Monday, April 21, 2014

Seminars For Cat People: This Saturday, 4/26, Grooming & Nail Trimming

Cat Care Society's Monthly Seminar Series is this week...Saturday, April 26, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Note: this time is changed from previous announcements, due to a death in Dr. Muhovich's family.

Join Kerry Muhovich, DVM, for a seminar about grooming: helping cats of all coat types and ages maintain a lustrous coat. This session will also include ‘at home’ face care and nail trim instruction.

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 or via phone at 303.239.9680.

Link to the Cat Care Society website.

Link to 4/16 coverage by the Denver Animal News Examiner, John Davidson

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Animal Sheltering: 'Denver alliance of shelters, rescues, and veterinarians has live-release rate peaking'

 Quoting from the July/August 2013 Animal Sheltering magazine about the Metro Denver Shelter Alliance (MDSA):

"Founded in June 2000 by Denver-area animal welfare leaders, the now-25-member MDSA is made up of private shelters, municipal animal care and control agencies, rescue groups, veterinary organizations, several foundations, a service dog group, a pet food pantry—even a parrot sanctuary—in an eight-county region. Its common goal is to reduce euthanasia by increasing the number of animals adopted at shelters throughout the region.

The key statistic MDSA uses to track its progress is the collective live-release rate of all its sheltering members. The live-release rate reflects the percentage of animals who leave shelters alive through adoption, return-to-owner, or transfer to a placement partner that can guarantee homes for pets it receives. Since MDSA started keeping live-release statistics in 2005, that number has risen from 72 percent to 85 percent in 2012. [note: 2013 stats for live-release rates have risen to 88%]...

...MDSA members don’t use the term “no kill,” believing it potentially divisive and lacking a universally accepted definition. Instead, members identify themselves as 'open admission' (accepting all animals), or “limited admission” (limiting/selecting the animals accepted). Other agreed-upon terms that members use to track animal statistics are: Healthy, Treatable/Rehabilitatable, Trainable/Manageable, and Unhealthy/Untreatable. Agreeing to use the same terms, and to separate animals into the same kinds of categories, creates a standardized approach to tracking outcomes for pets and allows MDSA to gather reliable statistics from its sheltering members...

...The alliance gets its members out of their individual silos in other ways, too. 'Last year, we formed a little committee, and we started the shelter safaris,' says Suellen Scott, development director of the Cat Care Society in Lakewood. 'We would take turns sending our employees, our volunteers, our staff members to these all-day events where they would visit three shelters in different parts of town.'"

Link to the article

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Thumbs up, Puma! Let's find this handsome brown tabby his forever home...soon!

Today, Suellen Scott escorted Puma to Petline9 with Kirk Montgomery.

Puma is a domestic short hair brown Tabby, 9 years old. He is micro chipped, neutered, & vaccinated. He is looking for an indoor home with a lap. He loves attention and being petted. He is very active and like to chase toys. Puma has been to schools and nursing homes on behalf of his feline friends at CCS. Puma is special needs; he has a prescription diet due to his early stages of renal disease. He is available for Cat Care Society's Perpet-U-Care program. The Cat Clinic at CCS will provide $250 of services per year towards his medical care.

Visit Puma's profile at:

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

It's Lavender Kitten Season at Cat Care Society; Don't Miss Out

Lavender Kittens!

The miniature version of Cat Care Society's popular Lavender Cats are back, but for a limited time only during Kitten Season 2014 at Meow Mart (located in the Cat Care Society shelter at 5787 W. 6th Avenue).

Don’t miss out. Each little handmade cat contains dried lavender blossoms grown in the Pacific Northwest. They’d love to sit on your desk, dresser, or windowsill, softly scenting your world and making you smile!

Lavender Kittens are $3 each Lavender Cats are $7 each or two for $12.

Our special thanks to Linda Langsted, adoption assistant and volunteer, who spearheads this wonderful project, now exceeding 500 sold!

Lakewood Pet Examiner: 'Elephant Bar supports Feasting for Felines'

Quoting from Carrie Dow's column:

"Both of the metro area’s Elephant Bar locations are supporting the cats at the Cat Care Society with a Feasting for Felines dine out event next Wednesday, April 16. Twenty percent of the day’s proceeds will go to the Cat Care Society.

The dining is from 11 AM to 10 PM next Wednesday. Guests must present this special Elephant Bar flyer to their server before ordering. Tax, gratuity, alcohol, merchandise and gift card purchases are not included in this offer. Elephant Bar offers global cuisine mixing together the best of Asia and the Americas together."
Link to

Thank you, Cat Care Society Volunteers, for 716 Years of Service!

Did you know: Cat Care Society may be 33 years old, but collectively our volunteer team has logged 716 years of service to help make CCS what it is today.

Thank you, Cat Care Society Volunteers. We appreciate you this week (Volunteer Appreciation Week in America) and every week for all you do!

Learn more about the CCS Volunteer Program:

Feasting For Felines Fundraiser at Denver Elephant Bars Wed April 16th

Denver's two Elephant Bar locations in Belmar and Greenwood Village will raise funds for Cat Care Society 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, 2014.

Twenty percent of proceeds -- excluding tax, gratuity, alcohol, merchandise and/or gift cards -- go to Cat Care Society.

Just bring in this flyer and present it to your server for lunch or dinner.

Go to a to view the menu.