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Returning for a Fourth Year: Cat Care Society Announces the 2014 "Tails of the Painted Cats" Artists, Sponsors and Design Concepts

"Tails of the Painted Cats" artwork cats are back for the fourth consecutive year, raising funds for the shelter cats and community outreach programs at Cat Care Society (CCS) in Lakewood. The 2014 Tails of the Painted Cats debut May 8th at the Lakewood Arts Council Gallery prior to touring throughout the community. The Gala Dinner & Auction is July 26th at Pinehurst Country Club.

Denver, CO, February 20, 2014 --( Cat Care Society (CCS) has selected the artists and finalized artist sponsorships for the 2014 'Tails of the Painted Cats' lineup of one-of-a-kind, larger-than-life artwork cats. The announcement is made by CCS President Diane Stoner, who says, "Our artists are finishing their painted cats, and on May 8th ‘Tails of the Painted Cats’ will debut at the Lakewood Arts Council Gallery prior to touring throughout the community. The Gala Dinner & Auction is Saturday, July 26th, at Pinehurst Country Club."

The 2014 'Tails of the Painted Cats' artists, painted cats and sponsors include:

1 Ella Buchholz - Red Hot Ruby - Maggie Holben
2 Jane McFadden Dorsey - Richard Parker - Lynn & Michelle Brevard
3 Pat Lickly - Bastet, Cat Goddess - Harold & Christina Taylor
4 Wendy Luck - Wildflower - Clyde & Barbara Dawson
5 Karen Mahnken - Dandy Lion - Mary Grace Yonts
6 Karen Mahnken & Kyle Hardyway - Purr Lancelot - Ann Waite & CCS Volunteer
7 Betsy Keyser - Purrlock Holmes - Mary Ann Schultz
8 Betsy Keyser - PurrFectly Purple Puss - Richard & Kathy Swanson
9 Kimiko VonWyrd - Thunder and Lightning - Sara Elder and Anastasia Betterton-Fike
10 Anonymous - Confetti - Barbara Kane & Mark P.
11 Jackie McFarland - Garden Variety Cat - Nature’s Way
12 Sheila Bobay McFather - Cleo-Catra - Richard & Kathy Husband
13 Jamie McWhirt - Colorado Cat - Mary Foster & Kay Higgins
14 Carla Pawlewicz - Cat-tails and Dogwood - Diane Stoner & Marggie Dassler
15 Katherine Ross - The Pattern Cats - Mark & Linda Brandon and Sharon Davis
16 Cortnye Rusch - Meowl - Clete Nolde
17 Pam Schmidt - Filigree - Steve Holben
18 Bobbi Shupe - O’ Sole Meow - Gail Tinianow
19 Becky Enabnit Silver - Aspen Cat - Dr. Liz O’Rourke, Animal Urgent Care
20 Kristina Spargo - Cerulean Ming - Marsha Crest, CCS Volunteer & Patron
21 Kristina Spargo - Odonata - Richard & Kathy Swanson
22 Cam Williams - Zentangle Kitty - Karen Gonzalez & Tender Touch Animal Hospital
23 Jane McFadden Dorsey - Edwina Degas - Corporal Reggie Waddle

“This is the fourth year for ‘Tails of the Painted Cats’ and we're thrilled to again welcome CBS4 Weather Anchor Ed Greene as our Master of Ceremonies and Douglas M. Tisdale, Esq., Mayor of Cherry Hills Village, as our Auctioneer. Marianne Lorenz, Curator & Director of Educational Programs at Foothills Arts Center, served as juror for this year’s project," Stoner says.

Drawing Kitty: Edwina Degas by Jane McFadden Dorsey

In addition to the Painted Cats being created and auctioned, local artist Jane McFadden Dorsey has again created the project's official 'drawing kitty.' This year it's Edwina Degas, sponsored by CCS Munchkin Cat Corporal Reggie Waddle. For $10.00 per ticket, names are entered in a drawing to take Edwina home. The winner of Edwina Degas will be announced at the July 26th Gala Dinner & Auction.

About Tails of the Painted Cats

Some of the Painted Cats are standing, and some are sitting, but they are all unique, original works of art. You can view the online gallery of the 2014 painted cat designs at: Advanced online bidding will be active starting in May. In the interim, event sponsorships for the Gala Dinner & Auction, offering a variety of premium benefits for corporations, are available by contacting Mary Jo Baker, CCS Director of Major and Planned Gifts, at 303-239-9680, ext. 15. For more information, visit:

About the Cat Care Society

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.

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

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Maggie Chamberlin Holben, APR, Absolutely PR on behalf of the Cat Care Society – – 303-984-9801,
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