Sunday, April 19, 2015

This Week: Earth Day Adoption Special + Free Cat Behavior Seminar

In honor of Earth Day - Wed, April 22, noon - 5:30 p.m. - Cat Care Society is having an adoption special! One day only! All cats age one year and older can be adopted for $4.22! Help us celebrate our wonderful planet, and help give a fine home to a feline companion. Whenever a cat is adopted from CCS, two cats are saved - the cat who is adopted, and a stray or abandoned cat who can come to CCS because of the space opened up by the adoption. Call our adoption team for more information: 303.239.9680. Click here for more information.

Note: The Standard adoption screening process will still apply. Click to review CCS Adoption Standards. Further, the adoption process needs to be started one hour prior to shelter closing.

Saturday, April 25, from 10:30 a.m. - 12 (noon), Billie Reynolds, owner of Good Kitty Behavior Consulting and Training, will be presenting "The Benefits of Play with Your Kitty." In this seminar, you will learn:

*The physical and mental benefits of playing with your cat regularly.
* Which toys are best to engage your cat in play and how to get your kitty to play.
* How play can help you and your cat build a stronger bond.
* How play can decrease common behavioral issues. 

Space is limited. Please RSVP by phone: 303-239-9680 or by email: Location: Lower level classroom at Cat Care Society - 5787 W. 6th Avenue. Click here for more information.

Visit the Cat Care Society website at: 

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Celebrating Volunteers at Cat Care Society: It's National Volunteer Week in America, April 12-18, 2015

Cat Care Society thanks and celebrates its team of 118 volunteers with 799 years of collective service to the organization. We appreciate all they do for the cats.

Quoting Jane Dorsey, Cat Care Society's Volunteer Coordinator, from her annual message:

"The 12th of April marks the beginning of National Volunteer Week, designated as such by Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service. We at Cat Care Society know well that volunteers make the difference between a nonprofit’s success and failure to exist. Without a strong volunteer program CCS would not be able to adequately shelter cats in need, and give them the love, attention and care they require while waiting for their forever homes. The program is always moving ahead with changes and new ideas.

Last year, we began a new program which focuses on hand-on socialization for the cats awaiting adoption. We have two shifts a day where a volunteer comes in and seeks out the neediest of our resident population and gives those cats the special attention they need. This hopefully helps them to endure life in the shelter with less stress, and more contented moments. We have seen good results for the cats while also giving the participating volunteers an opportunity to become more engaged with the furry friends they support. This is one of many tasks our team of volunteers does.

This past year also saw the formation of a communications team to keep up with social media and news feeds. Planning and implementation of fundraising events has also seen an increase in volunteer participation. Committee members are an absolute necessity to create the foundation for any successful event. Our volunteer-driven food bank for cat owners in need has been going strong for 5 years. This very successful outreach program would not exist if not for caring volunteers and donors. Our educational seminars are also a volunteer-driven project. Not only do the seminars acquaint new people with the shelter, but also provide our pet loving supporters with new ideas and ways to enjoy their cats.

Our amazing Board of Directors has selflessly supported, directed and nurtured our organization through thick and thin. They are Volunteers Extraordinaire!"

Link to learn more about volunteering at Denver's Cat Care Society:

Friday, January 23, 2015

January Seminar: Building a Better Bond with Your Kitty by Denver Cat Behaviorist Billie Reynolds

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-mail:

Learn more about Billie Reynolds at

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Cat Care Society Gift Wrappers Head to the LoDo Tattered Cover: Dec 14-21

December 14-21, Cat Care Society volunteers will again be wrapping gifts at the Historic LoDo location of Denver's iconic Tattered Cover Book Store, 1628 16th Street. Gift wrapping is free but tips are greatly appreciated and will be donated to the Cat Care Society shelter.

CCS volunteers will be in charge of the Tattered Cover's gift wrapping station on the following days: 

Sunday, December 14, 10 am to 4 pm

Monday, December 15, 10 am to 4 pm

Tuesday, December 16, 10 am to 4 pm

Wednesday, December 17, 10 am to 4 pm

Thursday, December 18, 10 am to 4 pm

Friday, December 19, 10 am to 4 pm

Saturday, December 20, 10 am to 4 pm

Sunday, December 21, 1 pm to 4 pm


Monday, November 17, 2014

Opt to Adopt Jake… by Sierra M. Koester, Cat Care Society Volunteer

We'd like to welcome Cat Care Society Volunteer Sierra M. Koester to our communications team as a digital content creator. She socializes CCS cats usually every week at the shelter and will now be sharing her 'Opt To Adopt' columns and other interesting cat information with us on the Cat Care Society blog and Tumblr. In addition to blogging and freelance writing, Sierra is Cat Mom to two wonderful kitties, Carmine and Lita. 

Here's a posting by Sierra from last Tuesday about Jake in the Red Room:

"Jake is a handsome black and white mancat with medium hair. Jake was adopted from Cat Care Society when he was younger, but somehow (nobody knows how exactly), he found himself at another local animal shelter who returned him to Cat Care to find a new happy home.

Jake's fur was a little matted when he returned to Cat Care, so they gave him a nice haircut. He looks super adorable and he's so very soft with it!

Jake loves affection; he gave me lots of head bonks when I visited him. He is also talkative and would make a good chatting buddy.

Jake is approximately seven and a half years old. He is declawed (not Cat Care's doing), neutered, and up-to-date on his vaccinations. You can find him in the Red Room at Cat Care Society, located at 5787 W. 6th Avenue in Lakewood, CO.

Jake will be eagerly awaiting your arrival so he can show you just what a great companion he is!" 

Link to Sierra's original FurEverywhere blog post about Jake

Link to view the CCS Adoptable Cats

Again, welcome Sierra M. Koester to the CCS Communications Team!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Beau Jo's Hosts Last Feasting for Felines of 2014 - Nov. 19 - five locations!

Cat Care Society's last Feasting for Felines for 2014 will be Wednesday, Nov. 19 at the five Front Range locations of Beau Jo's Pizza locations!

ARVADA - 7525 W. 53rd

BOULDER - 2690 Baseline Road

EVERGREEN - 28186 Highway 74

IDAHO SPRINGS - 1517 Miner Street

UNIVERSITY HILLS - 2710 S. Colorado Blvd.

Go to Beau Jo's for lunch, dinner, or take out on Nov. 19th, present this flyer, and 20% of proceeds will be donated to CCS!

You can get your pizza fix and help the Cat Care Society cats at the same time. Remember to print out and bring the flyer:

Friday, November 7, 2014

Mark Your Calendar: Cat Care Society is again part of Colorado Gives Day (Tue, Dec. 9th)

Cat Care Society needs your support on Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014, when thousands of donors will come together to support Colorado non-profits like ours. Last year, a record-breaking $20.9 million was donated to Colorado non-profits via Colorado Gives.

This year, thanks to Community First Foundation and First Bank, Colorado Gives Day features a $1 million incentive fund, one of the largest gives day incentive funds in the country. Every non-profit receiving a donation on Colorado Gives Day receives a portion of the incentive fund. Please help us by marking your calendar for Dec. 9 and making a donation on Colorado Gives Day.
Special Note: Beginning Nov. 1, donations can be scheduled ahead of time to be made on Dec. 9 for Colorado Gives Day.
Link to donate, click the "CO GIVES DAY" button under donation type to arrange for your Colorado Gives Day donation in advance.