Lakewood, CO, October 21, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- The Cat Care Society (CCS) has named Heather Allen as Shelter Manager of its all-cats shelter and adoption center at 5787 W. Sixth Avenue in Lakewood. The announcement is made by CCS Board President Gail Tinianow who says: “We’re thrilled to welcome Heather to our CCS team. She hit the ground running in June and has already led two successful crowd funding campaigns to expand the rescue capabilities of both our receiving and isolation rooms and pay for medical care and rehabilitation of a rescue cat who came to CCS with a fractured leg this past spring. Further, during the short time since Heather joined us, she has also revamped and expanded our Kitten Foster program to help us save more cats through our volunteer network.”
Allen has been involved in cat rescue for more than 20 years. She started her career as a volunteer in adoptions, fundraising, and foster care, later pursuing paid positions within the shelter industry working her way through the ranks as a kennel technician, veterinarian technician, intake manager, and executive director. Whether it was a volunteer position or a paid position (or both at once) over the years, Allen has dedicated her life to helping cats in need.
Prior to joining CCS, Allen was the Resort Manager at the Paradise 4 Paws, the luxury pet boarding facility located near DIA. In the shelter industry, she has served as Executive Director of Rocky Mountain Feline Rescue and Intake Manager at Angels with Paws. Allen has also been employed in the government and sporting goods industries during her career. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from University of Phoenix.
The Cat Care Society is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for homeless, injured and abused cats in the Denver metropolitan area. In an effort to prevent animal neglect and abuse, CCS offers educational programs that promote responsible pet ownership and humane treatment of all animals; provides shelter for cats in a healthy, cage-free environment; and works to find compatible families for every feline that comes into the facility. The shelter provides a loving, temporary refuge for more than 50 cats at any given time, affordable veterinary services to the general public and a free food and litter bank for cat owners experiencing temporary financial challenges. For more information, please visit www.catcaresociety.org, follow us on Twitter at @CatCareSociety or like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CatCareSociety.