Monday, September 28, 2015

New at the Tails of the Painted Cats Gala Dinner & Auction: Auctioneer Doug Tisdale + Tisdale Wines = Feline Fun

Tails of the Painted Cats Auctioneer Doug Tisdale offers the new (and fun) 'Tisdale Wines Bonus' to twelve lucky Gala attendees this year. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early on Oct. 10th and listen carefully to the auctioneer's PA announcements during the cocktail reception to win a Tisdale Cabernet Sauvignon or Chardonnay.

As you see by the photo, the Tisdale Wines are ready to party at the 2015 Tails of the Painted Cats Gala Dinner and Auction. Join us!

Link to Register

Friday, September 18, 2015

Coming Saturday, Sept. 26th at Cat Care Society: Morning Session/Estate Planning Seminar + Afternoon Session/Book Discussion

Seminar: Estate Planning for Pet Owners with Your Pets in Mind, Led By a Denver Attorney 

Saturday, September 26th,
10:30 am to Noon
CCS Conference Room

Erica Johnson, JD, University of Denver School of Law and Associate, Ambler and Keenan, LLC will be presenting on the following:

- Estate planning principles

- Difference between a will and a trust

- Who has the right to care for your children

- Incorporating pets into your estate

- Importance of power of attorney and living wills

Space is limited. RSVP by phone: 303-239-9680 or email:

Link to the Registration Form

Book Discussion: 'Purr Prints of the Heart' By Deborah Barnes 

Saturday, September 26th,
1 to 2 p.m.
CCS Conference Room

Book Discussion: "Purr Prints of the Heart" by Deborah Barnes. Discussion questions will be provided. Link to more Information, including how to obtain the book. Note the kitty pictured on the right is the late Jewell Koester whose human, Sierra, brought the Purr Prints project to CCS. Sierra is a CCS volunteer and blogger for our website and Tumblr.

Space is limited. RSVP by phone: 303-239-9680 or email:

Link to the Registration Form

Thursday, September 17, 2015

NEW at the 2015 Tails of the Painted Cats Gala Dinner and Auction: Restaurant Gift Cards in the Live Auction

Cat Care Society is adding restaurant gift cards to the Live Auction lineup at the 2015 Tails of the Painted Cats Gala Dinner and Auction, October 10th at Pinehurst Country Club. CCS surveyed event attendees last year and determined a desire from respondents for this new addition. Here are the restaurant cards you could win during the TOPC Live Auction this year:

Elway's Colorado Steakhouse 

ChoLon Modern Asian Bistro 

CrĂș Wine Bar 

240 Union Restaurant 

Bonefish Grill 

In addition to the five restaurant gift cards, the Live Auctioned Painted Cats include Lil Ms. Sunshine, Africat, Route 66, Botani-Cat and La Catrina. CCS will be live auctioning a 6-day/6-night South African Photo Safari package to Zulu Nyala Resort in Northern Kwazulu Natal, South Africa (Value: US $5,950), plus a painting by Botani-Cat Artist Jody Rigsby that she's Demo Painting during the TOPC cocktail reception.

Link to view the 2015 Painted Cats and Bid In Advance

Link to register for the TOOC Gala Dinner and Auction

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

RETURNING to the 2015 TOPC Gala: The Tower of Wine is Back, Expanding to 64 Bottles

Generous patrons have yet again opened their wine cellars to Cat Care Society to make an expanded Tower of Wine possible at the 2015 Tails of the Painted Cats Gala Dinner and Auction at Pinehurst Country Club, October 10th. Topping the tower list are these French Bordeaux wines:
1990 Chateau La Conseillante ($457)
1989 Chateau Lynche-Bages ($425)
1990 Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande ($323)
1985 Chateau L'Evangile ($268)
1986 Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande ($252)
1986 Chateau Gruaud-Larose ($231)
1990 Chateau Rauzan-Segla ($220)
1990 Chateau Rauzan-Segla ($159)
1990 Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou ($156)
1995 Chateau Leoville Barton ($148)
1995 Chateau Troplong Mondot ($105)
1994 Chateau Troplong Mondot ($72)
The remainder of the tower is a selection 2007 Balistreri Vineyards wines, including Colorado Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot varietals.
The way it works, each bottle in the tower is tagged and numbered. Those playing draw a numbered card and then win the corresponding numbered bottle of wine. This is the fourth year we’ve had the tower and it usually sells out early in the evening during the cocktail reception, so make sure to come at 5 p.m. so you don’t miss out on the opportunity to win a wonderful wine for your own cellar (and help the CCS cats and community outreach programs).
If you don’t have your tickets yet, link to register for the TOPC Gala Dinner and Auction 
CCS sincerely appreciates both Donna & Rick Albin and Lynn Amsbury for their generous support of our 2015 Tower of Wine!

