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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!

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

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.

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