Cat Care Society's Santa Paws Festival Is Coming To Town: December 2 and 3

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The Cat Care Society (CCS) in Lakewood will hold its annual "Santa Paws Festival," Friday, December 2 and Saturday, December 3. The Santa Paws Festival is a holiday tradition at CCS, and the time when dedicated Cat Care Society volunteers show off their amazing baking skills, helping raise funds for the shelter's cat residents and programs.

The Cat Care Society (CCS), 5787 W. 6th Avenue, will hold its annual "Santa Paws Festival," Friday, December 2 (noon to 5:30 p.m.) and Saturday, December 3 (9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.). The announcement is made by Jane Dorsey, Cat Care Society Volunteer Coordinator, who says "The Santa Paws Festival is a holiday tradition at our cat shelter in Lakewood, and the time when our dedicated volunteers show off their amazing baking skills, helping raise funds for our cat residents."

During Santa Paws, Cat Care Society patrons and supporters shop at both the Cajun's Closet Thrift Shop, located next door to the shelter, and Meow Mart, inside the shelter, for cat gifts like the 'must have' Catnip Banana before venturing downstairs to The Cat Clinic waiting area, which is transformed into a veritable Sweet Shop for the Festival. "Quite simply," Dorsey explains, "It’s the best bake sale in the history of the world—really! And, this year we will also be featuring a Mini Craft Fair with jewelry and assorted artisan items for sale. Plus, we'll serve refreshments, including Santa Paw's famous Cathouse Champagne Punch."

Favorites at the Santa Paws Festival Bake Sale include homemade candies, cookies, bar cookies, pies, jams, jellies, home canned items (such as pickles), boxed cupcakes, Bundt cakes, spiced nuts, and FUDGE—all kinds of fudge. "Our Santa Paws' volunteer bakers are known for their creative and beautiful packaging, and many shoppers use purchases as hostess gifts at Holiday parties and potlucks," Dorsey said.

Those participating in the new Mini Craft Fair are:

  • Jewelry by silversmith Alix Patet
  • Fused glass and beaded jewelry by Rita DeRuntz
  • Natural stone jewelry and drawings by Christina Taylor
  • Jewelry, knitted and crocheted items by JoAnn Fox
  • Crocheted & knitted items, jewelry, pet blankets and baby quilts by Cheryl DeGraff

CCS is Now Part of GvingFirst.org & Colorado Gives Day December 6th

Cat Care Society has been accepted as a registered non-profit organization at GivingFirst.org, a program of the Community First Foundation, and will be participating in the second annual Colorado Gives Day on December 6. This is the second year for Colorado Gives Day and, similar to last year, processing fees will be covered by Community First Foundation, FirstBank and local foundations so that 100 percent of Colorado Gives Day donations go directly to nonprofit organizations such as CCS. Visit http://www.givingfirst.org/CatCareSociety to view the CCS profile. Link to donate to Cat Care Society at any time by name or anonymously via the GivingFirst.org platform (includes gifts made in honor or memory of a family member, pet or organization at: https://www.givingfirst.org/index.php?section=organizations&action=newDonation&fwID=28010 ).

About Cat Care Society

The CCS, founded in 1981 by Linda East, DVM and Lynn Rowe, is a nonprofit organization established to improve the quality of life for homeless, injured and abused cats in the Denver metropolitan area. The Society's goals are:

  • To sponsor educational programs that promote responsible pet ownership, humane treatment of all animals, and the elimination of pet overpopulation;
  • To shelter cats in a healthy, cage free environment and to find compatible and responsible families for every cat;
  • To provide community outreach programs that improve the quality of life for cats and people;
  • To be a friend to all cats.

The CCS is supported by a number of loyal members and contributors, without whom the shelter could not operate.  CCS receives no government funding.  In addition, CCS volunteers assist with many fundraising activities each year such as book sales, Meow Mart, Cajun’s Closet Thrift Store, the holiday gift and bake sale and much more. For more information, visit http://www.catcaresociety.org.

Denver's Cat Care Society is also is found on these social media sites (come join in the conversation):

Facebook Fan Page: http://www.facebook.com/CatCareSociety

Facebook Community Page: facebook.com/CatCareSocietyCommunity
Facebook Cajun's Closet Profile Page: facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=100000877155071
Twitter: http://twitter.com/CatCareSociety

YouTube: youtube.com/CCSNewsEvents
Linkedin Group - Colorado Cat Lovers: http://www.linkedin.com/groups?about=&gid=4018890&trk=anet_ug_grppro

Google+: plus.google.com/u/0/b/116089620444884678284/#
News Feed Blog: http://denvercatcare.blogspot.com

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For more information contact:

Suellen Scott, Director of Development, Cat Care Society - 303-239-9680 x19

Maggie Chamberlin Holben, APR, Absolutely PR on behalf of the Cat Care Society – http://www.absolutelypr.com – 303-984-9801

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