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New at Festival of Felines: Have a Sketch of your Kitty Drawn from a Photo

Sunday, July 20, 2014
Sketch Artist Alex Ferreira will be on hand at Festival of Felines on June 28th (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) to draw your kitty from a photo for $20 (also available in advance). See an example of Alex's work pictured here.

Prior to the festival (deadline: Wednesday, June 25, 4 p.m.), e-mail a high resolution jpg of your cat (one cat per sketch, please) to Suellen Scott, sscott@catcaresociety.org, with your name and phone number. She'll contact you regarding credit card payment and then forward your jpg to our sketch artist. He'll have your sketch ready for pick up at Festival of Felines on June 28th.

Or, bring a print of your cat photo to Festival of Felines on June 28th (please, not your real cat) and Alex will make up the sketch at the festival (time permitting).  

Questions? Call Suellen Scott at 303.239.9680 x 19

Many thanks to CCS Supporter Brenda Johnson for suggesting this project!

Kay, Kallie and Kalvina Visit Becky Ditchfield on 9News Petline9

Sunday, July 20, 2014
Today Cat Care Society Volunteer Kay Higgins escorted 11-week-old twin kittens, Kallie and Kalvina, to 9News Petline9 with Becky Ditchfield.

These kitties are very sweet and playful and follow each other around the kitten room. They are domestic short hair, gray in color with beautiful almond eyes. They can be adopted together or separately. The adoption fee is $90. each & includes: spaying, vaccination for upper respiratory infection & distemper, testing for FIV & feline leukemia, microchipping, a collar and a name tag.

Kallie and Kalvina came to CCS after a couple adopted a cat off Craig's list, she turned out to be pregnant and had six kittens.The couple kept the mom and two of the kittens. Cat Care Society received 4 of the kittens.

Link to see all of Cat Care Society's adoptable cats:http://www.catcaresociety.org/adoption_cats.html 

Becky pointing out to 9News Corey Rose that she needs a kitten (or two)!

Cats & Co: 'ADOPT-A-CAT: KRISTA' at Cat Care Society

Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Quoting from the posting: "As many of you may already know, June is Adopt-A-Cat-Month. This means that the entire month is about adopting cats. This gave me a chance to contact shelters in Canada, the UK, the US, Holland and even Belgium. I wanted to put cats in the spotlights. Cats that have been in the shelter for too long, or were just in desperate need of a new, loving home.

Meet Krista, a cat from Cat Care Society. She came to Cat Care Society in October 2001 when she was only 3,5 weeks old. She was adopted in December 2001. But she changed owners somewhere in 2006. Krista had no issues until the boyfriend of the owner started brining his dog over. She started doing her business outside the litter-box when the dog was there. She was terrified of that dog and was brought back to the Cat Care Society in 2006, she has been there for 7 years already(!)."
Link to Cats & Co 

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

Tuesday, June 17, 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!

Seminar This Saturday 6/21: ‘Single Cat Boredom Busters'

Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Cat Care Society's June seminaris this Saturday, June 21, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Join us for a seminar by Kerry Muhovich, DVM, about ‘Single Cat Boredom Busters.’ This session will not only address keeping a single cat entertained while home alone, but will also discuss entertainment in the multi-pet household and weighing the pros and cons of adding another pet as entertainment.

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 atfrontdesk@catcaresociety.org or via phone at 303.239.9680.

Mark your calendar: Wed, June 18th, Mooyah Burgers Raises Funds for Cat Care Society

Tuesday, June 17, 2014
June Feasting For Felines is headed to Mooyah Burgers on Colorado Blvd.

Present this flyer to your wait person on Wednesday, June 18th (11 a.m. to 10 p.m.), at the Mooyah Burgers & Shakes at 1390 S. Colorado Blvd. and Cat Care Society will receive a 15% donation of net sales up to $1,000 …possibly more if sales are higher.

See ya at Mooyah on the 18th! 

Remember to bring this flyer with you: http://www.catcaresociety.org/docs/Mooyah%20Flyer%2011amVersion.pdf

Raise funds for Cat Care Society.

New at the 2014 Tails of the Painted Cats Gala Dinner & Auction: Clay Cats Pottery

Tuesday, June 17, 2014
We're shaking things up this year at the Tails of the Painted Cats Gala Dinner & Auction.

