Shelter Cats Learn High-Fives to Get Adopted

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Today is National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day.  You know we have some incredible shelters here in San Antonio with wonderful pets looking for homes.  But sometimes it's really hard to get them adopted.

Cat-behaviorist Jackson Galaxy, from the show "My Cat From Hell," created a program called "Cat-Pawsitive" to help shelter cats get adopted.  

Ladies and gentlemen, cats and kittens, animal shelters and rescues... the application window for our expanded #CatPawsitive program is now OPEN! Learn all about how your shelter or rescue can apply to be a part of this groundbreaking, lifesaving program for cats! And if you're an individual with a favorite shelter or rescue, share this news with them today. :) Application deadline is May 11th. More information in our bio and here ---> https://bit.ly/2F3ciQS Cat Pawsitive is sponsored by @petcofoundation and @halopets

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“Big life changes can lead to cats losing their mojo, their confidence and their raw cat essence,” Cat Pawsitive manager Christie Rogero added. “When suddenly faced with a noisy shelter or an unfamiliar foster home, even the most outgoing and friendly cats can become nervous, shut down or even just bored. This can lead to behaviors that make them seem less ‘adoptable.'”

According to reports, nearly 30 shelters have joined The Jackson Galaxy Project in order to teach their furry residents how to sit, jump, and even high-five on command. Another 50 shelters around the country are excepted to join the cat training program by the end of 2018.

Isn't it wonderful?    

Big Girl showing off her high five skills! #catpawsitive #dcspca #highfive #catsofinstagram #calicocst #cats @thejacksongalaxyproject @dcspca @halopets

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Who doesn't love cat videos?  And here are cats learning and growing and socializing.  

Smokey, the senior cat, high fives a volunteer at @carverscotths Who says you can't teach an old kitty new tricks? Smokey is 12-years-old and available for adoption! #catpawsitive #catpawsitivepro @halopets @thejacksongalaxyproject @thecatdaddy

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Think about giving a cat a forever home with your family.

Today Angel is #catpawsitive with @thejacksongalaxyproject and @halopets Angel here is a shelter rescue, we love her so much!!! All animals deserve a loving home and loving family. Just volunteering at your local pet shelter can make a difference! We support the Orange County Humane Society, and the shelter that Angel came from in Huntington Beach, CA. 🎀❤️ #cat #cats #catsofinstagram #kitty #kitten #kittycat #cute #fluffy

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