Thursday, April 24, 2014

Home Sweet Home: News From Cat Care Society Alumni At Their Forever Homes

Cairo (that's her pictured) has the whole house to herself and is the perfect addition and acts like “a little sweetheart” and loves to play with her blue ball that came with her.

Chowder was adopted by a man and his disabled wife and has adjusted well. Chowder is sociable and likes to have her owner sit in the same while she eats. Her favorite toys are a little pink mouse and feathery bird. She is very inquisitive when the couple plays Monopoly.

Dudley is slowly coming out of his reclusive shell and likes the older 17-year-old NM cat he shares his home with and plays with anything he can get his paws on.

Annie is now “Diana” and found her new home with one of our previous adopters who come in regularly to visit the shelter cats. The owners are making gradual introductions with her toward their other cats and she is settling in.

Rain, “Eclaire,” got her new name by the coloring of her fur that resembled the pastry and from a former acquaintance named Claire. Eclaire likes to lick everything and gives her owner a cat hug with a paw over each shoulder.

Margarita went home with a man and his 6-year-old child and is doing great. She was a little shy at first but is now comfortable. She enjoys wand toys with feathers and hanging out with her owners.

Tiger has a 10-year-old male cat roommate and they are doing well. Tiger loves receiving affection from his owner and also tries to sleep on top of him.

Link for profiles of our adoptable cats:

May Opening: 2014 Tails of the Painted Cats Debut at Lakewood Arts Council Gallery

Painted Cats Return to Lakewood Arts Council Gallery for 4th Year...

The first public showing of the Cat Care Society's 2014 'Tails of the Painted Cats' is at the Lakewood Arts Council Gallery in May (starting May 5th) in conjunction with the 'Cats, Dogs & Birds' and 'Creature Feature' Exhibits.

The public reception at LAC is Thursday, May 8, 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Official photography of the 2014 painted cats is now available on Flickr...

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New this year are 10-inch X 10-inch Flat Cat paintings, which will be displayed at the Lakewood Arts Council Gallery during May along with the much loved three-dimensional Painted Cats. Here's an overview of those 16 paintings...

Flat Cats jpgs are also available on Flickr:

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Three Cheers for $4 Million! To The Blackstone Foundation and Colorado Senator Michael Bennet.

Our appreciation to The Blackstone Foundation and Senator Michael Bennet for making the largest gift yet, $4 Million, to strengthen the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Colorado!

Learn more about the Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network in Colorado:$4-million-to-establish-blackstone-entrepreneurs-network-in-colorado

Link to The Blackstone Foundation:

Link to Senator Bennet's website:

Mr. Bigglesworth Charms 9News Petline9 Viewers

UPDATE: "Mr. Bigglesworth was adopted last Wednesday, the same day he was on Petline 9. His new companion mom is Shirley. She saw him on TV and left us 3 messages before we opened. She also called back later to let us know she was on her way. He was only at Cat Care Society for 15 days but he charmed us all. Many thanks to channel 9 for finding Shirley and Chuck & Don's for sending Mr. Bigglesworth to his new forever home with a great gift basket of cat goodies."

This morning, CCS Volunteer Kay Higgins escorted charming Mr. Bigglesworth to Petline 9 with Becky Ditchfield.

Mr. Bigglesworth is a handsome 10-year-old domestic mix, white medium hair and yellow eyes. He has spent his life with his own human until she recently passed away. A relative bought him to Cat Care Society. Mr. Bigglesworth is micro-chipped, neutered, litter trained, uses his scratching post and is current on vaccinations. He is not wild about the other cats and has been keeping his distance from them. He does love human attention, being brushed, rolling around on his back and just being adorable. He has a squeaky voice and loves to talk.

Because he is 10-years old (now considered a senior cat), he qualifies for Cat Care Society's Perpet-U-Care program and is eligible for $250 of veterinary services per year at the CCS Cat Clinic for the rest of his life!

Mr. Bigglesworth's Forever Home family will also receive a gigantic gift basket of cat food and treats from Chuck & Don's as a special present for being on Petline9. Learn more about about Chuck & Don's at:

Check out all of Cat Care Society's adoptable cats:

Mr. Bigglesworth Charms 9News Petline9 Viewers

Monday, April 21, 2014

Seminars For Cat People: This Saturday, 4/26, Grooming & Nail Trimming

Cat Care Society's Monthly Seminar Series is this week...Saturday, April 26, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Note: this time is changed from previous announcements, due to a death in Dr. Muhovich's family.

