Seattle, WA, October 21, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Texan animal lovers will have a chance to learn a bit more about their pets, pick up some photography tips, and maybe add a new furry family member at a Cats R Cool event sponsored by GreaterGood's The Animal Rescue Site.
Cat Daddy Jackson Galaxy and Underwater Dogs photographer Seth Casteel take the stage together to show how Cats R Cool in an event to help improve cat adoptions. The event will also teach the public how to improve shelter adoptions of dogs and cats with grooming and positive pet photography through the One Picture Saves a Life program.
As part of his Cats Uncaged tour, Animal Planet star Galaxy will reveal the secrets of "Cat Mojo" while pet photographer Casteel will teach the basics of photographing cats to improve their chances of adoption. Casteel has criss-crossed the country this summer to teach One Picture Saves A Life workshops. Participants will be encouraged to use these skills to help their local shelters and rescue groups.
Anyone is welcome to attend this event, which will include prizes and the opportunity to adopt cats and dogs from local rescues and shelters. The Austin Humane Society and Austin Pets Alive staff will be on hand with adoptable cats and kittens, as well as dogs.
Pre-registered shelter staff and rescue volunteers will have an opportunity to meet with either Galaxy or Casteel after the public presentations to learn more. There also will be special presentations for shelter staff and rescue volunteers from Boehringer Ingelheim on vaccinations and Found Animals on microchipping and disaster preparedness.
GreaterGood.org Executive Director Elizabeth Baker will present more information about the Cats R Cool program and how rescue groups and shelters can apply for related grants.
John Paul Pet will be teaching shelters and rescues best practices for grooming their pets to raise adoption rates. They are also donating products to local shelters and rescue groups in attendance.
John Paul Pet has developed the first comprehensive system of pet care products that not only help to improve a pet’s appearance, but its overall health and happiness as well. John Paul Pet consists of high-quality grooming products for cats, dogs and horses, including shampoos, conditioners, and a system of hygiene products that are veterinarian recommended.
This Cats R Cool event takes place November 2, 9:00am - 12:00pm, at The Glen Theater at the Backyard, 13801 Bee Cave Parkway, Bee Cave, Texas 78738.
Cats R Cool
TV host and bestselling author Jackson Galaxy, who began his career working in an animal shelter, is partnering with GreaterGood.org, The Animal Rescue Site, and Petfinder Foundation to develop and teach a series of Cats R Cool workshops. Shelter staff and volunteers attending these workshops will learn how to:
· Identify signs of stress in felines.
· Take proactive measures to prevent these signs of stress from developing in the first place.
· Increase adoptions by showing potential adopters what a great “product” cats are.
· Enrich cat and kitten behavior by enriching their environment.
Cats R Cool November 2 event is made possible by The Animal Rescue Site in partnership with GreaterGood.org, Petfinder Foundation, John Paul Pet, FreeKibble.com, Halo Pet, Dog is Good, Found Animals, and Boehringer Ingelheim.
More about The Animal Rescue Site:
Since 2002, GreaterGood’s The Animal Rescue Site (www.theanimalrescuesite.com) has provided funding to animal rescue charities through the company's innovative Click to Give program, direct donations through such site programs as Gifts That Give More™ and contributions paid for by items sold through The Animal Rescue Site's store. These contributions are distributed by the 501c3 nonprofit GreaterGood.org.