Cat Care Society

Cat Care Society is non-discriminatory in our love for cats: none are the wrong color, size or gender; none are too old or too young; none are too ill to be valued, loved and treated with dignity.

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General Information

Official Name
Cat Care Society​​​​​​​
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5787 W. 6th Avenue
Lakewood, CO 80214
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Voice Calls Only
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Mission Statement

Cat Care Society (CCS) operates a limited admission, cage-free shelter for homeless, abused and neglected cats, while providing community outreach programs to enrich the lives of people and cats. CCS is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

Organization History

Thousands of cats and their owners have been served through Cat Care Society since 1981. Established by Linda East, DVM, and Lynn Rowe, the Society's purposes are to:
- Shelter cats in a healthy cage-free environment and provide compatible and responsible adoptions.
- Sponsor educational programs that promote responsible pet ownership, humane treatment of all animals and reduce pet overpopulation.
- Provide community outreach programs that improve the quality of life for cats and people.

The shelter provides a temporary refuge for over 85 cats until an appropriate and permanent home can be found for each. Veterinary care, premium diet and human interaction are lovingly provided.

CCS has more than 120 active volunteers who donate about 14,000 hours each year in the following categories: shelter, fundraising, Nibbles & Kibbles food bank, nursing home visitations, in home foster care, and administrative assistance.

CCS is licensed as a shelter with the State of Colorado. We are members of the Colorado Federation of Animal Welfare Agencies (CFAWA) and Metro Denver Animal Welfare Alliance (MDAWA). In addition to donations from the community, the clinic and adoption fees, on-going support is received through the following workplace giving programs: Community Shares of Colorado, Combined Federal Campaign, Denver Employees Combined Campaign and the Colorado Combined Campaign.


Since 1981, Cat Care Society still maintains the highest quality care for their feline residents.

This shelter is amazing! They have a strong focus on special needs cats with medical needs and behavior issues and help each cat become adoptable. The love the staff and volunteers have for each cat is such a beautiful sight to see. They helped a 19 year old cat with kidney disease find a forever home and they helped a very unhappy kitty that was left in an abandoned apartment find peace and become a affectionate cat!

It was so refreshing to see that CCS now has an FIV+ room! I am in love with these cats and I am so happy to see them get a second chance at a loving home at my favorite little shelter.

They have a "newer" facility on the north frontage road near Sheridan. They have lots of rooms and a huge hallway with adoptable cats. The kitten room is too cute for words with lots of kitten cuties doing gymnastics and looking adorable with their big eyes and whiskers. You can even watch the kitten room on their live stream kitten cam- so adorable!! Petting and visiting is encouraged.

CCS has been around for a long time. I remember seeing their humorous bumper stickers ("Support Your Local Cat House") back in the day. Cat Care Society continues to do great work in our community.

Each of the cat rooms is clean and looks stress-free. The rooms are cat-a-fied and have lots of vertical cat trees and shelves for the cats to perch on. I especially love the rooms with the outdoor catios, such a nice touch for the cats.

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