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Santa Paws is Coming to Town

Thursday, December 01, 2016

Cat Care Society’s Annual Santa Paws Festival will be held Saturday, December 3rd and Sunday, December 4th from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm each day at the CCS Shelter.

The festival includes the Holiday Bazaar, Bake Sale, CCS Ornament Drive, Santa Paws Raffle, cat related items for sale in our Meow Mart store, plus photos with that jolly old elf himself, Santa Paws!

The Holiday Bazaar will showcase handcrafted and retail items and the Bake Sale will feature delicious baked goods for sale. The CCS ornament drive will include shelter cat ornaments and shelter room ornaments available for sponsorship. Enter our Santa Paws Raffle for donated prizes from retailers such as Laurel Birch, The Melting Pot, and more. Our Meow Mart store will be fully stocked with high-quality cat toys and cat related merchandise available for purchase. With every $10 Meow Mart purchase you can Spin-The-Wheel for FREE Cat Swag!

All proceeds from the Santa Paws Festival benefit the CCS shelter cats.


Join Us at the Festival of Felines on Saturday, August 27

Monday, August 08, 2016

Cat Care Society's Festival of Felines is back with a twist- Saturday, August 27, 2016, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the CCS shelter, 5787 W. Sixth Avenue.


With Tails of the Painted Cats starting bi-annually in 2017, we are adding new activities to our beloved annual festival.


The following free, family-oriented activities will be available for Festival attendees:
  • New in 2016: Meet the CCS Painted Cat Mascot, Sue Sioux
  • New in 2016: Browse our Craft Fair with high quality handmade items for sale (100% proceeds benefit the shelter cats)
  • New in 2016: Browse the Cat House Gallery with rotating artwork for sale in the Cat Clinic waiting area (40% of the proceeds benefit the shelter cats)
  • Browse our fully stocked Meow Mart store (proceeds benefit the shelter cats)
  • Pet and play with the CCS shelter cats and kittens
  • Enjoy free refreshments: Champagne Punch (non-alcoholic also available), Coffee and Cake
  • Giveaways  and Spin The Wheel of Cat Swag with every $10 Meow Mart purchase
The public is welcome to come and celebrate the Cat Care Society shelter cats and our love and support of the art community! 


Santa Paws Festival is Saturday and Sunday, December 5 and 6, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Saturday, November 28, 2015
Santa Paws Festival is moving to Saturday and Sunday this year.... December 5 & 6, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day at the Cat Care Society shelter, 5787 W. Sixth Avenue in Lakewood.

Here's the rundown of Santa Paws Festival fun:

FREE! Photos with the Jolly Old Elf Himself, Santa Paws (Adoption Assistant Dave)! With the permission of those being photographed, photos will be posted online in a Cat Care Society Facebook album for downloading and/or tagging to your own Facebook page.

FREE! Refreshments, including cookies, other holiday treats and our famous Cat House Punch (a secret mixture of ginger ale, Hawaiian punch and such...it's simply irresistible and helps you to stay hydrated for the festival!).

FREE! Cat Petting, neck rubbing, tummy patting and head butting. The shelter cats love all the attention during the Santa Paws Festival excitement.

BAKE SALE! Don't miss the awesome annual Santa Paws Festival Bake Sale created by the dedicated CCS volunteers... favorites include fudge, nuts (including yummy Chex Mix blends and more), holiday cookies, pies, cakes and cupcakes. The volunteer "elves" have been baking for months now. 

RAFFLE! Tickets will be $10 each this year, up from $5 the past two years, in an effort to raise more money for the cats. Each prize has a bag by it and you put your ticket in the bag of the prize you want to win. You can buy multiple tickets. Drawing is at the end of the day on Sunday -- winners need not be present. Link to look over the prizes.

SHOPPING! Meow Mart store, new stuff for your cats, including:

Cat Mats by Kathy, Cat Beds by Marlene, Lavender Cats by Linda, Knit Mice by Amy, and Wool Loops by Anonymous -- all made in Colorado.

