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The Week Ahead: It's all about the felines at Cat Care Society holiday festival

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Events at metro Denver animal shelters this week have a definite holiday feel.

The CAT CARE SOCIETY holds its annual Santa Paws Festival Dec. 6 and 7. It's a holiday tradition where volunteers at the Lakewood shelter show off their baking and wreath-making skills and raise money for the shelter's operation. New at this year's event are Jingle Cats and the Christmas Cat Auction.

Jingle Cats are 75 tchotchkes spray-painted "pearl mist" and adorned with red ribbon collars and brass bells. Those spending $100 or more at the Festival will get “pick of the litter” for their free gift. For the auction, volunteers have gathered a selection of 20 auction items.

Festival hours are Friday noon to 5 and Saturday 9 to 4:30. Visit for more information, including a full schedule of events.The Cat Care Society is at 5787 W. 6th Avenue.

EVERY CREATURE COUNTS will have its annual Santa Paws Pet Photos Fundraiser on Dec. 7 and Dec. 14 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at a number of PetSmart locations. This year, customers are asked to bring their own cameras to take the photo. PetSmart will provide the Santa outfit and the background for the photo, but will not provide cameras, photo printers, or the holiday photo frame. There is no charge to take a picture with Santa, but PetSmart is asking for a minimum $5 donation for Every Creature Counts.. More information:

ROCKY MOUNTAIN FELINE RESCUE is holding its First Annual Christmas Ornament Donation Drive Dec. 1-31. Select a picture-themed ornament for $5 and your tax-deductible donation will go toward cats in the Denver shelter at 2390 S. Deleware St. The ornament will have your name on the back and will be hung in the shelter's lobby this month. Information:

ANIMAL ASSISTED THERAPY PROGRAMS OF COLORADO in Lakewood receives donations every time participants shop online at iGive. Sign up at the link on this site: (Make sure the Selected Cause says "Animal Assisted Therapy Programs of Colorado")

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