Monday, September 14, 2015

New at the Cat Care Society's 2015 Tails of the Painted Cats Gala Dinner and Auction: Photo Safari Vacation Package

Cat Care Society will be auctioning a 6-day/6-night South African Photo Safari package to Zulu Nayla Resort in Northern Kwazulu Natal, South Africa. Value: US $5,950.


* Luxury accommodations for 6 days and 6 nights for two people at the Zulu Nyala Luxurious Hemmingway Tented Safari Camp or Heritage Safari Lodge.

* Full board -- three delicious meals per day, prepared by top class chefs - with an African flavor of course.

* Two game viewing activities per day guided by professional game rangers in open game viewing vehicles. 

* The certificate is valid for two years.

* Experience the Magic of Africa!

Link to learn more about Zulu Nyala

Link to register for the 2015 Tails of the Painted Cats Gala Dinner and Auction

Thursday, September 03, 2015

Tails of the Painted Cats 2015: the Cat Care Society Kitten Artists Have Been Hard at Work

Cloud, Margaret, Chris, Craig, Carla and Cora have been busy little kittens the past few months preparing their works of art for the Tails of the Painted Cats Silent Auction.

Here's the rundown of the ten new creations: 

1. Star Wars By Cloud

2. Dance of the Pink Mice By Margaret

3. Rose Garden By Margaret

4. The South of France By Chris

5. Pasture By Craig

6. Let's Party! By Craig

7. Country Lane By Carla

8. A Walk in the Park By Cora

9. First Frost By Carla

10. Moonlit Garden By Cora

View the video gallery of the new Kitten Paintings:

The Kittens were assisted this year by their human assistants: Carla Pawlewicz, Jeannie Menor and Jane Dorsey.

Register for the Tails of the Painted Cats Gala Dinner & Auction

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Cat Care Society Sept. News: Special Needs September, Painted Cats Move to Arts District at Santa Fe + Piatti Ristorante Hosts Feasting For Felines to Benefit CCS

Today is September 1st and Cat Care Society is announcing these upcoming events to kick off the new month:


During September CCS is offering the Special Needs September promotion for all CCS senior cats (age 10+) and adult cats having chronic health problems with these reduced fees:

$40 adoption fee for Senior and Special Needs cats.

$20 adoption fee for the disabled (disability discount) and senior adopters age 60+ of these Senior and Special Needs Cats in the promotion.

For all cats in the Special Needs September promotion, our 'unique to the industry' CCS Perpet-U-Care program applies. Perpet-U-Care covers $250 in medical services at the CCS Cat Clinic annually for cats 10+ years and cats with special chronic health problems (note: it does not include wellness exams, vaccines and cremation).

Learn more about Perpet-U-Care

Link to view the Information Flyer

Link to view the Facebook Album of our Senior and Special Needs Cats

Please note: as with all reduced fee adoption promotions, our standard screening process applies.


To kick off the Labor Day weekend this Friday, September 4th, Art of Life Gallery, 200 Santa Fe Drive, is hosting a Wine & Cheese Event, 6:30 to 8 p.m., celebrating the 2015 Tails of the Painted Cats.

Enjoy wonderful wines and delicious cheeses (thank you Grande Cheese), while viewing all of the 2015 Painted Cats and other art on display at the gallery. Several of the CCS painted cat artists will exhibiting other of their works that evening.

Cost: $10 donation per person requested to help the Cat Care Society cats, payable at the wine bar that evening.

There's street parking available along Santa Fe, plus these nearby lots: The Bolt Factory at 2nd and Kalamath St; Image Complete Lighting Gallery, Kalamath and 2nd Avenue; and Su Teatro lot at Santa Fe Drive and 2nd Avenue. The District's First Friday Art Walk will be going on concurrently, complete with a Shuttle Coach running from 5:30 to 10 p.m. throughout the District.

The painted cats will remain on display at Art of Life through September 29th.

Art of Life Gallery website

Arts District On Santa Fe website


September Feasting For Felines: 20% of Piatti's Lunch & Dinner Sales Benefit Cat Care Society Wednesday, September 16th. 

Feasting For Felines returns to Piatti Ristorante in Cherry Creek, 191 St. Paul St (valet parking provided). Dine either for lunch or dinner and Piatti will donate 20% to CCS! Reservations are requested online or by calling 303.321.1919.

Cat food and litter donations are also greatly appreciated. Bring them to the restaurant with you.

Link to the information flyer

Link to the Piatti Denver Website