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Final Auction July 28th: Cat Care Society's 2012 Tails of the Painted Cats

Tails of the Painted Advanced online bidding closes at noon (MDT) on Wednesday, July 25. The final auction occurs at the July 28th Gala Dinner & Auction at the Lakewood Country Club, 5 to 9 p.m.

Lakewood, CO, July 23, 2012 --( It's less than a week away from the final auction of the 2012 "Tails of the Painted Cats," the Cat Care Society's (CCS) lineup of one-of-a-kind, larger-than-life artwork cats. The announcement is made by CCS President Diane Stoner, who says, "Online bidding closes at noon (MDT) on Wednesday, July 25. The final auction occurs at the July 28th Gala Dinner & Auction at the Lakewood Country Club, 5 to 9 p.m."

The 2012 "Tails of the Painted Cats" collection and artists include:

Bridal Henna Cat by Kathy Burton
Colorado Calico by Ashley Conroy
C is for Cat by Liz Cooper
Little Roar by Jane McFadden Dorsey
Soleil by Gail Firmin
Cat Masquerade by Melanie Gwendahlin Keyes
Crazy Quilt Cat by Joan A. Lee
Helios by Karen R. Mahnken
Sushi Chef by Shirlee Akemi Miyake
Unity by Sara Nevadomski
Hibiscat by Carla Pawlewicz
Casino Kate: The Cat by K. Ross
Meowscarade by Pam Schmidt
Misty by Pam Schmidt
Pearls & Lilies by BW Sharp
Rudi by Bonnie Wilber
Toulouse Le Chat by Cam Williams
The RubaiyCat of Omar Siam by Kathryn Jackson

Drawing Kitty: Claudia Monette by Jane McFadden Dorsey

In addition to the Painted Cats being auctioned, local artist Jane McFadden Dorsey has again created the project's official "drawing kitty." This year it's Claudia Monette. For a $10.00 donation per ticket, names are entered in a drawing to take her home. The winner of Claudia Monette will be announced at the July 28th Gala.

About Tails of the Painted Cats

Some of the Painted Cats are standing, and some are sitting, but they are all unique, original decorator pieces. You can visit the Online Gallery at The larger (about 28" tall) Painted Cats each started with opening bids of $300 and the smaller Painted Cats opened at $150. Advanced online bidding is available at through Wednesday, July 25, 2012, at noon (MDT). Advanced bids can also be placed by calling Suellen Scott, CCS director of development, at 303-239-9680, ext. 19.

On July 28th, the Painted Cats will be auctioned at Cat Care Society's Gala Dinner Auction at Lakewood Country Club. The emcee is Ed Greene, CBS4 weather and news anchor. The auctioneers are Warren and Terri Smith of Two for the Show Auctions. Individual tickets for the Gala are $75.00 each. New this year is an individual patron ticket to a private VIP Meet & Greet prior to the dinner on July 28 where Ed Greene will sign the 2013 "Weather Cat" painted cat -- $100.00. Details regarding sponsorships, table upgrades and proxy bidding are also available by calling Suellen Scott, CCS director of development, at 303-239-9680, ext. 19.

Guiry's Color Source is the 2012 art supply sponsor for "Tails of the Painted Cats." For more information, visit:

About the Cat Care Society

The CCS, founded in 1981, 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. For more information, visit

Denver's Cat Care Society is also is found on these social media sites:

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