Joining the Painted Cats and Kitten Paintings (plus the previously announced new Flat Cats 10" x 10" paintings) are a collection of adorable Clay Cats pottery creations. The lineup includes:

1. Large M.A. Hadley Cat Vase - Looking left

2. Red Cat Bowl

3. Two Black Cats Planter by Jeanette Jennings, Firecat Pottery

4. Brown & Black Cat Platter by Jeanette Jennings, Firecat Pottery

5. Small Three Cats Bowl

6. Sourpuss Raku Cat by Nolan Windholtz Round Tree Pottery

7. Camo Raku Cat by Nolan Windholtz Round Tree Pottery

8. Pair of M.A. Hadley Cats: Blue Flower & Blue Dots

9. Grey & Brown Cat Platter by Jeanette Jennings, Firecat Pottery

10. Small M.A. Hadley Black Stripe Cat

11. Small M.A. Hadley Calico Cat

12. Pair of Cat Lid Pots by Kathleen Laurie

13. Pair of Cat Lid Pots by Kathleen Laurie

14. Large M.A. Hadley Cat Vase - Looking right

15. Small Blue Eyed Cat Dish/Bowl (2 pc.) by Jeanette Jennings, Firecat Pottery 

Check out the Clay Cats Video Gallery:


The 2014 Gala Dinner & Auction is Saturday, July 26th, at Pinehurst Country Club. Order your tickets at: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e97ar39c4d110352&llr=mvjdg9fab

June 2014: Adoption Tales from Cat Care Society's Forever Homes

Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Venus and Puma (pictured) - were two special kitties that were adopted together. Venus goes by “Asha” and Puma is “Pete”. Asha loves the laser pointer and fleece teaser. Pete enjoys the feather scratcher and banana cat nip toy. Pete sometimes likes to chase with Asha. They are roomies with another 12 year old SF cat who they are adjusting to slowly and Pete and Asha are doing great.
Roxi - plays with her older cat brother and tolerates her younger cat sister in the home. Her owner thinks she is “the greatest cat in the world” and Roxi adopted the couple by jumping in the husband’s lap at the shelter. She is very social and visits with company coming to the house.
Swami - “Zissou” is slowly being introduced to the older 10 year old SF cat in the house. Zissou was named after a character in a French movie. His favorite activity is being petted.
Izzy - purrs whenever someone touches her and is very loving. She was given a high perch to lay in and be more content.

Link to Cat Care Society's Adoptable Cats

Leroy Elementary’s Penny Harvest Benefits Cat Care Society and Pets For Patriots

Tuesday, June 17, 2014
The students of Leroy Elementary in Northglenn selected Cat Care Society and Pets for Patriots to receive proceeds from their ‘Penny Harvest’ project this year.

In turn, CCS recently received a check for$900 “harvested” from pennies collected by the Leroy students from family and friends during the past school year. Under the guidance of fourth grade teacher, Mrs. Harvey, the students also collected and brought in$250 worth of cat food and litter to the shelter as part of their project. Students toured CCS on Saturday, May 24th, and, of course, petted and played with the shelter cats.

A national program of the Young Philanthropists Foundation, Penny Harvest started earlier in the school year when the Leroy students voted on the areas of focus for their project. They picked animals and military. Next, a round table of third through fifth graders researched possible charities and came up with seven that came to the school, made presentations and answered questions from the students (among them Suellen Scott, Margaret Phillips and Puma the cat from CCS on April 3). Afterward, they voted again to select the two winning charities.

Quoting from the Foundation website: “The Penny Harvest is not a fundraiser, it is a FREE, school-based citizenship and leadership service-learning program that integrates with the school calendar. Students harvest “idle pennies” from family and friends, use those funds to make microgrants to nonprofit organizations, and participate in corresponding service projects. Unlike other coin harvesting programs, Penny Harvest gives students total autonomy to decide where the money should go. Through this character-building experience, students learn the importance of civic engagement, philanthropy and teamwork and develop a greater understanding of their classmates, their school and their community, as well as the needs of others around them.”

Thank you, Leroy Elementary students for caring about animals and the military, and in turn harvesting pennies to help both Cat Care Society and Pets for Patriots this year!

Link to the Leroy Elementary website gallery

Link to the Young Philanthropists Foundation website 

Link to the related Denver Animal News column covering the Penny Harvest.

Petline9: Handsome Manfred Meets 9News Viewers, In Search Of His Forever Home

Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Today Suellen Scott escorted darling Manfred to 9News Petline9 with Marty Coniglio.

A neutered brown Tabby with medium length hair, Manfred is approximately ten years old and eligible for Perpet-U-care through the Cat Care Society Clinic only. Perpet-U-Care assists with $250 per year in veterinary expenses at the CCS Cat Clinic. He was found recently abandoned in a carrier with a 1/2 a bag of dry food. Manfred is declawed in the front and has the furriest feet ever! Weighing just under 8 pounds, he is dewormed, tested negative for feline leukemia and has been vaccinated for distemper and URI infection. He is very friendly once he warms up to you and will roll around on the floor for more pets.

Manfred is waiting to meet you at CAT CARE SOCIETY, 6th and Sheridan in Lakewood.
Link to Manfred's profile

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