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Seminars For Cat People: Healing Touch and Reiki for your Cats

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Monthly Seminar Series for August

Join us Saturday, August 16, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm, for a seminar by Mary Blake aboutHealing Touch and Reiki for your cats. For more information about Mary Blake and her practice, visit:http://www.agapehealingforanimals.com/about.html

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 frontdesk@catcaresociety.org or via phone at 303.239.9680.

Petline9 and 7News: Kittens Butch and Sundance Hit the TV PR Circuit

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Suellen Scott from Cat Care Society took kittens Butch and Sundance to Petline9, along with this year's Tails of The Painted Cats' raffle cat, Edwina Degas. All three are ready to move to their forever homes!

Butch and Sundance are 12 weeks old and were found back in late May alone in an alley. They are now 12 weeks old and up for adoption as a pair. They are neutered, tested negative for disease, vaccinated for distemper and upper respiratory infection. They are litter box trained, micro chipped, and very lively, playful and full of purrs.

Edwina will be raffled at the TAILS OF THE PAINTED CATS GALA on Saturday July 26th at the Pinehurst Country Cub. Raffle tickets are $10 each. Cat Care Society has lots of kittens and cats looking for their forever homes, 6th Ave. and Sheridan in Lakewood.

Visit us online at: www.CatCareSociety.org

Butch and Sundance also took CCS Volunteer Kay Higgins, Painted Cat Cat-tails and Dogwood (plus a stow away kitten named Tesa) to 7News on Saturday morning, July 26th. 

Tails of Painted Cats Tower of Wine Is Back in the Silent Auction This Weekend

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
The amazing Tower of Wine in back in the Tails of the Painted Cats silent auction for a third year.

Selections range from a 1985 Chateau L’ Evangile French Red valued at $386 to a 2012 Rombauer Chardonnay valued at $40. You can peruse the list here (click on the photo for a larger image).

The Tower always sells out quickly. Remember to come early (doors open at 5 p.m.) so you don't miss out.

You can register for the Gala Dinner & Art Auction at:http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e97ar39c4d110352&llr=mvjdg9fab

July 31-Aug 10: the Amazing Clicker-Trained Acro-Cats are back in Denver raising funds for Cat Care Society

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
The Bug Theatre (3654 Navajo St, Denver, CO 80211) welcomes Samantha Martin and her Amazing Acro-Cats as they dive into Denver, again helping raising funds forCat Care Society. Purr-formances begin July 31st through August 10th, 2014. Adult tickets are $18, children are $15.  

Visit: www.circuscats.com orhttp://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/69429 - these are clicker-trained cats.

The one-hour show features over a dozen fabulous felines (former orphans, rescues, and strays) walking tightropes, pushing carts, skateboarding, jumping through hoops, ringing bells, balancing on balls and turning on lights. Alley, our newest addition to the troupe, will be sure to delight and amaze you with her energy and ability. But wait there’s more! Tuna, the star of the show, is the leader of the ONLY CAT BAND IN EXISTENCE – the Rock Cats. With Oz on guitar, Dakota on drums, Nue on keyboards, and Sookie on chimes - Tuna (who plays cowbell) and her band really steal the show with their own style of original music. There is even a chicken, Cluck Norris, on cymbal and tambourine!

Samantha Martin, Chief Executive Human (or CEH for short) for the Amazing Acro-Cats, challenges the idea that “cats can’t be trained.” Tuna and the gang are real house cats who have learned all their skills through something called clicker training. The shows include a demonstration of a cat learning some basic tricks using this method that focuses on positive reinforcement only. Although she has studied and worked with many species, today Martin’s primary focus is on cats. Training builds richer and more meaningful relationships between animals and humans and it can save time and lives in emergencies. A lifelong fascination and unique bond with animals motivated Martin to study and earn her degree in animal husbandry and behavioral sciences.

As in past year's when the Acro-Cats came to Denver, a portion of ticket sales will be donated to Cat Care Society based out of Lakewood, CO -http://www.catcaresociety.org!. Martin advocates adoption from these types of organizations. Over the past four years, Martin has also purr-sonally found homes for over 140 cats and kittens and continues to take fosters on the road and help them find their furr-ever homes.

Link for more information: http://www.circuscats.com

Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/694296

Performance dates and times: 

July 31st and August 1st 8pm 
August 2nd 5 and 8pm 
August 3rd 2 and 5pm 
August 7th and 8th 8pm 
August 9th 5 and 8pm 
August 10th 2 and 5pm 

Acro-Cats media contacts:
Samantha Martin
Phone: 773-391-3357
Email: samantha@amazinganimals.biz
Website: www.circuscats.com

Press Agent: Polly Smith
Phone: 512-378-3952
Email: polly@amazinganimals.biz

Piatti Ristorante Hosts Feasting For Felines August 20th

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Feasting For Felines - Restaurant Fundraiser
Wednesday, August 20, 11:30 am to 9:00 pm - Feasting for Felines is headed to Piatti Ristorante & Bar in Cherry Creek, 190 South St. Paul Street. Present this flyer to your wait person and Cat Care Society will receive a 20% donation of sales (lunch or dinner).

