Cats on Mats Returns to Denver Animal Shelter in May

Live in the Meow with this popular yoga event to run through summer ~

(DENVER)—Grab your yoga mat, some cool water, and head to Denver Animal Shelter (DAS) starting in May. Our popular fitness fundraiser, Cats on Mats, is back with extended classes for 2023.

Certified yoga instructors will lead classes of downward dogs, cat-cow poses, and other animal-inspired postures as cute kittens and cats playfully prowl ‘round the room. And if you connect with a special cat, consider beginning the adoption process and gain a permanent yoga partner!

The exercise classes are not only a fun way to bring a little Zen into your life, but they raise important dollars for the care of the shelter’s homeless pets. DAS is an open-admissions shelter (which means we never turn an animal away) that is home to more than 6,000 lost and abandoned pets each year.

The feline-assisted yoga classes run every Tuesday night, May through August, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Community Room at DAS at 1241 W. Bayaud Ave.

Classes are limited to 20 people and sold out last year, so book today to ensure you snag a spot for the purr-fect workout.

The Denver Department of Public Health & Environment (DDPHE), Denver’s nationally accredited public health agency, empowers Denver’s communities to live better, longer. The divisions of DDPHE are: Animal Protection, Community & Behavioral Health, Environmental Quality, Office of the Medical Examiner, Public Health Investigations, and Shared Services & Business Operations. In partnership with Public Health Institute at Denver Health, DDPHE provides quality public health services to the City and County of Denver. For more information about DDPHE, visit or follow us @DDPHE.

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