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Mile High on the Cheap: 'Cat Care Society’s Festival of Felines'

Sunday, July 20, 2014
Quoting from today's posting:

 "The entire family will have a “purr”-fectly good time at the cat-centric Festival of Felines on Saturday, June 28 at the Cat Care Society Shelter. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., view the 2014 Painted Cats and vote for your favorite. Tour the Veterinary Cat Clinic, play with real kitties and enjoy FREE face painting, coloring for the kiddos, popcorn, cake and Cat House punch. Biker Jim’s Gourmet Dogs will be selling hot dogs, chips and soda. Sketch artist Alex Ferreira will be on hand to draw your cat from a photo for $20. 5787 W. 6th Ave. (near 6th & Sheridan), Denver."
  Link to Mile High on the Cheap

Denver Westword: 'Festival of Felines 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. June 28'

Sunday, July 20, 2014
Quoting:

"See all of the 2014 Tails of the Painted Cats, pet the real kitties, enjoy free popcorn, punch and cake as you browse."

Link to Denver Westword

Denver Animal News Examiner: 'Cat-mania grips shelters in the Denver area'

Sunday, July 20, 2014
Quoting from John Davidson's column yesterday:

"Cat Care Society is getting ready for two of its signature summer events.

The first is this Saturday's Festival of Felines, a family event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lakewood shelter. Activities will include face-painting, hourly giveaways, refreshments, a sketch artist, tours of the veterinary clinic and shopping at the Meow Mart.

The second event is the 2014 Tails of the Painted Cats Gala Dinner & Auction at Pinehurst Country Club on Saturday, July 26. The Painted Cats are feline figurines painted in bright and whimsical styles, which will be auctioned at the dinner. Tickets are on sale (www.catcaresociety.org)."

Link to Examiner.com  

John also recently covered CCS's June adoption special in his June 20th column:

"CAT CARE SOCIETY in Lakewood is offering an adoption special during June, which is "Adopt A Shelter Cat Month". There are reduced fees for all the Society's adult cats all month long. An adult cat is $45 while a pair of adult cats are $75."

Link to Examiner.com

Natural Awakenings: 'Outdoor Options for Feline Friends Safe Ways to Let Them Explore'

Sunday, July 20, 2014
Quoting from the posting by Sandra Murphy:
"In Wheat Ridge, Colorado, Jane Dorsey, volunteer coordinator for the Cat Care Society, utilizes 'habicats' both at the shelter and at home. Because her first cat, Chessie, was an escape artist, Dorsey decided to use a large dog pen (12 feet long by six feet tall) as an enclosure. Stood on end, it attaches to the house and has a weatherproof panel roof. A cat door leads to the kitchen. 'Chessie’s personality improved because she was able to decide when to go in and out. For easy cleanup, we used pavers for flooring.'" 
Link to Natural Awakenings

Tails of the Painted Cats: Important Website Links

Sunday, July 20, 2014













Bid on 2014 Painted Cats in advance of the Gala Dinner & Auction 
  
Register for the Gala Dinner & Auction on July 26th at Pinehurst 
  
View the 2014 Tails of the Painted Cats Website Gallery and Artist Bios 

Follow Tails of the Painted Cats on Facebook

Lakewood Pet Examiner: 'Celebrate the Festival of Felines this Saturday at Cat Care Society'

Sunday, July 20, 2014
Quoting from Carrie Dow's column today:

"This Saturday, June 28, is theFestival of Felines at the Cat Care Society in Lakewood. Come visit the cats, real and imagined.

From 11 AM to 2 PM, hang out at the Cat Care Society to see the 2014 Tails of the Painted Cat sculptures and vote for your favorite fantasy cat. Pet the real kitties at the shelter and visit The Cat Clinic or shop in the Meow Mart. Bring the kids for face painting and hourly giveaways. Guests can also enjoy cake, cat house punch, popcorn and Biker Jim’s Gourmet Dogs food truck will be there selling hot dogs, chips and soda. Sketch artist Alex Ferriera will available to draw a sketch of your kitty from a photo for a small fee. Fun for the whole family.

