To celebrate the success of The Jackson Galaxy Project’s (JGP) life-saving Cat Pawsitive program, GreaterGood.org and Jackson Galaxy made the following announcement about the second annual Cat Pawsitive National High-Five Day Contest:
From April 18 (National High-Five Day) until May 16, cat lovers are invited to share their most creative feline high-five videos at felinehighfive.com for a chance to win cash grants for their favorite animal shelter/rescue and an invite to celebrity pet Lil BUB’s birthday party with Jackson Galaxy.
Cat Pawsitive is a life-saving program for shelter and rescue cats that aims to increase feline adoption rates by instructing shelter/rescue staff and volunteers how to implement positive reinforcement training for cats that includes teaching them to high-five. Jackson Galaxy, star of the television show “My Cat from Hell” on Animal Planet, New York Times best-selling author and founder of JGP, developed the Cat Pawsitive program with a team of feline behavior experts in an effort to enrich the lives of cats in shelters and rescues to improve their well-being and adoptability.
“Shy cats in stressful shelter environments are often looked over and difficult to adopt to loving families. By engaging these cats in my Cat Pawsitive training, teaching new behaviors like the high-five, they become less scared and stressed and more adoptable,” said Jackson Galaxy. “We’ve already adopted over 1,000 Cat Pawsitive cats and we are just getting started! These techniques are also a great way to develop a bond with your cat at home…plus, it’s pretty cool to show your friends that your cat can high-five.”
Jackson Galaxy will select the top 25 High-Five entries for the public to vote on from May 20 to June 2. The top three entries with the most votes will be announced on June 3. The Grand Prize is a $5,000 cash grant to an animal shelter/rescue of the winner’s choice, and an invitation (plus one guest) to Lil BUB’s birthday party in Los Angeles with Jackson Galaxy. Second Place is a $3,000 cash grant to a shelter/rescue of the winner’s choice and Third Place is a $2,000 cash grant to a shelter/rescue of the winner’s choice. This year’s contest is in partnership with The Petco Foundation, The Animal Rescue Site and Lil BUB.
To date, 106 animal welfare organizations have graduated from the Cat Pawsitive programs, resulting in more than 1,000 homeless cats being adopted into loving forever homes. Contest participants can download step-by-step instructions to teach the feline high-five and review the complete contest terms and conditions at felinehighfive.com.
Lil BUB’s Facebook page published a post today about her involvement in the contest: “BUB’s joining a slew of amazing organizations to help save shelter cats with high-fives (and sixes). To learn more about how to enter to win money for your shelter and hang-time with BUB and Jackson Galaxy at her 8th Birthday Party, visit http://bit.ly/2Gl4UTz”