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September's Happy Tails

Friday, October 23, 2015

Here are our adoption tales from September.  Congratulations to all the cats who found their forever homes and to the human companions who adopted them!

Jet ("Orion"): Orion is a good cat who enjoys playing with his yarn toy.

Spice: Spice explored and has become comfortable in her new home.  She enjoys playing with her mouse toy and cuddling on her human's bed.

MiKo and Tasha: Miko (pictured above) and Tasha remain a bonded pair and interact well with family and friends.

McKellen ("Spaz"): Spaz likes playing with his mouse wand toy but doesn't like his feather wand toy.  

Alaska and Montana ("Monti"): One of the kitties hid in the stereo speaker the first day they went home.  Both Alaska (pictured above) and Monti sleep late and are active at night.

Jarrett ("Apollo"): Apollo is quite talkative and inquisitive, especially when the air conditioning comes on.

Neddy ("Alfred"): Alfred is full of love and likes to snuggle.  He thinks Q-tips are fun and is getting along well with the two younger cats he shares his home with.  

Penelope ("Penny"): Penny loves her catnip pickle and laser light toy.

Kozi: Kozi was adopted by one of Cat Care Society's cleaning staff.  She enjoys playing with her catnip banana and sleeping under the bed covers.  She is reported to eat like a, "steam shovel."  

This post was written by Sierra M. Koester, Cat Care Society Volunteer and Professional Blogger. 

Donate Much Needed Supplies To Cat Care Society Shelter Cats Via Amazon Wish List

Wednesday, October 21, 2015
You can now order supplies for Cat Care Society online via our Amazon Wish List. You can also check out Our Wish List on the CCS website or the Supply Donation Board in the shelter and bring the items in yourself during shelter hours.

Supplies we always need:

Canned Cat and Kitten Food
Dry Cat Food: Purina Kitten Chow
Baby Food: Turkey and Chicken
Clay (NON-Clumping) Cat Litter
Small Paper Plates
L-Lysine Powder or Capsules (helps kittens' immune systems)
Trash Bags (13 and 20 gallon sizes)
Automatic Dish Washing Detergent
Paper Towels
Rubber-backed rugs
Hooded cat beds

The CCS shelter cats thank you for your in-kind supply donations!

Link to Donate Via Amazon Wish List

Opt to Adopt Bailey and Riley

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Bailey is a very handsome orange and white Domestic Shorthair.  He is incredibly friendly and often greets visitors when they come into his room.  Bailey loves to hang out with his human friends, and he will follow you around until you pet him or give him a belly rub.  He's an outgoing guy and enjoys sitting in laps.

Riley is Bailey's brother.  He is also an orange and white Domestic Shorthair.  Riley is a little shyer than Bailey, but he also loves attention.  Riley likes face rubs and hanging out with his brother as well as his human friends.  Riley has a deformity in one of his front paws where it did not fully develop.  However, he can get around just fine, and he doesn't let this slow him down at all.  

Both cats came to the shelter when their owner became too ill to care for them any longer.  They are very sweet boys who would make great additions to any home.  Bailey and Riley are approximately seven years old.  They get along with their feline roommates and are up-to-date on their vaccinations, litter box trained, and neutered.  They have tested negative for FIV and FeLV.  Bailey and Riley are brothers and best friends and must be adopted together.  

You can find Bailey and Riley in the Orange Room at Cat Care Society.  Please stop by to get to know these awesome cat companions.  

Adoption Special

Bailey and Riley are eligible for our Tails of the REAL Painted Cats Adoption Special.

During the entire month of October, you can adopt any cat with two or more coat colors for just $50.  You can check out all of our adoptable cats HERE.  Please note that the standard adoption process applies during this promotion.  

This post is written by Sierra M. Koester, Cat Care Society Volunteer and Professional Blogger. 

Kitten Adoption Extravaganza!

