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.

Lakewood Pet Examiner: 'Cat Care Society announces Endowment Challenge Grant'

Quoting from Carrie Dow's November 3 posting:

"The Cat Care Society has partnered with Community First Foundation, the same foundation that created Colorado Gives Day, to create a permanent endowment fund for the non-profit and provide care to cats and community for years to come.

Over the summer Community First Foundation held a challenge for the cats-only shelter in Lakewood. If the shelter could raise $20,000 for the endowment, the foundation would provide an additional grant of $10,000 for a total of $30,000. That goal was reached with the help of some generous anonymous donors.

This endowment fund will be held in perpetuity and a portion of it can be used each year to support the shelter’s mission. Various uses include helping the shelter’s continuing efforts to serve the community and its cats, to help provide a steady stream of revenue during the ups and downs of the economy and to raise the shelter’s credibility by showing the community that is it fiscally responsible and financially sound."
Link to

For more information about the new endowment program, contact Mary Jo Baker, Director of Major and Planned Gifts for Cat Care Society, 303.298.9680 ext. 15, or

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Mark Your Calendar: the 2014 Santa Paws Festival is coming

The annual Santa Paws Festival at the Cat Care Society shelter is Friday, Dec. 5, noon to 5 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 6, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 'Santa Paws' is Cat Care Society’s annual bake sale and craft bazaar (plus more). This year the festival features:
  • Santa Paws (played by Dave Genco). 
  •  Baked goods for purchase – best sellers include homemade candies, cookies, bar cookies, and pies; home-canned items such as pickles’ james and jellies; boxed cupcakes; Bundt cakes and other cakes that can be wrapped without destroying frosting; spiced nuts and fudge. 
  • Free refreshments, including popcorn sweets, and our Famous Cathouse Punch. 
  • Meow Mart at its best. 
  • Hand-crafted items for sale. 
  • Jingle Cats. 
  • Jackie Green, face painter, back for a second year on Saturday only, starting at 11 (first come, first served). 
  • A raffle/drawing for great gift items.