Cat Care Society

Cat Care Society operates a limited admission cage-free shelter for homeless and abused cats while providing community outreach programs to enrich the lives of people and cats.

Cat Care Society is 100% funded by private donations, from people just like you.

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Cat Care Society
5787 W. 6th Ave.
Lakewood, CO 80214
(303) 239-9680

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Tails of the Painted Cats

Tails of the Painted Cats 2014

Mark your calendar for the 2014 Tails of the Painted Cats Gala Dinner & Auction at Pinehurst Country Club: Saturday, July 26, 2014.

We're now recruiting corporate sponsors at these four levels of involvement:

  • Tuxedo Treasure
  • Persian Protector
  • Siamese Savior
  • Calico Champion

Click to read details about each sponsorship, as well as an overview of table and individual ticket pricing. For more information contact Mary Jo Baker at or call (303) 239-9680, ext 15. We also are accepting donations for our popular Tower of Wine at the Gala Dinner & Auction, click here for the donation form.

The 2014 Tails of the Painted Cats will debut their Summer Pre-Tour with an evening reception at the Lakewood Arts Council Gallery on Thursday, May 8th.

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Dr. Kerry

Monthly Seminar Series

Saturday, April 26, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm: Join us for a seminar by Kerry Muhovich, DVM, about grooming: helping cats of all coat types and ages maintain a lustrous coat. This session will 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.

Employment Opportunity - Kennel Technician

Cat Care Society currently has a position open for a part-time Kennel Technician.
For more information click here.

Cat Care Quarterly

Spring 2014 Cat Care Quarterly

In this edition of the Cat Care Quarterly, read about:

  • the 2014 Painted Cats - they're back! Read about the May 5th debut of this year's cats and the other locations where you can see them prior to the July 26th gala
  • new at Tails of the Painted Cats - flat cat paintings and pottery
  • upcoming events, including our monthly seminars about grooming, pain management, and single cat boredom busters
  • Ellen, a long-time feline resident who found a great home
  • Mack and Jack, who make their home in an assisted living center
  • our volunteer spotlight
  • memorial donations

Thank you for your support of Cat Care Society, and happy reading!

Meet Trouble – A Cat Care Society Success



The Story of Trouble is an all-too-common tale of mistreatment by humans. When Trouble and his siblings were kittens, not only did they not get fed on a regular basis, but they were also chased by guys with power tools who got their kicks by scaring the kittens half to death.

Luckily, Trouble and the other kittens were rescued from this inhuman torment. Trouble found a home with a kindly lady who was able to give him several years of loving care before becoming gravely ill. Although she was in southern Colorado, she was aware of the Cat Care Society, and her wish was that Trouble come up to our Lakewood shelter to be cared for.

Regrettably this intention wasn’t spelled out clearly in her will; Trouble was sent instead to a shelter in Colorado Springs, and in a further mixup that nearly turned tragic, somehow a euthanasia order got attached to Trouble’s file. One of our CCS directors learned of Trouble’s situation and her intervention resulted in Trouble finally reaching our CCS shelter; she visited him often during his first week here. Adoption followed in a few days, and Trouble went home with our board member.

Trouble Found a New Home, and His Second Chance in this loving home he’s been in over a year and a half now, sharing it with two West Highland white terriers (or “Westies”) and a cat named Spot. Despite his traumatizing start in life, he’s a gentle boy who hasn’t lived up to the “Trouble” name at all.

The story of Trouble’s early life is disturbing, but ultimately it’s the same uplifting tale of second chances and love experienced by so many of the cats we have known and cared for at Cat Care Society. It also illustrates how everyone in our organization – staff, volunteers, and our board of directors – gets involved and acts when there’s word of a cat in trouble!

CCS does not receive any government funding; all financial support comes from the community in the form of private donations.

Here's how donations help Cat Care Society:

  • $1,000 cares for 30 kittens, including shots, spays/neuters, microchips, food and litter.
  • $500 provides medical care for one geriatric cat for one year.
  • $400 covers the cost of a significant surgery, such as Kitty’s leg amputation
  • $125 purchases one month’s worth of kitty litter.
  • $50 provides antibiotics for a sick cat.
  • $25 buys one kitten two weeks’ worth of food.

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Needed: Litter and Canned Cat Food

We cats could really use cat litter (clay or clumping) and canned cat food (no fish flavors, though). We go through a *lot* of cat litter every month! Please view our Wish List for more ways to help.

If you're in the area, please come by for a visit - we love visitors! - and bring a big bag of cat litter and/or canned cat food.

Thank you!

Cars for CatsDo you have a car you are considering donating? Why not donate to Cat Care Society? If you have a car to donate, please click here to fill out an online form to donate your vehicle, or, you can call 1-800-216-9315.

Click here to donate.Please take a moment to help support Cat Care Society. Every donation goes towards helping cats in need.

Cat Care Society is 100% funded by private donations, from people just like you.

Name the Cat

Help us name the cats. Every cat that walks through the door at Cat Care Society gets its own unique name. Now, you can help us come up with names for these wonderful cats.

Click on Cats for Adoption at left to see all the great cats waiting at the shelter!

You can now buy King Soopers cards from Cat Care society.
Buy King Soopers Cards at CCS
5% of your purchases will go directly to Cat Care Society.

Cat Care Society Wines
Check out Cat Care Society benefit wines.

Each purchase helps support the cats at Cat Care Society.

Woofs 'n Hoofs
Can't make it to Lakewood? Visit Woofs 'n' Hoofs in Littleton!

Adopt a Special Pet

Dr Elseys Precious Cat Products

Pet Microchip Lookup

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