CCQ Winter 2023

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CAT CARE QUARTERLY

WE ARE NON-DISCRIMINATORY IN OUR LOVE OF CATS

WHERE ARE THEY NOW?- 5

W I N T E R 2 0 2 3
&
UPCOMING EVENTS- 1 ART FROM THE HEART
TOPC- 3 KIDDIE CORNER- 4
E N R I C H I N G L I V E S O F P E O P L E A N D C A T S

Cat Care Quarterly

the official newsletter of Cat Care Society, published each season of the year

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

EC Michaels

DIRECTOR OF PHILANTHROPY

Ashleigh Leader

VOLUNTEER & EVENTS MANAGER

Mandy Babb

PHOTGRAPHER/DIRECTOROF

DIGITALMEDIA &COMMUNICATIONS

Cat Miller

SHELTER MANAGERS

Lindsay Hoffman & Jet Stoner

SPECIAL EVENTS

Jane Dorsey

BOOKKEEPER

Jennifer Shannon

BOARD OF DIRECTORS Cindy Adams; Willow Arnold; Mark Colsman; Ken Dobrovolny; Shannon Friel: Stephanie Gilmore; Katie Goulet; Kay Higgins; Kathy McChesney; Kim Miller

JUNIOR BOARD

Julia Corne; Tara Deenihan-Hawthorne; Beth Dokolasa; Erin Ellebracht; Sally Grum; Amanda Huggett; Rachele La Grandeur; Alex Marvin; Jillian Rosile; Mackenzie Ross; Suzannah Sage; Katie Shipley

NEWSLETTER LAYOUT, DESIGN & PHOTOGRAPHY

Cat Miller

OurMissionStatement

CatCareSocietyoperatesa cage-freeshelterforhomelessand abusedcatsthatprovidesadoption, counseling,humaneeducation,and communityoutreachservicestoenrich thelivesofpeopleandcats.

CCS PROGRAMS

Adoptions, Lost and Found, Humane Education Presentations, Volunteers, Planned Giving, Temporary Care Program, Cat Behavior Seminars, Nibbles & Kibbles Food Bank, Animal Assisted Visitations

UPCOMING EVENTS

NIBBLES&KIBBLES FOODBANK

Every 1st & 3rd Saturday of the month

10 am - Noon

Main Shelter: Back, Lower Level

CCS SEMINARS

Every 4th Saturday of the month

10 am - Noon

Main Shelter: Lower Level

ARTFROMTHE HEARTAUCTION

Feb 14- March 5 BiddingOwl.com/CatCareSociety

CHIPOTLE'S FUNDRAISERFORCCS

March 7, 4 pm - 8pm

PROMO CODE: 967H4E8

7355 W Colfax Ave. Unit 103, Lakewood, CO, 80214

ESTATEPLANNING SEMINAR

April 8 10 am - Noon

Space is limited. RSVP to aleader@catcaresociety.org

CATTYHOUR

Every 3rd Thursday of the month Location & Times To Be Determined

FEBRUARYADOPTION PROMOTION

February 1-28

Adopt 2 kittens for $114

February 12-19 ONLY

All cats over 6 months of age are $14 to adopt!

MARCHADOPTION PROMOTION

March 1-31

All adoptions are 17% off for the entire month

APRILADOPTION PROMOTION

April 1-30

All kittens adoptions are buy one get one free

LAKEWOODEARTH DAYCELEBRATION

April 22 More Details To Come

On January 18, Amazon announced they are planning to "wind down" (i.e. discontinue) AmazonSmile by February 20, 2023. Amazon will provide Cat Care Society with a one-time donation equivalent to three months of what we earned in 2022 through the program CCS will be able to accrue additional donations until the program officially closes in February On average, CCS received around $1,500 per quarter (or $6,000 per year) through this program. For those of you who have supported CCS through AmazonSmile, thank you. Going forward, we hope you will consider other ways to continue contributing to our mission

Visit

W I N T E R 2 0 2 3 1 Save time on your adoption by filling out an application at www.catcaresociety.org/adoptions
CatCareSociety.org/ways-to-give

LETTER FROM THE DIRECTOR

ADOPT ME: RED GEOFFREY

RedGeoffreyisalovingandaffectionate14-year-oldmalewho lovestorelaxandchillwithhishumancompanions.Heisa wonderfulcompanionwhoisveryhelpfulwithsendinganemail ortwo.

