Jackson Galaxy, host of Animal Planet’s “My Cat From Hell,” New York Times best-selling author and acclaimed cat behavior and wellness expert, virtually joins Pasadena Humane as guest speaker on their new Careers in Animal Welfare series for teens and pre-teens. Galaxy will share how he turned his love of animals into a rewarding and fulfilling career. The upcoming episode will be hosted live via Zoom on Friday, October 23 at 3:30 p.m.
Popularly known as “The Cat Daddy,” Galaxy has dedicated his life to working with cats and their guardians in an effort to reduce the number of animals that end up in shelters.
A tireless advocate for all things feline, he has authored two New York Times best sellers, and is also the founder of The Jackson Galaxy Project, a signature non-profit organization of GreaterGood.org that seeks to improve the lives of animals at risk and help the people who care for them. Pasadena Humane participated in the 2020 class of Jackson Galaxy Project’s Cat Pawsitive, a lifesaving initiative that introduces positive-reinforcement training to cats in shelters and rescues.
“Jackson Galaxy has done so much to save the lives of cats in America’s shelters, including our own,” said Dia DuVernet, President & CEO of Pasadena Humane. “I’m thrilled and honored that he will be joining us to speak with the next generation of animal welfare leaders.”
Careers in Animal Welfare is a new FREE podcast-style series where students listen to, learn from, and meet professionals in the field of animal welfare. The series is designed for kids ages 12 to 15, however, all ages are welcome. Upcoming episodes include Dr. Curtis Eng, DVM, Director of Clinical Relations & Associate Professor of Zoo, Exotic and Wildlife Medicine Western University of Health Science, on October 6 and Christy Schilling, Executive Director of Bark Animal Foundation, on November 20.
Sign up at pasadenahumane.org/kidsonline.
About Pasadena Humane
Pasadena Humane is a donor-supported, non-profit organization that provides animal care and services for homeless and owned animals in the Greater Los Angeles Area. The organization is dedicated to promoting humane treatment and compassionate care for all animals. The animals in its care come from 11 animal control service areas, as well as partner shelters across the Los Angeles-area and beyond. Pasadena Humane also offers lifesaving programs and services to the community that support the human-animal bond and keeps pets healthy and safe.
About Jackson Galaxy
Popularly known as “The Cat Daddy,” Jackson Galaxy is the host and executive producer of Animal Planet’s long running hit show “My Cat From Hell.” Jackson, an animal advocate and cat behavior and wellness expert, is also a two-time New York Times best-selling author with more than 25 years of experience working with cats and their guardians. He is on a mission to educate people about cats and deepen the human and cat bond, while reducing the number of animals that end up in shelters. He is also the founder of The Jackson Galaxy Project, a Signature Program of GreaterGood.org, a public 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, that seeks to improve the lives of animals at risk and help the people who care for them through innovative programs that educate, inspire and empower staff, rescuers and adopters to continually raise the bar for animals at risk and reduce the number of animals that end up in shelters.