From the Field cat toys, Go Cat, Hot Sox, Yeowwww Bananas, Beastie Band collars by Twin Cat, and Cat Dancer toys, all USA made.

Card board scratchers, litter mats and cat nip toys by Imperial Cat made in the USA. Neko Flies pole toys, Pioneer Pet ceramic & stainless steel fountains, Naturals Miracle high sided litter box, (NOTE: Neko Flies will be demo'd in the Meow Mart by a CCS volunteer)

MORE SHOPPING! Santa Paws Festival Bazaar -- gently used stuff. Lots of Christmasy Cat things and more: This year there's an extensive collection of Lilliput Lane Village collectibles. These are cute little English cottages and such.

The Festival will also have a nice selection of framed cat wall art.

Plus, there will be bookstand books (and more books). The back office at the shelter is being turned into a "Book Nook."

DEBUTING! The Christmas Ornament Donation Drive. Check out all the ornaments crafted by the CCS volunteers.

Link to learn more about the Ornament Drive.

Sponsor Ornaments Online.

Santa Paws Festival...spreading the word:

Link to the Lakewood Pet Examiner Posting 

Link to the Denver Post YourHub Posting

Link to the Lakewood Sentinel Posting










Santa Paws Festival Moves To Saturday and Sunday This Year

Friday, November 06, 2015
Santa Paws Festival, one of Colorado’s most beloved feline fundraisers, returns for two days only this December:Saturday, Dec. 5, and Sunday, Dec. 6.

Featuring delicious baked goods, handcrafted items, cat toys and much more available for purchase at the CCS Meow Mart, all proceeds from the Santa Paws Festival benefit cats in need. In addition to scoring holiday treats and unique gifts for that special cat lady in their lives, festival-goers can enter a raffle for donated prizes from retailers such as Pandora, Woodhouse Day Spa, area restaurants and more. There will be “Spin The Wheel for Cat Prizes” with every Meow Mart purchase, plus photos with that jolly old elf himself, Santa Paws.

“The Santa Paws Festival is a treasured holiday tradition at our cat shelter,” said Jane Dorsey, Cat Care Society Volunteer Coordinator. “We’re proud to showcase the baking and crafting skills of our amazing volunteer corps, while welcoming the community into our facility to see the important work we’re doing to care for cats in need. Bringing the public into our shelter also helps to encourage cat and kitten adoptions into forever homes, which is our number-one goal at CCS.”

Link to the Santa Paws Festival 2015 News Release

Link to the 2015 Santa Paws Festival Flyer

2015 Tails of the Painted Cats Clay Cats

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

The 2015 Tails of the Painted Cats Gala Dinner & Auction is only a few days away!  

Here are some of the clay cats that will be available for auction at this year's event.  You can view all of the clay cats on our Flickr album here.  


Terra Cotta Kitty by Gary Steinborn.
Venice Clay - Venice, CA.


Three Cat Moon Bowls by Diane DeBaun.
Fine Ceramics - Hemut, CA.


Two Cat Tails Fused Glass Trays by John L. LaRosa.
LaRosa Designs - Weston, CO.


Pirate Cat Pitcher by Barbara Donovan.
Animal Art Pottery - Baton Roughe, LA.


Purple Sage Cat Vase by Gary Steinborn.
Venice Clay - Venice, CA.


Big Blue Cat Bowl by Melony Sawyer.
Clay Art Artist - Denver, CO.


Mara Platter by Mara.
Ceramica Mara - Mexico.


Tuxedo Cat Covered Jar by Bette Rehner.
Bjceramics - Denver, CO.

There's still time to register for this year's Tails of the Painted Cats Gala Dinner & Auction online here.  We hope to see you Saturday!

This post was written by Sierra M. Koester, Professional Blogger and Cat Care Society Volunteer. 

2015 Tails of the Painted Cats Kitten Paintings

Monday, October 05, 2015
The 2015 Tails of the Painted Cats Gala Dinner & Auction is fast-approaching!  Back by popular demand this year are Kitten Paintings, which will be available through the Silent Auction only this year.  You can see all of this year's amazing Kitten Paintings below.


