Help increase cat adoptions through Jackson's "Cat Pawsitive" training program!
Shelters can often be an overwhelming place for cats. The sights, loud sounds and strange smells can make even the most outgoing, active cat become nervous and shut down. For cats who already tend to be shy, the stress of their shelter surroundings can make them hide under blankets and in the corners of cages to avoid contact with anyone who approaches. Stress can also lead to illness. All of these things can contribute to making a cat less likely to be adopted.
As the Cat Daddy himself, Jackson Galaxy, has shown us, a mentally stimulated, active cat is a happier cat. In a shelter environment, behavior enrichment and physical activity can also make that cat more likely to be adopted. And adoptability saves lives.
Jackson and his Foundation has teamed up 3 esteemed animal experts to create a simple educational series for shelters, called "Cat Pawsitive," which can change the world for the cats and advance the skills of those who care for them. By utilizing positive, reward-based training, a shelter volunteer, foster parent or staff member can improve the daily lives of shelter cats and reduce the stresses that might keep them from connecting with an adopter. With clicker training that positively reinforces good behaviors, a shy cat can learn to feel comfortable coming up to the front of her cage to meet a potential pet parent, a feisty cat can learn to play nice, and an outgoing kitty can even learn to give an endearing "high five" to his visitors to seal an adoption deal. Cats gain confidence and get mental and physical stimulation through their clicker training sessions, and soon they are building connections with potential adopters.
You can help. Just $10 helps reinforce cats best behavior and to find their forever home through adoption.
The Jackson Galaxy Foundation is a 501(c)3 tax exempt charity with a mission to improve the lives of animals at risk, and help those that care for them. The Foundation focuses on programs that drive innovation, promotes improved shelter design and construction, and provides knowledge to inspire and empower animal advocates. They believe the best dreams are big and that no animal should die while waiting for a home. Jackson Galaxy is working to make that dream a reality for sheltered animals and the people who care for them.
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