Sunday, September 7, 2014

It's #MiceBucketChallenge for Cat Care Society on Facebook

It's #MiceBucketChallenge for Cat Care Society on Facebook.

Particulars: Load up a bucket with your soft mice toys, make a video of your cat taking the challenge by ever so gently dumping them on your cat (similar to the recent #IceBucketChallenge for ALS), challenge other kitties to do the same and, most important, make a donation to Cat Care Society in Lakewood, Colorado. We're suggesting a minimum $10 donation for each challenge. You can donate online at - here's the link: - or you can mail or drop a check by the shelter during business hours: 5787 W. 6th Ave., Lakewood, CO 80214. Remember to make sure you let us know your donation is for #MiceBucketChallenge. If you don't Facebook (or make videos), please still consider donating to help the shelter cats in Lakewood by participating in the Cat Care Society #MiceBucketChallenge. Thank you!

Sample videos:

Calico Rita

Munchkin Cat Corporal Reggie Waddle

Lynx Point Siamese Mix Bombay
 (He'd posted his #MiceBucketChallenge before Reggie did his. Corporal Reggie didn't know when he challenged his friend Bombay in his video.)

Friday, September 5, 2014

Artists Call for Entry: Tails of the Painted Cats 2015

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: 
  • 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 during Summer 2015 
For an application, please contact TOPC Art Coordinator Jane McFadden Dorsey at or call 303.239.9680, ext. 16.

For more information about Tails of the Painted Cats: 

Facebook page:

View all the past Painted Cats on Flickr:

2014 Painted Cats Gallery

2013 Painted Cats Gallery

2012 Painted Cats Gallery

2011 Painted Cats Gallery

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

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

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 Crest; Warren 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 Swanson; Greg and Cheryl Chamberlain; Stephanie DeGraff Bender, a national expert in women’s health issues; Don and Arlene Johnson; independent film producer Darla Rae; Harold 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 Cotsworth; Mark and Lee Ann Van Loucks; Donita Scholtz; Linda Robinson; and Donna Colm."

Link to the Denver Post Mile High Style

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

Monday, August 4, 2014

Tails of the Painted Cats 2014 post-event coverage on

Quoting John Davidson, the Denver Animal News Examiner, from his July 28th column:

"Personal tales highlight Cat Care Society's "Tails of the Painted Cats" event...The Cat Care Society raised an estimated $67,000 at its "Tails of the Painted Cats" event this past weekend, but what may be remembered most are the personal stories involving people who have helped the Lakewood shelter work for the past 33 years. The painted cats are fiberglass figures of felines painted with all sorts of colors and schemes by professional artists. Every year the society holds a dinner to auction them off, along with other objets d'cat. The money goes to care of the many cats the society handles."
Link to the full posting 

Quoting Carrie Dow, the Lakewood Pet Examiner, from her July 30th column:

"The Cat Care Society's Painted Tail comes to an end...The 4th annual journey of Tails of the Painted Cats came to an end last Saturday, July 28, when the last cats were auctioned off at a gala dinner and auction for the Cat Care Society of Lakewood. The event is estimated to have brought in over $67,000 this year. Held at Pinehurst Country Club in Denver, this year’s gala once again featured Master of Ceremonies Ed Greene of CBS 4 Denver and auctioneer extraordinaire Douglas M. Tisdale, Esq. as they entertained over 175 guests and friends of the Cat Care Society. During the online auction and preview before the event, several of the cats were sold. Only eight of the 25 cat sculptures created for the event actually went up for auction during the dinner."
Link to the full posting

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, Oct 10, 2015

Please mark your calendar for Saturday, October 10, 2015. We’ll return to Pinehurst Country Club for  Tails of the Painted Cats 2015…and 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