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Jose O'Shea's Hosts Feasting For Felines October 22nd

Monday, October 20, 2014
Feasting For Felines - Restaurant Fundraiser

Wednesday, October 22, 11am to 11pm - Feasting for Felines is headed to Jose O'Shea's in Lakewood, 385 Union Blvd.

Present this flyer to your wait person and Cat Care Society will receive a 20% donation of sales (lunch or dinner).

Jose O'Shea's has hosted Feasting for Felines for a number of years now. "Gracias, de los gatos!

See you at Jose O'Shea's on Wednesday, October 22nd! Remember to print out and bring this flyer... http://www.catcaresociety.org/_assets/1022%202014_Jose%20Osheas%202014.pdf

Artists Call for Entry: Tails of the Painted Cats 2015

Friday, September 05, 2014
Artists are now being recruited for 2015
Cat Care Society’s signature fundraiser, Tails of the Painted Cats, is now accepting applications and designs for its 5th annual event, celebrating the program's 100th painted cat.
Fast Facts for Artists...Important Dates:
  • Deadline for designs: November 1, 2014  
  • Jurist for the 2015 project is noted Colorado artist Cheryl St. John. Learn more about her at: http://cherylstjohn.com/about-the-artist 
  • Participating artists will be notified November 14 
  • Fiberglass cat forms will be distributed at the beginning of January 
  • Artists have three months to paint. Cats due back April 4, 2015 
  • A $50 stipend is provided to each artist to help with art supplies 
  • Artists receive a ticket to the Gala Dinner & Auction at Pinehurst Country Club, Saturday, October 10, 2015 
  • Painted Cats tour throughout the community for thee months duringSummer 2015 
For an application, please contact TOPC Art Coordinator Jane McFadden Dorseyat ccsvolunteer@catcaresociety.org or call 303.239.9680, ext. 16.

For more information about Tails of the Painted Cats: 
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TailsofthePaintedCats

View all the past Painted Cats on Flickr: 
2014 Painted Cats Gallery

2013 Painted Cats Gallery

2012 Painted Cats Gallery

2011 Painted Cats Gallery

Denver Post: "Tails of the Painted Cats comes together purr-fectly for Cat Care Society"

Thursday, August 07, 2014
Quoting from Joanne Davidson's August 6th column about Cat Care Society's 2014 Tails of the Painted Cats Gala Dinner & Art Auction:

"Those on hand to hear the good news included artists Jane McFadden Dorsey, who has been the event’s program coordinator since Year One, and Carla Pawlewicz, whose 'Cat-Tails and Dogwood' won the People’s Choice Award.

Dorsey’s painted cat, 'Richard Parker,' elicited spirited live auction bidding. When two bidders each held their ground at $5,000, Dorsey, with Bidder No. 1′s blessing, agreed to make a second that would sell for the same price.

Others supporting the cause were former Tails chair Marsha CrestWarren and Helen Hanks, whose guest, Angela Alexis, won the 16 GB iPad that was the prize in the evening’s Heads & Tails drawing; Dave Barnes of Scenographics, who created the palette centerpieces; pianist Barbara Dawson, whose husband, Clyde, is on the CCS board; Richard and Kathy SwansonGreg and Cheryl ChamberlainStephanie DeGraff Bender, a national expert in women’s health issues; Don and Arlene Johnson; independent film producer Darla RaeHarold and Ada Anderson (he is a member of the Lone Tree city council and chairs the Centennial Airport Noise Roundtable); radio personality and Leadership Douglas County ambassador Amy Smith; Velocity Radio owner Michael CotsworthMark and Lee Ann Van LoucksDonita ScholtzLinda Robinson; and Donna Colm."

Link to the Denver Post Mile High Style

Cat Care Society photos included in Joanne Davidson's column:




Announcement: Community First Foundation Endowment Challenge Program

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
As announced by Auctioneer Douglas M. Tisdale, Esq., at the 2014 Tails of the Painted Cats Gala Dinner and Auction at Pinehurst Country Club:

"Cat Care Society has been accepted by the Community First Foundation to receive a $10,000 endowment challenge grant if the Society is able to raise $20,000. The good news this evening is that, as we first make this public announcement of the challenge, Cat Care Society has already amassed the $20,000 in pledges and banked funds.

What wonderful news, congratulations Cat Care Society and to everyone who’s made this possible!"
 
Link for more information about the Community First Endowment Challenge Grants Program

How charitable giving supports Cat Care Society

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Here is how charitable giving supports Cat Care Society:

$15,000provides 6 months’ worth of medicines for our clinic
 
$10,000covers the cost of operating our Temporary Care Program for a full year, serving cats of 50 families temporarily made homeless due to foreclosure, fire, or personal misfortune – we’re ready to reach out to any cat “mom” or “dad” in need of temporary care, esp. due to unfortunate incidents such as fires and flooding.
 
$5,000 feeds 60 cats for 9 months
 
$2,500 provides carrying cases, collars, tags, and starter toys for all cats adopted into their forever homes from our shelter for 1 year
 
$1,000 provides complete care for 30 kittens, including shots, spaying/neutering, microchips, food, and litter
   
$500 provides medical care for a senior cat (10+ years) for a year
 
$250 buys two month’s worth of cat litter for the shelter
 
$100 provides antibiotics for two sick cats for 2 weeks

Cat Care Society also welcomes and encourages regular monthly giving. This can be done quickly and easily by visiting the Cat Care Society page atColoradoGives.org.
 
Link to Donate Now

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

Piatti Ristorante Hosts Feasting For Felines August 20th

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Feasting For Felines - Restaurant Fundraiser
 
Wednesday, August 20, 11:30 am to 9:00 pm - Feasting for Felines is headed to Piatti Ristorante & Bar in Cherry Creek, 190 South St. Paul Street. Present this flyer to your wait person and Cat Care Society will receive a 20% donation of sales (lunch or dinner).

This is the second year Piatti has hosted a Feasting for Felines fundraiser for the cats.

See you at Piatti on Wednesday, August 20th!


King Soopers Shopping For Cats: What's In Your Wallet?

Sunday, July 20, 2014
This past month, use of the King Soopers/Cat Care Society reloadable gift cards has resulted in a$586 payment to Cat Care Society.

Since starting the program in June of 2011, Cat Care Society supporters using the CCS King Soopers gift cards have raised $18,620to support the Cat Care Society cats and its community outreach programs.

If you need a card, they're available at the Cat Care Society shelter front desk for $25. Then as you shop and spend the funds down, you can reload the card again (any amount...as much as you'll need for shopping) at your own King Soopers store.

Many thanks to all who are participating in the program and helping the Cat Care Society cats!

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

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