Our sweet Sassafras, a Cat Pawsitive cat, was just adopted!
While a resident at Dorchester Paws, she was working with one of our animal care techs to learn how to high-five!
Once upon a time, back when television was good, there was a hit television show called My Cat From Hell. It brought the idea of cat enrichment to the forefront of the American conscious and taught viewers that a mentally stimulated, active cat is a happier cat. This concept can directly translate to the shelter world, behavior enrichment, mental stimulation and physical activity can help make a cat happier and more adoptable.
Developed by Jackson Galaxy and a team of animal behavior experts, The Cat Pawsitive Training is “a mojo-enhancing, positive-reinforcement clicker training initiative that enriches day-to-day life in shelters, builds new skills for cats as well as shelter staff and volunteers, promotes the human-cat bond, and helps improve adoptability.”
According to Storm Moll, an Admission Clinic Tech at Dorchester Paws, the Cat Pawsitive Training Program was a “game changer in teaching he cats new behaviors and showing how amazing cats are.”
At Dorchester Paws, 33 Cat Pawsitive cats were adopted in 2019 and 3 more in the first couple of months of 2020.