There are many great nonprofit organizations in the Denver-metro area, but I truly believe one of the best is the Cat Care Society. Cat Care Society, located in Lakewood, Colorado, offers discounted veterinary services to low-income individuals and a cat adoption center. Please read on for more information and a review of this local nonprofit organization and its services.
Linda East, DVM, and Lynn Rowe founded Cat Care Society in 1981. The organization aims to fulfill several goals: to provide homeless and/or abused cats with a healthy, safe, and cage-free environment, to find shelter cats responsible forever homes, to provide programs that improve the quality of life for both humans and cats, and to provide educational programs that promote the humane treatment of animals, decrease pet overpopulation, and teach responsible pet ownership. This nonprofit organization also aims to provide quality care to low-income cat owners.
I’ve visited the adoption center at Cat Care Society many times and I always enjoy seeing old feline friends and meeting new ones. The adoption center can house up to 50 cats at a time and provides food, water, healthcare, a clean, safe environment, and lots of love to each and every cat. One of the things I find particularly great about this organization is that it does not cage the cats residing there. Instead, cats are kept in rooms, oftentimes with soft music playing, where they can nap in high places or in beds, venture onto a fenced in patio area, or play with toys.
This local nonprofit organization strives to find every cat a wonderful, permanent home in which he or she will be happy. All potential adopters are screened and observed interacting with the feline before an application is approved in order to ensure the potential adopter can provide a safe, loving home and responsible care for the feline. Additionally, if children reside in the home, each child is observed interacting with the cat before a potential adopter is approved.
Cats and kittens may be adopted for $90 each. Seniors aged 65 years old and older as well as those who are disabled and on a fixed income may adopt a cat or a kitten for $65. The adoption fee includes spay/neuter, microchip, fecal exam, cardboard cat carrier, a distemper/upper respiratory vaccination, 15-day health assistance/vet care, FIV and leukemia testing, and I.D. tag and collar.
Another great aspect of Cat Care Society is the veterinary clinic, which provides vet care to low-income families Tuesday through Friday from 8am-5pm. Services offered by the clinic include spay/neuter, vaccinations, examinations, dental care, and other surgeries. The clinic requires each low-income family to bring proof of income, proof of address, proof of identity, proof of any financial assistance being received, such as food assistance, social security income, or unemployment, and social security number. It is also important to note the clinic requires each cat to be spayed or neutered as soon as the pet is healthy enough for the surgery.
I have personally used the veterinary clinic at Cat Care Society, located in Lakewood, Colorado, and I found the veterinarian to be very knowledgeable and willing to help cats in any way she is able. The other staff members at the clinic are also very friendly and helpful. It is apparent that they all love helping cats.
Meow Mart is loved by cats and humans alike and is another great aspect of the organization. Meow Mart is located in the shelter portion of the facility and houses merchandise for cats and feline lovers. The cats love Meow Mart so much, in fact, that they often sneak in unbeknownst to the humans visiting! Meow Mart contains catnip toys, cat beds, cat treats, catnip, collars, bowls, brushes, combs, and nail trimmers. Cat lovers delight in the T-shirts, jewelry, bookmarks, cards, coffee mugs, key chains, and totes Meow Mart offers. All proceeds go toward helping cats and to the educational programs this local nonprofit organization offers.
Every time I visit Cat Care Society, I enjoy it. I truly believe this is one of the best places for a cat to be if he or she is waiting for a forever home. If you are a low-income individual or family who needs veterinary care for your cat or if you are interested in adopting a cat or kitten, I highly recommend you check out this local nonprofit organization.
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