Cat Care Society's
40th Year Celebration
Saturday, July 24
40 years ago the Cat Care Society was founded, and it was a great start for the organization and a blessing for cats in need. We will celebrate our anniversary on July 24th at the shelter from 5-7pm. 

The festivities will be held outdoors and there will be delicious food, fun Cat Care items for sale, a big cardboard Sue Sioux to take selfies with, and other activities! Some of our plans are still in progress, so there will be more to come.

Visitors can also view our historical display of 40 years at Cat Care Society in the lower level of our shelter. Some of our volunteers and staff have been with us for many years, and have contributed a wealth of memories. Among the treasures are old Cat Care Quarterlies, Purr-Forums (volunteer newsletters), written memoirs from volunteers, photos, and other remembrances. The shelter will open at noon and you are welcome to go down to the gallery to view the historical timeline display anytime in the afternoon. One of our volunteers will be glad to show you around and answer questions.

And of course guests can visit the cats (we will require visitors to be respectful of other guests, and social distance and mask up inside the shelter).

Please join us in celebrating 40 years of caring for abused, neglected, and abandoned cats! We appreciate all your support over the years.
Catty Hour
Friday, July 9
The first Catty Hour actually held in the shelter in a long time was a terrific success with lots of visitors and cats participating. Our next Catty Hour is scheduled for Friday, July 9, from 6 to 8pm. There will be a number of kittens to spice things up, as many are starting to come into the shelter from foster care. Please join us for this fun evening. Wine and snacks are complimentary, but donations are appreciated. This event is for adults only. Please RSVP to sscott@catcaresociety.org or call 303-239-9680 x 5.




Be sure to have your picture taken with cat "Lola", our classy shelter celebrity.
Jet, Shelter Manager and Lola
Tails of the Painted Cats 2021
Saturday, September 11
Be sure to take advantage of the early bird pricing for our September Tails of the Painted Cats Gala Auction and Dinner. Individual and Date Night for Two tickets are available at discounted prices. Tables of eight are also available. The event is scheduled for September 11 at the Wellshire Event Center at 5pm. A dog and beer table, cat themed jewelry and other accessories, and flat cat paintings will be auctioned as well as the unique painted cats and dogs.
Please click Painted Cats to purchase your tickets for this special evening. It will be a wonderful way to spend time with other cat lovers and support Cat Care Society. A delicious dinner will be served, and our MC of the evening will be the well known journalist Steve Staeger of KUSA Channel 9.
                               
Tails of the Painted Cats Raffle
Beginning this Thursday, July 1, our Tails of the Painted Cats Raffle will begin. One of our talented artists has created a cat that is very timely given the past year- The Front Line cat. This unusual cat is one of our smaller artworks. To purchase raffle tickets, which are $10, please click on this link: TOPC Raffle.
The Front Line
Please click Gallery to view the painted cats and dogs on our website.

To see the artwork in person before the event, please visit one of these art centers.

June 2-July 31
Lakewood Cultural Center        
470 South Allison Pkwy
Lakewood, in Belmar                      
Call for hours: 303-987-7845 (reservations required at this time)

August 1-August 29  
Evergreen Gallery  
28195 Highway 74
Evergreen on historic Main Street      
Live Yoga with the Cats
In Person with CCS Cats and Kittens
Sunday, July 18

For the first time in many months, we are now able to host a live and in person Yoga with the Cats class. And just as enticing, we will also have some lively and very inquisitive kittens who will be joining in to help the participants in their poses!


The class, led by yogi Melissa Stucky, will be held on Sunday, July 18, at 5pm in the shelter. Please bring your own mat. Water will be provided.

Register for the class by clicking Yoga, The registration fee is $20. It's been a long time...please join us!
Fun Summer Raffles
Our Bed Bundles and quilt raffles have been extended to July 29. The bed bundles are beds filled with great toys and cat items, and the rainbow quilts are lovely handmade creations. Please click on the links below each item to see them in detail and to purchase the $25 tickets. Thank you for supporting Cat Care Society!
Cat Care Society Cares for All Critters-
A Tortoise Rescue
Our Executive Director and our Shelter Manager recently responded to a call to rescue some kittens on the I-76/I-25 interchange. By the time they got there someone had picked up the kittens, but this big fellow was on the side of the road. He had nowhere to go and was surrounded by concrete walls. They swooped him up, and put him on the back seat..no box, no crate, just plopped him down. The two started calling around right away and found a reptile rescue organization, Critter Canyon. One of their employees met them in Golden very quickly. The staffer planned to take the tortoise home, re-hydrate and feed him, and then work with Fish and Wildlife to release him in a protected wetlands area.

Cat Care Society has demonstrated again: We not only love ALL cats, we love ALL critters. 
Pippa Needs a Home

I'm Pippa and I'm a very shy girl. I was pretty nervous in the shelter environment, so CCS is having a really nice woman foster me while I gain enough confidence to return to the shelter and be adopted. In a new home it will probably take me a while to warm up, but once I do I will be the biggest sweetheart ever! I love treats and will eat them from your hand. I'll even chat with you once I get to know you.

I came to Cat Care Society after my owner and her family developed allergies and illness. I am healthy and use the litterbox with no issues. I am afraid of other animals, so I will need a home where I'm the only pet....fish would be ok because they're fun to watch. 

I would like a calm quiet home with a single human who will be very patient with me and allow me to come out of my shell when I am ready. I will need lots of love when I do get comfortable.
Ask Sue Sioux


Dear Sue Sioux, 

Why do cats knead, or “make biscuits,” on us? 

Dear friend,

There are many reasons why we cats make biscuits. When we are babies, we knead our moms to stimulate milk while nursing. So as we get older and continue to knead, this gives us a sense of nurturing, safety, and comfort. Making biscuits also helps activate the scent marking glands located in our paws. So when a cat kneads on an object, they're basically saying “this is mine.” Either way, if a cat is making biscuits on you, they are showing you that they love and trust you. 

My best,

Sue Sioux
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