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Cat Care Society is having a Kitten Adoption Extravaganza!  From October 15th through October 31st, kitten adoption fees are reduced.  You can adopt one kitten for $65 or two for $120!  Adoption fees cover the Feline Leukemia test, Feline Immunodeficiency Virus test, distemper/upper respiratory vaccination, spay/neuter surgery, microchip, 15-day vet care assistance, a collar and tag, and a cardboard carrier. 

Please stop by to see all of our adoptable kittens in our Kitten Room.  

Shelter Hours:
Tuesday - Friday: Noon to 5:30 pm. 
Saturday: 11 am to 4:30 pm.
Sunday: Noon to 3 pm.

Please note that the standard adoption process still applies during this special.

This post is written by Sierra M. Koester, Cat Care Society Volunteer and Professional Blogger.  

Purr-fectly Unprecedented for Cat Care Society: 2015 Tails of the Painted Cats Gala Dinner and Auction Passes the $100K Mark!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Our Cat Care Society (CCS) Tails of the Painted Cats (TOPC) committee members are on Cloud 9, and rightfully so having orchestrated the organization's first benefit dinner raising more than $100,000, Saturday evening, October 10th, at Pinehurst Country Club.

The preliminary estimated total is $106,000 for the evening's itinerary of games, silent and live auctions, paddle raiser donations and new shelter cat-themed donation cards. And, the total will most likely climb higher for the event overall, when all the accounting details are finalized, which -- among other things -- includes donations by mail still coming in from those who were unable to attend the 2015 TOPC Gala Dinner and Auction

Denver's 'Auctioneer Extraordinaire' Doug Tisdale returned for a third year to run the live auction, serving as a Siamese Savior event sponsor. Joining him on stage was 9News Reporter (and life-long cat lover) Steve Staeger as Master of Ceremonies.

Topping the winning bids for live auction painted cats was Africat by Jane McFadden Dorsey.

After a bidding war of the highest order, TOPC reached a new high for a single painted cat at an amazing $13,000. With the agreement of the winner and Dorsey, the runner up bidder is also going to be able to purchase their own Africat for $13,000 as well, which Dorsey will be creating during the next few months (before the sixth chapter of TOPC 2017 commences shortly after the first of the year).

Our appreciation to Jane McFadden Dorsey for her dedication to CCS and TOPC. This is the second year in a row that she is creating a duplicate painted cat as top bid Live Auction artist. Last year, the top bid on a painted cat was $5,000 for Richard Parker, also created by Dorsey, and she created a second upon agreement of the winning bidder.

In addition, Africat received the People's Choice Award (based on voting by the People of Denver during the 2015 TOPC Summer Tour). As the artist, Dorsey, received a gift card to Piatti Ristorante in Cherry Creek. Piatti is a multi-year donor of the People's Choice gift card and a multi-year participant in the CCS Feasting For Felines program. Piatti's owner is an adopter of a CCS shelter kitty.

The remaining Live Auction painted cats yielded the following top bids: Route 66 by Wendy M. Luck, $7,000; La Catrina by Amanda S. R. Salazar, $4,000; Lil Ms. Sunshine by Ella Buchholz, $2,500; and Botani-Cat by Jody Rigsby, $2,100. If you're calculating, yes, the TOPC Live Auction cats provided a mind-boggling $41,600 for the CCS shelter cats and community outreach programs. Stopping here, we must mention how grateful we are for this amazing infusion of funds now available to help CCS and its mission helping cats!

The Live Auction also awarded two trips for a South African Photo Safari at the Zulu Nyala luxury resort and a demo painting by Botani-Cat Artist Jody Rigsby. Plus, not to be done yet, five high bidders received $100 gift cards to these beloved area restaurants during the Live Auction: Elway's, ChoLon, Cru Wine Bar, 240 Union and Bonefish Grill.

In the Silent Auction, four painted cats received Buy It Now (BIN) purchases: Cosmos Cat by Barb Benik; Eva Diva, Jane McFadden Dorsey; Cat Scan, Cortnye Rusch; and Typurrgraphy, Amanda S. R. Salazar. Flat cat 'Three Little Kittens' by Shirlee Akemi Miyake received a BIN and these five Clay Cats also received BINs: Black Cat Vase By Barbara Donovan, Raku Cat Moon Bowls By Diane DeBaun, Cat Pasta Bowl By Mara, Big Blue Cat Bowl By Melony Sawyer and Tuxedo Cat Covered Jar By Bette Rehner.

