Wednesday, February 26, 2014

February News From Cat Care Society's Forever Home Kitties

Zeke (pictured when he was on Petline9 with Suellen Scott in January) – is happy and relaxed and likes his balls with bells and cat tree. He shares his home with another senior kitty that shows interest in him and they do well with each other.

Pinky - “Tony” immediately laid down next to the owner’s 13-year-old son to watch TV and likes to knead people’s stomachs. Tony begs for attention and likes to be around his new family and gets along great with 13-year-old cat sister.

Tic and Toe - “Tic-Tac and Toe” Both were a little timid at first but now welcome affection. Both cats prefer the dogs company, but owner keeps them away from the hedge hog just in case they think he is fun toy but find out just how prickly he is!

Doris - “Mia” claimed the whole house within 48 hours. She is an only child and likes to play with the throw rug on the kitchen floor.

Taylor – one of our teens now shares his home with a 1-year-old cat sister close to his age and they do everything together, making Taylor come out of his shell.

Charlene - “Charley” transitioned smoothly and loves to be petted and likes her crinkle balls from the shelter. She also likes to be on the very top of a tall cat tower and is roommates with an 11 year old male and 8-year-old female cat.

Andrew – our fireball of energy is still curious and playful in his new home. His owner likes to play with him using small balls and ribbon. He is still making gradual introductions with the slightly older cat. Andrew likes to pull out a toy bunny and wrestle it to the ground.

Petunia – explored every nook and cranny of her house then hid under the bed until 2 a.m. until her new mom got up and since then has followed her every move. She is playful and selects her toys from a basket and uses her turbo scratcher.

Murphy – is another lover of the cat tower uses it for basking in the sun. He sleeps with the youngest daughter and is curious about the older daughter’s bath tub. Perhaps Murphy needs a Calgon moment? Especially after sleeping next to the family dog.

Kiki and Kyrie - “Loki and Tula” have adjusted well. They worked with a pet communicator and Loki told her that he likes his new name much better and Tula likes eating healthy but Loki would love the junk food. Both cats enjoy window watching and have resumed napping with each other again.

Check out the Cat Care Society kitties still waiting for their forever homes.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

EXTENDED THROUGH MARCH 15th: Pampered Chef Fundraiser for Cat Care Society

Cat Care Society is holding an ONLINE Pampered Chef Fundraiser! Because this is an ONLINE event, you get to shop from the comfort of your favorite computer! All orders can be placed online and shipped directly to you!!!! The website is SAFE and SECURE and your card will not be charged until we finalize the show and submit all orders together on March 15th!

There are many amazing products that will make your time in the kitchen easy, and FUN! Why not pick up some Pampered Chef products for yourself through this fundraiser, while 10-20% of your order goes directly to benefit Cat Care Society? It's the perfect win-win.

Place your ONLINE ORDERS through this link:


1. Go to
2. Click SHOP ONLINE and enter "CAT CARE SOCIETY" as the organization
3. Choose your items, and check out.

Please select "Direct Shipping" to your home address (note a street address is needed for FedEx delivery). Please do not have your order shipped to the shelter. Thank you!!

Friday, February 21, 2014

Girl Scout Troop 3185 Wins Bronze Award for "Happy Socks" Project

Troop 3185 earned a Girl Scouts Bronze award for their "Happy Socks" community service project benefiting the Cat Care Society cat residents. Thank you and congratulations!

Learn more at their blogpost:

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Returning for a 4th Year: Cat Care Society Announces the 2014 ‘Tails of the Painted Cats’ Artists, Sponsors and Design Concepts

Cat Care Society has selected the artists and finalized artist sponsorships for the 2014 'Tails of the Painted Cats' lineup of one-of-a-kind, larger-than-life artwork cats. The announcement is made by CCS President Diane Stoner, who says, "Our artists are finishing their painted cats, and on May 8th ‘Tails of the Painted Cats’ will debut at the Lakewood Arts Council Gallery prior to touring throughout the community. The Gala Dinner & Auction is Saturday, July 26th, at Pinehurst Country Club."

