Saving shelter cats with a high-five

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Imagine walking into a shelter to adopt a cat.

There are all sorts of kitties vying for your attention (or playing hard to get), but one particular feline comes up and gives you a high-five.

Of course you're smitten, and that cat is yours for life.

The Jackson Galaxy Project, a charitable program of, created the Cat Pawsitive program because it believes a kitty handshake can seriously seal the adoption deal.

Cat Pawsitive teaches shelters across the country to train their adoptable cats tricks like how to give a high-five or a head bump.

Doing adorable tricks shows that they are likely to listen and bond with their owners.

Plus, it decreases their stress at the shelter by boosting their confidence.

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