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'Kitty Cats and Yoga Mats' class, donation drive big success in Onslow County

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JACKSONVILLE, Onslow County - Members of a special yoga class were met with a few furry gym-mates this afternoon at Onslow County Animal Services' first ever "Kitty Cats and Yoga Mats" event.

The team at Onslow County Animal Services teamed up with Friends of Animal Services and Infinite Yoga to make the class happen and create a donation drive to go along with it.

Seven kittens from the shelter joined in the free hour-long yoga class. In lieu of a cover charge, participants were encouraged to donate items that could benefit the kittens, like food and other necessities, on their way in.

Once inside, the class kicked off their yoga session with several cat-themed songs to get the yogis, and their feline partners, in the mood for a workout.

"We're bringing adoptable kittens out so they get some exposure, get some playtime and hopefully get an adoptive family," Jennifer Monteforte, Onslow Animal Services Community Outreach Coordinator, said.

Organizers say that today's big turn out might mean more "Kitty Cats and Yoga Mats" events in the future -- paws crossed!

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