Star Wars by Cloud.


Dance of the Pink Mice by Margaret.


Rose Garden by Margaret.


The South of France by Chris.


Pasture by Craig.


Let's Party! by Craig.


Country Lane by Carla.


A Walk in the Park by Cora.


First Frost by Carla.


Moonlit Garden by Cora.

This year's talented kittens were aided by their human assistants Carla Pawlewicz, Jeannie Menor, and Jane Dorsey.  


There's still time to register for the 2015 Tails of the Painted Cats Gala Dinner & Auction.  Purchase your tickets here.  


This post is written by Sierra M. Koester, Professional Blogger and Cat Care Society Volunteer.  

2015 Tails of the Painted Cats Flat Cat Paintings

Monday, September 28, 2015

We're counting down the days until the 2015 Tails of the Painted Cats Gala Dinner and Auction and hope you're as excited about the upcoming event as we are!

Once again this year, we will have Flat Cat paintings for auction.  Here are a few of my personal favorites this year, but you can view all of the 2015 Flat Cat paintings on our Flickr album here.  


Knitt'n Kittens by Jackie McFarland.


Heart's Desire by Susan Becker.


Study in Blue by Jill McFarland.


Downward Cat by Wendy M. Luck.


Curious Kona Kitty by Jamie McWhirt.


Picatso by Nicole Zoe Miller.


Lyricat by Sherri Moore.


Tiger Lily Nouveau by Barb Benik.

This year's Tails of the Painted Cats Gala Dinner and Auction promises to be a great time.  If you don't already have your tickets for the event, you can purchase them online here.  

This post is written by Sierra M. Koester, Professional Blogger and Cat Care Society Volunteer. 

Purr Prints of the Heart Book Discussion

Monday, September 21, 2015


Jewel
June 1998-August 28, 2014


Please join us on Saturday, September 26th, from 1-2pm to discuss the book, Purr Prints of the Heart, by Deborah Barnes.  In Purr Prints of the Heart, Mr. Jazz details his life story.  This beautifully-written book will resonate with anyone who has ever loved or been owned by a cat.  

Discussion questions will be provided.  We hope you'll join other book and cat lovers for this discussion.  You can learn more about Purr Prints of the Heart and read my review of it here.  

This post is written by Sierra M. Koester, Professional Blogger and Cat Care Society Volunteer.  

Estate Planning with Your Pets in Mind: September's Free Seminar

Monday, September 21, 2015

Barney, one of our awesome adoptable cats.  Barney is eligible for our Special Needs September Adoption Special.  Photo taken from Cat Care Society's Facebook page. 

Please join us on Saturday September 26th at 10:30am for this month's free seminar, "Estate Planning with Your Pets in Mind."  Erica Johnson, Attorney JD from the University of Denver School of Law and Associate with Ambler & Keenan, LLC will be presenting.

In this seminar, you will learn:

  • The difference between a will and a trust.
  • Estate planning principles.
  • The importance of having a Power of Attorney and a Living Will.
  • Who has the right to care for your children.
  • How to include your pets in your estate.
Space is limited.  Please RSVP by calling the shelter at 303-239-9680 or by emailing frontdesk@catcaresociety.org. 

The seminar will be held in the lower level classroom at Cat Care Society (5787 W. 6th Avenue).  We hope you will join us for this important discussion.


This post is written by Sierra M. Koester, Professional Blogger and Cat Care Society Volunteer. 

Feasting for Felines at Piatti Restaurant

Monday, September 14, 2015


Photo Credit: Lee Coursey.

Please join us this Wednesday, September 16th, at Piatti Restaurant for this month's Feasting for Felines.  When you make a reservation for lunch or dinner at Piatti Italian Restaurant, they will donate 20% of the proceeds from you order to Cat Care Society.  You can make a reservation online or call 303-321-1919.  You can view Piatti's lunch and dinner menus here.  

Location
190 St. Paul Street
Denver, CO 80206
Phone: 303-321-1919

We hope to see you there!

This post is written by Sierra M. Koester, Professional Blogger and Cat Care Society Volunteer. 


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