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Cat Care Society Partners with LoveAnimals.org to raise funds to help Shelter Kitty Wakko

07-Aug-2014 Cat Care Society (CCS) is partnering with LoveAnimals.org to raise funds to help Shelter Kitty Wakko during May 2014. Wakko has a congenital abnormality of his nasal passage that requires sophisticated diagnostics and treatment so he can be adopted to his forever home.

Lakewood, CO – May 7, 2014 – Through May 31, Cat Care Society (CCS) is raising funds for a shelter cat named Wakko, who has a congenital abnormality requiring specialized diagnostics and treatment. The announcement is made by CCS President Diane Stoner, who says, "We’re asking the public to donate online at LoveAnimals.org help Wakko, Cat Care Society's darling teenage kitty in need of medical tests to better diagnose what we believe to be a birth defect. This defect is in his nasal passage, and it prevents him from breathing easily.”

CCS has partnered with LoveAnimals.org to help us raise funds to cover the cost of Wakko's diagnostic tests. 100% of donations will go to Wakko's diagnostic test costs - LoveAnimals.org does not keep a percentage of the funds. Link to donate at: http://www.loveanimals.org/pets/wakko-needs-your-help.html 

Stoner explains: “Initial estimates for just the diagnostics, not treatment, have been around $3,500. Again, that's just for tests and diagnosis. If a reasonable treatment is available, it will require additional funds, and we cannot estimate those until we fully understand Wakko’s specific needs. And the best news - the board of directors has designated up to $1,000 to be used as a matching gift. All gifts will be matched by the board (up to the $1,000 value of the matching gift fund).”

About LoveAnimals.org

LoveAnimals.org provides an online crowdfunding platform where non-profits can list their most urgent funding needs and where many donors can quickly and easily give small donations to the projects that most inspire them. These many small donations collectively fund entire projects, providing non-profits with more resources enabling them to help more animals faster. Link to learn more: http://www.loveanimals.org/resources/LoveAnimalsorg_Beta_Launch_Press_Releasefinal.pdf 
About the Cat Care Society

CCS, founded in 1981, is a nonprofit organization established 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 CCS is supported by a number of loyal members and contributors, without whom the shelter could not operate.  CCS receives no government funding.  In addition, CCS volunteers assist with many fundraising activities each year. For more information, visit http://www.catcaresociety.org.

Denver's Cat Care Society is also found on these social media sites: 
Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/CatCareSociety
Facebook Tails of the Painted Cats Page: www.facebook.com/TailsofthePaintedCats
Twitter: http://twitter.com/CatCareSociety
You Tube: http://www.youtube.com/CCSNewsEvents
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/catcaresociety
Google+: https://plus.google.com/b/116941262345628293400/116941262345628293400/posts
Tumblr: http://catcaresociety.tumblr.com 
News Feed Blog: http://denvercatcare.blogspot.com


Maggie Chamberlin Holben, APR, Absolutely PR on behalf of the Cat Care Society – http://www.absolutelypr.com – 303-984-9801, maggie@absolutelypr.com

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