HecametoCatCareSocietywithtwoothercatsaspartof the CCSNineLivesProgram Whilehehasnothadexposureto dogs, he has lived with cats his whole life, so with a slow introductionprocesshecanlikelygetalongwithanyone!

InSepte atted,and toothless strayThe findersh schipped, andwhile ereableto findouts ,hadbeen ashelter ofbeingin andout iewinghis medicalhistory,Ifoundanotefromhisfirstintakeintothe DumbFriendsLeagueinOctoberof2012

“10/24/122:52pmPatronnotedthatthecathasbeenvery friendlyandlovesbeingapetHewasveryeasilyhandled Shehasseenhimforafewweeks.ECM”

IwasthatECMIhadmetSmokeyadecadeago,Iwasthe firsthumantowelcomeSmokeytoashelterandinabizarre coincidence,alsowelcomedhimtowhatIknowwillbehis lastvisittoashelter.Itishardtomeetthissweet,snuggly 17-year-oldandunderstandthecircumstancesthathave landedhiminashelteratleastfourtimesYet,Smokey landedatCCS,wherenomatterhowoldyouare,how manyteethyoulack(all)orhowbadyourhaircutis,we acceptyou.Despiteadditionaldiagnosisofaheartcondition andasthma,wecontinuetofightfortheSmokeysofthe worldWearehereforcatslikeSmokey,who,whilenot havingtheeasiestroadinlife,remainsasweet,biscuitmakinggentlemanwhogetsthezoomiesrightaround6pm Lastweek,IsawSmokeyofftohisfoster-to-adopthome, 3,730daysafterIfirstmethim

Sincerely,

RedGeoffreyiscurrentlyinafosterhomeashewasgetting wasgettingverystressedintheshelterenvironment,soplease askthefrontdeskstaffformoreinformationonhowtomeethim

Fosters Wanted

We are in need of foster families for our kittens, pregnant mothers, temporary care cats and cats/kittens who need special attention.

If you are interested in fostering for Cat Care Society, visit www.catcaresociety.org/foster for more information and to fill out a foster application.

W I N T E R 2 0 2 3 2
Red Geoffrey

EXCITED TO MEET YOU

Hello,

As the current Events Manager, I am thrilled to be taking over the Volunteer program and adding Volunteer Manager tomytitlehereatCCS Ihavealreadyhitthegroundrunning to keep up with the wonderful volunteers that we already have, and have been working hard to structure and implementnewideasandmodelsforourfuture

Thefirstroundofvolunteerapplicationsfor2023willopenon February 1 and close on February 15. Applications will be openeveryothermonthandIcan'twaittoannouncewhatis comingnext!

IhopetoseesomenewfacesinFebruary!

Sincerely,

TAILS OF THE PAINTED CATS

ART FROM THE HEART

Cat Care Society will once again present the Art from the Heartartauctiontobenefittheshelter Theauctionwillbegin on February 14, Valentine’s Day, and run through March 3 We are in the process of compiling an exciting collection of art pieces that we will offer online only We will be featuring handmadefelinethemedpottery,paintings,prints,andmore!

The link to the auction page will be published in the email Mewsletters,onourFacebookpageandwebsitepriortothe startofthesale.Whenyougetthelink,youmaybrowsethe auction for free No credit card is required unless you fall in lovewithsomething,ofcourse,andcan’tresistapurchase!

