How Yoga4Cats Began
After her visit with Oreo, Jeanette got to planning. She reached out to Homeward Bound Pet Shelter Supervisor Linda Clary, other HBPS volunteers, and yoga instructor Connie Pease. A small group yoga session was held, instead of a class fee, donations of supplies and funds for HBPS were collected.
Jeanette recorded video of the cat yoga class to promote Adopt-a-Cat Month in June 2015. The video she created went viral, gaining international attention.
The volunteer team Yoga4Cats began with Jeanette Skaluba, Erin Rockafellow and Misty Adcock. The trio met during planning for Rock The Woof, an HBPS fundraiser, in 2015. The group discovered a shared interest of focusing on underdogs and cats that needed a little extra help finding the right forever home. In 2016, Melanie Bilbrey joined Team Yoga4Cats! The quartet works as a team to engage the community with, raise funds for and awareness of no-kill shelters.