We are always in need of fosters to help take care of bottle babies, pregnant moms & special needs cats.
Programs & Events
Whether you’re looking for help or looking to help, there is something for every cat lover at Cat Care Society.
Our online Meow Mart has a wide variety of cat items. Shop for toys, beds, litterboxes and more.
Cat Care Society has been improving the quality of life for homeless, abused, and injured cats for over 30 years. Join us in our mission to continue enriching the lives of people and cats in Jefferson County and beyond. Consider adopting a cat into your family, volunteering, or making a donation today.
Cat Care Society (CCS) was founded in 1981 by Linda East, DVM and Lynn Rowe. We are a nonprofit organization that was established in order to improve the quality of life for homeless, injured, and abused cats in the Denver metropolitan area. The Society’s goals are:
- To sponsor educational programs that promote responsible pet ownership, humane treatment of all animals, and the elimination of pet overpopulation
- To shelter cats in a healthy, cage free environment and to find compatible and responsible families for every cat
- To provide community outreach programs that improve the quality of life for cats and people
- To be a friend to all cats
The shelter provides a temporary refuge for more than 75 cats until an appropriate and permanent home can be found for each. Veterinary care, premium diet, and human interaction are lovingly provided by dedicated staff and volunteers. Cat Care Society is a limited admission shelter. Meaning, we can only accept new cats as quickly as our current cats find their forever homes. We are nondiscriminatory in the cats that we accept and provide care for. We are proud to serve as a safe haven for cats that many shelters are either unwilling or incapable of accepting. This includes cats that have tested positive for FIV or FeLV, or have been diagnosed with chronic health conditions such as diabetes or kidney disease. We also pride ourselves in finding these cats loving forever homes, and educating cat owners on the relatively simple care requirements for cats with special needs.
Cat Care Society is supported by a number of loyal members and contributors, without whom we could not operate. We receive no government funding. You can view our complete financials here. We are governed by a board of directors who volunteer their time to guide the organization. The Cat Care Society is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization per IRS Code 432.56.215-B. Our tax identification number is 84-0869447
Statistics & Resources
In 2021 we found homes for 545 cats and kittens, almost 20% of which were senior cats or had special needs, see our complete annual statistics here. Because we cannot accept every cat who needs our help we encourage you to visit the resources page of our website before deciding to re-home your cat. Here you will find links for behavioral help, low cost veterinary clinics, pet friendly housing, pet food banks, and grants for emergency veterinary care.
Cat Care Society has an incredible staff consisting of Kennel Technicians, Adoption Team, Medical Team, Shelter Managers, Inhouse Photographer/Director of Digital Media & Communication, Director of Outreach, Volunteer & Events Manager, Special Events Coordinator, Bookkeeper, and Director of Philanthropy. This team is lead by our Executive Director, Board of Directors and Junior Board of Directors.
Why We Are Unique
At Cat Care Society, we believe animals shouldn’t have to live behind bars while they wait to find their forever homes. That is why we are cage free. Our cats get to enjoy large rooms to run around and play in, with cozy places to rest. We are also limited admission, which means that once a cat is here, we will not euthanize unless it is medically necessary for the cat’s health and/or quality of life. We care for ALL cats and help them find the perfect home where they can flourish and get all the love they deserve.
Saves a Life
As a small non-profit organization, we rely solely on generous donations to help us in our mission to help the cats that need it most. Your donation makes an impact in your community. With as little as $20, we can perform a spay or neuter surgery to help prevent pet overpopulation, provide a cat with a nutritious diet for a month, or buy 150 pounds of cat litter.
Adopt or Foster
On any given day, you can find between 50-100 cats of every age, size and color looking for a new home at Cat Care Society. Not sure you’re ready to commit to adoption? We’re always looking for foster parents for young kittens, cats with special needs, temporary care cats, and our long term residents who would benefit from taking a break from shelter life.
Sponsor Our Cats
Financially sponsoring the cats in our care allows us to provide comfortable housing, top notch medical care, and nutritious food for cats no matter their age, medical condition, or personality. Click the button below to donate towards the care of our wonderful shelter cats and you can label your donation to go towards a specific cat, medical condition, or age group.
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5787 W 6th Ave
Lakewood, CO 80214
The Cat Care Society is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization per IRS Code 432.56.215-B.
Our tax identification number is 84-0869447