My name is DC!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Lakewood, Colorado - DC
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I'm being cared for by:
Cat Care Society

Facts about DC

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 11138683-15784
  • Hair: Short

DC is settling in to Cat Care Society.  He’s not quite sure about people yet, but he’s starting to warm up.  DC is a young male, about 2 years old.  He had been living with a family in a motor home, but they drove off and left him behind.  A wonderful woman saw him there after the family left, and started feeding him.  He was extremely nervous, but he would come out for food.  She noticed that he was limping, and although it took her several weeks, she managed to trap him and bring him in.  One of his hind feet has an old injury, it looks like part of the foot was crushed, and it healed improperly.  We are still observing him to see if it is painful.  DC also had a severe umbilical hernia, and part of his intestines were outside his abdomen, putting him at high risk for obstruction.  Luckily our doctor was able to fix this when she neutered him.  DC will be ready for a home someday, until then he will stay with us, nice and safe indoors.  

We’re hoping this wonderful cat will warm up quickly with the right person paying attention, but it’s going to be a very slow process.  DC will need a very special human.  Someone with experience with scared and feral cats, who has the time and patience to dedicate to working with him.  Anyone interested in DC will need to visit here at the shelter at least 3 times, and show the staff their willingness and patience.  One day, DC will be an amazing companion kitty for the right person.

About Cat Care Society

About Our Shelter...

Cat Care Society, a nonprofit organization, was founded in 1981 to improve the quality of life for homeless, injured, and abused cats in the Denver metropolitan area.

The Society's purposes are:

To sponsor educational programs that promote responsible pet ownership, humane treatment of all animals, and to reduce pet overpopulation.

To shelter cats in a healthy, cage-free environment and to provide compatible and responsible adoptions.

To provide community outreach programs that improve the quality of life for cats and people.

To be a friend to all cats.

The shelter provides a temporary refuge for up to 50 cats until an appropriate and permanent home can be found for each. Veterinary care, premium diet, and human interaction are lovingly provided.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Cat Care Society is located at 5787 W. 6th Avenue in Lakewood, Colorado. We are on the frontage road north of 6th Avenue, between Sheridan Avenue and Wadsworth Boulevard. It is easiest to access the frontage road via Sheridan Avenue.

CCS is open Tuesday through Friday Noon - 5:30, Saturday 11 - 4:30 and Sunday Noon - 3:00. The shelter is closed on Monday.

Our Adoption Process...

If you are looking to adopt a cat, we encourage you to visit our shelter. There are no scheduled appointments at CCS – simply drop by during the shelter’s open hours.

When you visit the shelter seeking to adopt, a Shelter Assistant will greet you. They will ask you to fill out a “Cat Finder Assistance” form that gives an idea of the type of cat you are seeking. If you have children, we require they visit the shelter with you. Also, renters should come prepared with a copy of their lease indicating cats are allowed, or their landlord’s phone number so we can verify pet allowances.

Once you have found a cat that suits you – which may take more than one visit – a Shelter Assistant will have you fill out an adoption application. You will then go through the adoption process to learn more about the specific cat you have chosen and to review the adoption contract. Adoption paperwork usually takes about 30-45 minutes to complete and review.

Cats available for adoption at CCS have tested negative for feline leukemia and feline AIDS (FIV). They have undergone a physical examination upon entry into the shelter, and received distemper and upper respiratory vaccinations. All adoptable cats and kittens have been spayed or neutered. All cats and kittens leave the shelter with a 15-day health care assistance plan, a collar and ID tag, and an implanted microchip used to help return lost pets to their homes. We also provide a cardboard carrier to take the cat or kitten home.

Adoption Fees
Our adoption fees are:

$90 Adoption fee for one cat or kitten
$150* Discounted adoption fee for adopting a pair of cats (both cats must be one year or older)
$65 Discounted adoption fee for people 55 years or older who adopt a cat 5 years or older
* (There is no discount on adoptions where one or both cats are under one year of age.)