Tails of the Painted Cats will be presented September 16 at Baldoria on the Water, a beautiful Tuscan themed venue in Lakewood The cats will again have a few dog guests again this year, just to mix it up Barking and hissing will not be allowed. This event will again feature our irresistible auctioneer Doug Tisdale, and back by popular demand, Emcee Steve Staeger from Channel 9 Ten new artists will be featured this year in addition to many returning favorites, so we are excited to see the new work!

The entire menagerie as well as Flat Cat paintings will be touring again this summer. Their first appearance will be in May at the Lakewood Arts Gallery in their new location at The Hub in the 40 West Arts District on Colfax Avenue

They will then move to the Lakewood Cultural Center for the months of June and July We will post more information about public receptions in the Mews and on social media as it becomes available.

Please follow us on social media at Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter with the handle @CatCareSociety If you have not signed up to receive bi-monthly emails of our Mewsletter, and would like to do so, please visit catcaresociety org/publications to sign up.

Wanttodonate?MakeaonetimedonationorscheduleanannualdonationbyscanningtheQRcode orbyvisitingcatcaresocietyorgandclickingtheDonatebutton
W I N T E R 2 0 2 3 3

KiddieCorner

Fun for the whole family! Enjoy cat themed games and kitties to color!

This cat is known for his grin.

A comical prankster cat that shares his name with a character from Wuthering Heights

This cat bounces and lives in the Hundred Acre Wood

The violent cat from the Simpsons

The cat from Disney's Cinderella

A sword-fighting cat known for his footwear

Ren's quirky partner.

A lasagna-loving feline

A cat with a magic bag

This internet cat was beloved for her frown

This Looney Tunes cat shares a home with a little yellow bird

A bright colored cat shares the screen with Inspector Clouseau.

A popular Japanese kitty with a red bow

Calvin's best friend

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Across 1. 2 3 4 5 6 7. W I N T E R 2 0 2 3 4

WHERE ARE THEY NOW? -AUSTIN

Austin came to Cat Care Society in February of 2021 after his owner got married and his behavior changed He could not adapt to another human in his house, as he was a "devoted to a singular person" kind of guy, and became aggressive toward the new husband As he had been previously declawed before he had been adopted, biting was his go to behavior for anything that displeased him. As you know, CCS doesn't shy away from a challenge, and we were happy to take him in

He was not a fan of staff at first and would not allow anyone to look at him without charging at them or trying to bite. But we accepted that challenge as Perseus did for Medusa, and several staff members came up with inventive ways to never look directly at him using hand mirrors and cell phone cameras

"I was actually reminded to update you, when reading through his medical records to re-send to the vet and I’m genuinely shocked at all the comments about how aggressive and skittish he was, which is funny you mention how sassy he was Austin’s honestly been nothing but a delight since I brought him home I worked with his vet to get him off the fluoxetine and he’s been off it since September, 2021, with zero issues! He’s eating more now and seems to enjoy treats a lot more too He’s such a sweet cat, I haven’t seen any aggressive behavior from him at all! He’s very friendly and loves meeting new people, all my friends love coming to see him He likes to pretend like he’s to cool for it, but he’s really a big cuddly baby The only sass I get from him is his excessive meowing if I’m not paying enough attention to him

He had his 14th birthday in February, 2022! Still, no one has clocked him as being older than 10 Even the vet is impressed with how he looks and acts for his age He’s still very playful and loves his feathered toys He’s also obsessed with chewing on cardboard boxes and he loves those little puzzles with treats

He’s doing really well and I really couldn’t have asked for a better first cat Super glad I came to you guys and got the opportunity to adopt my best friend "

We are so happy that Austin was able to find the perfect human to adopt him

We have so many cats, like Austin, who just need the right human to bring them out of their shell If you're interested in adopting a cat from Cat Care Society, please visit www catcaresociety org/adoptions to view our available cats

Once he was more accustomed to our presence, he allowed us to forego the visual aids and became very affectionate, but only with one person in the room at a time Austin had also come to us with a history of anxiety and our medical team decided the best treatment would be to put him on fluoxetine, an antidepressant, which helped his anxiety and aggression whenever someone would leave or overstay their welcome in his room

