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The 6th Acatemy Awards has gone virtual – April 10th

April 10, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

This year, our signature event, the Acatemy Awards, is going virtual! Glam up with your favorite kitty glitz and help us celebrate all things Cat! From your laptop, desktop, tablet, or mobile device, you can participate from anywhere in the world!

The Acatemy Awards is our big spring gala and auction. Proceeds from this event help us to continue our lifesaving work for the felines of the Pikes Peak Region and provides for the daily care of the hundreds of cats and kittens in our care, as well as for our community programs in the areas of trap-neuter-return (TNR), behavioral education, and human animal support services (HASS).

You will purr over our live and silent auction curated experiences and items! Lighthearted and funny tales of adoption and lives saved will warm your heart! We are excited to have you join us for the presentation of our 2021 Pearlie awards! Our emcees for the evening are none other than the 2020 Manitou Springs Carnivale King & Queen, Doug Edmundson & Annie Schmitt!

CLICK HERE to register for the auction & get event tickets!

  • charcuterie boardVIP tickets are SOLD OUT!
  • The highlight of the evening is the presentation of the Pearlie, our handcrafted Acatemy Award catuettes! The Pearlie awards this year go to those amazing folks we cannot do without – our amazing volunteers and fosters! These individuals are the backbone of a small shelter, like ours, and with help us continue our life-saving mission! The unique challenges presented to us in 2020 made us even more grateful for the unwavering support of our wonderful volunteers and foster families! Pearlie award winners will be announced live during the virtual gala! 


Biggest Heart Award
Wesley Cowan
Laura Ettinger-Harwell
Linda Omoletski
Early “Da Bird” Award
DD Jordan
Mary Kopacz
Joan Leach
Cheshire Cat Award
Mary Kopacz
Linda Omeletski
Lauryn Petrowski
Fix-it Feline Award
Ray Ferguson
Janet Fritz
Karla Siemens Kunkel
Cat’s Meow Award
Chris Kaupp
Joan Leach
Sarah McDowell
  • Voting for the People’s Choice Award this year will be for Best Lead Actor/Actress in an Adoption Story! All stories submitted will be uploaded onto our event auction site and folks can vote for their favorite stories! The top submissions will receive prizes!!!

First place: A Pearlie award, a K&H cat bed, and a year’s supply of cat toys (i.e. 12 toys)!
Second place: A K&H cat bed and a six month supply of cat toys (i.e. 6 toys)!
Third place: A six month supply of cat toys (i.e. 6 toys)!

Adoption photo

Our silent auction consists of a curated selection of unique experiences and items that will not disappoint! This year’s silent auction will run from April 3rd – April 12th, with live auction items only available for bidding at the event on April 10th! 


WHO: Cat lovers of all ages!
WHEN: April 10th, 6 pm
HOW: ClickBid Registration & Ticketing page
WHERE: The comfort of your own home thanks to our virtual platform on ClickBid!
WHY: Because the life-saving work we do is important. There are thousands of once-homeless Colorado cats and kittens now in their forever homes because of the hardwork and dedication of our staff, volunteers, foster, adopters. and supporters! With your help, we can not only continue this mission, but grow it to save even more cats, and find them forever homes, throughout 2021.


Thank you to our sponsors!


Feline Friends:

Raye Fine Art Photography

Community Cats:

Manitou Brewing Company




April 10, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm