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Tails of the Painted Cats: A sneak-peek photo preview before you bid

"Cat Ballou," by Laurie Hansen.
"Cat Ballou," by Laurie Hansen.

The Cat Care Society's Tails of the Painted Cats fundraiser has proven so popular that it's become an annual event: Each year, the fanciful fiberglass felines decorated by local artists make the rounds to different galleries and art districts before winding up at a gala auction at the end of July. (This year's culminating Painted Cats Gala is July 20 at the Pinehurst Country Club). In the meantime, there's one last stop where you can ogle the cute kittehs in person: The Festival of Felines, a June 29 open house and facility tour at the Cat Care Society no-kill shelter.

See also: - Festival of Felines, featuring Tails of the painted Cats - Tails of the Painted LOLcats: I can haz a charity auction? - Homes wanted: A last look at the Tails of the Painted Cats before the final bidding

If you can't make it to tomorrow's event, that's okay: We've collected some favorite images to give you a taste of what's on the block. And if you can't make the gala either, bidding is offered online at the Cat Care Society's website. Read on for a peep at the whimsical cats.

"Gray-dient," by Timothea Biermann.
"Gray-dient," by Timothea Biermann.
"Broadway Betty," by Ella Buchholz.
"Broadway Betty," by Ella Buchholz.
"Cheshire Cat," by Liz Cooper.
"Cheshire Cat," by Liz Cooper.
"Cheshire Cat," by Liz Cooper, detail.
"Cheshire Cat," by Liz Cooper, detail.

Continue reading for more painted cats.

 

"The Weather Cat," by Jane McFadden Dorsey. (Signed by CBS4 weather and news anchor Ed Greene).
"The Weather Cat," by Jane McFadden Dorsey. (Signed by CBS4 weather and news anchor Ed Greene).
"Vincent Van Cat," by Jane McFadden Dorsey (this cat will be given away in a drawing; tickets are $10 each).
"Vincent Van Cat," by Jane McFadden Dorsey (this cat will be given away in a drawing; tickets are $10 each).
"Japanese Tea Kitty," by Kelly D. Finn.
"Japanese Tea Kitty," by Kelly D. Finn.
"Sebastian the Steampunk Messenger Cat," by Laura Ingram.
"Sebastian the Steampunk Messenger Cat," by Laura Ingram.

Continue reading for more painted cats.

 

"Tiffany," by Wendy M. Luck.
"Tiffany," by Wendy M. Luck.
"Frida Kat-Lo," by Krystie Rose Millich.
"Frida Kat-Lo," by Krystie Rose Millich.
"Celeste, Celestial Cat of the Heavens," by Sheila Bobay McFather.
"Celeste, Celestial Cat of the Heavens," by Sheila Bobay McFather.
"Betsy the Beautiful," by Katherine Ross.
"Betsy the Beautiful," by Katherine Ross.

Continue reading for more painted cats.

 

"Pysanky Aloha," by Carla Pawlewicz.
"Pysanky Aloha," by Carla Pawlewicz.
"KittyFly," by Pam Schmidt.
"KittyFly," by Pam Schmidt.
"Puff 'n' Friends," by Bobbi Shupe.
"Puff 'n' Friends," by Bobbi Shupe.
"Pablo Picatso," by Becky Enabnit Silver.
"Pablo Picatso," by Becky Enabnit Silver.

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