Six months after he entered our shelter, Austin met Madison and found his forever home

Austin

WORKPLACE GIVING

ShopMeowMartOnlineat www.catcaresocietymeowmart.square.site Check with your employer to see if they accommodate payroll deductions or if they participate in Community Shares of Colorado. Cat Care Society has been a member of the organization of Community Shares of Colorado since 1997.
CCS participates in the Combined Federal Campaign annually, as a Community Shares member organization.
www.cshares.org or call 303-239-9680 W I N T E R 2 0 2 3 5
We always encourage adopters to send updates on our favorite cats and last February we received the following wonderful email: in his forever home

GIFTS MADE WITH LOVE: JULY 1, 2022 - SEPTEMBER 30, 2022

Many thanks to everyone who has made donations in honor of or in memory of someone special!

Gifts not listed here will be credited in the next issue of CCQ

Please send corrections or questions to Ashleigh Leader at aleader@catcaresociety org

FROM IN HONOR OF

EveAkeman Greg&Salli'sWedding

ErinAutrey KathyMcChesney

LibbyBader Sage

VirginiaBeyer Betty

BrendanBillingsley FinnChaiyavet

DianneBlumer Carmelo

MaryBorchers DougReed

ClaudiaBourks Salli&Greg

Mark&LindaBrandon TylerVaughnTipperary

MarleneBrokaw KayHiggins

MeganBurd...........................................................MojoCat

DavidCohen Sweetie(nowRosie)

CynthiaDill Madeline,Judy&BlackJack

ElizabethDymkowski BettyWhite

ReneeEmeson SuellenScott

CarrieEpps Igor

ZabethFarr TheJarf

JanetFletcher Ty&Edmond

SaraForrest FinnChaiyavet

JackFulton AnnaKokai

AudreyFulton Sapphire

Philip(Alex)Goiran PetuniaLandu

Monica,StarlightGray SalliSquires&GregCook

JamesHalpenny PeachKnight

JudithHalverson......................................allmylovedcats

J ClaudetteHamilton Itzy

Gary&KristinHathaway Mr Pibbets&Tempest

JaneHedlund Maverick

JackieHoke&Mr DavidGitelman China,Toby, Ted,Summer&Autumn

SusanJiron-Garcia Lucy

JoelKlein StormECat

ClareLewis KathyMcChesney

SusanLowenstein..................Mom& EdieLowenstein

SteveLuebke MazyGrace

SusanJMcCaffery&Mr LawrenceMangum Pumpkin

DesireeMarceau Gracie,Raven,Milo&Gretel

KarenMartinez Mom

JoAnnMaxner....................................................CCSCats

Charles&JeriMeacham DavidHendrix

KimMedsker BettyWhite'sbirthday

KristinaMoore Danny

AbigailMoses MichaelWerner

SylviaMotazedi Mae

ElizabethNeva HeatherNeva

AudreyNoorlun Cassie&Bella

TerryPowell Della

Robert&TwilaSanders......................................TheCats

AdamSchumacher Lyric&Artemis

Robert(Bob)Smith Marshmellow&Theo

KimSporrer Zoie

Louis&LyndaSurles Murphy&Slyvester

BeverlyTeigen TippiHedren

CynthiaTrask Speedy

JamesTylerJr Neeshia

DonnaVinson allcats

Charityvest HannahWoodlee

FROM IN MEMORY OF

KevinAcker SharonAcker

LisaAldrich Sofi&Nala

AmyAnastasoff PatchesPaugh

StephanieBaker Kisa

ThomasBedingfield Misty

DouglasBeeman Sweetie

EastSideBeerRunners LindaHoffAckershott

RichardBennett SonjaBennett

LindaBoswell-Butler MalibuBoswellSept2,2022

JoannaBotero Rocky

SusieBrenner.....CarolLease&PrettyBoy(PB&J)

