Alexandria, VA

The Animal Welfare League of Alexandria (AWLA) has lots of fun pets available for adoption, but only one trained to high-five you.

Annie is a five-year-old cat at AWLA who loves people and having her chin scratched, according to Gina Hardter, director of marketing and communications for AWLA.

Annie has also been trained to give high fives to her friends at AWLA, though Hardter admitted the cat hasn’t quite mastered fist bumps yet.

According to Hardter:

We’ve learned a lot about 5-year-old Annie during the past year she’s been at the AWLA: she loves people and adores having her chin scratched.  She’s a great reading partner as part of the AWLA Book Buddies program, though she’d prefer to be the only “baby” in her new home.  And best of all, her adoption fee has already been pre-paid, so she’s ready to go home with her new family right away.
How do you get Annie to High Five?  First you grab one of her very special treats from the box in her enclosure; they are the only treats she should be eating.  Then you lean over and hold your hand open at standing level in front of her.  If she’s feeling cool, she’ll give you a High Five.  And don’t forget to give her a treat for a job well done!  While Annie, like anyone, may not always be feeling the High Five vibe, we invite you to come on down to ask staff or volunteers how to get a High Five from the AWLA‘s coolest cat, Annie!
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