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Acro-Cats will entertain, raise money for Cat Care Society

Performing felines will include an all-cat band.
Performing felines will include an all-cat band.

CAT CARE SOCIETY - They walk tightropes, push carts, skateboard, jump through hoops, ring bells, balance on balls, turn on lights and play in a cat band.

We're talking about the Amazing Acro-Cats, felines that have been clicker-trained to do alll sorts of tricks. They'll be appearing in six performances at the Bug Theater in Denver July 31-Aug. 10 with part of the proceeds going to the Cat Care Society in Lakewood.

Samantha Martin, Chief Executive Human (or CEH for short) for the Acro-Cats, challenges the idea that cats can’t be trained. The shows include a demonstration of a cat learning some basic tricks using clicker training that focuses on positive reinforcement only.

A lifelong fascination and bond with animals motivated Martin to study and earn her degree in animal husbandry and behavioral sciences.

Adult tickets for the shows are $18 and children are $15. More information:( Tickets:(

The Bug Theater is at 3654 Navajo St, Denver.

FOOTHILLS ANIMAL SHELTER - From this Thursday through Sunday, Foothills will offer a "Little Dogs, Big Hearts" adoption special. All small dog adoptions will be $10 and adoptions will include the dog’s spay/neuter, vaccines, microchip and health check.

Foothills( is one of 50 shelters across the country selected to participate in the ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge. The Shelter is trying to go above and beyond saving more animals’ lives than ever before.

DUMB FRIENDS LEAGUE - The League placed 114 homeless cats and kittens into homes during its sixth annual CatFest, the most cat adoptions in the history of the event. In addition, 25 dogs and 7 small mammals found new homes.

The Dumb Friends League( also exceeded its goal of finding homes for 250 cats during the whole week, with 286 cats adopted between July 13–20. Baby Bear, a 12-year-old cat who had been at the shelter since May, was the 250th cat adopted. She went home with her new family on Sunday.

More than 1,500 people attended CatFest, which included clicker-training demonstrations, cat health and behavior information, dozens of vendors, activities for kids, prize giveaways and more.

The League is offering $10 adoption fees for adult cats (1 year and older) through the end of the month.

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