Cocktails and Fundraising with your local Crazy Cat Lady

Hey Friends!

I want to invite all of you- past adopters, current fosters , supporters, family, friends, and random readers- to an awesome event we’re having April 27th.   It’s called Paw Prints and Cocktails, and is a fun evening of painting (the picture we’re painting is below), socializing, silent auction-ing, and raising money for this group that I love so much.


In the past few months, CAWL has taken in some extra special animals.  Back in January, we brought a group of dogs up from a high kill shelter in Louisiana, and almost 50% of them ended up being heartworm positive.  Cooper, below, was one of them.  (Don’t tell anybody, but he was my favorite.)  It’s wonderful that they ended up here with us, because we were able to get them the treatment that they needed to survive, and help them get healthy again.  Worth it?  Absolutely.  Expensive?  Definitely.


We’ve also taken some guys like this.  This is Munk, a super handsome cat that came from a local municipal shelter where a leg injury had landed him on the euthanize list.  He has the best personality in the land and has his whole life ahead of him (he’s only 2-3 years old) so we took him in.  He had a total ACL repair and after a couple months of recovery, is good as new!  He’ll actually be ready for adoption in the next couple of weeks.  Worth it?  Absolutely.  Expensive?  Definitely.


We’re also up to our ears in spay and neuter trip opportunities- which will be a whole separate blog post coming next week!!  There are so many communities in need of low cost spay and neuter, and it’s something that makes an enormous difference.  I went on my first trip last weekend and I’m hooked.  More on that later!!  But, guess what?  It’s expensive!!


The point is, we’re having this great event this weekend to raise money to help us cover medicine and surgeries for animals like these that would have little chance of being saved without our help.  We’re going to have a big silent auction with some really fun packages and items (take a look at the list!), and we will receive $10 from each $35 ticket purchased.  This event does have limited seating for the painting class, so if you want to come, please get your tickets ASAP!  It’s also dog-friendly as they have a doggy-daycare business as well- so bring your polite, people and dog-friendly dogs along!!  We would love to see some CAWL alums.  We’ll have a raffle with some fun prizes and a few giveaways as well.  Big thanks to Woof and Boots, Ark Pet Art Gallery and Paw Prints and Cocktails ( for inviting us to have this event!!

CAWL couldn’t survive without the support of friends like all of you.  We couldn’t rescue the animals that we do without your help.  I’m really excited to see everyone at this event and get to spend some time with you all!!  Please help us sell this out and make it a successful event.



Here’s all of the event information:

What:  CAWL’S Paw Prints and Cocktails Event

When: Saturday, April 27th from 7:30-10:30 p.m.

Where: Ark Gallery, 719 West 8th Avenue, Denver CO 80204

How: To purchase tickets:  (Scroll down the page to find our event and buy your tickets in advance)

Why:  Because you’ll be supporting CAWL and all the wonderful animals we all love  :)  Not to mention, who doesn’t love a good cocktail, a new piece of art to hang in your home, and an opportunity to socialize with your friends and dogs?  Sounds perfect to me!


Here are just a few of our Silent Auction items:

-Date Night Packages with gift certificates for The Melting Pot (Littleton), Massages, Wine, and more!

- Custom Oil Painting by BFF Pet Paintings, valued at $350 (

-Rockies ticket four pack to a game of your choice, lower level and mid-field, valued at $168-280 (exclusions apply)

-One Month Unlimited Yoga from Kindness Yoga, valued at $130 (

-An Original Sock Dog customized stuffed dog, made to look just like yours, valued at $95 (  (Chances are, you’ll be fighting me for this one!)

-A 6 week class at High Drive Dog Company, valued at $150 (

-A beautiful leather “Laney” Grace Adele Bag, valued at $200 (

And much, much more!  Can’t wait to see you there!!

2 comments to Cocktails and Fundraising with your local Crazy Cat Lady

  • Betsy V


    CAWL alum Honey made the blog!!! YAY!

    See you all on Saturday – I’m very excited to spend time with humans, too! :)

  • Marilyn Navan

    Lindsey it was great to meet you last night. It was alot of fun and I hope you have more of these. Congratulations on having the biggest turn out ever they said, for the painting session. It was definitely worth the drive down from Silverthorne…I hope to see you again someday :)

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