Yoga Studio Invites Shelter Cats For A Session To Help Them Find New Homes

Yoga and cats. Sounds like a pretty random combination, but it seems that it’s one that actually works quite well, as demonstrated by cat-loving yoga teacher Connie Pease of Yoga at Connie’s. She teamed up with pet shelter Homeward Bound to host a special class filled with cats.


“It was an opportunity for people who like cats to help the shelter,” she said.


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Initiatives like this are important because they increase the cats’ exposure to people who wouldn’t visit a shelter, and increase the likelihood of adoption.


“It gives these cats exposure and shows their personality. I think people can envision these pets in their home easier because they’re outside the shelter,” said Jeanette Skaluba, the shelter volunteer who thought of the event.


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Throughout the class, six cats wandered around the studio. Some accepted belly rubs and snuggles, while others were content just watching from the sidelines.


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“The ones that were really active really made the class a lot of fun. They jumped on the students and kissed them. One had their butt in my face, but we had so much fun with them,” Pease said.


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The event helped raise $500 for the shelter, and one of the participating cats was even adopted.


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The event was such a success, in fact, that Pease is already planning more events like this one.


“I felt so blessed to have the chance to do this. We had to step back and just say ‘wow’. I don’t charge enough for yoga. To me it’s not about money, because I like helping people. But now that I can help animals become adopted, that’s a whole different world for me,” she said.

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