The Cat Care Society is located at 5787 W. 6th Avenue in Lakewood (6th Avenue & Sheridan)."
 
Link to Examiner.com

This week: Festival of Felines is Back June 28th, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Great Family Fun!

Sunday, July 20, 2014
Join usSaturday, June 28th, 11 am to 2 pm, at the Cat Care Society shelter, 5787 W. 6th Avenue (near 6th and Sheridan).

See all the 2014 Tails of the Painted Cats (even vote for your favorite one)...pet the real kitties...enjoy free popcorn, punch and cake as you browse...there will be free face painting (A Change of Face will be back again this year), coloring and hourly giveaways for the kiddos. Plus, you'll be able to tour the veterinary clinic and shop at Meow Mart for cat toys and supplies.



 New this year at Festival of Felines:

1) Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs will be selling hot dogs, chips and soda. We'll have tables and chairs set up on the grassy knoll between the shelter and the white house for comfortable dining.

Biker Jim's restaurant is located at 2148 Larimer in LoDo and is revered by both Yelp! and Westword. In addition to Festival of Felines on the 28th, Biker Jim's carts are located at 16th and Arapahoe and the Auraria Campus by Tivoli Center. Visit: http://bikerjimsdogs.com


2) Sketch Artist Alex Ferreira will be on hand to draw your kitty from a photo for $20 (also available in advance).

Particulars: prior to the festival, send a photo of your cat to Suellen Scott,sscott@catcaresociety.org. She'll forward it to Alex Ferreira, our sketch artist, and he'll have it ready for you at the festival - or bring your photo to the festival - but please don't bring your cat.

Make sure to stop by the shelter on the 28th, 11 to 2! Great Family Fun!


AmazonSmile Program: You shop. Amazon gives...to Cat Care Society

Sunday, July 20, 2014
Cat Care Society is now participating in the AmazonSmile program.

Simply, "The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases. The purchase price is the amount paid for the item minus any rebates and excluding shipping & handling, gift-wrapping fees, taxes, or service charges. From time to time, we may offer special, limited time promotions that increase the donation amount on one or more products or services or provide for additional donations to charitable organizations. Special terms and restrictions may apply. Please see the relevant promotion for complete details."

To get started, go to http://smile.amazon.com and make sure your Amazon account is linked to Cat Care Society. Then make sure you always start your subsequent shopping trips at http://smile.amazon.com. It's that easy.

Thank you (and AmazonSmile) for helping support Cat Care Society!

Mark Your Calendar July 31-Aug 10: the Amazing Acro-Cats are headed back to Denver and raising funds for Cat Care Society

Sunday, July 20, 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 for Cat Care Society. Purr-formances begin July 31st through August 10th, 2014. Adult tickets are $18, children are $15.

Visit: www.circuscats.com or http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/69429

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 EXISTANCE – 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


Press Agent: Polly Smith
Phone: 512-378-3952

New This Year: Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs Serves Up Yummy "Dogs for Cats" at Festival of Felines

Sunday, July 20, 2014
Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs(for Cats, of course) will be selling hot dogs, chips and soda at Festival of Felines this year --Saturday, June 28th, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.. There will be tables and chairs set up on the grassy knoll between the shelter and the white house for comfortable dining.

Biker Jim's restaurant is located at 2148 Larimer in LoDo and is revered by both Yelp! and Westword. In addition to Festival of Felines on the 28th, Biker Jim's carts are located at 16th and Arapahoe and the Auraria Campus by Tivoli Center. Visit:http://bikerjimsdogs.com

Make sure to stop by the Festival for Great Family Fun.

Thank you, Biker Jim and team for being a part of Festival of Felines this year! 


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