Save the lives of shelter cats by sending care packages to shelters across the country.
Shelters are loud, chaotic spaces, full of unfamiliar sights and smells. The stress can lead shy cats to withdraw and hide, or act out their fear through aggression, and the lack of mental stimulation leads cats into hyperactivity and destructive behavior. These cats often get labeled as “less adoptable” and are usually seniors, feral cats, and those with existing health or behavioral issues, like Dorian.
Dorian was a stray before he was taken in by Five Acres Animal Shelter (FAAS), where he was super shy, hissing and cowering in his cage. He was one scared kitty cat, miserable in his cage until the Cat Pawsitive program gave him another chance through training.
Dorian began to come out more and more each day, and began to make friends with other cats. It turns out, he loves playing, petting, and learning! But most of all he loves finding his furever best friend and new home, a young boy who came straight to the shelter with his family to adopt Dorian into his loving forever home.
You can help make more happy endings for cats like Dorian. We’re providing shelters across the country with Cat Pawsitive care packages! Each kit comes fully stocked with a cat clicker, toys, treats, staff resources, and training by a Cat Pawsitive feline behaviorist.
By teaching shelter cats our Cat Pawsitive techniques, including the high-five, we can decrease stress, increase engagement, and raise adoption rates. Is the life of a cat like Dorian worth $10 to you? Please help today.
About the Cat Pawsitive Program:
Developed by Jackson Galaxy and a team of animal behavior experts, Cat Pawsitive is a Signature Program of Greater Good Charities and The Animal Rescue Site, in partnership with Petco Foundation. The program works to help cats feel more comfortable in shelters and catch the eye of potential adopters. Cat Pawsitive mentors use a "train the trainer" approach to work with shelter staff and volunteers on positive–reinforcement clicker training techniques that can improve the well–being and adoptability of the cats in their care.
By rewarding cats for exhibiting trained behaviors, Cat Pawsitive trainers are able to give shy cats the confidence to come to the front of their kennels and make eye contact with potential adopters, sit on command, spin in circles, or even high–five their way into their new family's hearts.
The benefits of Cat Pawsitive are clear: as shelter cats gain confidence, adopters take notice, and more cats find their way out of shelters and into their happy ending.
The Jackson Galaxy Project is a program of Greater Good Charities, with a mission to improve the lives of animals at risk by transforming the places they live and helping the people who care for them. The Project focuses on programs that drive innovation, promote improved shelter design and construction, and provide knowledge to inspire and empower animal advocates.
Greater Good Charities has ultimate authority and discretion with regard to the distribution of its funds. All expenditures made are consistent with the exempt purposes of Greater Good Charities.