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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

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.


Denver Post YourHub: 'Festival of Felines 2014...Saturday, June 28th, 11 to 2"

Sunday, July 20, 2014
The Patterned Cats took to YourHub this week to promote tomorrow'sFestival of Felines at the Cat Care Society in Lakewood (5787 W. 6th Avenue).

Date/Time: 06/28/2014 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  

Location: Cat Care Society 

Great Family Fun! Hope to see your there.

Link to YourHub Event Listing

Pooch & Claws: 'Cat Care Society Festival of Felines is Back Sat 6/28, 11 to 2'

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

"Join us Saturday, June 28th, 11 am to 2 pm, at the Cat Care Society shelter, 5787 W. 6th Avenue (near 6th and Sheridan) for Festival of Felines.

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."

Link to Pooch & Claws

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

"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

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