Clicking into Action with Cat Pawsitive Pro

You may recall that I’ve written about Cat Pawsitive before, the clicker training initiative for shelter cats. Well, some exciting things have taken place since the 2017 program wrapped up last year. And the current 2018 Spring semester is already well underway!

Jackson Galaxy Project

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A Day at CatCon

If you’re a feline aficionado, then chances are you’ve heard of CatCon – the cat convention held in Los Angeles. The third annual CatCon took place on August 12th and 13th at the Pasadena Convention Center, chock-full of cat products, cat lovers and even cat celebrities (both human and cat)! Here’s my little recap of my day at CatCon. And stick around for the giveaway at the end!

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Cat Pawsitive 2017 – That’s a Wrap!

Cat Pawsitive has officially ended for this year’s participating shelters, so I wanted to share with you the final article I wrote that recaps the program from the Jackson Galaxy Foundation.

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Henry – photo courtesy of SFACC

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Getting to Know Samantha Bell DiGenova

Sometimes when you meet someone they just ooze kindness and you immediately feel their warmth and generosity. That is the case with Samantha Bell DiGenova, the Cat Behavior and Enrichment Lead for Best Friends in Los Angeles.

Samantha and I are both volunteers with the Jackson Galaxy Foundation (JGF), which is how we were put in touch. She is a volunteer trainer-mentor to the participating Cat Pawsitive shelters (and I’m a volunteer writer). I was fortunate enough to meet Samantha in person when she kindly played tour guide when I visited Best Friends in Los Angeles last month.

And today, we get to learn more about Samantha and her three adopted cats.

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Packard, Desmond and Yohan

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Jackson Galaxy Foundation’s Cat Pawsitive 2017 Class

Today, the Jackson Galaxy Foundation (JGF) launches its sophomore Cat Pawsitive class! With nine participating shelters, led by four feline behavior experts, the 2017 class hopes to continue on with the success of the 2016 Cat Pawsitive initiative.

Jackson Galaxy Foundation

What is Cat Pawsitive?

According to founder Jackson Galaxy, “Cat Pawsitive is about awareness, enrichment, innovation, and increased adoption placement on a grassroots level. I know that Continue reading “Jackson Galaxy Foundation’s Cat Pawsitive 2017 Class”