Join Kerry Muhovich, DVM, for a seminar about grooming: helping cats of all coat types and ages maintain a lustrous coat. This session will also include ‘at home’ face care and nail trim instruction.

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.

Link to the Cat Care Society website.

Link to 4/16 coverage by the Denver Animal News Examiner, John Davidson

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Animal Sheltering: 'Denver alliance of shelters, rescues, and veterinarians has live-release rate peaking'

 Quoting from the July/August 2013 Animal Sheltering magazine about the Metro Denver Shelter Alliance (MDSA):

"Founded in June 2000 by Denver-area animal welfare leaders, the now-25-member MDSA is made up of private shelters, municipal animal care and control agencies, rescue groups, veterinary organizations, several foundations, a service dog group, a pet food pantry—even a parrot sanctuary—in an eight-county region. Its common goal is to reduce euthanasia by increasing the number of animals adopted at shelters throughout the region.

The key statistic MDSA uses to track its progress is the collective live-release rate of all its sheltering members. The live-release rate reflects the percentage of animals who leave shelters alive through adoption, return-to-owner, or transfer to a placement partner that can guarantee homes for pets it receives. Since MDSA started keeping live-release statistics in 2005, that number has risen from 72 percent to 85 percent in 2012. [note: 2013 stats for live-release rates have risen to 88%]...

...MDSA members don’t use the term “no kill,” believing it potentially divisive and lacking a universally accepted definition. Instead, members identify themselves as 'open admission' (accepting all animals), or “limited admission” (limiting/selecting the animals accepted). Other agreed-upon terms that members use to track animal statistics are: Healthy, Treatable/Rehabilitatable, Trainable/Manageable, and Unhealthy/Untreatable. Agreeing to use the same terms, and to separate animals into the same kinds of categories, creates a standardized approach to tracking outcomes for pets and allows MDSA to gather reliable statistics from its sheltering members...

...The alliance gets its members out of their individual silos in other ways, too. 'Last year, we formed a little committee, and we started the shelter safaris,' says Suellen Scott, development director of the Cat Care Society in Lakewood. 'We would take turns sending our employees, our volunteers, our staff members to these all-day events where they would visit three shelters in different parts of town.'"

Link to the article

Friday, April 11, 2014

Corgenix: 'With One-Of-A-Kind Diagnostic, U.S. Company Helps Contain Ebola Outbreak'

Quoting from Hendrik Sebrandy's recent posting about Corgenix in Broomfield:

"Corgenix, a company in the U.S. state of Colorado, is playing an important role in efforts to keep the Ebola outbreak contained. The company manufactures tests for the virus now being used in parts of West Africa. CCTV’s Hendrik Sybrandy reports."
  Link to view the video news story

Colorado BioGENEius Challenge: State Winner Announced Tonight

The Colorado BioGENEius Challenge is a competition for high school students who are doing outstanding research in biotechnology. This is the first year for the program in the state and the winner will be announced tonight at the Colorado Science and Engineering Fair in Fort Collins.

The winner receives an all-expense paid trip to the National BioGENEius Challenge (June 20-24) held in conjunction with the BIO 2014 International Convention in San Diego. Link for more information at:

(L-R) Colorado BioGENEius Challenge judges Damon Hostin (Catholic Health Initiatives Institute), David Poticha (University of Colorado TTO) and Program Manager Tracey Nilson (Colorado BioScience Association).

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Thumbs up, Puma! Let's find this handsome brown tabby his forever home...soon!

Today, Suellen Scott escorted Puma to Petline9 with Kirk Montgomery.

Puma is a domestic short hair brown Tabby, 9 years old. He is micro chipped, neutered, & vaccinated. He is looking for an indoor home with a lap. He loves attention and being petted. He is very active and like to chase toys. Puma has been to schools and nursing homes on behalf of his feline friends at CCS. Puma is special needs; he has a prescription diet due to his early stages of renal disease. He is available for Cat Care Society's Perpet-U-Care program. The Cat Clinic at CCS will provide $250 of services per year towards his medical care.

Visit Puma's profile at:

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Registration Now Open At CBSA Website: 5th Annual GoldLab Symposium, “Embracing the Reptile Within: Head, Heart and Healthcare”

The fifth annual GoldLab Symposium will take place on the University of Colorado Boulder campus on Friday and Saturday, May 16 - 17, 2014. This year’s Symposium, entitled “Embracing the Reptile Within: Head, Heart and Healthcare,” brings together 18 renowned scientists and healthcare experts to discuss progress and issues in personalized medicine. The announcement is made by Colorado Bioscience Association President & CEO April Giles, who says, “Registration can be accomplished online at the Colorado Bioscience Association website:”

“This year our Symposium will have several talks on how the brain works and about the limitations of some of our brain capacity. Indeed, we are less rational than perhaps we might hope,” said Larry Gold, the Symposium’s founder. “The limitations of our neural capacities stand in the way of healthcare improvement,” he added. “The number of great things done in the world is smaller than it ought to be. I blame our ‘reptilian brains’ and this year we will confront our deficiencies without fear,” Gold concluded...