The 2014 'Tails of the Painted Cats' artists, painted cats and sponsors include:

1 Ella Buchholz - Red Hot Ruby - Maggie Holben
2 Jane McFadden Dorsey - Richard Parker - Lynn & Michelle Brevard
3 Pat Lickly - Bastet, Cat Goddess - Harold & Christina Taylor
4 Wendy Luck - Wildflower - Clyde & Barbara Dawson
5 Karen Mahnken - Dandy Lion - Mary Grace Yonts
6 Karen Mahnken & Kyle Hardyway - Purr Lancelot - Ann Waite & CCS Volunteer
7 Betsy Keyser - Purrlock Holmes - Mary Ann Schultz
8 Betsy Keyser - PurrFectly Purple Puss - Richard & Kathy Swanson
9 Kimiko VonWyrd - Thunder and Lightning - Sara Elder and Anastasia Betterton-Fike
10 Anonymous - Confetti - Barbara Kane & Mark P.
11 Jackie McFarland - Garden Variety Cat - Nature’s Way
12 Sheila Bobay McFather - Cleo-Catra - Richard & Kathy Husband
13 Jamie McWhirt - Colorado Cat - Mary Foster & Kay Higgins
14 Carla Pawlewicz - Cat-tails and Dogwood - Diane Stoner & Marggie Dassler
15 Katherine Ross - The Pattern Cats - Mark & Linda Brandon and Sharon Davis
16 Cortnye Rusch - Meowl - Clete Nolde
17 Pam Schmidt - Filigree - Steve Holben
18 Bobbi Shupe - O’ Sole Meow - Gail Tinianow
19 Becky Enabnit Silver - Aspen Cat - Dr. Liz O’Rourke, Animal Urgent Care
20 Kristina Spargo - Cerulean Ming - Marsha Crest, CCS Volunteer & Patron
21 Kristina Spargo - Odonata - Richard & Kathy Swanson
22 Cam Williams - Zentangle Kitty - Karen Gonzalez & Tender Touch Animal Hospital
23 Jane McFadden Dorsey - Edwina Degas - Corporal Reggie Waddle

 “This is the fourth year for ‘Tails of the Painted Cats’ and we're thrilled to again welcome CBS4 Weather Anchor Ed Greene as our Master of Ceremonies and Douglas M. Tisdale, Esq., Mayor of Cherry Hills Village, as our Auctioneer. Marianne Lorenz, Curator & Director of Educational Programs at Foothills Arts Center, served as juror for this year’s project," Stoner says.

Drawing Kitty: Edwina Degas by Jane McFadden Dorsey

In addition to the Painted Cats being created and auctioned, local artist Jane McFadden Dorsey has again created the project's official 'drawing kitty.' This year it's Edwina Degas, sponsored by CCS Munchkin Cat Corporal Reggie Waddle. For $10.00 per ticket, names are entered in a drawing to take Edwina home. The winner of Edwina Degas will be announced at the July 26th Gala Dinner & Auction.

About Tails of the Painted Cats

Some of the Painted Cats are standing, and some are sitting, but they are all unique, original works of art. You can view the online gallery of the 2014 painted cat designs at: Advanced online bidding will be active starting in May. In the interim, event sponsorships for the Gala Dinner & Auction, offering a variety of premium benefits for corporations, are available by contacting Mary Jo Baker, CCS Director of Major and Planned Gifts, at 303-239-9680, ext. 15. For more information, visit:

Link to the PRWeb newswire

Link to the PitchEngine social media release

Monday, February 17, 2014

Feasting For Felines Is A Year Old. Many Thanks to our Restaurants and Diners!

Feasting For Felines is celebrating its first full year of helping raise funds for the Cat Care Society shelter and community outreach programs. Many, many thanks to our loyal diners and these wonderful restaurants who raised more than $3,000 during the past year for Cat Care Society:

La Dolce Vita - Feb 2013

California Pizza Kitchen - March 2013

730 South - April 2013

Wystone's - May 2013

Tony P's - June 2013

Piatti - August 2013

Jose O'Sheas - September 2013

Bruno's - October 2013

Beau Jo's - November 2013

Trattoria Stella/Colfax - Jan 2014

Feasting for Felines returns to La Dolce Vita in Castle Pines this Thursday, February 20, 2014. Click for more information.

This Saturday: Seminar for Cat People 'The Healthy Digestive Tract'

Cat Care Society's Monthly Seminar Series: Saturday, Feb. 22, Noon to 1:30 pm

Join us for a seminar by Kerry Muhovich, DVM, about the healthy digestive tract of a cat: identifying when vomiting is more serious than an occasional hairball and when the occasional irregularity is something more than a dietary indiscretion. This session also covers mystery GI issues (what tests can be helpful, plus treatment options. 

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.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

9News Petline9: Cupid's Cuties Crash & Coltrane from Cat Care Society

Cupid's Cuties Crash & Coltrane took their wonderful story to 9News Petline9 today, with the help of Cat Care Society's Development Director Suellen Scott and 9News Chief Meteorologist Kathy Sabine.

 And cuties they were... Coltrane on Suellen's lap and Crash looking darling in the rolling carrier.

Almost immediately after the segment aired... a viewer both phoned and e-mailed in about their interest in adopting this darling bonded pair.

Stay tuned for the "happy tales/tails."

