVIII adoption special.

The Cat Care Society Shelter, located near 6th Avenue and Sheridan on the Frontage Road at 5787 W. 6th Avenue, is open: Tuesday through Friday Noon - 5:30 p.m.; Saturday 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; Sunday Noon – 3 p.m.; and is closed Mondays. Please come early if you plan to adopt, since adoptions end 45 minutes prior to close of business, due to the necessary paperwork that needs to be processed.

The #UnitedInOrange Tabbies Adoption Special lasts through Super Bowl Sunday, February 2, and will be extended through February 28th if the Broncos win.

Here's the lineup:

Great News! 
Andrew Omaha was adopted 1/25 to his Forever Home under this special.
00 Andrew 'Omaha' - link to Andrew's profile
18 Jasper 'Peyton Manning' (eligible for Perpet-U-Care)- link to Jasper's profile
24 Paisley 'Champ Bailey' (eligible for Perpet-U-Care)- link to Paisley's profile
27 Ginger 'Knowshon Moreno' - link to Ginger's profile
87 PJ 'Eric Decker' - link to PJ's profile
94 Barney 'Pot Roast Knighton' (eligible for Perpet-U-Care)- link to Barney's profile

View the slideshow:

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

BioScience Day at the Colorado Capitol: CBSA Hosts U.S. Senator Mark Udall and Announces New Legislation

Colorado BioScience Association (CBSA) will host the sixth annual “BioScience Day at the Capitol” on Thursday, January 23rd, 7:30-11:00 a.m. at the Capitol Building in the Old Supreme Court Chambers (200 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, 80203). The event will feature U.S. Senator Mark Udall providing a federal policy update; a Women in BioScience Executive Panel discussion; and Patient Impact Testimonials.

This session, CBSA and Colorado Cleantech Industries Association (CCIA) are initiating the 2014 Colorado Advanced Industry Investment Income Tax Credit legislation to encourage private sector investment and create jobs for Colorado’s Advanced Industry Sectors. The legislation will provide a 25% (30% in rural or economically distressed areas of the state) income tax credit to qualified investors who invest more than $25,000 in a qualified advanced industry company beginning July, 2014-2018. The proposal expands and redefines HB 09-1105 and HB 11-1045, which established the Colorado Innovation Investment Tax Credit (2010 pilot program).

Agenda for BioScience Day at the Capitol: 

* CBSA Policy Update
* Patient Impact Testimonials
* Women in BioScience: Executive Panel
* Carrie Hartgen, AdvaMed
* U.S. Senator Mark Udall Federal Update
* Floor visit and meetings with legislators (attendees on own)

Link to register for the Jan 23rd event 
Link to the Business Wire release 
Link to the PitchEngine social media release

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Flood Survivors: Cat Care Society Shares Their Story on 9News Petline9

Fondly known as the "Galasso Gang," these five wonderful kitties who survived the recent flooding in Loveland made their debut on Petline9 this morning.

Meet darling Braveheart, Cirrus, Muggins, Ohms and Wind-Up.

"We used to live in Loveland. There was a lot of rain and then so much flooding there. I didn't know there could be so much water. My brothers and sisters and I were rescued and came here to the Cat Care Society since we could not go back to our home. At least we are all together now so it's not so bad. There are 5 of us here. It would be great if we could all stick together but we know that is tough so we're hoping to at least be adopted with one sibling. They have paired me with Cirrus. We are pretty good buds as you can see from our pictures. Cirrus is my older brother. We are both handsome and cuddly boys and very friendly. We're not too boisterous since we're not youngsters anymore. Because of our age, we are on the Perpet-U-Care program, which will pay for a portion of our health care for the rest of our lives. That's a pretty good deal, don't you think? We are definitely worth it. Come by the shelter and visit with us. You'll be glad to meet us and we'll be glad to meet you!" Link to learn more about Perpet-U-Care:

Check out their slideshow:

Friday, January 17, 2014

Saturday 1/18: 'Cat Care Society begins 2014 monthly cat care seminars'

Quoting from Carrie Dow's Jan 13th Lakewood Pet Examiner:

"Anyone who wants to learn more about cats and their health will be interested to learn about cat vaccines, how they work and how effective they are. Dr. Kerry Muhovich, DVM, will lead this informative cat health seminar.

