The Cat Care Society operates a limited admission cage-free shelter for homeless and abused cats while providing community outreach programs to enrich the lives of people and cats. Cat Care Society is 100% funded by private donations, from people just like you.
Cat Care Society Philosophy
Cat Care Society (CCS) was founded in 1981 by Linda East, DVM and Lynn Rowe. CCS is a nonprofit organization and was established in order 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 shelter provides a temporary refuge for up to 45 adult cats until an appropriate and permanent home can be found for each. Veterinary care, premium diet and human interaction are lovingly provided.
The large number of phone calls received each day from people who have found abandoned, abused or injured cats needing good homes indicates a strong community need for our services. We receive an average of 70 phone calls for assistance daily. Sadly, more than half of these are from owners needing to give up their cats. For these cats, we provide Information about placing the cat and referrals to other area shelters. We also provide this same information to people who have found a cat when we are at or over our capacity and cannot take the cat. Many calls involve behavioral problems or are questions about feral (wild) cats. Behavior counseling and printed articles on a wide variety of topics is available. Humane traps are also available for rent.
Cat Care Society is supported by a number of loyal members and contributors, without whom we could not operate. We receive no government funding. In addition, our volunteers assist with many fundraising activities each year such as book sales, Meow Mart, Cajun’s Closet Thrift Store, our holiday gift and bake sale and much more.
Here’s how donations help Cat Care Society:
- $1,000 cares for 30 kittens, including shots, spays/neuters, microchips, food and litter.
- $500 provides medical care for one geriatric cat for one year.
- $400 covers the cost of a significant surgery, such as Kitty’s leg amputation
- $125 purchases one month’s worth of kitty litter.
- $50 provides antibiotics for a sick cat.
- $25 buys one kitten two weeks’ worth of food.
The other way to help is to adopt one of the beautiful loving cats that are housed at the Lakewood center.
Cat Care Society
5787 W. 6th Ave.
Lakewood, CO 80214