This year's winner of the Raffle Cat, Dale Cat-Huly by Carla Pawlewicz, was long-time CCS Volunteer Kay Higgins.

In addition to Tisdale & Associates, LLC, event sponsors included: Lakewood Arts Council GalleryMain Street Fine Art in Evergreen and Art of Life Gallery, LLC. Gala centerpieces were again provided by Dave Barnes of Scenographics in Denver.

Working on the event for over a year now, the committee (including, in alphabetical order, CCS Volunteer Marsha Crest, CCS Board VP Clyde Dawson, CCS Volunteer Coordinator and TOPC Program Coordinator and Artist Jane McFadden DorseyHelen Hanks, CCS Advisory Board Member Maggie Holben, Committee Chair and CCS Volunteer Kathy Husband, CCS Volunteer Jeannie Menor, CCS Volunteer and TOPC Artist Carla Pawlewicz, CCS Director of Outreach Suellen Scott and Jane Young), plus a bevy talented Denver area artists, event and artist sponsors, and CCS volunteers held the TOPC Gala Dinner and Auction at Pinehurst Country Club for a third year. This was the fifth year for TOPC event, which has now produced 106 of the colorful, uniquely themed fiberglass cats, that the community only seems to grow fonder of as time moves on. 

In addition to funds raised surpassing all expectations this year, attendance at the Gala also grew to over 200 guests for the first time.

Supporters for the cause included: Linda and Jack RobinsonLynn Brevard and Michelle BrevardHarold & Christina TaylorTracey McCulloughSteve HolbenSheree ReinersPaul and Victoria BrownMarty and CCS President Gail TinianowBarbara Dawson (who again played the piano during the cocktail reception), Steve and Dayna DrownWarren HanksStephanie DeGraff Bender, Andria Kennoy, and Melissa and Michael McClure. Other CCS board members attending included Treasurer Marggie Dassler, Director Linda Brandon with husband Mark, Director and Golf Tournament Coordinator Ken Dobrovolny with wife Jackie, Director Michael Gawell and guest Dr. Karen Larson, and Advisory Board Member Kim Sporrer and guest Kat Burns. New CCS Shelter Manager Heather Allen was also in attendance.

The TOPC Gala Dinner and Auction is not returning until 2017 -- the exact date is still pending. Artist recruitment will begin shortly after the first of the year.

If you are interested in being a Tails of the Painted Cats artist in the future, contact Jane Dorsey for more information at: jdorsey@catcaresociety.org or 303.239.9680, ext. 16.

For links to view the 2011-15 TOPC painted cats, visit http://www.catcaresociety.org/how-to-help/tails-of-the-painted-cats-gala-dinner-and-auction.

Link to view the 2015 Video Gallery Slide Show

Link to view the 2015 First Facebook Photo Album

Please note: design of the Tails of the Painted Cats is a trademark of the state of Colorado and all rights associated with this trademark extend until October 18, 2016.

2015 Tails of the Painted Cats Clay Cats

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

The 2015 Tails of the Painted Cats Gala Dinner & Auction is only a few days away!  

Here are some of the clay cats that will be available for auction at this year's event.  You can view all of the clay cats on our Flickr album here.  

Terra Cotta Kitty by Gary Steinborn.
Venice Clay - Venice, CA.

Three Cat Moon Bowls by Diane DeBaun.
Fine Ceramics - Hemut, CA.

Two Cat Tails Fused Glass Trays by John L. LaRosa.
LaRosa Designs - Weston, CO.

Pirate Cat Pitcher by Barbara Donovan.
Animal Art Pottery - Baton Roughe, LA.

Purple Sage Cat Vase by Gary Steinborn.
Venice Clay - Venice, CA.

Big Blue Cat Bowl by Melony Sawyer.
Clay Art Artist - Denver, CO.

