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Posted on: February 18, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Frederick County Shelter Chosen for The Jackson Galaxy Project’s Life-Saving Cat Pawsitive Program

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The Frederick County Animal Control & Pet Adoption Center has been selected by The Jackson Galaxy Project, a Signature Program of, to participate in the 2020 class of Cat Pawsitive, a life-saving initiative that introduces positive-reinforcement training to cats in shelters and rescues. Supported by the Petco Foundation, this innovative training program for cats aims to increase feline adoption rates and maintain cat “mojo.”

Jackson Galaxy (star of the television show My Cat from Hell on Animal Planet, and founder of JGP) developed Cat Pawsitive with a team of feline behavior experts. Highlights of the program include:  maintaining cat “adoptability” and feline social skills by enriching cats’ day-to-day lives, increasing adoptions, decreasing length of stay and engaging, empowering volunteers and staff and showing potential adopters that cats are cool and can even be trained!

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