BLACK CAT BARGAIN - The Cat Care Society of Lakewood is offering a "name your price" bargain for all black cats during November. Earlier this year, the society was accepted as a Best Friends "No More Homeless Pets" network partner and for the first time is participating in Best Friends' national "Back In Black" adoption effort, held annually in November.
"Although they’re every bit as adorable and sweet as other animals, pets in black often wait longer for homes than their lighter-colored pals," according to Best Friends Animal Shelter in Utah, a nationally respected organization, "So Best Friends created the Back in Black campaign to shine a spotlight on these often-overlooked pets and help them find good homes."
Recently, researchers at Colorado State University examined color-coded adoption data, and verified a long-held belief that cats with black coats stay longer in shelters. The longer they stay the more health problems they face.
FREE WELLNESS EXAM - November is "Vaccinate You Pet Pals" month at the Denver Holistic Center in north Denver, which has a veterinary clinic as part of its offerings. Receive a free wellness exam and a holiday goody bag with purchase of discounted vaccines. Pets 4 People, a nonprofit, is part of the operation. Contact: (303) 433-8835.
NAME YOUR PRICE - People looking for cats can name their own price this month for felines 6 and over as the Denver Animal Shelter marks Adopt a Senior Cat Month.
WINE FUNDRAISER - Every Creature Counts of Fort Lupton now has its own wine label. The group has partnered with Benefit Wines for a fundraiser. Every purchase of Every Creature Counts' wine benefits the group. Order wine by mail or online at www.benefitwines.com/ecc. Go here to find a link to descriptions of the wines.
PET PHOTOS - Holiday family pet photos will be taken at the Longmont Humane Society Nov. 9-10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Fifteen-minute sessions start at $65. Contact Lauren@longmonthumane.org to make reservations.
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