The seminar is from 2 to 3:30 PM at the Cat Care Society at 5787 West 6th Avenue and cost is $5 per person, but free for CCS platinum members. Space is limited so spots must be reserved. To reserve a seat call 303-239-9680 or email"

Link to the posting

Quoting from John Davidson's Jan 14th Denver Animal Examiner:

"The Cat Care Society's monthly seminar series makes its 2014 debut this Saturday, Jan. 18 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the shelter in Lakewood. Dr. Kerry Muhovich will speak on 'vaccines for cats; what they do and how effective they are.'"

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Business Xpansion Journal: 'Bioscience’s Bright Spots'

Quoting from the Jan 13th posting:

"Gaining prominence on the national stage in recent years is Colorado, which has grown nearly 600 medical device, diagnostic, pharmaceutical and ag-bio companies into a thriving bioscience cluster.

'Colorado has seen some good growth over the last 10 years and the state’s put in infrastructure and grant programs over the last four to five years that have been really helpful in creating momentum for all of our advanced industries, including bioscience,' says April Giles, president and CEO, Colorado BioScience Association. 'Over the last two years we’ve seen our medical device community grow in employment around 15 percent and the industry as a whole at 4.5 percent, with an uptick in biopharma, which has also been great.'

In addition to a highly-educated workforce and an active venture-capital market, one of the state’s prized industry assets is the Fitzsimons Life Science District and the adjacent University of Colorado’s Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora. Together they form a 578-acre site dedicated to bioscience, biotechnology, health care, medical education and advanced research — making it the largest development of its kind in the state and one of the largest bioscience real estate developments in the country."
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Wall St Jrnl: 'Ampio Pharmaceuticals Breaks Ground on Construction of Ampion(TM) Manufacturing Facility'

Quoting from the January 15th posting:

"Ampio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE MKT: AMPE) held a groundbreaking ceremony on Friday, January 10th to announce the start of construction of its new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility for its lead drug candidate, Ampion (TM), for the treatment of patients afflicted with osteoarthritis of the knee. Located in the Denver Metro area, the facility is expected to be ready for production of Ampion (TM) in the summer of 2014 and should generate approximately 40 new jobs in the next two years...

...April Giles, President and CEO, Colorado BioScience Association remarked 'We congratulate Ampio Pharmaceuticals on their decision to locate their new manufacturing facility in the Denver Tech Center. Ampio Pharmaceutical's decision to grow their company in Colorado and to focus on innovative methods of treating patient's with debilitating medical conditions has served the company and the community well.'"

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Monday, January 13, 2014

Seminars for Cat People: Vaccines for Cats, Sat, Jan 18 at Cat Care Society

Cat Care Society's monthly seminar series makes its 2014 debut this Saturday, Jan. 18, 2:00 - 3:30 pm.

The seminar will be led by Kerry Muhovich, DVM, and the topic is "vaccines for cats, what they do, and how effective they are." 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 or via phone at 303.239.9680.

Note CCS Cat Resident Mason (above on the table), assisting Dr. Muhovich at a previous seminar.

For more information about Mason, visit his profile at:

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Be There Sunday Jan 12, 5 to 9 pm: 'Start 2014 with Feasting for Felines at Trattoria Stella'

From Carrie Dow's January 6th Lakewood Animal Examiner:

"This Sunday, January 12, help eat delicious food while supporting the cat at the Cat Care Society by dining out at Trattoria Stella. It’s the first Feasting for Felines event this year. Dinner starts at 5 PM Sunday at Trattoria Stella’s Colfax location only. That location is 3201 East Colfax Avenue."

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From John Davidson's January 6th Denver Animal News Examiner:

"The restaurant at 3201 E. Colfax Ave. will donate 10 percent of sales to the Lakewood nonprofit. The society has secured a matching grant for this event. so every dollar raised will be doubled."

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From the Denver Post Food Calendar: 

"Jan. 12: "Feasting for Felines" benefit for the Cat Care Society, 5-9 p.m. -- the restaurant will donate 10 percent of your check to the nonprofit that works to improve the quality of life for homeless, injured and abused cats. 3201 E. Colfax Ave."

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Tuesday, January 07, 2014

9News Petline9: Orange Tabby Zeke Is Ready For His Forever Home!

Today, CCS Development Director Suellen Scott took Orange Tabby Zeke to Petline9, hosted by Kirk Montgomery. This wonderful photo was taken by CCS Volunteer Alli Sands.

