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:
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 mbaker@CatCareSociety.org 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.
Saturday, April 26, 11:00 am to 12:30 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at 303.239.9680.
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
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.
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.