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Tails of the Painted Cats Returns for Fifth Year

22-Jul-2015 MEDIA CONTACT:
Maggie Holben
Volunteer – Media Relations 

Tails of the Painted Cats Returns for Fifth Year
Cat Care Society’s Signature Fundraiser 

Lakewood, CO – August 18, 2015 [updated from July 21, 16 and March 24, 2015] – The Cat Care Society (CCS) annual benefit, Tails of the Painted Cats (TOPC), returns for its fifth consecutive year to raise funds for the shelter’s homeless cats and community outreach programs. Auction of the painted cats occurs at the Gala Dinner & Auction on October 10, 2015, at Pinehurst Country Club. Joining us this year as Master of Ceremonies is 9News Reporter Steve Staeger. Former Mayor of Cherry Hills Village, Doug Tisdale, returns as the TOPC auctioneer. Renowned Colorado plein-air and studio landscape artist, Cheryl St. John, served as jurist for this year’s Tails of the Painted Cats.

“We have a long list of wonderful artists and sponsors who have all committed to sharing their time, talent and resources with us this year and we’re thrilled to be enjoying our fifth Tails of the Painted Cats season in Colorado,” Gail Tinianow, CCS board president, said. “This event is so very special and unique and truly is the Cat Care Society’s signature fundraising event.” 

Artists and sponsors were finalized for the 2015 event in March, with the finished works debuting for public viewing at the Lakewood Arts Council Gallery in June, followed by Evergreen’s Main Street Gallery in August (July 31 – August 27) and the Art of Life Gallery in the Arts District on Santa Fe in September (September 4 – 29). For complete information about the 2015 TOPC Summer Tour, visit: http://bidonacat.blogspot.com/2015/04/2015-summer-tour.html.

Tails of the Painted Cats 2015 features 23 one-of-a-kind fiberglass cats, expertly painted by accomplished local artists. As in past years, all but one cat will be available for auction – both online and at the gala – with a special, featured cat that can be purchased by raffle only. This year’s raffle cat, Dale Cat-Huly, was created by artist Carla Pawlewicz. To view all the 2015 painted cats and participate in advance bidding, visit: http://bidonacat.blogspot.com  

Tails of the Painted Cats 2015 artist and sponsor information: 



Painted Cats



Barb Benik

Cosmos Cat

Carol Blair


Andrea Box

Spot of Luck

Mary Grace Yonts


Ella Buchholz

Lil Ms. Sunshine

Maggie Holben


Tanis Bula

Mellow Yellow

Mary Ann Schultz


Mary Clark

High Country Kitty

Marggie Dassler


Jane McFadden Dorsey


Lynn Brevard & Michelle Brevard


Joan Kaufman

Kitty Perry

CCS Volunteer


Jane McFadden Dorsey

Eva Diva

John & Lorrie Aslakson


Wendy M. Luck

Route 66

Barbara & Clyde Dawson


Karen Mahnken

Fairytail Fern

Linda Brandon & Pam Brockhaus, CCS Board Secretary


Jill McFarland

Koi Kat

Dr. Michael & Mrs. Kari S. Sanders


Jackie McFarland

Feline De Fleur

Richard & Kathy Swanson


Nicole Zoe Miller


Marty & Gail Tinianow


Jennifer Moorehead


Mary Foster & Jane and Stan Young


Carla Pawlewicz




Jody Rigsby


Richard & Kathy Husband


Cortnye Rusch

Cat Scan

Animal Urgent Care Dr. Liz O'Rouke


Amanda S. R. Salazar

La Catrina

Clete Nolde, CCS Volunteer


Amanda S. R. Salazar


Karen Gonzalez, CCS Volunteer & Tender Touch Animal Hospital


Pam Schmidt


Barbara Budny


3rd Grade Students

at Slavens School

Lead Student Designer: Caroline Poate
Art Teacher:  Timothea Biermann

Animal World

Harold & Christina Taylor


Kristina Spargo

The Fabulous Mr. Fish

Clete Nolde, CCS Volunteer


Carla Pawlewicz

Dale Cat-Huly

Mark Pawlewicz

For information on event sponsorships for the Tails of the Painted Cats gala, contact Mary Jo Baker, CCS Director of Major and Planned Gifts, at 303-239-9680, ext. 15. To register for the Gala Dinner & Auction, visit: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07eb3a6xm241a6817e&llr=mvjdg9fab.
The Cat Care Society is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for homeless, injured and abused cats in the Denver metropolitan area. In an effort to prevent animal neglect and abuse, CCS offers educational programs that promote responsible pet ownership and humane treatment of all animals; provides shelter for cats in a healthy, cage-free environment; and works to find compatible families for every feline that comes into the facility. The shelter provides a loving, temporary refuge for more than 50 cats at any given time, affordable veterinary services to the general public and a free food and litter bank for cat owners experiencing temporary financial challenges. For more information, please visit www.catcaresociety.org, follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook

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