Here's Zeke's story: 

"Hi, I'm Zeke. I'm a handsome boy with a cool orange coat. I'm very friendly and outgoing. I introduce myself to everyone who comes into my room here at the shelter. I love to play with people and other cats. I'm considered a senior kitty but you'd never know it since I look and act like a kitty in his prime! Because of my age, I'm on the Perpet-U-Care program, which will pay for a portion of my health care for the rest of my life. That's a pretty good deal, don't you think? I am definitely worth it. Come see me soon and let's get to know each other. I know you'll want to take me home."

Zeke is already neutered, up to date with shots, not good with dogs, and good with other cats.

Click to learn more about Cat Care Society's Perpet-U-Care Program.

Cat Care Society on Display at Belmar Library in January

Many thanks to Cat Care Society Uber-Volunteer Christina Taylor. She made Cat Care Society this wonderful table top display, which is debuting this month at Belmar Public Library, 555 S Allison Pkwy, Lakewood.

Would your company or organization like host the display in future months?

If so, contact Christina at or Suellen Scott,

Friday, January 03, 2014

Cat Care Society: Top Blog Posts of 2013...Painted Cats...Food Bank...Clicker Training

#1 - Sneak Peek: 2014 Tails of the Painted Cats Artists and Designs; Sponsor Recruitment Underway

Sep 23, 2013 – 359 Views 

The 2014 Tails of the Painted Cats artists have been selected. View a video gallery of the 2014 Painted Cats. A sponsorship covers the cost of the fiberglass cat form, a small stipend to help with the cost of supplies, and a ticket to the gala for your chosen artist so they can see their kitty go to its forever home!

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#2 - Our Colorado News: Food Bank For the Cats In Our Community

Jan 9, 2013 – 329 Views

Quoting from Our Colorado News: "Pet food -- Cat Care Society is in need of canned and bagged cat food as well as litter for its pet food bank. We are working with several area (human) food banks to provide vouchers for cat owners who otherwise cannot afford to feed their cats. The Nibbles `N Kibbles food bank was established in an effort to reduce the number of surrendered or abandoned cats in the city. All donations of unopened food are gratefully accepted during regular business hours at the shelter, 5787 W. 6th Ave., Lakewood: Tuesdays through Fridays, noon-5:30 p.m.; Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; and Sundays, noon-3 p.m. We are on the 6th Ave. Frontage Road between Sheridan and Wadsworth. Call 303-239-9680."

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#3 - 'The Fun of Clicker Training!' at Cat Care Society

Sep 17, 2013 – 300 Views

Sun., Sep. 22, 1:00 - 2:30 pm - Monthly Seminar Series at Cat Care Society, Lakewood, CO. Billie Reynolds presents "The Fun of Clicker Training!" at CCS this Sunday, Sep. 22! It will be half lecture and half workshop -- there will be some hands-on aspects, using shelter cats. Learn more about Billie Reynolds, cat behavior specialist and certified trainer:

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Feasting For Felines Kicks Off 2014 at Trattoria Stella/Colfax Location on Sunday, Jan 12

Feasting for Felines - Restaurant Fundraiser

WHEN: Sunday, January 12 - Dinner 5 p.m. to close

WHERE: Trattoria Stella, 3201 E. Colfax Ave. Denver 80206 (this location ONLY).

WHAT: Trattoria Stella will donate 10% of sales for everyone dining that evening (no need to bring a flyer).

EVEN MORE: Special Note: we've secured a matching grant for this event at Trattoria Stella/Colfax, so every dollar we raise will be doubled!

For more information about the restaurant, visit

For more information about Cat Care Society, visit

Thursday, January 02, 2014

YourHub Aurora: 'Fitzsimons Life Science District in Aurora growing exponentially'

Quoting from the Dec 31 posting by YourHub Reporter Megan Mitchell:

"Construction on the booming Fitzsimons Life Science District along Colfax Avenue and Interstate 225 can be seen for miles. In the last year, the innovative bioscience park that fosters the growth of medical research and development startup companies grew exponentially.

The 'biopark,' located in Adams County, Aurora launched and completed several projects to continue the expansion of space and resources for the 578-acre site (including the Anschutz Medical Campus). Already, the property is one of the largest of its kind in the country."

Link to the full posting

Quoting: "A building by Fitzsimons Redevelopment Authority at Bioscience Park Center. (Stephen Mitchell, Denver Post file photo)"