Mara Platter by Mara.
Ceramica Mara - Mexico.

Tuxedo Cat Covered Jar by Bette Rehner.
Bjceramics - Denver, CO.

There's still time to register for this year's Tails of the Painted Cats Gala Dinner & Auction online here.  We hope to see you Saturday!

This post was written by Sierra M. Koester, Professional Blogger and Cat Care Society Volunteer. 

Cowbell Alert! 'NEW' at the Cat Care Society Tails of the Painted Cats Gala Dinner and Auction

Tuesday, October 06, 2015
Cat Care Society has one more 'new thing' to share about this year's Tails of the Painted Cats Gala Dinner and Auction and that's the addition of the 'Buy It Now' Cow Bell program in the silent auction rooms at Pinehurst Country Club this Saturday. Gala attendees, don't be surprised when you hear the cow bells ringing. We'd prefer cat bells, but they just aren't loud enough to convey our excitement over attendees who make a BUY IT NOW on one of the cats' wonderful Silent Auction items.

To give you an idea, last year -- once the auction dust settled -- we had two 'Buy It Nows' on Kitten Paintings; two on Flat Cat Paintings; four on Clay Cats; and seven 'Buy It Nows' on painted cats. A 'Buy It Now' not only gets the winning bidder a great piece of feline art, but the CCS REAL cats benefit greatly from the financial boost of a Buy It Now. It's simply a win-win.

Note -- BUY IT NOW on the 18 silent auction painted cats is available in advance of the Gala through tomorrow (Wednesday, Oct. 7) at Noon. So, go take a look and make a 'Buy It Now' if you want to assure your win of your favorite painted cat.... http://bidonacat.blogspot.com

Our new mantra for the Gala is "MORE COWBELL!!!"

Register for the Gala.

2015 Tails of the Painted Cats Kitten Paintings

Monday, October 05, 2015
The 2015 Tails of the Painted Cats Gala Dinner & Auction is fast-approaching!  Back by popular demand this year are Kitten Paintings, which will be available through the Silent Auction only this year.  You can see all of this year's amazing Kitten Paintings below.

Star Wars by Cloud.

Dance of the Pink Mice by Margaret.

Rose Garden by Margaret.

The South of France by Chris.

Pasture by Craig.

Let's Party! by Craig.

Country Lane by Carla.

A Walk in the Park by Cora.

First Frost by Carla.

Moonlit Garden by Cora.

This year's talented kittens were aided by their human assistants Carla Pawlewicz, Jeannie Menor, and Jane Dorsey.  

There's still time to register for the 2015 Tails of the Painted Cats Gala Dinner & Auction.  Purchase your tickets here.  

This post is written by Sierra M. Koester, Professional Blogger and Cat Care Society Volunteer.  

Tails of the REAL Painted Cats Adoption Special

Friday, October 02, 2015

Sue Sioux is a gorgeous cat available for adoption at our shelter.

This month we have a fantastic adoption special to help celebrate the Tails of the Painted Cats Gala Dinner & Auction.  For the month of October, you can adopt your own REAL painted cat.  Pay only $50 for any cat seven months of age or older with two or more coat colors.  You can check out all of the cats available for this promotion by visiting our Facebook album.  Please note that the standard adoption process applies.

Please stop by Cat Care Society to meet all of our great cats!

This post is written by Sierra M. Koester, Professional Blogger and Cat Care Society Volunteer.

New at the Tails of the Painted Cats Gala Dinner and Auction: Auctioneer Doug Tisdale + Tisdale Wines = Feline Fun

Monday, September 28, 2015
Tails of the Painted Cats Auctioneer Doug Tisdale offers the new (and fun) 'Tisdale Wines Bonus' to twelve lucky Gala attendees this year. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early on Oct. 10th and listen carefully to the auctioneer's PA announcements during the cocktail reception to win a Tisdale Cabernet Sauvignon or Chardonnay.

As you see by the photo, the Tisdale Wines are ready to party at the 2015 Tails of the Painted Cats Gala Dinner and Auction. Join us!

Link to Register

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