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Free Seminar: Threats Inside the House & Dangers Just Outside Your Door

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Please join us this Sunday, March 29th, from 12:30-2pm for our free monthly seminar, "Threats Inside the House & Dangers Just Outside Your Door."  This seminar is a "Lunch and Learn."  Cat Care Society will provide light appetizers, or you can bring your own lunch to enjoy.

Suzie Friedman, DVM, will present this seminar and will cover:
  • Common plants and medications toxic to cats.
  • Household items that are potentially dangerous.
  • What to do if you think your cat has gotten into something potentially dangerous.
Space is limited to 25 attendees, so please register by calling: 303-239-9680 or emailing: clinic.manager@catcaresociety.org.  

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

Feasting for Felines at La Dolce Vita

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Please join us on Thursday, February 26, 2015 for this month's Feasting for Felines at La Dolce Vita.  Twenty percent of each order at La Dolce Vita on Feb. 26th will go to Cat Care Society.  

La Dolce Vita is a fantastic Italian restaurant that has been supporting Cat Care for the past three years.  You do not need a flyer; simply come dine at the restaurant for lunch and/or dinner on Feb. 26th to help support the CCS cats.

You can preview La Dolce Vita's menu here

361 Village Square Lane
Castle Pines, CO 80108

Phone: 303-663-3416

Please come out to support a local business as well as Cat Care Society.  We hope to see you there!

February Seminar: How to Speak Cat

Thursday, February 05, 2015

We invite you to join us on Valentine's Day, February 14, from 10:30am to 12pm for February's seminar: How to Speak Cat.  The seminar is intended for lifelong cat lovers and first-time cat owners.  

You'll learn:

  • How to recognize common cat communication and behavior.
  • How to read cat mood clues.
  • The possible meanings of vocalizations.
  • How to decipher feline body language. 
Christine Stanton, District Manager (Colorado) of Chuck & Don's Pet Food & Supplies, will be presenting.  

Admission is free, however, seating is limited.  Please RSVP by calling: 303-239-9680 or emailing: FrontDesk@CatCareSociety.org. Individuals who RSVP will be given first priority. 

The seminar will be held in the lower level classroom. 

Post written by Sierra M. Koester, Cat Care Society Volunteer and Blogging Expert. 

January Seminar: Building a Better Bond with Your Kitty, Written by Sierra M. Koester, Cat Care Society Volunteer

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Please join us this Saturday, January 24 from 10:30 a.m. to noon for our first monthly seminar of the year: Building a Better Bond with Your Kitty. Billie Reynolds, Cat Behavior Specialist and Certified Trainer, will give a presentation where you can learn:

* New ideas for interactive playtime with your cat.

* How to use clicker training to bond with your kitty.

* How to enrich the sights, sounds, and smells in your cat's environment.

* How to interact more effectively with your cat by learning to think like a cat.

The seminar is free of charge and will take place in the lower level classroom of the shelter. Shelter location: 5787 W. 6th Avenue, Denver 

Please RSVP by phone: 303-239-2680 or by e-mailFrontDesk@CatCareSociety.org

Learn more about Billie Reynolds at http://goodkittybehavior.com/

Feasting for Felines (Jan. 18), Written by Sierra M. Koester, Cat Care Society Volunteer

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Please join us on Sunday January 18 for our first Feasting for Felines event in 2015!  

Event Details

Where: Trattoria Stella: 3201 East Colfax Avenue, Denver, 80206.

When: Sunday January 18, 2015 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

Trattoria Stella will donate 10% of each dinner check to Cat Care Society.

You can view the menu here.

This is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy some delicious Italian food and help the kitties.  We hope to see you there!  

Mark Your Calendar: the 2014 Santa Paws Festival is coming

Thursday, November 06, 2014
The annual Santa Paws Festival at the Cat Care Society shelter is Friday, Dec. 5, noon to 5 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 6, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 'Santa Paws' is Cat Care Society’s annual bake sale and craft bazaar (plus more). This year the festival features:
  • Santa Paws (played by Dave Genco). 
  •  Baked goods for purchase – best sellers include homemade candies, cookies, bar cookies, and pies; home-canned items such as pickles’ james and jellies; boxed cupcakes; Bundt cakes and other cakes that can be wrapped without destroying frosting; spiced nuts and fudge. 
  • Free refreshments, including popcorn sweets, and our Famous Cathouse Punch. 
  • Meow Mart at its best. 
  • Hand-crafted items for sale. 
  • Jingle Cats. 
  • Jackie Green, face painter, back for a second year on Saturday only, starting at 11 (first come, first served). 
  • A raffle/drawing for great gift items.


Cat Care Society Thanks Pres/CEO Diane Stoner At Tails of the Painted Cats Gala

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Cat Care Society formally thanked President/CEO Diane Stoner for her contributions to the Society at the 2014 Tails of the Painted Cats Gala Dinner & Auction at Pinehurst Country Club.  

Master of Ceremonies Ed Greene, said: "Diane, excuse me, we have a bit of a surprise for you right now and the first order of business is presenting you with these flowers. The board and the Painted Cats committee have asked me to publicly thank you for everything you do as president and CEO of the Cat Care Society. You’ve taken on a long list of tasks, and you’ve led the Cat Care Society so effectively, during this time of turnaround for the organization. You’ve not only put a development department in place and led a new effort to attract major donors; you’ve personally seen to it that the weekly e-newsletter and Cat Care Quarterly go out in a timely manner….and more recently you’ve led the re-design of the entire website… And all of this on top of holding down a demanding, full time day job! We want you to know you’re very much appreciated for all you do. Please, everyone, could you give Diane Stoner the full round of applause she deserves!"
Link for more information about Diane Stoner

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

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

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