...Speakers scheduled for the 2014 event include: Alan Attie (University of Wisconsin), Tom Cathcart (Freelance Writer), Scott Danielson (SweetViva, Inc.), Bob Duke (University of Texas), Caldwell Esselstyn Jr. (Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute), Peter Ganz (UCSF School of Medicine), Joy Hirsch (Yale University), Ted Kaptchuk (Harvard Medical School), David Krakauer (University of Wisconsin), Richard Levin (Yale University), Charles Middleton (Roosevelt University), James Rothman (Yale University), Lucy Shapiro (Stanford University), Ken Sharpe (Swarthmore College), Neil Siegel (Northrop Grumman), Ajit Singh (Artiman), Lisa Stubbs (University of Illinois) and Steve Williams (SomaLogic).

The Symposium will be held in the Muenzinger Auditorium on the University of Colorado Boulder campus from 8:30 AM - 6 PM on Friday, May 16th, and 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM on Saturday, May 17th. Admission is free but seating is limited. Registration can be accomplished online at the Colorado Biosciences Association website: Additional information about the Gold Lab Symposia can be found at

Link to the PitchEngine social media release

Colorado BioScience Association BioBoot Camp 2014 set for April 17-18, apply deadline April 11

Quoting from today's InnovatioNews posting:

"Colorado BioScience Association will host BioBoot Camp 2014, a free two-day program for life science startup companies, on April 17-18.

The event will be held at Dorsey and Whitney offices, 1400 Wewatta St., and is available to qualified applicants, CBSA said. Companies interested in attending the camp should email a 1-2 page executive summary or non-confidential business plan to Tracey Nilson, program manager, at by April 11."

Link to

Thank you, Cat Care Society Volunteers, for 716 Years of Service!

Did you know: Cat Care Society may be 33 years old, but collectively our volunteer team has logged 716 years of service to help make CCS what it is today.

Thank you, Cat Care Society Volunteers. We appreciate you this week (Volunteer Appreciation Week in America) and every week for all you do!

Learn more about the CCS Volunteer Program:

Cat Care Society Feasting For Felines at Denver Elephant Bars Wed April 16th

Denver's two Elephant Bar locations in Belmar and Greenwood Village will raise funds for Cat Care Society 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, 2014.

Twenty percent of proceeds -- excluding tax, gratuity, alcohol, merchandise and/or gift cards -- go to Cat Care Society.

Just bring in this flyer and present it to your server for lunch or dinner.

Go to a to view the menu.

Friday, April 04, 2014

Colorado Medical Waste: 'Facility opening next to Fitzsimons campus is the first of its kind in Colorado' - Third in Nation

Quoting from the January 23rd Denver Post YourHub Aurora posting by Megan Mitchell:

"There is a jar of harmless medical waste on the edge of Beverly Hanstrom's desk. The contents look like paper confetti, but the shredded strings of light blue were once disposable gloves immersed in the body of a surgery patient.

'This is all that's left after ozone treatment,' Hanstrom, president of Colorado Medical Waste Inc., said. She held up the 1-pound jar of scraps that used to be 10 pounds of toxic trash discarded from a hospital...

...For someone barreling toward an environmental revolution, Hanstrom's enthusiasm is a bit depleted. 'It's hard for her because she has to lead to the way to get the community to understand the importance of this breakthrough technology,' said April Giles, president of the Colorado Bioscience Association.

After more than two years, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has granted Hanstrom the final inspection approval before she gets her Certification of Designation and can open for business."

Link to the Denver Post Aurora YourHub posting

Additional YourHub (Adams County) coverage from March 20th:

"Aurora approves innovative ozone medical waste disposal facility:

Colorado will be the third state to use ozone technology to dispose of medical waste after the city of Aurora approved the opening of Colorado Medical Waste Inc., at 3131 Oakland St.

'We are ecstatic to finally put this amazing technology to work for Colorado,' said Beverly Hanstrom, president of Colorado Medical Waste. 'Ozone medical waste processing is the future and will replace antiquated technologies and processes of the past.'"

Link to the Denver Post Adama County YourHub posting

Also link to coverage on

Link to the CMW website