CAT CARE SOCIETY - With Valentine's Day coming up, the Lakewood organization is spotlighting bonded pairs (and one trio) of senior felines in its February adoption special. Adoption fees for "senior sweethearts" are flexible, plus senior cats qualify for Perpet‐U‐Care to help pay for veterinary care at The Cat Clinic at Cat Care Society. (www.catcaresociety.org) And during February, adult pairs, normally adopted for $150, will be $75 per pair.
The Cat Care Society shelter is located near 6th Avenue and Sheridan on the Frontage Road at 5787 W. 6th Avenue. Come early if you plan to adopt, since adoptions end 45 minutes prior to close of business due to the paperwork that needs to be processed.
LOCAL SHELTERS COMPETE - Foothills Animal Shelter (www.foothillsanimalshelter.org) in Golden and the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region (www.hsppr.org )in Colorado Springs are among the 50 animal shelters nationally that will compete in the 2014 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge, with a total of $600,000 in prize grants up for grabs to help shelters save more homeless cats and dogs.
The contestants will gear up for the competition to save more animals – during the months of June, July and August 2014 – than they did over the same three-month period in 2013. Last year’s competing shelters saved more than 56,000 cats and dogs during the contest, an increase of 12,050 over the same period in 2012.
The ASPCA (www.aspca.org) and Rachael Ray will award a $100,000 grand prize to the shelter contestant that achieves the greatest increase in lives saved during this three-month period. This is the fifth and final year of the competition, which was won in 2010 by the Humane Society of Boulder Valley. (www.boulderhumane.org)
DENKAI ANIMAL SANCTUARY - The Weld County sanctuary's 10th anniversary event, "Wags to Wishes," will be March 8, with a theme of Mardi Paws. This is the sanctuary's biggest fundraiser of the year and will feature caricature artists, an adoptable dog parade, special awards, silent and live auctions, music and entertainment and a three-course meal. Information: (www.denkaisanctuary.org)
LONGMONT HUMANE SOCIETY- Homeward Bound, Longmont Humane Society's farm-to-table style event designed by Pottery Barn, will begin at 6 p.m. March 15 at the Boulder County Fairgrounds Exhibit Building. All proceeds will benefit the homeless animals cared for by the Longmont Humane Society. Highlights of the event include visits from adoptable animals, live bluegrass music, farm and restaurant food stations, micro-brew and fine liquor tastings. Information: (www.longmonthumane.org)
MAXFUND BENEFIT - Dine at the Delectable Egg DTC and mention MaxFund, and 10 percent of your total bill will be donated to MaxFund. Information: (www.maxfund.org)
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