This is the second year Piatti has hosted a Feasting for Felines fundraiser for the cats.

See you at Piatti on Wednesday, August 20th!

Mark Your Calendar: 2015 Tails of the Painted Cats - Sat, Oct 10, 2015

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Please mark your calendar for Saturday, October 10, 2015. We’ll return to Pinehurst Country Club for  Tails of the Painted Cats 2015…and be celebrating our 5th year and our 100th Painted Cat! You won’t want to miss it! We’ll be recruiting for both 2015 artists and sponsors very soon and you won’t want to miss out.

Tails of the Painted Cats Through the years: 

2014 Painted Cats Gallery

2013 Painted Cats Gallery

2012 Painted Cats Gallery

2011 Painted Cats Gallery

CBS4 Morning News: Kittens Frankie & Annette take Edwina, #1 Fan & Suellen to Channel 4

Sunday, July 20, 2014
Darling Kittens Frankie and Annette (2014 Kitten Painting artists) took Edwina Degas, Number One Fan and Suellen Scott to the CBS4 Morning News today for an interview with Mark Taylor about the 2014 Tails of the Painted Catsand Cat Care Society's great work in the community.

Frankie handled the PR side, purring loudly in Mark's lap!

You can still register for the July 26th Gala Dinner & Art Auction at:http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e97ar39c4d110352&llr=mvjdg9fab

You can bid on your favorite painted cat through noon on Wednesday, July 23rd at: http://bidonacat.blogspot.com ---- last, but not least, CBS4's amazing News & Weather Anchor Ed Greene is the Tails of the Painted Cats Master of Ceremonies for the third year. Thank you, CBS4, for your support!

Link to read about all the 2014 Painted Cats and Artists

King Soopers Shopping For Cats: What's In Your Wallet?

Sunday, July 20, 2014
This past month, use of the King Soopers/Cat Care Society reloadable gift cards has resulted in a$586 payment to Cat Care Society.

Since starting the program in June of 2011, Cat Care Society supporters using the CCS King Soopers gift cards have raised $18,620to support the Cat Care Society cats and its community outreach programs.

If you need a card, they're available at the Cat Care Society shelter front desk for $25. Then as you shop and spend the funds down, you can reload the card again (any amount...as much as you'll need for shopping) at your own King Soopers store.

Many thanks to all who are participating in the program and helping the Cat Care Society cats!

The Cat Care Society Team Is Headed to CatFest Saturday, 7/19, 11 to 3...Stop By And See Us!

Sunday, July 20, 2014
Suellen Scott just loaded the van and Edwina, Colorado Cat, Aspen Cat and Number One Fan are ready to make the drive to CatFest 2014... Saturday, July 19th, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Dumb Friends League, 2080 S. Quebec Street.

Join them and CCS volunteers to celebrate Colorado Cats to the fullest.


* Dozens of vendors selling food and cool cat-related merchandise

* 'Colorado Cats Count' T-shirts, car magnets and more!

* Cat clicker-training demonstrations

* Chats about cats from health and behavior experts

* Fun photo opportunities

Link for complete information

Kitten Paintings Are Back! Just In Time for Tails of the Painted Cats on July 26th

Sunday, July 20, 2014
Kitten Paintings are back... just in time for Tails of the Painted Cats 2014.

They always go fast, so you'll want to be at the 2014 Gala Dinner & Art Auction on Saturday, July 26th, at Pinehurst Country Club in Denver, to get yours.

View the 2014 Kitten Painting Gallery:


Link here to register for the Gala on July 26th:http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e97ar39c4d110352&llr=mvjdg9fab

Cat Care Society will of course be auctioning Painted Cats:https://www.flickr.com/photos/catcaresociety/sets/72157643826646023/

And new this year are Flat Cat Paintings:https://www.flickr.com/photos/catcaresociety/sets/72157644238955272/

and Clay Cat Pottery:https://www.flickr.com/photos/catcaresociety/sets/72157645102876642/

Plus there will be the ever popular 'Tails of the Painted Cats' Tower of Wine! Be there!

Note: advanced online bidding for the Painted Cats is open until Wednesday, July 23, noon (MDT): http://bidonacat.blogspot.com/

Check out Kitten Painting Day 2014:


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