Feline good at Kitten Yoga

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By Shawna O'Neill
Feline good at Kitten Yoga
Danielle Rivar, in the foreground, practicing yoga with the help of Victor the cat. Shawna O'Neill/TC Media.

LANCASTER, Ontario – A sold out studio of supporters enjoyed yoga with the company of kittens on Saturday, Feb. 15.

Angie Parker, Founder and Director of Operations at Roy and Cher’s Rescue Farm, had seen different organizations hosting kitten yoga and thought it would be a fun activity to try in our region. A minimum donation of $20 was required to participate.

“I thought it would be a good idea to incorporate them into a yoga class…it kind of showcases them and their personalities,” said Parker.

Parker was hopeful that a few older kittens who were recently taken in would be adopted out through the event. Two kittens found their furever homes following the yoga class.

With attendees of all ages, Parker was happy with the turnout and feedback she received. Considering the high demand, the organization may look to host another session within the coming months.

Sara Leger, Owner of Cherry Bomb Garage Gym, was happy to open up her space for the cause.

“Kittens, yoga – it’s fantastic! It’s just a lot of fun. It kind of goes along with what we do here which is having fun, getting strong and leaving feeling really cool,” said Leger.

Parker was thankful that Leger hosted the successful event and Lisa Sabatini instructed the yoga class.

“When I do stretching at home, my cats are always around me. Its good to socialize our kittens this way too so they get used to people and noises, so when we adopt them out they aren’t as scared,” said Parker.

Roy and Chers Rescue Farm has been assisting animals for about five years now. Currently, the charity has a vet bill they are working to pay to continue spaying and neutering cats in Cornwall.

To find out more about the organization, events and how to donate, visit royandcher.org.

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