Community Giving: Community Shares and Colorado Gives Day 2013
Cat Care Society is a certified member nonprofit organization of Community Shares of Colorado. As Colorado's Community Giving Fund, Community Shares has been broadening charitable choice in workplace giving campaigns in Colorado for more than 25 years. Cat Care Society has been a member nonprofit since 1997. Click here to learn more.
Colorado Gives Day 2013 is Tuesday, December 10, when 100% of every donation goes to the certified participating charities - such as Cat Care Society (no processing fees are charged). The other days of the year Community First Foundation pays 100% of all processing fees on the first $50,000 in donations per organization for nonprofits in seven-county metro Denver. This is the third year Cat Care Society has participated. Click here to donate.
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.
Fall 2013 Cat Care Quarterly
The fall edition of the Cat Care Quarterly is now available online. In the fall 2013 edition of the Cat Care Quarterly, read about:
Our annual Santa Paws Festival
Colorado Gives Day, Tuesday, Dec. 10
The advantages of adopting a senior cat
Kimberly, our new vet tech in the clinic
Siete, a small kitten who was found in a dumpster and - because of the heroism of a young man named Dru - has found her forever home
Promising advances in relief for allergy sufferers
Thank you for your support of Cat Care Society, and happy reading!
Tails of the Painted Cats 2014
We're now recruiting sponsorship for each of the 22 artist/cat selections. A sponsorship covers the cost of the fiberglass cat form, a small stipend to help with the cost of supplies, and a ticket to the gala for your chosen artist so they can see their kitty go to its forever home! You have two choices:
1. Sponsorship at $450 includes
• An invitation to the Artist & Sponsor Champagne Reception
• Your name/business displayed with the artist's cat on tour
• Your name entered in the 2013 drawing of Edwina Degas
2. Sponsorship at $600 includes
• All the above
• 2 tickets to the Tails of the Painted Cats Gala July 26 at Pinehurst Country Club at 2013 prices. Guaranteed seating at your artist's table.
Purina wants to make it easier than ever for you to welcome a new kitty from Cat Care Society into your home. If you're 55 or over, you qualify for a free, Purina-funded cat adoption at Cat Care Society while funds are available. Present this flyer when you come to Cat Care Society.
Link for more information: http://purina.com/petsfor55plus
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.
Do 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.
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.
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.