Link to Crash's profile

Link to Coltrane's profile

Link to information about Cat Care Society's February Adoption Special 

Lakewood Pet Examiner: 'A Cat Care Society guide to helping outdoor cats'

Quoting from Carrie Dow's February 11th column:

"The Cat Care Society of Lakewood is more than just a cat adoption shelter. The shelter helps cats throughout the metro area and provides feline education to help us all be more aware of how to care for and help the cats in our homes and our community. This month the Cat Care Society shares how to identify and care for an outdoor cat. Information provided by CCS member Teresa Crago."

Link to the full posting

Monday, February 10, 2014

Third year! La Dolce Vita Hosts Feasting For Felines Fundraiser February 20

La Dolce Vita Ristorante Italiano, 361 Village Square Lane in Castle Pines, will benefit Cat Care Society all day Thursday, February 20, 2014.

This is the third year for the annual fundraiser at the restaurant. Twenty percent (20%) of proceeds from all lunch and dinner sales go to Cat Care Society. No flier is needed.

Lunch is served 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and dinner is served 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

For more information and menues, visit:

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Cat Care Society Names Mary Jo Baker as Director of Major and Planned Gifts

Mary Jo Baker is the new Director of Major and Planned Gifts for Cat Care Society (CCS). The announcement is made by CCS President Diane Stoner, who says, "We are pleased to welcome Mary Jo to our fundraising team. Having worked for various nonprofits in the Denver area, Mary Jo brings nearly 20 years of experience to our organization."

Most recently Ms. Baker worked in development for Centura Health at Home and Sobriety House, Inc.

"My passion lies with those who are underserved, and often forgotten. What better mission to support than Cat Care Society where the clients come from a population that is fragile, vulnerable, underserved and often forgotten?," Ms. Baker explains.

Fundraising is a second career path for Ms. Baker, as previously she worked in educational television in Portland, Oregon. Ms. Baker earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon. She serves on the local chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ board of directors.

About Cat Care Society

Founded in 1981, CCS is a nonprofit organization established to improve the quality of life for homeless, injured and abused cats in the Denver metropolitan area. The Society's goals are:

• To sponsor educational programs that promote responsible pet ownership, humane treatment of all animals, and the elimination of pet overpopulation;

• To shelter cats in a healthy, cage free environment and to find compatible and responsible families for every cat;

• To provide community outreach programs that improve the quality of life for cats and people;

• To be a friend to all cats.

CCS is supported by a number of loyal members and contributors, without whom the shelter could not operate. CCS receives no government funding. In addition, CCS volunteers assist with many fundraising activities each year. For more information, visit

Contact: Maggie Chamberlin Holben, APR, Absolutely PR on behalf of the Cat Care Society – 303-984-9801,

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Denver Animal News Examiner: 'Get your Valentine cats two at a time at Cat Care Society'

Quoting John Davidson's column:

"CAT CARE SOCIETY - With Valentine's Day coming up, the Lakewood organization is spotlighting bonded pairs (and one trio) of senior felines in its February adoption special. Adoption fees for "senior sweethearts" are flexible, plus senior cats qualify for Perpet‐U‐Care to help pay for veterinary care at The Cat Clinic at Cat Care Society. ( And during February, adult pairs, normally adopted for $150, will be $75 per pair."

Link to the posting

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Xconomy: 'Colorado Legislators Aim to Reward Angel Investors with Tax Credit'

Quoting from today's posting by Michael Davidson:

"Colorado could join the list of states that offer tax credits to angel investors if a bill currently before the Colorado General Assembly is passed...

...Supporters argue that access to seed- and early-stage capital remains a challenge for Colorado entrepreneurs. The Colorado BioScience Association is one of the industry groups pushing for the bill’s passage, along with the Colorado Technology Association and Colorado Cleantech Industry Association. CBSA president and CEO April Giles said her association’s members continue to list raising money as one of their toughest problems.

They think a state income tax credit will help, and they say the tax credit programs in other states have been a boon."

Link to the full article

Monday, February 03, 2014

Cat Care Society: Kitty Couples Get Cupid's Attention During February

Cat Care Society is putting the spotlight on its Bonded Pairs (and one Trio) of Kitties for its February adoption special. 

Senior Sweethearts” include Braveheart, Cirrus & Muggins and Ohms & Wind‐Up. Like our cats, adoption fees for senior sweethearts are flexible, plus senior cats qualify for Perpet‐U‐Care to help pay for veterinary care at The Cat Clinic at Cat Care Society. Link to learn more about Perpet-U-Care

And during February, adult “sweetheart” pairs, normally adopted for $150, will be $75 per pair. These couples include Crash & Coltrane; Gracie & Isaac; Kiki & Kyrie and Lenny & Leo

Click for more information.

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.

Links follow to each kitty's profile.







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