Cat Care Society Builds 2012 Holiday Appeal Around Rescue Cat 'Willie,' Sharing Powerful Reasons to Support Its Shelter Programs on Colorado Gives Day, December 4th

Nov 28, 2012, 09:00 ET from Cat Care Society

LAKEWOOD, Colo., Nov. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Cat Care Society (CCS) has built its annual holiday appeal around the success of compassionate work by Society staff with a senior cat named Willie. The announcement is made by Diane Stoner, CCS president, who says: "Willie's compelling story spans several years and shows the Society's code of not giving up on any cat. The appeal is concurrent with our second year participating in Colorado Gives Day, Tuesday, December 4."

Willie's Story

A kind-hearted rescuer brought Willie to CCS as a shy, five-month-old. Wary of humans and just three days later, a senior couple with no other pets adopted him. He thrived in their home for several years.  Then one day his "Mom" died; shortly afterward, "Dad" went into assisted living.  The family returned Willie to CCS.

The little guy was grieving, and the CCS team had trouble getting him to eat.  A month later, he was adopted by a family with two teenagers. Alas, this new home lasted only seven months. Back to CCS came Willie. 

But the staff and volunteers showered the now-nine-years-old tuxedo with attention, affection…and food.  Over the next three years, Willie slowly responded to loving care in a safe environment. Finally, in May of this year, Willie found his permanent home, when a kind woman named Dee adopted him. Willie is now loved and safe.

About Colorado Gives Day

Colorado Gives Day is an initiative to increase philanthropy in Colorado through online giving. Colorado Gives Day takes place Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012 (donations for 12/4 can be set up in advance). Link  to donate to Cat Care Society at

About Cat Care Society

Founded in 1981, CCS is a nonprofit organization established to improve the quality of life for homeless, injured and abused cats in the Denver metropolitan area. The CCS is supported by a number of loyal members and contributors, without whom the shelter could not operate.  CCS receives no government funding. Visit

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