MarilynBrowne MamaKitty

DeborahCamodeca MarjorieTomo

KathyCarr Ivan

Julie&WilliamClark Daisy

VickiCochran LindaAckerschott

JessicaComerata ElvisRenard

MichaelComo PamComo

Susan"Sue"Corbeil Penny

LawrenceCorbisier RuthVandeWitt

WilliamCox JudyCox&LexiCat

MarthaCrawford MargaretCrawford

MarshaCrest AlanHull

MerrilyDuncan JanetWhittle

PeterDupree...........................................CeresHarner

ChristyFischer SheriBell,wholovedcats&CCS

Maiorani-StuartFund Ourbeautifulmom,BarbStuart

AnnaliseGoetz MugroomtheCat

JoanneGreenwold-Gup Newton

RogerGuzman Fritz

KarenHamel Dakota&Chevelle

DonnaHamilton Henry

DarleneHowell KittyboyHowell

MatthewIsaacks...................................ChristosGage

EdwardJacobs LindaAckerscott

PamelaJordan Dot

PamelaKaiser Bailey&Simon

Kal&JoKallison LindaAckerschott

MarciaKetchum....................NancyKetchumMarks

ValerieLavay-Borris Luna&Sasha

Frank&KarenLisle JR &manymorecats

RobertList TheMaxxx

ClaireLong Tom&LorraineLong

MerriettaLopez DeniseA

MaryMatey Shadow,Snickers,Hershey,&Keesha

MichelleMcAdams PatrickC

GlennaMcKelvy JohnMoye

GinnyMcNellis...............................Dr.LisaFredericks

GraceMihalco JaniceBartges

JaniceBakker&Mr ThomasCMiller Carlothecat

CraigMiller TerriMiller

TrishaMontanio BooBoo

GaryOlsen Ondine,Lynx

MargaretPhillips Cassidy

SheldonReal Inki

Elizabeth&DouglasRiggs Miki,Mew&Dori

KellerRoberto Ramona

FROM IN MEMORY OF

Michael&KariSanders ChloeSanders

Mark & Susan Sanders Valerie Ann Sanders, FatDaddy&Milo

Michel&CarlaSchuh Binkie&Mr Bernard

BernadetteShults

HannahWoodlee

JamesSimons Isabel,Bobo&Lucy

CindySpenner GilbertSpenner

TerriSuchey Dwaynec/oMarySuchey

JanelleSyverson MissKitty

EveTallon Julianna

AnthonyTamburello.................................................LizSutliff

JohnThibeault Kimchi

JohnWadden Raymond

MalloryWeeman SharonBerger

DeborahMacNair&Ms ShariWilkins MollyKathleen

HollyWinton HannahWoodlee

JeanWulf WulfCats

CarolYamamoto Baby&Tommy

CynthiaYergler VioletRudin

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IN MEMORY OF THE CCS CATS WE LOST Cello Chloe Gia Mr Grey Sammy Tigger Howell,Ocean&Tinsel Zim Kevin

We care for ALL cats.

We are non-discriminatory in our love for cats: none are the wrong color, size or gender; none are too old or too young; none are too ill be valued, loved, and treated with dignity.

SHELTERHOURS

SUN:12PM-6PM

MON:12PM-6PM

TUE:CLOSED

5787 W. 6th Ave. Lakewood CO 80214

303-239-9680

WED:CLOSED

THU:12PM-6PM

FRI:12PM-6PM

SAT:12PM-6PM

WISH LIST WE CAN ALWAYS USE THE FOLLOWING FOR THE SHELTER

Clay, Non-Clumping Litter

Clumping Cat Litter

Paper Towels & Toilet Paper

Tuna, Canned in Water

Dry Cat Food

Canned Food (Cat, Kitten, Grain Free, Prescription)

Trash Bags

Hand Sanitizer Refills

Liquid Laundry Detergent

White Copy/Printer Paper

Cat-Safe Sanitary Wipes

Litter & Food Donations for our Nibbles & Kibbles Food Bank

*Premium Brands: Science Diet, Purina, Royal Canine

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