Cat Care Society (CCS) Board of Directors selected CCS Shelter Manager Heather Allen as Executive Director of the Society, effective January 5, 2016. The announcement is made by Board President Gail Tinianow, who says Allen will be in charge of the entire organization, including the shelter, adoption center and clinic, as well as financial and administrative operations, fundraising, marketing and communications, and the CCS volunteer program.
Allen joined CCS as Shelter Manager in June 2015, and quickly oversaw an expansion of the rescue capabilities of the shelter's receiving and isolation rooms after successfully launching a crowdfunding campaign. In addition she has revamped and expanded the Society's Kitten Foster program to help save more cats through the CCS volunteer network.
Allen has been involved in the animal rescue and shelter industry for more than 20 years. She started her career as a volunteer in adoptions, fundraising, and foster care. She then worked in full-time staff positions in the shelter community, rising through the ranks as a kennel technician, veterinary technician, intake manager, and executive director. Throughout her animal welfare career, Allen has had a particular passion for cats.
Prior to joining CCS, Allen was the Resort Manager at the Paradise 4 Paws, the luxury pet boarding facility located near DIA. Previously she served as Executive Director of Rocky Mountain Feline Rescue and Intake Manager at Angels with Paws. Allen has also worked in the sporting goods industry and with the General Services Administration. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from University of Phoenix.
Cat Care Society is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for homeless, injured and abused cats in the Denver metropolitan area. In an effort to prevent animal neglect and abuse, CCS offers educational programs that promote responsible pet ownership and humane treatment of all animals; provides shelter for cats in a healthy, cage-free environment; and works to find compatible families for every feline that comes into the facility. The shelter provides a loving, temporary refuge for more than 50 cats at any given time, affordable veterinary services to the general public and a free food and litter bank for cat owners experiencing temporary financial challenges. For more information, please visit www.catcaresociety.org.