Saturday, November 28, 2015

Reminder: Santa Paws Festival is Saturday and Sunday, December 5 and 6, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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'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 Santa Paws Festival Blog Post

Link to the Lakewood Pet Examiner Posting 

Link to the Denver Post YourHub Posting

Link to the Lakewood Sentinel Posting

Link to the Cat Care Society website

Dec 1-31: Cat Care Society's First Ever Christmas Ornament Donation Drive!

Oh the Weather outside is frightful, but the Ornaments are so Delightful! Good you can sponsor ornaments online or at the shelter! Or both!

Cat Care Society is holding a Christmas Ornament Donation Drive this year. Select a picture-themed CCS Cat Ornament for $5.00. Your ornament sponsorship donation goes toward the care of the cats in our shelter!

The ornament you select will have your name on the back and be displayed in the CCS lobby for the entire month of December. Our goal is to have all of the cats currently in our care with Christmas ornaments this December!

In addition to the shelter cat ornaments, our volunteer elves created these "Golden Circle" ornaments for those who want to make a larger year-end donation to the ornament drive:

Shelter Ornament - $2,500 donation
The Cat Clinic Ornament - $2,000 donation
Kitten Room Ornament - $1,500 donation
Meow Mart Ornament - $1,000 donation
Grand Hall Ornament - $500 donation
Nibbles 'n Kibbles Food Bank Ornament - $250 donation
Cat Room Ornaments (Blue, Orange, Gold, Red, Purple or Green Rooms) - $100 donation each

You can arrange your ornament sponsorship at the front desk of the shelter or you can sponsor ornaments online!

Link to the flyer
Link to sponsor ornaments online
Link to the Facebook album to view ornaments 

Thank you for your support!!

Sunday, November 15, 2015

October Adoption Tales by Karlyn Mendez, CCS Adoption Assistant

Feather (pictured) - “Molly” fit right in. She is described as affectionate and friendly and resides with a small dog.

Parker - likes to crawl on laps and snuggles between the owners on the bed. Parker shares his home with 2 other older cats and they all tolerate each other.

Elvira “Middie” - went home with an older woman. She snooped into everything and likes mellow music. She also likes to play with the crinkle ball and catnip carrot.

Maggie “Miss Sasha”- loves tummy rubs and wants attention on her terms and is nocturnal.  She doesn’t mind the dog.

Buddy - shares his home with an elderly couple and 2 dogs. He likes the husband and is affectionate and delightful. He enjoys his homemade wand toys.

Bella - gradually warmed up and is getting used to being held and gives love. She lives with a single young woman.

Xena - is healthy and happy. She enjoys pets and rubs behind the ears. A married couple with pre-teen daughters took her home.

Beverly “Alluka”- is confident and adjusted quickly. She likes having lots of attention and went home with a single young man.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Cat Care Society Volunteers To Wrap Gifts At LoDo Tattered Cover Dec. 13-19

Dec. 13-19, Cat Care Society volunteers will again be wrapping gifts 10AM to 4PM at the LoDo location of Denver's 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.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Santa Paws Festival Moves To Saturday and Sunday This Year

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

Lakewood Sentinel

Lakewood Pet Examiner

Feasting For Felines Returns to Beau Jo's Nov. 18th

Join Us at Beau Jo's (All Five Denver Area Locations) for Feasting For Felines!

Enjoy lunch, dinner or take out Wednesday, November 18th, and 20% of the proceeds benefit Cat Care Society. This offer is also good for gift card purchases. 
An annual favorite, this promotion is again valid at all Denver area Beau Jo's locations: Arvada, Boulder, Evergreen, Idaho Springs and University Hills.

Mark Your Calendar: 2017 Tails of the Painted Cats - Sat., Sept. 16, 2017

Please mark your calendar for Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017. We’ll return to Pinehurst Country Club for the Tails of the Painted Cats 2017 Gala Dinner and Auction…and be celebrating our 6th chapter of the event! You won’t want to miss it! 

If you are interested in being at Tails of the Painted Cats artist or artist sponsor in 2017, contact Jane Dorsey for more information at: or 303.239.9680, ext. 16. 

Tails of the Painted Cats through the years: