Monday, July 21, 2014
July 31-Aug 10: the Amazing Clicker-Trained Acro-Cats are back in Denver raising funds for Cat Care Society
Visit: www.circuscats.com or http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/69429.
These are clicker-trained cats.
The one-hour show features over a dozen fabulous felines (former orphans, rescues, and strays) walking tightropes, pushing carts, skateboarding, jumping through hoops, ringing bells, balancing on balls and turning on lights. Alley, our newest addition to the troupe, will be sure to delight and amaze you with her energy and ability. But wait there’s more! Tuna, the star of the show, is the leader of the ONLY CAT BAND IN EXISTENCE – the Rock Cats. With Oz on guitar, Dakota on drums, Nue on keyboards, and Sookie on chimes - Tuna (who plays cowbell) and her band really steal the show with their own style of original music. There is even a chicken, Cluck Norris, on cymbal and tambourine!
Samantha Martin, Chief Executive Human (or CEH for short) for the Amazing Acro-Cats, challenges the idea that “cats can’t be trained.” Tuna and the gang are real house cats who have learned all their skills through something called clicker training. The shows include a demonstration of a cat learning some basic tricks using this method that focuses on positive reinforcement only. Although she has studied and worked with many species, today Martin’s primary focus is on cats. Training builds richer and more meaningful relationships between animals and humans and it can save time and lives in emergencies. A lifelong fascination and unique bond with animals motivated Martin to study and earn her degree in animal husbandry and behavioral sciences.
As in past year's when the Acro-Cats came to Denver, a portion of ticket sales will be donated to Cat Care Society based out of Lakewood, CO - http://www.catcaresociety.org!. Martin advocates adoption from these types of organizations. Over the past four years, Martin has also purr-sonally found homes for over 140 cats and kittens and continues to take fosters on the road and help them find their furr-ever homes.
Link for more information: http://www.circuscats.com
Performance dates and times:
July 31st and August 1st 8pm
August 2nd 5 and 8pm
August 3rd 2 and 5pm
August 7th and 8th 8pm
August 9th 5 and 8pm
August 10th 2 and 5pm
Acro-Cats media contacts:
Press Agent: Polly Smith