Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Piatti Ristorante Hosts Feasting For Felines August 20th

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!

Mark Your Calendar: 2015 Tails of the Painted Cats - Sat, Sept 19, 2015

Quoting Ed Greene at the 2014 Tails of the Painted Cats Gala Dinner and Art Auction:

"Please mark your calendars for Saturday, September 19th, 2015. That’s right, we’ll be back here again next year for Tails of the Painted Cats 2015…and we’ll be celebrating our 5th year and our 100th Painted Cat! You won’t want to miss it! We’ll be recruiting for both 2015 artists and sponsors very soon and you won’t want to miss out."

Tails of the Painted Cats Through the years: 

2014 Painted Cats Gallery

2013 Painted Cats Gallery

2012 Painted Cats Gallery

2011 Painted Cats Gallery

Announcement: Community First Foundation Endowment Challenge Program

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

Here is how charitable giving supports Cat Care Society:

$15,000 provides 6 months’ worth of medicines for our clinic
$10,000 covers 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 at ColoradoGives.org.
Link to Donate Now

Cat Care Society Alumni Story at Painted Cat Gala: Siete the Kitten

Quoting CBS4's Ed Greene at the 2014 Tails of the Painted Cats Gala Dinner and Auction:

"I was able to tour the shelter about a month ago. What a wonderful place. I love the open rooms and the way cats are encouraged to be, well… cats. Not cramped up in cages, but walking and jumping and (as we cat owners know) sitting and sleeping wherever they want. There was one on the counter… one on the window sill, another on the file cabinet…. another little guy living in the Meow Mart store. You get the picture. Cat Care Society is all about cats and has been refining its special brand of cat care during its past 33 year run.

Again tonight, we have a special story to share with you which showcases the important work of our staff and volunteers in saving lives and finding forever homes for our cat residents. But of course, none of it would be possible without the generous support of people like you, who share our love of cats. Because of your generosity, Cat Care Society has been able to give thousands of cats a second chance at a life of quality, in a permanent loving home!

One of our more poignant success stories from last year features little Siete (that’s Spanish for 'seven' and you’ll soon learn why she got that name). Last summer, a man named Dru found a five-week-old kitten in a dumpster on Navajo Street. He cared for her for two days, and then brought her to CCS. When he dropped her off, he gave us all of the money he had with him – about $6.50 – to contribute to her care. Dru is a real hero to all of us at CCS! Not only did he go out of his way to rescue this poor frightened kitten, but he cared for her for two days, and donated all he had on him to take care of her. (If you happen to know Dru, tell him that everyone at CCS says, 'You are our hero – and you are Siete’s hero!'

Siete is a domestic short-haired tortoiseshell (or torti, for short); she is also a seven-toed polydactl (meaning she has two extra toes on each front foot). Hence, the name Siete. When Dru dropped her off on Aug. 1, she weighed 11 oz. and was in surprisingly good health. But because she was still young, we found a foster parent to care for her until she could grow and get a little older. In September, Siete weighed 2 lbs. 2 ounces – enough to move out of foster care and to the shelter. She was spayed by the expert veterinary staff at our clinic, and put up for adoption in the kitten room that Saturday.

The following Tuesday, director of outreach Suellen Scott took Siete to Peterson Air Force Base. The event was a Community Shares nonprofit fair for federal employees who have the option to donate funds to the non-profits of their choice as a payroll deduction. Siete dazzled the group with her playfulness and sweet nature. When it was time to go, she snuggled up in her stroller for the trip back to the shelter. Later that same day, a couple – Stephanie and Mark – who had adopted another cat named Penny from Cat Care Society about a year ago -- came to the shelter looking for a feline companion. They stopped in the kitten room. Siete looked up at Mark and, well, that was all it took. Siete was microchipped, had her nails trimmed, was vaccinated, and went off to her new forever home with Stephanie, Mark and Penny.

We are so grateful to everyone whose financial support has helped Cat Care Society take care of cats all over metro Denver that have been abused or neglected, or abandoned like Siete – and care for them in a loving environment until they can find their forever homes. But there are many more cats like Siete, in need of second chances. And that’s what tonight is all about – raising funds to help Cat Care Society continue its fine work in the community."

Link to Ed Greene's Bio

Link to Information about Cat Care Society's adoptable cats

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

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

Monday, July 28, 2014

Seminars For Cat People: Healing Touch and Reiki for your Cats

Monthly Seminar Series for August

Join us Saturday, August 16, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm, for a seminar by Mary Blake about Healing Touch and Reiki for your cats. For more information about Mary Blake and her practice, visit: http://www.agapehealingforanimals.com/about.html

Seminars are held in the lower level conference room of the Cat Care Society shelter, 5787 W. 6th Avenue. Cost is $5 (free for CCS platinum members). Please RSVP at frontdesk@catcaresociety.org or via phone at 303.239.9680.